A highlight of this year's ABCA Rockhampton Brangus Sale is the inclusion of the largest line of Red Brangus bulls to go to auction in one sale anywhere in Australia in 2020.
An outstanding selection of 29 red bulls will be offered by seven studs, five of which were formally vendors of the Classic Red Brangus Sale, which was cancelled this year due to the impact the drought had on their herds and their clients' breeder herds in 2019.
Sale vendor Jack Walker said consolidating into an all Brangus affair at the Rockhampton sale was the best outcome for the Classic Red sale group.
"This also allows buyers who attend both sales to access a one-stop-shop for all Brangus cattle. Bringing a larger run of red bulls into the Rockhampton sale is an exciting way for the breed to showcase both colours of cattle and give buyers a more comprehensive selection," Mr Walker said.
He said former Classic Red vendors GL, Mawson, Tannyfoil, Redline and Jatabee, will be joined by the Burrumbush and Barronessa to offer a smaller selection of their best bulls.
"As a consequence of being very critical in the selection of our drafts, this is the best line of Red Brangus bulls I've seen in my 20 years in the seedstock game."
Mr Walker said the studs offering drafts all run larger commercial breeding businesses in addition to their seedstock cattle.
"For this reason we select our genetics on the profit drivers of producing beef in Central Queensland: fertility, growth, market suitability, temperament, and ability to survive and thrive in tougher climates."
He said 2019 and into the start of 2020 were very tough across the region.
"The January/February rain, while patchy and in many areas still below average, has given most areas a reasonable body of feed. On the back of a la Nina, the 2020 Spring rainfall outlook is much more promising than it has been for many years."
Mr Walker thanked all of the Classic Red Brangus Sale groups' clients for their support and loyalty over the past 11 years.
"We look forward to your ongoing support for the same quality Red Brangus bulls and heifers at the Rockhampton Brangus Sale."