2012 SALE REPORT
A return to the spring on-property bull sale circuit paid dividends for David and Christine Dance and family who conducted their Dance Angus sale at Double D, Millmerran where bulls sold to $8000.
Dance Angus co-principal David Dance was satisfied with his sale’s outcome after a number of buyers expressed there was real value-for-money throughout the entire draft, especially given the quality on offer.
Marketing agents Landmark and GDL sold 72 Angus bulls for a $3993 average with a top of $8000 to mainly local, western and central western buyers and far north as Bundaberg.
Longreach-based private agent Cameron Elmes, Elmes Rural, Longreach who has been a regular supporter of the Dance cattle had an order from George and Anna Hetherington, Muyong, Longreach to bid the $8000 top money for the first bull in to the ring, Dance Tank F228.
The impressive son of Lawsons Tank X1235 displayed tremendous growth and muscling which recorded the IMF percentage of 6.3 ranking him in the top five percent of the breed.
Mr Elmes said Dance Tank had great thickness and was a well balanced individual and will go into the Hetherington’s Brahman cross herd.
Another private agent Nathan Purvis, Colin Say and Company, Glen Innes accompanied Ken Graham, Redcastle Farms, Lochvaran, Dundee, New South Wales who took home three quality bulls for a $4250 average.
Mr Graham said he was particularly impressed with the quality of the bulls and said he would have paid a lot more for his Angus bulls if he had sourced them locally.
“They represent great value given their quality, thickness and power,” said Mr Graham.
Another bulk buyer was the Batzloff family, Laguna, Augathella who accounted for five herd improvers for a $5400 average which included Dance Appeal F251, a superb son of J & C Appeal A10 which was ranked in the top five percent for yield at $6000.
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2013 SALE REPORT
Realistic prices given the quality on offering saw 50 bulls sold to average $4,110 at the 2013 Dance Angus Bull Sale. Top price being for Lot 17 – Dance Admiral G324 selling to new clients MH & LL Main for $7,000.
39 – two year old bulls sold to average $4,308, 11 – 18 mth old bulls sold to average $3,409.
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QCL Report by Neil Lyon
DEFYING the widespread dry conditions, 50 bulls averaged $4110 for a 67 percent clearance at the Dance Angus sale at Millmerran last Friday where buyers paid up to $5000 and $6000 for the better sires in the catalogue. New bidders and a spread of established buyers from Longreach in Central Western Queensland to Glen Innes in northern NSW paid an average of $4308 for 39, two-year-old bulls and $3409 for 11, 18-month-old bulls.
Dance Angus principal David Dance said while it was a tough sale, the top bulls sold well. “I think the seasonal conditions had a lot to do with the bulls that were passed in,” he said. Landmark stud stock auctioneer Anthony Ball, Toowoomba, said the sale produced a solid result considering the widespread dry conditions. “The sale started like a house on fire but, as seems to be the trend this year, the lead bulls made money and then the buyers sat back and picked through them,” he said. “Money is tight, the country is dry. A few things need to change before the bull job gets better.”
Top price on the day was $7000 for a two-year-old sire, Dance Admiral G324, that was purchased by Glen Innes cattle producers and first-time buyers at the Dance sale, Mike and Lindsay Main. Admiral is by Androssan Admiral out of Dance Henry
2014 SALE REPORT
Dance Angus bull trio shares $6000 top price
Top price $6000 (x3),
A TOP price of $6000 was achieved on three occasions by David, Christine and Fergus Dance at the Dance Angus Spring Sale held on-property at Millmerran on Friday.
The Dance family sold 46 bulls to return a clearance rate of 79 per cent.
Jeff and Raelea Holzwart, Bauhinia Park Angus, Emerald, attended the sale with the intentionof purchasing one good stud sire. They paid $6000 for Dance Fairdinkum C8 H243, which will be joined with stud cows in October. Dance Fairdinkum C8 H243 weighed in at 990kg and had a scrotal circumference of 40cm. He’s got good weight for age, really smooth skin, good bone and he is very mobile, Mr Holzwart said.
Jack White, Texas, paid $6000 each for Dance Dateline 7078 H272 and Dance Cricket H318.
The bulls weighed 928kg and 920kg and had a scrotal circumference of 44cm and 42cm,
George Hetherington, Muyong Grazing, Longreach, and Loretta and Murray Smith, Palmgrove, Bauhinia, were volume buyers at the sale, buying five bulls each to average $4300 and $4000 respectively.
Another volume buyer was the Waugh Brothers, Barcaldine, who purchased six bulls to average $3000.
Christine Dance said the season had been very difficult for many producers.
We are extremely happy with the support we have received from local buyers and those from a long way away. There were repeat buyers here and it was pleasing to have an almost total clearance.
Story and picture: MELODY LABINSKY.
Agents: Landmark and Grant, Daniel and Long.
2015 SALE REPORT
Dance Angus to $8,000 in Debut.
Top Price: $8,000 x 4 times
Av: $ 4,521
No Sold: 47
The first NSW-based sale for Dance Angus hit an $8,000 high four times at Glen Innes, NSW. After relocating from Millmerran, Qld in Dec 2014, the Dance family offered their first draft of sale bulls south of the border selling 47 Angus bulls through the ring to average $4,521.
Dance Emperor 343 J198 was the first of the $8,000 bulls selling to Tom O’Brien, Pineview, Bundarra, NSW. Dance Consensus 7229 J204 who was the Jnr Champion Angus bull at Beef 2015 was the second bull to hit $8,000 selling to repeat client ‘the Landers family’. Andrew Winks, Woolerina, Bollon Qld paid $8,000 for Dance Explosive E108 J268, he secured seven bulls to average $4,286. Rouding out the $8,000 sale toppers was the first of the 17mth olds to be offered, Dance Rito 9969 K18, purchased by loyal Qld clients Max & Lucille Graham, Retreat, Goondiwindi. The Grahams also secured a Te Mania Emperor son for $7,000 & a Total Impact son for $3,000 on the day.
Story and picture: KIRRA BOGAN
Agents: Frame Rural Agencies – Inverall