Celebrating 30 years of stud breeding this year, Kandanga Valley Stud will be holding their 15th annual on-property bull sale, which will take place once again at their home property, Warravale, in the picturesque Mary Valley, south west of Gympie on Saturday, July 28.
Selling 90 quality, young coastal reared Charolais and Charbray bulls the sale will commence at 11am and will be in the capable hands of agents Landmark and Shepherdson & Boyd.
Stud principal John Mercer is very upbeat about this years’ bulls presented.
He said the sale draft selected this year are as good as any line they’ve ever presented with quality young sires in both breeds suitable for stud or commercial enterprises.
Of the 50 Charolais catalogued 24 are polled or scurred plus seven red factor, including five polled and red factor.
“The bulls display the exceptional muscling and softness for which Kandanga Valley are noted for, plus they’ve been acclimatised to coastal pastures and conditions,” John said.
He said the majority of our bulls are sold to clients in the spear grass belt of Qld and have to not only survive but breed on, under some tough conditions.
“Our boys have been doing this job now for over 30 years and that is why we can consistently sell around 150 bulls per annum to mainly smaller operators,” he said.
“On a smaller enterprise every calf and every kilogram counts, that’s why our buyers keep coming back for Kandanga Valley bulls that not only survive but thrive.”
In the Charbray section 40 young robust bulls are on offer including eight polled or scurred.
John said said these young bulls are noted for their powerful muscling, and that they aren’t over presented but are ready for some serious work.
“This year’s line are a mix of generation bred purebreds with some big F1 boys thrown in for clients looking for some new bloodlines.”
All registered Charolais bulls come with EBV figures and the complete catalogue will be muscle, fat scanned and semen tested two weeks prior to sale.
All bulls have had a range of vaccinations as weaners and yearlings including 3-germ blood.
To celebrate 30 years of stud breeding the Mercer family are offering $4000 in rebates at the sale including $2000 to the purchaser of the most number of lots, $1000 for the top price bull buyer and $1000 to be drawn from all purchasers on the day.
Free transport will also be offered to many centres west to Dalby, north to Nebo via Bruce Highway, Eidsvold and Toogoolawah.
The Mercer’s said visitors are most welcome to stay for complimentary drinks and nibbles following the sale.
- Photos and videos are available for viewing on the Kandanga Valley website.