Gyranda Sale 2018

on 14th October 2018

The Mahony and Joyce families, Gyranda Santa Gertrudis stud, Theodore, saw their bulls sell to all parts of the state and into Western Australia at their annual on-property sale last week.

In a breakdown of the offering, 20 ‘Elite’ classified bulls topped at $13,000 to average $8875, a further 46 classified bulls topped at $8500 to set a $5011 medium and nine purebred counterparts topped out at $7000 to settle at a $5506 average.

Top seller at $13,000 was Gyranda Namatjira N222 (P), a 25-month-old Rowanlea Duntroon son, weighing 938kg with an EMA of 133sq cm, who went to Aston Price, Moura.

Three made price tags of $12,000, 25-month-old Normandy N650 (PS), weighing 882kg, sold to AB Barton and Company, Manfred Downs Station, Julia Creek. Newton N202 (PP) (AI), a 25-month-old son of Wightfields Downpour, weighing 860kg with a 142sq cm EMA, sold to a partnership between the Greenup families, Rosevale stud, Jandowae, Qld and John Hasleby and family, Biara stud, Northampton, WA.

Last was 25-month-old, 834kg Gyranda Expert son, Nomad N516, selling to the Cruickshank family, Rockdale, Theodore. Rockdale will be the home of two for an average $10,000. Rosevale stud purchased the 25-month-old Nepal N270, the Greenup Gizza son weighed 808kg with a 118sq cm EMA, for $11,000 outright.

Volume support came from the Knuth family, St Pauls Station, Charters Towers, signing off on 10 for on average $4000. Rob and Annie Donoghue, Baradoo, Moura, returned taking nine for a $5444 medium.

Darcy and Kara Knudsen, Rosehall, Mundubbera, accounted for five for a $4400 average while Manfred Station, Julia Creek, will be the home of another five for an average $7200. Repeat buyer, Ray Rider, Baralaba, returned taking four to average him $5250.

Lance Bischoff, Buaraba selected the $11,000, 23-month-old, 870kg, 131sq cm EMA, Napolean N560 (P).  Another three went to long time clients, John and Jo Knights, Warragumbah, St George, at on average $9000 topping at $10,000 for the 26-month, 1000kg, Neptune N230 (P) (AI).

Donald and Margie Joyce, Balcarris, Taroom, purchased four to average $7125. Top of the Joyce acquisitions was the $10,000 Nemesis N692 (P), the 24-month-old sire weighed in at 854kg with an EMA of 130sq cm. Scott and Louise Russell, Consuelo, Rolleston, returned checking off a pair for on average $4000. Wynhari Partnership, Wynhari, Goondiwindi, picked up a trio for an $8167 medium topping at $8500.

Sale summary

  • 75 bulls av $6107
  • Top $13,000
  • 85 pc clearance
  • Agent: GDL
  • Report & photo credit: Kent B Ward