Brahman Week sale magnet to breeders far and wide
BRAHMAN Week means a lot to Central Queenslanders but we're hardly the only ones.
New South Wales vendor Max Johnson is one of dozens of gra- ziers who made a long inter- state journey to attend this week's Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale at Gracemere.
And his reason is simple: the sale offers better bulls and big- ger prices than any other auc- tion in Australia.
At home in Grafton, Mr John- son's stud Jomanda set a record recently when one of its bulls sold for a little over $8700, well below the stud's best perfor- mance of $21,000 at Gracemere.
"If you breed a good bull peo- ple are prepared to pay good money up here,'' he said.
"No other breed has a sale like this and for us just being a part of it is pretty good.''
But Mr Johnson said the mar- ket was a very competitive one, adding he didn't bother regis- tering bulls for the sale unless he knew he had some good qual- ity beasts to offer.