- 177 embryos av $934, top $4000 (twice)
- 16 flushes av $6634, top $14,000
- 500 semen packages av $84, top $225 (50)
- 62pc clearance
AUSTRALIA’S first simultaneously live and online multi-vendor, multi-breed genetics auction, the Genomix Beef Genetics Sale, held during Beef 2015 was heralded a success by vendors and sale managers Bruce and Jonny Arkins.
The concept was praised by leading vendor Corey Ireland, Ireland’s Angus, Wagga Wagga, NSW, for the sale’s innovation and potential moving forward.
“There are excellent opportunities for this concept both domestically and internationally and the Arkins family’s Genomix sale have established a great platform to build on and should be congratulated,” Mr Ireland said.
“It was a real spectacle and a great crowd who witnessed an exciting new way to market elite beef genetics to local, regional and global markets,” he said.
Mr Ireland’s faith in the sale was justified after he topped the sale at $14,000 for a pick of the Ireland’s Angus herd flush which was bought by South Australian seed stock producer Trent Walker, Keringa Angus, Tintinara.
“We want to accelerate our program through elite genetics and the Ireland’s Angus herd is very consistent,” Mr Walker said.