Brahmans reach $14,000 at Woolooga sale

Woolooga Select Sire Brahman Sale averages $6436

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Sue Blackeney and Curtis Sutton with the $14,000 Warraka Tyron 3224.

Sue Blackeney and Curtis Sutton with the $14,000 Warraka Tyron 3224.

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The draft of 60 bulls was met with overflowing grandstands of onlookers.

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It may be only in its fourth year but the Woolooga Select Sire Brahman Sale attracted its "best draft yet" on Saturday and was met by a large yet selective buying gallery.

The draft of 60 bulls from 17 vendors were inspected by overflowing grandstands of onlookers including some of the breed's big players and local commercial producers.

While hopes were high pre-sale, the 56 registered bidders on the ground proved selective with their purchases and bought 47 bulls to average $6436 for a 78 per cent clearance.

It was a rise on the $12,000 top and $5598 average achieved last year.

A top price of $14,000 was reached on two occasions.

Fresh off the back of topping the Gympie Brahman Female Sale, Sue Blakeney of Warraka Brahmans at Mothar Mountain continued the legacy of her late husband Bill and sold Warraka Tyron 3224 to establishing stud breeders David and Naomi Cross, Lower Wonga.

Buyer Dave Christensen and vendor Jim Bauer with the $14,000 Elanora Park Kosciuszko.

Buyer Dave Christensen and vendor Jim Bauer with the $14,000 Elanora Park Kosciuszko.

The couple selected the 34-month-old IVF son of JDH Navastoa Manso 55/1 and influential cow El Ja Lady Dianna Manso to be put with their recent stud female purchases.

David's father, Ken Cross, was on hand to take the bull home and said his son had picked a number of bulls out of the catalogue after looking through the selection online.

Traditionally commercial producers, he said the pair had recently picked up some registered Brahman females and were looking to expand.

The four-tooth bull had a 136 square centimetre eye muscle area and fat scans of 12 and nine millimetres.

Just four lots later Jim Bauer and family of Elanora Park Brahmans at Monduran sold Elanora Park Kosciusko for $14,000 to DP and NP Christensen of Berida Red Brahmans at Morganville.

At 22 months he weighed 722 kilograms and was by JDH Summit Manso 941/1 and out of proven performer Elanora Park Clarabella.

Buyer Dave Christensen had some well bred red females who he intended to put the bull to.

Mr Bauer achieved the best result of any vendor with his three bulls averaging $9000 and said he would offer a full brother to his sale topper at the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.

Bulk buyer of the sale was Hobi Ag Trust from South Bingera with four purchases averaging $8125.

RC and JA Brooks, Cinnabar, secured three averaging $4833 as did Inverstanley Pastoral Company, Esk, averaging $9333.

Elite Livestock Auctions helped Luke Spinaze from Casino in NSW to take home three bulls averaging $6666.

The sale was conducted by GDL and Sullivan Livestock and Rural Services with Peter Brazier and Mitch Jackson as the auctioneers.

Vendor averages (based on bulls sold)

Carleesa - Four bulls average $7250

Warraka - Four bulls average $7625

Elanora Park - Three bulls average $9000

Gigoomgan - 10 bulls average $8050

Cedar Lane - One of three bulls average $4000

Muan - Five of six bulls average $4700

Hunterway - One bull averages $11,000

Cedar Brook - One of two bulls average $4000

Besanthervale - Two of three bulls average $5000

Illangi - Two bulls average $4000

Byee - Two of three bulls average $5750

Droonoodoo - Three bulls average $5833

BTS - One of three bulls average $4000

Ego - Four of vie bulls average $5375

Elansu - Three bulls average $5500

Aladan - One of two bulls average $4000

Read the full report in next week's Queensland Country Life.

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