The 26th Annual Snake Gully Sale was held on the 9th June on farm at Maungakaramea.
Snake Gully has never before faced the combined challenges of drought and the restrictions of Covid 19 as experienced in 2020. After facing months of doubts about our ability to hold our on-farm sale as calendared we were lucky enough that NZ went to Level 1 the night before.
Top price of $9500.00 went to Lot 3 Snake Gully Phil, a polled son of Flemington Legend L12 out of the dam Snake Gully Leesa, a Greensons Howlett daughter. Phil, the first son of Flemington Legend L12 to be sold in NZ, was purchased for commercial use by Phil and Pauline Gaudin of Aria. Phil and Pauline are long time supporters of Snake Gully and at the 26th Annual Sale have purchased a total of 26 bulls in 20 years. We appreciate their support and continue to produce bulls that meet all our clients individual requirements.
Second highest of $7300.00 was Lot 7 Snake Gully Pete, a polled son of Snake Gully Fergus out of the dam Snake Gully Madge a black Auto Dollar General daughter. Pete was purchased by first time buyer Noel Bethel of Kerikeri for commercial use over heifers.
This years only cow offered for sale was Snake Gully Juicy, a Wulfs Excellsior daughter in calf to Karlos sold to Murray Hayward a local commercial breeder. Two of the three unjoined heifers sold to new breeder Nick Browning of Dargaville.
Private imports of semen from new sires Australian Flemington Legend L12 and UK Karlos have added to the genetic gene-pool of Snake Gully.
Selling 13/16 bulls with an average price of $4700.00 was up $700 on last year’s average.