Annual Feature Sales
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tag A Calf Sale
Friday 10th March 2017 - 2018 date to be advised
CHANGE OF DATE: Please note that this sale has been changed to Friday 5th May. Details will be posted once they become available.
Coming up for it's fourth year in Tamworth, this event raises funds for the region’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS).
WRHS Community Liaison Officer, Michael Wilson, says that the Service responds to numerous incidents on rural properties and that fundraising events like this help to “ensure that no one will ever have to pay’
The Tag a Calf program is one of several agriculturally based programs that growers in our region have supported over the years.
To participate in the Tag a Calf program, producers can request an ear tag and sell the beast when it is ready or come to th nominated charity selling date like the annual TRLX sale. They can then work with their agent to decide if the proceeds from the whole beast or a portion of the proceeds is donated. The donation is tax deductible.
Virbac Weaner Challenge
Friday 7th April 2017 - 2018 date to be advised
Beef producers can get their name in lights and win over $1500 in prizes at the annual TLSAA Weaner Challenge which is held as part of a Feature Store Cattle Sale.
Virbac Animal Health was the major sponsor for 2014 and 2015 with the best pen of weaners taking home a very attractive prize package including Virbac product and cash. The 2016 event was held in April and was won for the third year running by the Haling family, "Hillside Park", Woolbrook.
The winner’s name is also added to an Honour Board in the Café at TRLX and, together with the cash and product, they receive a take home trophy. For the last years the gong went to Woolbrook graziers, Tony and Tania Haling of "Hillside Park".
Anyone interested in entering the competition should contact their local selling agent. Further details are advertised through the media throughout March.
Spring Lamb Show & Feature Sale
Monday 4th September (First Monday in Spring annually)
Producers enter pens of 10, in three different weight ranges – 40-44.5 kg, 45-49.5 kg and 50+ kg. The Champion Pen takes home the JV Goodwin Memorial Shield, named after our good mate, auctioneer Jason Goodwin who tragically died several years ago, and a very attractive prize package including cash and product from various sponsors.
In 2016 the top prize went to Barton Partnership, Garoo for their pen of export weight (50+kg) lambs. They went on to sell through Ian Morgan Livestock (IML) for $220 and were purchased by Fletchers and Thomas Foods International (TFI).
Barton Partnership lambs also won the medium trade weight (45-49.5kg) category. They were sold through IML and made
The light trade weight (40-44.5kg) title went to Janet Anderson, “Bobby Byrne”, Garoo. They were sold by Newcombe Livestock and Property.