The Gympie Brahman Female Sale being held at the Gympie Saleyards on Saturday, June 3 has built an enviable reputation over the years for offering very well bred females.
This years sale catalogue includes 110 Registered females consisting of 83 Greys (21 Polls) and 27 Reds (21 Polls).
Sale agent Mark Scholes, Landmark Stud Stock Rockhampton said the cattle in the draft include top quality genetics from 23 highly regarded Brahman vendors from across the state.
“The vendors that attend the sale consistently present uniformly excellent drafts of cattle, and from the pedigree of the animals I’ve seen that will be entering the sale ring this year will be no different,” Mr Scholes said.
“It’s great to see so repeat vendors backing up after 2016, and they’ll be joined by several others who’ll be returning after a few years away from the sale as well as Crinum Brahman Stud who’ll be selling there for the first time,” he said.
Mr Scholes said confidence in the sale is high, due to producers getting great rates at the markets over the past 18 months in addition to the heavy rain that has fallen over much of the state recently.
“I think the sale will offer prospective buyers an excellent opportunity for stud breeders who’re looking for the next stud cow to come into the system and commercial buyers who’re looking to upgrade their sheds to pick up some superb females.”
The 2016 sale was particularly well supported with 78 of the 82 lots offered by 22 vendors selling for a $273,300 gross.
The top price was paid for the 19-month-old grey Brahrock MS Oballe Elmo (JDH Sir Oballe Manso 750-7/Brahrock Miss Elmo Empress 4480) offered by long standing Gympie vendor and veteran Brahman breeder Royce Sommerfeld, Brahrock, Maryborough.
Mr Sommerfeld said the sale is improving each year.
“I’ve been attending the sale since I was a boy and I’ve always found that if you go to this particular sale with good cattle, you’ll get a good result, it’s very consistent,” Mr Sommerfeld said.
“People are discovering that its a handy sale for South East Queenslander’s, and the quality of cattle is getting better across the yards each year as vendors increasingly use IVF and flushing techniques to improve their production systems,” he said.
All prospective buyers are welcome to attend the pre-sale inspection of the draft taking place on Friday, June 2, from 3.30pm with a meet and greet to follow from 5pm to 6pm.
To view the online sale catalogue please visit the ABBA Brahman website.
Sale agents: Landmark, Elders and Sullivan Livestock & Rural Services.