Vendors and buyers will unite at the Roma Saleyards from 10am on Friday, October 20 to celebrate the Tropical Breeds Sale’s 21st birthday with a gift of 165 beefy, robust, and active Droughtmaster sires to be presented on the day.
Sale committee chairman Brett Warne, said a smorgasboard of genetics will be available for buyers to invest in with top drafts being offered by 30 of the leading Droughtmaster stud breeders from across the nation.
“We have several new studs joining our long-term sale vendors this year, which will continue to enhance the options available for prospective buyers,” he said.
Brett said while the vendors are hopeful for some decent rainfall in the lead-up to the sale, he’s confident that buyers will support the sale because they know they always find a bull to suit their budget.
“This is the only only multi-vendor sale outside of the National Sale that the Droughtmaster Society runs, and the vendors always work hard to put together good lines of bulls.
“We’ve had excellent repeat buyer attendance at the sale throughout the history of the sale.
“It’s an appealing sale from a buyer perspective, as they have access to a top-shelf array of Droughtmaster genetics at their doorstep, the prices they pay for the quality of the bulls they can secure is generally quite reasonable, and they can get their purchases home with minimal transport costs.”
Last years sale saw 103 Droughtmaster bulls offered for an average of $6182 with 60 per cent of the bulls selling for $4500 or less. The highlight of the day came when the sales top price record was broken with Wayne and Ingrid York’s polled Droughtmaster sire, Karragarra Manpower selling for $42,000 to Steven Swan and Allison Hotz, Swan Droughtmaster Stud, Moura.
This year will mark the first time in the sales two-decade rich history that Brahman bulls won’t be offered which Brett said was simply due to a lack of numbers.
“To account for this the Droughtmaster catalogue has increased in size to ensure buyers still have plenty of bulls to choose from during the sale.”
The traditional pre-sale Meet and Greet will be held on the afternoon of October 19 at the saleyards, with the sale bulls to be penned and ready for inspection by 3pm on the same day.
Close to a third of the bulls catalogued for the sale are eligible for entry to Western Australia.
For further information regarding the sale please call the Droughtmaster Society on (07) 3281 0056, visit www.romadroughtmaster.com.au, www.facebook.com/romadroughtmasters for news and updates. and the selling agents Landmark, Elders and Grant Daniel Long.