A large crowd of astute cattlemen from three states converged on Gracemere saleyards for the 43rd annual Lancefield sale offering on Monday, October 30.
The McCamley families of Lancefield S, Lancefield M, together with 2AM and Palmal Brahman Studs, welcomed invited vendors Rodger and Lorena Jefferis and family of Elrose Brahmans for the first time.
Spirited bidding was witnessed from Lot 1 through to the end. The overall sale resulted in a gross of $1,353,000, a 100 percent clearance on the 106 bulls offered while averaging $12,764 and topping at $75,000 for Lancefield S Herbert 5464/1.
Offered by Scott and Lizette McCamley, the 22 month old 704kg scurred Herbert 5464/1 was one of the first sons of Lancefield S Karumba 4684/1 backed by the fertility of Lancefield Kalahari and JDH Echo Manso on his dam’s side, selling to the Gulf Coast Stud, Gulf of Carpentaria.
Matthew and Janelle McCamley, sold the blue grey sire Lancefield M Maxim 5126/M, son of FBC Megatron Manso 345/1 out of the fertile line of JDH Reno and Leberation to Annie and Myles Finger, Mutation Brahmans, Clermont for $55,000.
Following closely was the $54,000 big proud sire Lancefield S Dugan 5457/1. Weighing in at 836kg and carrying an EMA of 140, Dugan was by the same sire as the earlier sale topper, selling to Kelvin and Margaret Maloney’s Kenilworth Stud, Mt Coolon.
Rob Flute, Chatfield, Richmond purchased the $46,000 poll sire Lancefield S Corfield 5338/1 by Lancefield S Dutton 4666/1, out of the fertile female line going back to the champion cow in Lancefield S Cherie Brancha 2183/1. Corfield 5338/1 depicted a fine example of a beef Brahman sire, with a hindquarter to measure one of the largest EMA’s of the sale at 142.
The next highlight was Lancefield M Palmer 5194/M (Lancefield M Pedrosa Manso 3102/M) going back to the Imported sire JDH Sir Paul Manso. The $37,500 young sire found his new home with the Fenech Family, FBC Brahmans, Wowan.
Quality genetics continued to sell with the $36,000 sire, Palmal Director 7328 (Palmal Demetri 5962) from David and Julie McCamley and $15,000 2AM Darrio 5352 from Andrew and Anna McCamley who was purchased by Roger and Roslyn Nobbs of Wingara Trust, Moura. Daario being one of the first sons offered from the 2AM stud by the sire JDH Domino Manso 200/8 (imp).
Stanbroke Pastoral Company acquired four sires. The first being $34,000 Lancefield S William 5426/1 featuring the super strong genetics in his bloodlines of Lancefield Whistler 4067/1, JDH Mr Echo Manso (Imp) and JDH Sir Reno Manso (Imp). Adding to their selection of Lancefield M Beaumont 5144/M for $26,000, Palmal Jamerson 7330 for $16,000 and $22,000 Elrose Bernard 13703 offered by the Jefferis Family.
Volume and repeat buyers, Justin and Sally Dyer of APN Pty Ltd, Hayfield Station, Katherine NT, put together a strong line of 18 bulls to average $8388. Barkley Grazing Pty Ltd, Phillip Creek Station, Tennant Creek NT selected a total of six, along with long-time supporters Herbert Hall Enterprises Pty Ltd, Charters Towers and Eric and Lynn Slack-Smith of Gladevale Station, Richmond.