2015 Beef Australia Genomix Auction
As part of the Beef Australia 2015, Yamburgan participated in the Genomix Genetic auction held on Wednesday night of the week long event. The Genomix Genetic auction saw elite genetics from a multitude of breeds sold by the AuctionsPlus helmsman system with over 300 people in attendance. Shorthorns were the only breed to clear all lots offered with one of the highest averages.
One of the highlights of the night was a meat tasting session, where top chefs prepared beef from Shorthorn, Speckle Park, Angus and Hereford genetics. Manchee Ag supplied the cube rolls for the Shorthorn BBQ with the meat coming from the winning National Carcase Competition carcases. Participants were given samples to try, with the Shorthorn beef, the clear winner on the night.
Yamburgan offered a ‘Pick of the Herd’ flush lot which sold to a syndicate of Jason & Kylie Catts, Futurity Shorthorns, Trent Johnstone, Trojan Shorthorns and Lonnie Stone, Southern Cross Shorthorns for $12,200. This is the only time a complete ‘Pick of the Herd’, in any format, has been offered by Yamburgan.
4 frozen embryos sired by Yamburgan Tobermorey F090 and out of Yamburgan Cloudy C61 (pictured), sold to Peter & Lou Capel, Bungulla Shorthorns, for $1,500 each. Y C61 is the dam of Yamburgan Sparta F149 and Yamburgan Octagonal H246, top price bull at the 2014 Yamburgan sale for $28,000.
Brian & Sandra Mann, Maneroo Shorthorns, purchased the semen lot in Yamburgan Zeus H140, for $50/straw. v