A total of 164 bulls (155 registered, nine herd), 15 females and three semen packages, have been catalogued for the sale which will get underway from 10am.
Mr Beckman said the sale has been a success story for the ABCA with bidder numbers increasing in 2016 leading to a great sale result.
“The cattle were well sought-after last year which led to a top price of $40,000, and a record average,” Mr Breckman said.
Elders Stud Stock agent Michael Smith said the cattle he has inspected so far have been impressive.
“We always get good drafts for this sale, and this years offering is as good as ever,” Mr Smith said.
“A wide range of genetics will be available with the cattle being drawn from 29 vendors situated across Queensland, Victoria and northern New South Wales.”
Sale vendor Brian Hartman, Valley View Brangus, Dungowan, NSW, will be offering a heifer, Lot 165, Valley View Just Right (P), in memory of his son Dean with proceeds being donated to Westpac NSW Helicopter Service and LifeFlight QLD.
A wide range of genetics will be available with the cattle being drawn from 29 vendors from across Queensland, Victoria and northern New South Wales.
“She’s a handy heifer, and is PTIC to Bonox 809 which we bought at the 2016 Rockhampton Brangus sale for $40,000,” Mr Hartman said.
“I’m hoping to make the memorial offering an annual occurrence to pay tribute to my son, who was an exceptional boy, who loved his cattle.”
All lots will be vet inspected and crush side semen tested for fertility, prior to the sale getting underway from 10am. A bull walk will also be conducted from 4pm the Thursday before the sale.
The sale catalogue can be viewed online at www.abri.une.edu.au and physical copies can be obtained by contacting the Armidale ABCA office on (02) 6773 3373.
For enquiries call sale agents Mark Duthie, Grant Daniel Long on 0448 016 950 or Michael Smith, Elders Stud Stock on 0428 541 711.