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LANDMARK | 11 October 2010

Landmark sells top price red & grey bulls at Brahman Week 2010

In its 33rd year, Rockhampton’s renowned Brahman Week was impressive as always, attracting a top price of $42,500 and grossing an overall sum of $4,884,750.


Held 4th, 5th and 6th of October at the Gracemere Selling Centre, the total result for the three days was 819 bulls sold achieving an average price of $5,964 and a clearance rate of 92.3%.  The overall gross surpassed the 2009 total by $138,500 with the average up to $900 per head despite selling 120 less bulls than last year.


Bruce Scott, Landmark’s stud stock manager at Rockhampton said the results were tremendous.


“For many years poor seasonal conditions have resulted in bullock breeder/fatteners buying a limited number of bulls at the annual Brahman Week sales.  They returned this year and it made a big difference with 475 registered buyers,” he said.


“The excellent results were achieved through the strength of the Queensland livestock industry producing feeder cattle for the increasing feedlot sector, store cattle to backgrounders and bullock fatteners taking advantage of the wonderful seasonal conditions right across Queensland.”


Highlights of the sale included Landmark selling the two top price bulls.


Purchased by Roger and Loreena Jefferies, “Elrose Brahmans” Cloncurry, Queensland for $42,500, lot 116 was the top price grey bull.  The vendors were Matthew Kirk Family Trust “Ticoba” Mundubbera, Queensland.  


After some spirited bidding, the top price red bull, lot 961 was sold for $37,500 to Jason and Cherry Taylor, “Creek Farm”, Alpha, Queensland.  The vendors were Bill and Sue Blakeney “Warraka” Brahmans Coondoo via Gympie.


Landmark’s north eastern region stud stock manager, Michael Lawton said Brahman Week is Australia’s largest Brahman sale.


“The sale takes on great importance for the livestock industry and acts as a gauge as to its overall strength,” he said.


Mr Lawton said he was delighted with the great results achieved by the northern network with branch and buyer support from Western Australia, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland.


Landmark Rockhampton results

Offered 483 red and grey Brahman bulls
Sold 442 (91%) clearance
Gross $2,686,750
Average $6,078


Landmark sold top price red and grey bulls of the sale: -


Top price Grey Brahman Bull Lot 116
A/c Matthew Kirk Family Trust “Ticoba” Mundubbera Qld for $42,500. 
Purchaser: Roger & Loreena Jefferies, Elrose Brahmans, Cloncurry  Qld


Top price Red Brahman Bull Lot 961
A/c Bill & Sue Blakeney “Warraka” Brahmans Coondoo via Gympie for $37,500
Purchaser: Jason & Cherry Taylor, Creek Farm Pty Ltd, Alpha Qld


Other top sales Lot 478 $32,000, Lot 494 $34,000, Lot 77 $22,000 Lot 923 $22,000


Major Buyers:-


Hacon & Son “Gyranda” Cloncurry Qld – 10 bulls
A & LM Parker “Eastmere” Clermont Qld – 22 bulls
John & Kate McLoughlin “Aroona Station” Katherine NT – 33 grey Brahman bulls
Oakey Park Holdings Charters Towers Qld – 13 grey Brahman bulls
Burnett Enterprises Pty Ltd “Bendemere” Clermont Qld – 21 red & grey Brahman bulls
Wyandot Pastoral Co, Mt Garnet Qld – 19 red Brahman bulls
WJ, TG & JD Harley


Media Inquiries:  Ian Desborough 03 9209 2335 or 0418 853 881

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