The draft for the 12th annual Central Brangus Classic (CBC) Sale is set to provide prospective buyers with a wide scope of options to choose from when the sale takes place on Wednesday, September 11 from 10am at CQLX Gracemere.
A total of 18 studs, predominately situated in the Central Queensland region, have selected a combined 111 bulls for the catalogue.
Sale committee secretary John Collins said the vendors have carefully chosen their sale entries by paying particular attention to marketable traits, temperament, structural soundness and basic conformation.
"Most, if not all of the vendors, operate commercial programs as well as studs and as such have a deep understanding of breeding for commercial outcomes," Mr Collins said.
"There are lower content bulls for those seeking to reduce the Brahman content of their herds as well as bulls showing a higher Brahman content," he said.
He said Brangus are a particularly versatile breed, well suited to any operation in any region.
"They're particularly marketable, as they possess excellent carcase qualities, proven doing ability and the flexibility to achieve great results either straight off grass or in a feedlot situation.
"The females make great mothers as they're very maternal, provide plenty of milk and have the ability to wean outstanding calves in adverse seasonal conditions."
The 101 bulls offered at the 2018 sale achieved an average of $6411 while reaching a high of $17,000 twice for a 94 per cent clearance.
"The CBC sale is an unreserved sale, so potential buyers can bid in confidence knowing that the bull is on the market as soon as he enters the ring."
Mr Collins said an ongoing aim of the sale group is to grow their sale from within its current membership.
"To that end we have the next generation of existing vendors, Addison McKenzie and Clayton Woodard, offering their bulls for the first time this year."
There will be a bull walk on September 10 commencing at 4pm where potential buyers can inspect all the bulls. A supplementary sheet will be available at this time with details of age, weights, scanning results, semen tests and more for each lot.
Those unable to attend the sale can livestream the action and bid using the CQLX online bidding platform.
The 2019 sale catalogue and flyer have been mailed out to past purchasers and bid cardholders and an online catalogue is available on the Landmark Facebook page.
- For pre-sale enquiries please phone John Collins on 0414 815 630, Duncan Geddes on (07) 49 844 150 or CBC sale agent Landmark Rockhampton on (07) 4927 6188.