Brad loves the cattle industry

EVEN if Brad Mulvohill wasn't getting paid to sell cattle, you still couldn't keep him away.

That's how much this cowboy loves the cattle industry.

Yesterday Mr Mulvohill spoke about the industry passionately after a successful morning in the sales ring at the National Droughtaster sale at the Gracemere Saleyards.

As a stud stock officer for Savage, Barker and Backhouse (SBB) agents, he's like a real estate agent, but for cattle.

But he said the difference was that the cattle industry was greatly affected by outside influences.

“If it rained here it would send the prices up around the world,” he said.

“It's also more constant and reliable - people trade cattle every day.”

Mr Mulvohill said in the sales market at the moment buyers were shying away from big bulls.

He said mediocre bulls were more popular as they were more economical.

“Australian cattle got too big and they're coming back down,” he said.

“Cattle have improved so much over the years. But everyone is looking for something different.”

Mr Mulvohill has farmed Brahman stud for 15 years, hailing from Boonah, located between Ipswich and Warwick.

He's since relocated to Gracemere.

“I love the people (in the cattle industry) and I love dealing with cattle - I'm with them every day,” he said.

“I get a real buzz from sales.

“My job is to promote the bulls we sell and inform the buyer of the bulls we have.”

Yesterday Mr Mulvohill said SBB sold 50 bulls, with the top price of $30,000.

He said that was a good price, as the “silly money” had left the market.

The National Droughtmaster sale will continue today.

Over the two days 528 head of cattle will be sold.

Sale highlights Sale highlights yesterday at the National Droughtmaster sale at the Gracemere Saleyards:
  • Lot 6: $30,000 bull, bought by AW Grazing and sold by SBB.
  • Lot 75: $26,000 bull, bought by M & E Ingram, sold by Elders.
  • Lot 137: $25,000 bull, bought by Atkinson Pastoral Co., sold by Elders.


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