Joppa Droughtmaster dispersal 2017
A HEAVY influence of Glenlands genetics within John and Anna Roe’s Joppa Droughtmaster stud saw demand for females top at $8000 after their herd dispersed for $191,500 at the Gympie saleyards on Saturday.
Joppa co-principal John Roe said health reasons forced the reluctant sale of their elite stud herd, but was overwhelmed with his excellent sale result.
The 54 Joppa females averaged $3546 with widespread demand from many areas of Queensland and New South Wales including Emerald, Winton, Murgon and locally-based stud masters.
Topping the Joppa draft at $8000 was Joppa Petal, a mature daughter of Glenlands Jigsaw (P) with heifer calf at foot by Parklands Jasper and back in-calf to Glenlands D Tattersall.
The quality three-in-one package was bought by Chris Coulter, Aakka Droughtmaster stud, Mount Kilcoy.
Another significant buyer was Chris Kirby, Eli Park, Emerald who bought the highly-credentialed Glenlands Magnolia (P) with bull calf at side by Craiglea Honour for $6000 and another Glenlands Jigsaw daughter, Joppa Phoebe (P) for $3000. He also paid $2500 for the Minlacowie Kadir (P) daughter in Joppa Neva (P).
Also on the outlook for quality breeders was Dianne Zelinski, Across Country Real Estate and Livestock, Murgon who accounted for five females for a 3200 average.
Other buyers were Alex Gibson, Stonebridge Droughtmasters, Deep Creek, New South Wales with four lots to average $3313, Noel Herbst of Woongoolba with eight lots for a $2500 average and the Yimin Cattle Trust with five lots for a $4100 average.
Invited vendors Brian and Yvonne Heck, Bryvonlea Droughtmasters, Glatsonbury via Gympie sold their nine-year-old used sire Vale View Ripper (P) back to his breeders Dave and Colleen Smith, Vale View Droughtmasters, Manumbar for the $14,000 top money.
Despite being in the ‘twilight’ years of his stud duties Colleen said he is a proven sire and ‘we know what we are getting’ with this gentle giant. She said he will be assigned 40 stud cows next season.
Vale View Ripper’s first crop of calves sold to a record $18,000 at the 2013 Gympie National Female Sale with the Heck family selling four of his unjoined heifers for an individual record average of $12,000 which included the record priced Bryvonlea Jemma 2 (P).
Overall, 84 head sold which included invited vendors, Bryvonlea and Parklands studs for a $3146 average for a 96 percent clearance.
Agent; Savage, Barker and Backhouse
Caption: Sale host John Roe, Joppa Droughtmasters, Kenilworth, co-vendor Brian Heck, Bryvonlea Droughtmasters, Glatsonbury and buyer, Colleen Smith, Vale View Droughtmasters, Manumbar with Vale View Ripper (P) which topped the Joppa dispersal sale at $14,000 on Saturday.