Glen Innes Hereford bull show and sale were a success

Brad Thomas on behalf of Phil & Brad Thomas Kylandee Hereford Stud, Elsmore, is pictured with Kylandee PackSaddle P003 which sold for $14,000 to Chris Lisle of Tummel Herefords, Walcha at Friday's sale.

Brad Thomas on behalf of Phil & Brad Thomas Kylandee Hereford Stud, Elsmore, is pictured with Kylandee PackSaddle P003 which sold for $14,000 to Chris Lisle of Tummel Herefords, Walcha at Friday's sale.

Last Thursday, July 23 the 75th Annual Glen Innes Hereford Bull Show began, with the sale to follow the enxt day.

The sale is the longest-running Hereford multi-vendor bull sale in Australia and the largest multi-vendor sale in the region.

Each year vendors travel to showcase their Hereford bulls in the sale and take great pride in having their cattle presented.

"I was honoured to be asked to open the sale," Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said.

At the sale 49 bulls were presented to the 53 bidders, however only 39 of the bulls were sold.

Elders manager Chris Alt said with the impact of drought it has been a challenging time for land and stock holders, however there was a quality display of well presented bulls at the sale.

"The sale was a huge success," he said.

Top-priced bull from vendor JW & DA Hann sold for $17,000.

Mr Alt said organisers were happy with the results.

"The sale carried an average of $7763.

"The sale's average this year was up by about $1500 on previous years.

"It was great turn out with the stands packed, which is always a good sign."

In addition to the 53 bid cards issued at the sale, another 53 registered as online bidders on AuctionsPlus.

With the completion of Friday's sale Mr Alt said the local industry had capped off a string of three very strong Hereford bull sales, including those earlier in the week at Lotus Hereford and Amos Vale Herefords on the Thursday.

"The success of the sale went above our expectations, all the vendors went home happy and it is great to see all the rain that followed.

"We were lucky that the rainy weather held off for the sale.

"The cool and drizzly weather hanging around was okay, we're use to that at the Glen Innes bull sale."

He congratulated all vendors and purchasers and thanked the under bidders.

"Thanks to the amazing turn out of buyers.

"We had a successful 75th anniversary of the Glen Innes Hereford Bull Sale."