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Benelkay Santas 2018 Sale

Benelkay Meatloaf M066 (P)

Benelkay Meatloaf M066 (P)

The first sale of the spring run of Santa Gertrudis bull sales was the 7th annual Benelkay on property sale. With drought conditions worsening across NSW, Andrew Orman made the comment in his opening address that, this year’s sale bulls have only seen 201mm of rain since the last sale twelve month ago.

At the completions of the sale, 33 bulls sold to a top of $9,000 with an average of $5,064.

The top price for the day came in lot 9, Benelkay Meatloaf M066 (P), selling for $9,000 to John and Robyn Donoghue, Donoghue Farms Quirindi. Meatloaf M066 (P) weighed in at 878 kg with a 1.13kg average daily weight gain, measured 41 centimetres in scrotal circumference, and had an impressive eye muscle area of 131 centimetres and an IMF of 6.1%. John commented, “Meatloaf is a very correct eye appealing bull with exceptional length with a strong top line and hindquarter”.

Second top price came for lots 18, Benelkay Mammoth M144 (P) and lot 26, Benelkay Montego M104 (P) both making $8,000 each and both selling to Glenayr Pastoral, Bingara.  Mammoth M144 (P) was an outstanding  Dreamtime son with a lot of potential out of Benelkay 1779 (P) an excellent breeder with all of her calves classifying. Weighing in at 835kgs at 23 months and a daily weight gain of 1.21 kgs, 42 centimetres in the scrotal, 128 EMA and 6.4% IMF. While Montego M104 (P) at 23 months weighed 784kgs had a daily weight gain of 1.14 kgs, a scrotal circumference of 38cms, EMA of 129 and 4.9% IMF.

Volume buyers on the day were Donoghue Farms Quirindi purchasing 3 bulls for an average of $7,333. Glenayr Pastoral, Bingara also purchased 3 bulls at an average of $6,666. Widden Stud Australia, Denman purchased 3 bulls for a $6,000 average. New buyers from Queensland Darryl and Carmel Waugh Meandarra, also secured 3 bulls at an average of $4,000 each as did 3 C Partnership Kurravale Cobbora.    

James Wippel Quirindi, Bruce Russell Manilla and Ian Hamilton Kingston all secured 2 bulls each paying a $5,000 average.

After reflecting on the sale results Andrew said “We are pleased with the result considering the season, the driest on record for North West and Western NSW. This result is a testament to our repeat commercial clients with all but three of the bulls purchased by repeat clients, who are very pleased with the results they are getting with our genetics”.  

Sale Highlights

 Benelkay Meatloaf M066 (P)

Benelkay Meatloaf M066 (P)

Benelkay Lonewolf L032 (P)

Benelkay Lonewolf L032 (P)

   
 2018 Benelkay Sale: 33 bulls sold for a top of $9,000 with an average of $5,064. The top price for the day came in lot 9, Benelkay Meatloaf M066 (P), selling for $9,000 to John and Robyn Donoghue, Donoghue Farms Quirindi.  Second top price came for lots 18, Benelkay Mammoth M144 (P) and lot 26, Benelkay Montego M104 (P) both making $8,000 each and both selling to Glenayr Pastoral, Bingara.  2017  Benelkay Sale: 34, Bulls sold to a top of $12,000 with an average of $5,500. Top price was for Benelkay Lonewolf L032 (P) who sold to The Walker family “Strathmore Santa Gertrudis Stud”, Blackall Queensland. Second top price of $10,000 was reached three times for Benelkay Legacy L122 (PS) and Benelkay Lone Star L050 (P) who sold to “Widden Stud” Denman along with Benelkay Leader L186 (PS) who sold to G and G Farming Gunnedah.    

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Benelkay Kalahari

Benelkay Jaw Dropper (P) Lot 3

Benelkay Jaw Dropper (P)

Lot 5 Benelkay Hendrix H100 (P)

Benelkay Hendrix (P)

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Benelkay Genset (P)

 2016  Benelkay Sale: 44, Bulls sold to a top of $18,000 with an average of $7,375. Top price of $18,000 was for Benelkay Kalahari who sold to Andrew and Angela Doering of Spring “Creek Stud” Crooble NSW. Second top price was Benelkay Kruzer (P) making $17,000 and going to Nugget Carter and family of “Barrimba Stud” Nyngan NSW. 2015 Benelkay Sale: 39, Bulls averaged $7,384, with a top of $16,000 for Benelkay Jaw Dropper (P) selling to Chris & Elisa Fox “Cooinda Stud” Proston Qld, our second top price was Benelkay Judge (P) selling for $14,000 to Ben & Amanda Adams “Dangarfield Stud” Taroom Qld, third top price of $13,000 was Benelkay Jumbo Jim (P) to Baillieu and Sarah Myer’s “Yulgilbar Stud” Baryulgil NSW. 2014 Benelkay/Fishington Sale: 21 Bulls sold for an average of $3,714 with a top of $8,000 for Benelkay Hendrix (P) to Bill Redden Purlewaugh, second top price was $5,000 twice for Benelkay Hercules (P) to Shaun & Jo McGuigan “Cree Santa Stud” Thangool Qld and Benelkay Hillbilly (P) to Peter & Mandy Lintern “Seymorevale Santa Stud” S.A. 2013 Benelkay/Fishington Sale: 26 Bulls sold to a healthy average of $5,813.  Top price of $18,000 was paid by Morton and Francess Rolfe’s “Hardigreen Park “Stud, Wallabadah for, Benelkay Genset (P).  Second top price was $12,000 for Benelkay Gunsynd (P) purchased by Shaun & Jo McGuigan “Cree Santa Stud” Thangool Qld.

Benelkay Firestone (P)

Benelkay Firestone (P)

Benelkay Eragon (P)

Benelkay Eragon (P)

Benelkay Lifeline (P)

Benelkay Lifeline (P)

Benelkay Kluger (P)

Benelkay Kluger (P)

2012 Inaugural Benelkay/Fishington Sale: 28 Bulls averaged $6,321, with a top of $34,000 for Benelkay Firestone (P) to Rick and Alice Greenup’s “Greenup/Eidsvold Station Studs” Cardowan/Eidsvold Qld and a second top price of $26,000 for Benelkay Futurama (P) to the MacCue family “Tookey Creek/Jarah Park” Studs Bellata NSW. 2011 Watasanta Sale: Benelkay topping this sale for the third year in a row, where 21 Bulls averaged $6595.24, with a top of $32,000 for Benelkay Eragon (P) selling to Moreton and Frances Rolfe’s “Hardigreen Park” Stud Tamworth NSW and a second top of $16,000 for Benelkay Entertainer (P) to Jock Cunningham’s “Hallcraig Santa’s” Stud Tenterfield NSW. 2010 Watasanta Sale: Benelkay once again topping this sale where  21, Bulls averaged $5,740,with a top of $26,000 for Benelkay Lifeline (P) selling to David & Grahame Greenup “Rosevale Stud” Jandowae QLD, our second top price bull was Benelkay Lomu (P) sold to Ian Walker “Strathmore“ Santa Gertrudis Stud QLD for $11,500. 2009 Watasanta Inaugural Sale: Benelkay topping this sale where 19, Bulls averaged $5,815, with a top of $17,500 for Benelkay Kluger (P) sold to David & Grahame Greenup” Rosevale Stud” Jandowae QLD, second top price bull Benelkay Kearns (P) sold for $17,000 to John Hanson” Derrawee” Weetaliba.

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