Visitors keen on benchmark of sales
BOONAH cowboy Chris McCarthy isn't leaving Rockhampton without some hard-earned cash and three fewer bulls.
Today he will be among hundreds at the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale - the biggest multi-vendor breed sale in the world.
Held at the Gracemere Saleyards until Wednesday night, there will be 1048 lots of cattle up for grabs.
Mr McCarthy has been coming to Rockhampton for this sale each year for 10 years.
“I look forward to this each year - everyone saves their best for this sale,” he said.
“It's like the benchmark of sales.”
Mr McCarthy, who was at the saleyards yesterday preparing his Stockman Red Brahmans, said he was expecting some big transactions this year.
Last year the top sale was $60,000 and in 2007 it was $85,000.
Peter Tuxworth travelled from Ingham to sell three of his Halgencies Brahman bulls.
He said he was here predominately to sell, but was always on the lookout for a bargain.
Link Davies of Bundaberg has two Traylin Red Brahmans for sale and can't wait for the week to start.
The Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale is held annually in the first week of October.
For more information visit www.brahman.com.auBRAHMAN WEEK
• Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale begins today at 8am
• It runs until Wednesday night
• There are 1048 lots of cattle up for sale
• It's the world's biggest multi-vendor breed sale
• Last year's record sale was $60,000