In the words of sale agent Mark Duthie, GDL Stud Stock, a very good draft of bulls have again been selected for the 13th annual Black Stump Invitation Bull Sale, being held at the Blackall Saleyards on Tuesday, March 3 from 11am.
Mr Duthie said for this year's sale, nine studs from central and southern Queensland and three New South Wales-based studs have catalogued a combined 70 bulls spanning 10 breeds and their composites. The draft will consist of 15 Angus, two Brangus, six Braford, three Charbray, four Charolais, 14 Droughtmasters, three poll Herefords, four Santa Gertrudis, four Simbrah and 15 Simmental bulls.
"We have a couple of new vendors and new breeds which have bolstered the overall numbers for the 2020 sale, it has also given us a nice cross section of different breeds to give a nice balance to our all-breeds sale," Mr Duthie said.
"It's a good honest sale with great vendors who provide a diverse selection of breeds for potential buyers in the central west to select from.
"Historically buyers at the sale have purchased a vast range of herd improving bulls for very reasonable value."
In tough climatic conditions last year 82 per cent of the catalogue was cleared with 37 bulls selling for an average of $3283 with a top price of $4500 reached twice.
Mr Duthie said optimism for the upcoming sale is improving due to some useful falls descending across the central west in recent weeks.
"Some follow up rain just prior to the sale would be ideal to really get things going in the region."
Inspections of the sale draft can be made on the morning of the sale from 8am or on the afternoon prior to the sale at the Blackall Saleyards. Earier inspections can be organised by contacting GDL Blackall.
All bulls have been vaccinated for 3 Day Sickness and 5 in 1 or 7 in 1, are blooded with the 3 Germ Tick Fever vaccine and carry a vet soundness certificate.
- For enquiries please contact GDL Blackall on (07) 46576 000 or GDL Stud Stock sale agent Mark Duthie on 0448 016 950. View the sale catalogue on the GDL website.