Mt Mable Angus - Previous Sales and References - Mt Mable Angus

Mt Mable Angus
Kevin & Megan Friel - 625 Jackson Road, R.D.1, Woodville 4997 - Phone: (06) 376 4543
The home of quality cattle bred for what is REALLY important ..........
constitution, fertility, longevity, actual carcase -
think you cannot have it all ........time to think again.
all while being a pleasure to handle –
Mt Mable Angus
Kevin & Megan Friel
PH: (06) 376 4543
625 Jackson Road, R.D. 1, Woodville 4997
625 Jackson Road, R.D.1, Woodville 4997 - Phone: (06) 376 4543
Kevin & Megan Friel
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Mt Mable Angus - Previous Sales and References


2019 sale a great success

2019 34th Annual sale a great success with 44/45 bulls offered sold under the hammer for an average price of $8,886.  Top price was $13,500 paid for Lot 7, Mt Mable 1764. He will be going to Raetihi.  The team at Mt Mable Angus take this opportunity to thank all who came on the 10th of June to support our sale and we especially thank those that bought bulls and also those who were underbidders.  Cam Heggie from PGG Wrightson did a sterling job of auctioning the bulls and we thank the entire PGGW team and also representatives from Carfields, John Griffiths, H R Redshaw, Ray Moss and NZ Farmers who all contributed to making the day a success.  We wish all purchasers much enjoyment of their bulls and look forward to hearing of another 100% level of satisfaction as we did with the bulls sold in 2018.
Lot 7  - 854 kg – sold for top price $13,500 to a repeat buyer from Raetihi
Lot 10 – 808 kg – $13,000 to a repeat Napier Station buyer
Lot 15 – 800 kg – $10,500 to a repeat Gisborne Station buyer
Lot 20 – 792 kg – $11,000 to a repeat Napier / Taihape Station buyer
Lot 22 – 758 kg – $8,500 to a regular local buyer
Lot 26 – 864 kg – $10,000 to a repeat Wairoa Station buyer
Lot 29 – 862 kg – $13,000 to a new CHB buyer
Lot 32 – 822 kg – $13,000 to repeat Napier / Taihape Station buyer
Lot 39 – 792 kg – $7,500 to a repeat Wairoa Station buyer
Lot 41 – 740 kg – $9,000 to repeat CHB Station buyer
Lot 50 – 712 kg – $4,500 to a repeat Wairoa Station buyer

Our 2019 yearling sale was another great success.

The yearling bulls offered at our 2nd annual yearling bull sale on Monday  23rd September 2019 were again very well received with all 27 offered sold  (another two selected from the paddock after the sale) with an average price of  $4,666 and a top commercial price of $12,500.  The top price bull will be  returning to the Taumarunui district as will 3 other bulls.  We will be sending  several bulls to Northland and Gisborne regions and other local buyers were able  to secure the bull of their choice.

We now look forward to offering these bull’s brothers as two year old bulls  on the 8th of June 2020.
Lot 6 Mt Mable 1861 sold to Taumarunui for  $12,500   Lot 10 Mt Mable 1842 to IVA Farming Ohura.

Gisborne bull sells for record $100,000

June 24 2015

Rangatira Angus Stud's "lot 18" that has been sold for an on-farm New Zealand record price of $100,000.

A Gisborne bull has entered the six figure mark for the first time at a New Zealand farm sale after making $100,000.

History was made at Charles and Susan Dowding's, Rangatira Angus Stud bull sale in Muriwai, Gisborne, when Rangatira 13-38 generated feverish bidding and was eventually sold to the Bayly family of Cricklewood Angus, Wairoa.

The rising two year old angus bull - born August 14, 2013 - was lot 18 on the catalogue and was sired by Mt Mable Thor 660 who is a son of the stud's well known Fat Boy, who is still going strong as a nine-year-old.

The difference between Facts (reality) and Fiction (assumed figures)

27 April 2016 – 10 Mt Mable steers killed at Silver Fern Farms. Average live weight of 534.10 kg. Average carcase weight of 290.5 kg. All 10 steers graded within the Silver Fern Farm’s Master Grade as per their EQ system – it is a rarity for a mob of animals to achieve a 100% inclusion rate – the national average for New Zealand is apparently 29%. So rare apparently that Kevin White, the local Silver Fern Farm’s buyer did not initially send the kill sheets through – he wanted to check with the processing plant that all 10 had in fact been accepted into the EQ Master grade. All of these animals were steered because they were the poorest bull calves at weaning time – effectively cull animals – they had only ever received grass or silage and were given no special treatment. Their average Angus Pure index was $80 against the breed average of $116 and their Carcase weight EBV was an average of +26 against the breed average of +54 – again strongly suggesting that the Australasian Group Breedplan does not reflect Mt Mable cattle fairly or adequately. In a recent newspaper article a prominent South Island breeder, breeding solely for carcase data (estimated) stated that fodder beet is the answer to consistently marble New Zealand beef – based on the above we strongly disagree and suggest that while it may be the case for the genetics imported from feed lot finishing countries – it is not our experience of our New Zealand bred cattle .................... obviously.

29th April 2015 – 8 Mt Mable Angus steers killed at Silver Fern Farms. Average live weight of 564.52 kg. Average carcase weight of 305.18. 7 out of the 8 steers graded within the Silver Fern Farm’s Master Grade as per the recently implemented EQ system – one steer did not – this animal developed temperament issues – despite a past President of the NZ Angus Assn advising us in 2010 that quiet animals graded terribly at the works, seemingly the ones that are anxious grade even worse.

These steers had an average Angus Pure index of a measly $87 – the breed average as at 29th April 2015 is $115 – so according to Breedplan these animals, where seven out of eight graded Master Grade, were more than $28 below breed average?

Dear  Kevin and Megan,  
All the best for tomorrows sale , sorry unable to come down , just wanted  to say how pleased I am with yearling bull purchased last year , 1 bull covered 40  Angus cows and heifers , two empty and calving started 10th August , at 22nd Sept only two  left to calve and no assists to date. Many Thanks Harry Baragwanath.    
Harry Baragwanath & Bridget (Bid) Clark

Hi Kevin and Megan, Here's a couple of photos of our first Mt Mable sired  bull calves. They were born in October and averaged 246 kg last week. We  sold them to Kereru Station. Nice solid calves with beautiful  nature. Hope the Autumn is treating you well. Regards, Dave and Deb.
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2013 Sale - Mt Mable Totara 748 (Herd Book No 12188011748). He was bought by Penvose Angus, Wedderburn and Delmont Angus, Clinton for $11,000.

We have been a repeat buyer at Mt Mable for 10 years because we find the bulls have very good temperment, structural soundness and do well on our high country farm and leave good fattening and breeding prodigy.

Alan Roberts - Timahanga Station (Client for 10 years)

When purchasing a bull we look for the following:
    • Excellent confirmation
    • Quiet temperament
    • Ease of Handling
    • Durability

Mt Mable Angus Bulls display all these qualities without a doubt.
We have been purchasing bulls from Mt Mable over many years and followed Kevin & Megan to Pukerimu Station sales because we consider their bulls just that good.

Any follow up dealings with Kevin & Megan have been handled extremely professionally and friendly.

Geoff Jarvis - Taumarunui (Client for approx 30 years)

As a neighbour of the Mt Mable stud 25 years ago, I observed strong, honest hill country cattle. I began purchasing their bulls and have done so ever since. I have found them to be inherently easy calving and quiet cattle, that finish easily to good weights.
The bulls have been reliable and sire well as older bulls.

Richard Neeson - Taumarunui (Client for 23 years)

We purchased our first Mt Mable Angus Bull in 1990. We have had twenty two of their bulls in total. We have found them to have excellent temperament, good fertility and sound feet – very good hill country bulls. Have made our herd into a top quality and performing herd with very good weights and ease to handle and calving.

We have been buying Angus Bulls since 1958. Mt Mable Bulls have been the best.
Hope & Moya Gower - Ruapehu (Client 22 years)

We run a very steep hill country property west of Kaikohe, Northland and have purchased Mt Mable Angus bulls for the past seven years.

The No.1 attribute is their outstanding temperament and constitution. Have calved the heifers, autumn as 2½ year olds unassisted.

The conformation of the progeny goes hand in hand with the rest of the makeup of our animals.

Our progeny are sort after when they are sold by repeat buyers.

We can thoroughly recommend Mt Mable’s Angus bulls for any situation. They are very adaptable.

Grant & Alexa Acteson - Northland (Client 7 years)

Steers from Mt Mable bulls sold to Acteson’s repeat client. They are in drought in Northland and these steers are living on silage. These photos were taken in 2013.

(Below - Photos of our heifers at 2 ½ years in Feb 2012)
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We farm 420 Angus cows on the South Head Kaipara peninsula. This ischallenging steep, sand based coastal country.

Over the last 10 years we have purchased 16 bulls from Mt Mable Angus Stud. We have been impressed with the progeny from Mt Mable bulls. We have noticed an improvement in temperament in the herd and are very pleased with the early maturing of young stock.
We will continue to support Mt Mable Angus with our annual bull purchases.
Ken P. Bayer - Kaipara (Client 10 years)

Mt Mable Bulls sold to other Stud Breeders
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2012 Sales:
Mt Mable Viking 693 for $20,000
Sold to Pikoburn Angus - Tuatapere
Herd book 12188 0 10693

Mt Mable Thor 660
Sold to Kaharau Angus - Gisborne
Herd book 12188 0 10660
At right is a photo of Mt Mable Thor 660 - taken at Coventry Station in Gisborne yesterday (1 Feb 2015) – the bull is now r5 - click on him to enlarge and see how he has continued to grow out.

Mt Mable Norse 640
Also sold to Kaharau - Gisborne
Herd book 12188 0 10640

Mt Mable 425 DOB 1989 sold to Tarangower Angus at home for $7,300
Mt Mable Legend 630 DOB 1993 sold to Pinepark Partnership (also Dandeloo Stud) at National Show and Sale 1995 $14,000
Mt Mable 274 DOB 2005 sold to Oak View and Twin Oaks Studs at home 2007 $18,000 *
Mt Mable 324 DOB 2005 sold to Mangapapa Angus at home 2007 $12,500
Mt Mable 289 DOB 2005 sold to Puketoi Angus at home 2007 $8,000

Mt Mable Big Ted 310 DOB 2005 sold to Motere Angus at Beef Expo 2007 $13,000

Mt Mable Summit 393 DOB 2006 sold to Tarangower Angus at home 2008 $9,500
Mt Mable Big A 415 DOB 2007 sold to Tarangower Angus at home 2009 $10,000 *

Mt Mable Master 476 DOB 2008 sold to Turihaua Angus at Beef Expo 2010 $25,000

* Full Brothers

Mt Mable Thor 660 DOB 2010 sold to Kaharau Angus at home 2012 $11,000

Mt Mable Viking 693 DOB 2010 sold to Pikoburn Angus at home 2012 $20,000

Mt Mable Totara 748 DOB 2011 sold to Delmont and Penvose Angus at home 2013 $11,000

Bull 460 sold at 2009 sale to the Bremner family near Wairoa (photos supplied)

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