A COMMITTED panel of buyers pushed prices to $9000 for Charbray bulls at John and Roz Mercer’s annual Kandanga Valley Nebo bull sale at Braeside Saleyards on Saturday.
A total of 30 Charolais and Charbray bulls averaged $4917 which represented a clearance rate of 88 percent at their northern satellite bull sale.
Regular buyer Rob Denman, Etowri Farming, Habana bid the $9000 top money for a Charbray bull, Kandanga Valley Montego, a 22-month-old youngster by Kandanga Valley Frisco which weighed in at 750 kilograms..
The honey coloured, pink nosed bull recorded 9 and 7mm fat scores, 124sq cm for eye muscle area and a massive ‘peggy bag’ of 43 cms.
Kandanga Valley Montego will go into Mr Denman’s Brahman-based herd in the Habana district just north of Mackay.
The first two into the sale ring, both polled Charolais bulls made $7000 each with the first bull, Bettafield Klayton selling to first time operator, Clark Livestock Group at Eton.
Klayton was supported by low birth weight figures and weighed 1040kg at 34 months of age. He recorded 138sq cm for eye muscle area, 4.5 percent for IMF percentage and a scrotal circumference of 42.5cm.
The other high selling Charolais bull, Kandanga Valley Lamberton, a big, growthy polled son of Kandanga Valley Ferrari (P) went to repeat buyers Stewart and Leonie Green, G B Pastoral Company, Nebo.
The Green family also bought the impressive 10-month-old youngster, Kandanga Valley Nike for $3500.
Some of the bulk buyers included the Horn family from Collaroy who purchased five quality bulls, three Charoloais and a pair of Charbray bulls for a $4100 average.
Colls Earthmoving of Bowen bought five Charbray bulls to average $4600 and Kidd Grazing, Croydon, purchased two Charolais and a Charbray bull to average $4000.
Both agents fielded plenty of positive feedback from buyers who said the Kandanga Valley bulls have proven their reliability and survivability in the Mackay and surrounding districts for many years.
- Agents; Hayes & Co and Landmark