Host of genetics set for Roma

Cracking Droughtmaster bulls set for Roma


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Diverse offering: A total of 130 bulls have been selected by vendors across Qld and NSW for the 2019 Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale catalogue.

Diverse offering: A total of 130 bulls have been selected by vendors across Qld and NSW for the 2019 Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale catalogue.

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Historically, bulls selected for the upcoming Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale have been described as a 'buyers dream' by sale committee member Sharon Harms.

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Vendors from Central Queensland, the northern and central districts of New South Wales and all areas in between, will unite on Friday, October 25, from 10am, for the Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale.

Sale committee member Sharon Harms said 130 bulls have been selected for the 2019 sale catalogue.

Ms Harms said, historically, bulls that are drafted for the sale are "a buyers dream" meeting all markets in the commercial and stud sectors.

"The catalogue for this sale is packed with the widest gene pool west of the Great Divide," she said.

"All bulls are selected by their stud masters for their ability to get out and do the job, and they have also met all the criteria required to be nominated in a Droughtmaster Society sponsored sale, so buyers can bid with confidence knowing they're buying quality bulls.

"Coming on the back off the resounding success of the Droughtmaster National Sale in September, and with storms forecast for the region our confidence in achieving a strong sale outcome has been heightened."

Widespread dry conditions had an impact the 2018 sale result, but buyers were still willing to pay for top quality sires, pushing the sale to a high of $30,000.

Of the 139 bulls on offer, 104 sold for a 75 per cent clearance rate and average of $5861 per lot.

The $30,000 top price bull of the 2018 Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale, Heitiki Kidman.

The $30,000 top price bull of the 2018 Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale, Heitiki Kidman.

Ms Harms said Roma Saleyards are currently undergoing a large-scale redevelopment which includes a new sale ring, conference centre, offices, canteen and more yards.

"Going forward this redevelopment shows that confidence in the cattle sector in the region, is and will remain strong into the future."

She said Roma forms the crossroads in all directions providing ease of transport in any direction to and from the sale.

"Commercial cattle come in from as far west as the Northern Territory and the northern regions of Queensland, and Roma's location also gives seedstock producers the opportunity to sell into a large audience.

Ms Harms said 2019 will see online bidding available for the sale for the first time.

"Photos and videos of the sale lots will be available through this marketing platform and through the website, romadroughtmasters.com.au and on the sale Facebook page."

Pre-sale inspections of the draft will be available from mid-afternoon on the day prior to the sale. All bulls included in the catalogue will be scanned, vet checked and vaccinated.

Following the inspections a meet and greet evening will be held at the saleyards which is being sponsored by Midwest Rural Traders, Royal on 99 and Asahi, who are providing Droughtmaster Lager for all to try.

  • For enquiries please email Sharon Harms at oakmorepark@gmail.com and/or Brett Warne at jembrae@bigpond.com
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