Hundreds of head to go at auction
By EVAN SCHWARTEN ORGANISERS and agents are gearing up for a big three days with the start of Brahman Week today.
By Wednesday 1076 bulls will have passed through the centre ring at the Gracemere Saleyards making the event the biggest of its kind in Australia.
"We've been flat out with sales every day since August but Brahman Week would be the biggest ... we've had interest from right across Australia,'' Landmark agent Peter Brazier said.
Organiser John Croaker said the amount of interest in the sales meant the number of bulls vendors were allowed to auction at the event was capped at 25.
"We've had to restrict the sale down from about 1400 applicants,'' he said.
Mr Croaker said up to two thousand people were expected to pass through the saleyards during Brahman Week injecting about $1 million into the Central Queensland economy.
But he said a webcam had been installed in the centre ring meaning buyers from across Australia could watch the sale online and buy over the phone.
"The majority of bulls are still sold to people at the auction but we do get people interested in certain lots who for one reason or another can't make it,'' he said.