The 22nd Annual Snake Gully Sale was held on the 14th June at Maungakaramea, Northland, for the second time on the Roberts Family property at Omana Road. Once again Snake Gully attracted a large crowd of interested spectators and many loyal commercial buyers who competed well for their herd sires resulting in 17 of the 18 bulls catalogued being sold for use to promote the Limousin breed in the best possible way.
Top price of $7000 went to lot 3 Snake Gully Kia Ora, a black polled son of Mandayen Vision Y329. The successful repeat buyers were Angela & Russell Greenhalgh of Pataua North who will use Kia ora with their previously purchased Limousin sires over their herd of Santa Gertrudis cows.
Snake Gully Kia Ora, top price bull sold for $7000
Second highest was lot 4 Snake Gully Kingston at $6500 also a black polled son of Mandayen Vision Y329. Kingston’s dam, Snake Gully Gracie, was the result of imported embryos of the dam Premier Temptress Z16 from Australia. Kingston was purchased by loyal buyer Lawson Corlett of Inglewood.
Top price French Pure bull was lot 5 Snake Gully Kieran for $5200. Kieran is sired by Bolide and his dam Snake Gully Danielle carries bloodlines of Highlander and Ionesco which showed with Kieran’s great width, muscle and correctness. He was purchased by Paula Holmes Contracting of Te Awamutu to use over their Angus cows.
The sale also included a total clearance of 14 females, mainly mated heifers with a mix of older cows. Lots 19 & 20 Snake Gully Ylang and Yuppie, both thirteen year old daughters of Ionesco, displayed the soundness and longevity of the Limousin breed and sold well at $2600 and $2400 to Ken Rintoul who is an experienced beef and sheep farmer and businessman of Okaihau. Ken is son of Murray and Pixie Rintoul, New Zealand Life Members.
Lots 19 & 20 Snake Gully Ylang and Yuppie being sold
Top price heifer was the last heifer catalogued – Snake Gully Katrina who sold for $2600 to the Dance family for their Springfalls Stud in Tuakau.
Four of the six black heifers sold to long time Limousin enthusiasts Richard and Brigitte Wells for their Strongbridge Stud. Richard and Brigitte also won the Lucky Lot Number draw of Eclipse Pour On sponsored by local Merial representative Stuart Neal.
Our thanks go to all those who attended our Sale and helped to make it an enjoyable and successful occasion. We value all our clients and aim at providing them with Limousin cattle that they can be proud of and that will promote the breed in New Zealand.