THE Big Country Brahman Sale has wrapped up today after two days of selling action at the Dalrymple selling complex in Charters Towers.
With a gross of $2,952,500 and an average price of $8340 across the bulls and the females, vendors and buyers alike were happy with the results.
Top priced bull of the sale sold for $94,000, with Lawson Camm’s grey bull Cambil Hawkins 4817 selling to Peter Camm, Glenprairie.
Hawkins 4817, a polled stud sire, boasted 900kg of red meat, with an impressive EMA of 137sq cm, and a scrotal circumference of 37.5cm.
A total of 156 grey stud bulls sold for a 99 per cent clearance and an average of $9210, while the reds saw a 96 per cent clearance and an average of $8485.
Topping the red bulls was Lanes Creek Brahmans’ Lanes Creek Duragal 1665, a polled bull boasting an EMA of 131sq cm, a scrotal circumference of 39cm, and weighed in at 734kg, who sold for $44,000 to Nick Dudarko, Kangarin Brahmans, Biloela.
Second top priced bull of the sale was also Lawson Camm’s offering, with the grey Cambil Ascot Manso 4809 selling to a partnership of Brett Nobbs, Nobbs Cattle Co, and John Kirk, Carinya Brahmans, for $66,000.
Ascot Manso 4809, a grey sire, weighed 870kg with an EMA of 135sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 39cm.
A female auction was held at the sale, with 83 heifers offered up for an average of $6665 and sold for a 99 per cent clearance.
Topping the heifers was Lanes Creek Krystal 1618, who sold for $21,000 to Brian Harriman, Reedy Brook, Mt Garnet.
The sale recorded a great improvement on last year’s results, with bull numbers up 27 per cent, the gross of the sale improved by 47 per cent, and the average rose 13 per cent.
Selling agents: McCaffrey’s and Geaney’s.