Welcome to the 26th Annual Glen Anthony Bull Sale.
We are proud to present 17 rising 2yr old purebred Simmental bulls for sale from our present herd of 65 registered Simmental breeding cows.
This year we again have young bulls by our proven sires: Monreid Yardstick, Haylands Rupert, Glen Anthony Primo (AP 72), Glen Anthony Guiness, Ruaview Scotch AT 01, and Glen Anthony Westerley. To this sire list we add the new sires Glen Anthony Warwick, and Glen Anthony AX 32.
The young sire making the most impact on this sale is our polled bull Glen Anthony Y-arta AY 02 (ET). He is represented by no less than 7 young bulls, 5 of which are polled. In the main these are early maturing bulls with plenty of thickness and depth to their muscle pattern. They all have excellent temperaments and lower birthweight EBV's ranging from +0.3 to +2.9.
On our tour to Germany in 2012 we were really impressed by the way the German Simmental and Flechvieh breeders have, over a period of 15 to 20 years, polled almost all the purebred cattle in their National Stud Book. We have decided to try and do the same to the Glen Anthony Herd as much better polled genetics are now available in New Zealand and overseas. Y-arta is only the start.
Beef cattle prices have fluctuated over the last 12 months. While sales of yearling cattle in the spring were quite bouyant, prices at weaner fairs in the autumn struggled to better last year's prices.
Congratulations must go to all those Glen Anthony clients who have helped promote the Simmental breed by presenting excellent cattle at yearling and weaner sales throughout the lower North Island. Special mention must be made of Russell and Margo Dever from Wairoa and Bruce and Sue Wilson from Hawera who again topped the weaner fairs at Stortford Lodge and Stratford
The Simmental Breed Society's bus tour of Eastland was a great success and all members that toured thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Russell and Margo at Pokopoko Station. There we viewed the Pokopoko crossbred Simmental cow herd, were thoroughly entertained by an impassioned presentation on the qualities of the Simmental breed by Graham Williamson and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate truffles eagerly purchased from Margo. Well done people.
Glen Anthony is proud to be one of the few Beef studs of any breed continuing to support A & P Shows here in the North Island. Many of these shows no longer have a Beef Cattle section owing to a lack of entries. Where possible we still enter our show team of up to 20 Simmental cattle to promote the Simmental breed and the Glen Anthony brand.
A highlight this year was the success of the whole team at the New Zealand Royal Show in Feilding. Yardstick’s 7yr old daughter Toffee Pop won the Royal Champion Senior female award, Y-arta’s yearling heifer Azure won Champion Yearling heifer and his yearling bull Ratalea Anchor, shown by Sue Wylie, was Reserve Champion Yearling bull. Y-arta himself had to settle for
Reserve Champion Senior bul,l behind our other 4yr old sire Glen Anthony Yale. Yale Had a great show, winning Supreme Champion Simmental and the Meat and Wool cup.
At the New Zealand Easter Show in Auckland Y-arta, showing how he has matured into an outstanding looking sire over this summer, turned the tables on Yale by himself winning Supreme Champion Simmental, and also the Meat and Wool Cup.
The other ongoing highlight for Glen Anthony is the nurturing of young people into the beef cattle world. Working with a large show team, Glen Anthony is able to give young people the opportunity to work with these cattle and develop skills in handling, preparing and showing them. These young people get an opportunity to display their skills at the Future Beef weekend which is held each year in Feilding. Glen Anthony fully supports the Future Beef concept and this year promoted four young handlers by entering three steers. All four girls came away with prizes. Special mention should be made of Ella Tweedie who, following in brother Max’s footsteps, won the Intermediate handlers competition. The Hoogenboom sisters Amy and Rachel also tried hard and ended up winning their respective module sections.
Mention of Future Beef would not be complete without special congratulations to a faithful memeber of the Glen Anthony Show Team over the last few years in Nancy Crawshaw from the Kenhardt Angus Stud North of Wairoa. Nancy had an incredibly successful weekend. Her two Angus and Angus cross steers did extremely well in the Hoof and Hook competition winning the overall Reserve Champion award. To cap that off Nancy herself won the coveted title of Senior Ambassador which is the prize awarded to the Overall Future Beef Champion. Congratulations, very well done.
In conclusion, Glennis and Tony would like to invite you to Glen Anthony’s 25th Bull sale to be held at 825 Farm Road, Waipukurau
At 12.30pm on Friday 6th June 2014. Access is by an all weather farm drive, the sale arena is fully covered and morning tea and
A light lunch will be available in the sale building.
We look forward to seeing you there.