Rockhampton Brahman Week wraps up on $95,000 high for day three

RBWS bull sale red Brahmans average $9676


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Peter and Len Gibbs, Gibbs Farming Co Biggenden with Sally Sweetland and Annabelle Wilson Samari Plains, Roma with Lot 873 Muan A Sundown 5561 (IVF) (P) who sold for $95,000. Picture Jane Lowe.

Peter and Len Gibbs, Gibbs Farming Co Biggenden with Sally Sweetland and Annabelle Wilson Samari Plains, Roma with Lot 873 Muan A Sundown 5561 (IVF) (P) who sold for $95,000. Picture Jane Lowe.

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2018 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale enjoyed an exceptional result.

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The demand for bulls continued at RWBA when the red section of the catalogue realised a top price of $95,000 and resulted with 324 red Brahman bulls selling to average $9676.

Taking the top price honours in the red sale catalogue was Len Gibbs and family, Muan Brahmans, Biggenden when Muan A Sundown (P) sold to repeat buyers Annabelle and Keith Wilson, Samari Plains, Surat.

The 23 month-old-sire is by SRS MR Troubador 933 whose semen was imported from the United States, from a Muan Dianne (P) female. He entered the sale ring with a weight of 874kg, has a scrotal circumference of 43cm, and eye muscle area of 130sq cm.

Next at $80,000 was Kandoona 14031 (AI) (ET) (H) offered by Reade and Elizabeth Radel, Kandoona Brahmans, Taroom. 

At 22-months-of-age Kandoona 14031 weighed 880kg, has a scrotal circumference of 40cm and an eye muscle area of 135sq cm. A son of NCC  Muscat 2061 from a Kandoona female by NCC Springbok, he was bought by Robert and Clayton Curley, Gipsy Plains, Cloncurry. 

He was described by Robert Curley as being ‘as good a bull as he has seen’.

He said he will be joined to polled cows to breed bulls for their own use in the commercial herd. 

A repeat buyer Mr Curley said the Kandoona bloodlines work very well and do a great job in north-west Queensland. 

“They really hold up well in our country,” he said.   

It was an emotional day for Fiona Skinner and her mother Kay Hills of NK Brahmans, Theodore as they recorded their personal best top price of $45,000 when NK Hustler (S) sold for that money.

NK Hustler (S) was sold to Shane and Sandra Bishhop, Garglen Brahmans, Old Delargum, Moura. 

The NK Brahmans was founded by the late Pat Hills in 1992, and he had been attending RBWS since the early 1960’s, and died only a month ago.

Before he died, he told his wife Kay, this bull was one he thought a lot of, and their daughter Fiona had done a great job with the sale preparation.

“Also he said he had achieved the type of cattle that he wanted to breed,” Mrs Hills said. 

Buyer, Shane Bishop said NK Hustler would be put to work and joined to polled stud females.

“The late Pat Hills was a no-fuss cattleman, and he didn’t pander to his cattle,” Mr Bishop said.

“Although he is scurred bull we are confident he has enough polled genetics to throw polled progeny, and felt very confident to invest in him.” 

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