- Published: Friday, 09 August 2013 14:02
The 2013 annual Tocal stock horse sale was once again successful for the College, according to College Principal Dr Cameron Archer.
This year, 21 Tocal owned horses were offered for sale. 20 of these sold for a total of $137,300. That is an average of $6,865 per horse. One horse was passed in as it did not achieve the reserve price of $3,000.
The top priced horse was the palomino mare Tocal Klassy Chic which sold for $13,200 to a local buyer from Woodville.
The grey gelding Tocal Kascade and chestnut mare Tocal Klassic Chic both had high demand selling for $12,200 each.
'The good performance of Tocal horses from past years has encouraged buyers to attend the sale. Some horses were purchased by ex students and it's extremely rewarding to see our graduates do so well in a wide range of careers, Dr Archer said.
"Successful sales like this are only possible through the hard work and commitment by many people, but I pay particular tribute to Mr Warwick Lawrence and Simone Harvey, Tocal staff members.'
"Warwick and Simone's dedication and contribution are second to none and this is reflected in the results we get. The support of everyone involved in the sale makes it a most successful and enjoyable event," Dr Archer said.
"The Tocal Stock Horse Sale has become an annual event in the College's calendar that students and staff work towards virtually all the year," Dr Archer said. "We are very pleased with the result of the sale as it provides direct feedback from the market that our staff and students are producing a type of horse which is sought after.
'We already have a lot of interest for 2014 courses', Dr Archer said. 'Tocal's reputation for providing quality education and training is well known and that encourages enrolments each year. All our courses are likely to be full again in 2014.'
Dr Cameron Archer
Principal, Tocal College
Director, Tocal Agricultural Centre
Phone 0427 202 948