TOP flight genetics were in demand with buyers turning out from Queensland, NSW, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia at the Nindooinbah Brangus and Ultra Black sale at Beaudesert today.
The draft of 20 Brangus bulls sold for a top $14,000 to average $7400 and 42 Ultra Blacks topped $11,000 to average $6428. The 15 Angus PTIC females averaged $3750, 27 Brangus PTIC females averaged $2306, and 58 Ultrablack PTIC females averaged $3177.
Both the top priced $14,000 Brangus and the $11,000 Ultra Black bulls sold to Consolidated Pastoral Company. Buying through AuctionsPlus, CPC paid an average $7156 for 16 head for its Newcastle Waters and Wrotham Park stations.
Pilbara cattle producer Peter Goyder, Bonney Downs, Nullagine, also made a significant impact taking home nine bulls. Mr Goyder said he hoped to take home about 100 Brangus bulls from his trip east. They will go into the 10,500 head Bonney Downs breeder herd, as a strategy to improve eating quality.
Repeat buyer WA-based Great Northern Cattle Company bought four Brangus and three Ultra Blacks for an average $6714 to go over high grade Brahman females in its Kimberley operation.
Heatley Cattle Company, Home Hill, was also back again buying three Ultra Blacks and a Brangus for its Rangemore Station operation. Peter Heatley said the shift to black genetics in the past five to six years was in response to market demand. The progeny would be finished on leucaena.
The Nindooinbah sale was conducted by Elders and was also on AuctionsPlus.