- Top $75,000, av $9227
- 88 sold, 91pc clearance
WITH a proclaimed focus on beef and bone, the NCC Brahman annual sale hit a season high of $75,000 and averaged over $9000 even with 65pc of the catalogue selling for $5000 or less.
Commercial producer, Gavin Scott, Rosetta, Collinsville couldn’t believe he was able to buy NCC Bohemian for $75,000, he figured a stud buyer would chase harder than him.
The home bull breeder who maintains a red and grey Brahman herd produces 40 to 50 bulls annually for his Collinsville based operation which includes Rosetta and Yacamunda stations and plans to sell semen in the eye-catching JDH Mr Elmo Manso son.
The 20-month-old, 864kg, Bohemian had an eye muscle area (EMA) of 146sqcm and an intra-muscular fat (IMF) score of 4.1pc.
“I shouldn’t have been able to buy him,” Mr Scott said.
“Stud buyers should have been taking him home.”
Mind you, Mr Scott is thrilled with his purchase.
“I only have to get 20 calves from him and he’ll have paid for himself straight up.”
Mr Scott is a passionate advocate of the direction the NCC stud is taking with a focus on meat and bone.
“A lot of studs are putting too much emphasis on genetics and not enough on the visual aspects of the bull.”
“90pc of my selection is based on a visual assessment,” Mr Scott said.
“And I reckon there should be more of it.”
Regardless of the sentiment, the bull was sired by one of the most successful sires used in the NCC stud, JDH Mr Elmo Manso (IMP US) and out of Gipsy Plains Red Rhapsody 8516(P).
Mr Scott said the sire was the best bull he’d seen in 2014.
The NCC Brahman Annual Sale was held at Inverrio, Duaringa and topped at $75,000 for NCC Bohemian (IVF). NCC stud principal, Brett Nobbs (right) is pictured with the bull’s new owners, Gavin and Dillon Scott, Rosetta Station, Collinsville.
Bill, Tolma, Lawson and Sophie Camm, Cambil Brahman stud, Proserpine selected a 22-month-old, JDH Mr Elmo Manso son in NCC Jaguar for $67,500 at the sale.
The 784kg sire scored 12 and 10 in fat scans and an IMF of 5.2pc.
All up, seven out of the top ten bulls were sired by the esteemed sire.
Cambil Brahman stud paid $67,500 for NCC Jaguar, a 22 month old, JDH Mr Elmo Manso son. Bill and Lawson Camm (back) and NCC stud principal Brett Nobbs inspected the bull after the sale.
John Kirk, Carinya stud, Gayndah paid $45,000 for NCC Justice, another grey Elmo Manso son which weighed in at 764kg at 19-month-of-age and scored 14 and 8mm in P8 and rib fat scans.
John Kirk, Carinya Brahmans, Gayndah selected the 19-month-old, NCC Justice for $45,000 at the NCC Brahman sale. Mr Kirk (back) is pictured with NCC stud principal Brett Nobbs, Inverrio, Duaringa.
Andrew and Anna McCamley, 2AM stud, Capella fancied the red NCC Swire, a 29-month-old, 860kg, Elmo Manso son and secured the bull for $35,000.
Over 40 studs were registered to buy and Brian and Cindy Hughes, Lanes Creek Brahmans, Georgetown made the most of their bid card, paying $30,000 for the 25-month-old, 848kg, grey, NCC El Toro, an NCC Sugarwood son and first calf of a Elmo Manso daughter.
The bull measured 141 in the EMA and 11 and 7mm in rump and rib fat.
Mr and Mrs Hughes also purchased a red bull in NCC Colorado, a 31-month-old, NCC Soho son for $27,000.
A buying partnership between Rodger Jefferis, Elrose Brahmans, Cloncurry and Charles McKinlay, Chasmac Park and Stewart Park Brahmans, Capella paid $24,000 for the 868kg, grey, 23-month-old, JDH Mr Elmo Manso son and 2014 Sydney Royal Easter show junior champion Brahman bull, NCC Buchanan.
Bill and Kelvin Jochheim, Hillrise Station, Proserpine purchased a red, 22-month-old, Elmo Manso son, NCC Drake for $24,000.
Alistair and Pam Davison, Viva Brahmans, Middlemount and Brett and Janice McCamley, Fern Hills Red Brahmans both paid to a top of $20,000 at the sale.
In total, 49 grey bulls averaged $9173 while 39 red lots averaged $9295.
Roland Everingham, Oak Park, Einasleigh paid the average price of $3666 for 12 bulls at the sale while Mark and Belinda Wilson, Banana Station, Banana averaged $4277 for their 9 selections.
David McGrath, operating on behalf of the McGrath family, Mareeba selected six bulls for the average price of $4083.
The family operates a number of blocks in the Mareeba district and run exclusively Brahmans.
Hughenden beef producers, Mick and Tanya Murphy, Maiden Springs Station paid $3000 each for five bulls.