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Working canine hit $27,000, common nearly $9000 at Casterton public sale

Dubbo-based contractor Kahlee O’Leary, left, with $27,000 Hazeldell Kimmy and new homeowners Lachlan and Ashley Meaburn.

CASTERTON’S 2022 Eukanuba Working Canine Public sale has offered three Kelpies for $24,000-plus, together with $27,000 for Dubbo inventory contractor Kahlee O’Leary’s black and tan bitch Hazeldell Kimmy.

Kimmy was purchased by two younger Tasmanian farmers Ashley Meaburn, 20, and her 11 year-old brother Lachlan, for his or her enterprise Ashlach Ag.

The AuctionsPlus-interface public sale on Sunday carried out by Riverina agent James Tierney and Hamilton agent Bernie Grant offered 46 of the 49 canine and pups provided for a mean of $8850, up $1194 on final yr. The world file worth for a Kelpie offered at public sale, of $35,200, was set at Casterton’s public sale final yr by Eulooka Hoover, skilled by David Lee at Edenhope, Victoria, and bred by Rob Macklin, Eulooka Kelpie stud.

The highest-priced pup on this yr’s sale was Tom Austin’s 5.5 month-old pink and tan bitch Elfinvale Dusty that made $12,000.

Western District stockman Jack Leonard offered 27 month-old black and tan bitch Sally for $26,000 after peaking at $21,500 in AuctionsPlus pre-sale bidding. Edenhyope breeder Sarah Lee rounded out the top-priced canine with 12 month-old The Lee’s Beast, a began black and tan male that offered to a New South Wales purchaser.

It was 31 year-old Kahlee O’Leary’s first time on the Casterton public sale and has offered different canine at auctions for as much as about $4100 seven years in the past, and thinks she will probably be again. She put a $9000 reserve on Kimmy, however this was exceeded by a $13,600 pre-auction bid on AuctionsPlus.

“I purchased her up right here to promote … and I used to be blow away by the response on the day, I had numerous curiosity from New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.”

She described Kimmy as a real all-rounder that has labored for different handlers, mustering and in sheds and yard. The bitch has a assured again and bark and is ready to work cattle, and handle massive mobs of sheep solo. With Kimmy’s pleasant and likeable nature, Kahlee mentioned it was laborious to let her go.

“As a result of they’re with you every single day and so they’re your finest mate and also you need the very best for them too, you need them to go to a great residence – she will probably be very nicely take care of.”

Kimmy was bred by Violet City breeder James Fowler by Gilescreek Reg out of Nomak Meg and offered to Kahlee as an eight week-old pup for $800. Kahlee mentioned numerous time, effort and persistence had gone into coaching the canine since then.

Kahlee mentioned the $27,000 will assist pay for some vet payments and Kimmy’s recently-purchased alternative and she or he is desiring to fund a vacation in New Zealand with a pal.

“So it will likely be a great journey. However I’ve misplaced a couple of canine and owe a couple of vet payments.”

Ashley Meaburn mentioned the sale was “fairly thrilling.”

“I’m simply glad we bought her.”

Ashley mentioned she appreciated Kahlee’s practicality and her willingness to work for a number of handlers, however the bitch’s efficiency within the pre-sale demonstration “set her other than the others for me.”

“I actually wished one thing able to go, actually sensible for what I wished, straightforward, and she or he may be very lovable and pleasant canine when you’re not working sheep.”

The brother-sister duo run a Merino stud at Oaklands in Tasmania and promote a couple of rams privately.

“We’ve purchased a bit extra land for my brother and I.

“It was our first Kelpie canine buy and she or he will probably be an excellent asset to our rising group.”

Lachlan mentioned: “I believe she is an excellent buy.”

Casterton Working Canine Public sale Committee chairman Rob Pilmore mentioned {the catalogue} was probably the most even ever introduced, “therefore our common general has lifted.”

“We thought it was a very good general catalogue, price-wise, skill-wise and age-wise … there was one thing in there for everybody and totally different budgets.”

The variety of canine provided was fewer than in previous catalogues, however Mr Pilmore mentioned plenty of bitches round 12 months of age have been entered, however needed to be withdrawn attributable to approaching warmth.

Melville Forest breeder Tom Austin offered 5.5 month-old Elfinvale Dusty for $12,000 at Casterton.

Winner of the ABC Muster Canine sequence Frank Finger shocked the viewers when he bought Lot 52, Darren Holberg’s 13 week-old pink and tan pup Rock to take again to Queensland.

Western District stockman Jack Leonards demonstration of station bred Kelpie Sally helped her to a $26,000 price ticket.

AuctionsPlus mentioned there have been 26,270 catalogue views and 6978 customers connecting to the public sale on sale day, connecting from each state in Australia. The 176 energetic bidders positioned a complete of 2009 on-line bids on 48 tons. There have been 19 tons offered on-line, with some tons remaining in Victoria while most tons headed interstate to NSW, South Australia and Tasmania.

The sale pups below 5.5 months averaged $3400, whereas the older canine reached a mean of $9228.




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