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Lovely ladies: A total of 130 first-rate commercial heifers will be offered at the 2020 Ray White Brangus Commercial Female Sale.

Lovely ladies: A total of 130 first-rate commercial heifers will be offered at the 2020 Ray White Brangus Commercial Female Sale.

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A high quality offering of Brangus heifers will be offered at the Ray White Brangus Commercial Female Sale at CQLX Gracemere from 1pm on Monday, October 12 as a prelude to the ABCA Rockhampton Brangus Sale.

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A high quality offering of Brangus heifers will be offered at the Ray White Brangus Commercial Female Sale at CQLX Gracemere from 1pm on Monday, October 12 as a prelude to the ABCA Rockhampton Brangus Sale.

A total of 130 females comprising of 15 No.8's, 60 No.9's and 55 No.0's, will be offered by:The Kime family, Amaroo Partnership; Bruce and Leanne Woodard and family, Bonox Brangus; John Collins, Yaraandoo Brangus; Rob and Nadia Campbell, Goondicum Pastoral Co; GK and SM Barlow; Rob and Sara Cook, Rosa Cattle Co; and the The Mackenzie family, Coolmaringa.

Ray White Rural Gracemere livestock manager and auctioneer Gary Wendt said this year a consistent draft of young cattle will be on offer with each vendor having selected a line of top quality commercial Brangus heifers.

"These females are ideally suited to a buyer looking to improve the quality of their herd or to top up an existing Brangus commercial herd. Alternatively, if a buyer is just starting out, there is no better place than this sale to assemble a sound, quality, base herd," Mr Wendt said.

He said traditionally buyers from Central Queensland, the Central West, Wide Bay-Burnett and Mackay/Isaac and the Whitsunday regions attend the sale.

Herd improvers: Females selected for the sale are ideally suited to a buyer looking to improve the quality of their herd or to top up an existing Brangus commercial herd.

Herd improvers: Females selected for the sale are ideally suited to a buyer looking to improve the quality of their herd or to top up an existing Brangus commercial herd.

"This sale holds great appeal to buyers as there are limited sales of a similar nature where you have access to purchasing high quality commercial Brangus heifers, presented by well recognised breeders, in one location. Additionally, the smaller lot sizes of generally between five and 10 head available mean that buyers from small scale right through to major operations, have the opportunity to participate."

Mr Wendt said last year's sale was well supported and that strong result was achieved, despite the very challenging conditions most landholders were facing due to the drought.

"Our aim each year is to showcase the Brangus breed and allow vendors the opportunity to present, through the selling ring, their commercial females to a panel of buyers, who accordingly, have the opportunity to purchase from a first-rate selection of females."

Mr Wendt said leading up to the 2020 sale most areas throughout CQ have good dry feed if they were lucky enough to get rain at the start of the year, however there are still some areas experiencing a significant dry spell.

"At this stage the bureau is predicting a good wet season and in combination with the strength of the cattle market at the present time the agricultural industry is viewing the future very positively."

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