Brahmans in hot demand
BRAHMANS are back in vogue.
That is according to Kangarin Brahman breeder Nick Dudarko, at the Rockhampton Brahman Week sales.
And after spending $50,000 on a bull yesterday, he is putting his money where his mouth is.
Happy with his purchase from young breeder Tom Nobbs, from Yoman Brahman Stud in Moura, Nick said the success of the three-day sale showed the strength of the industry.
Robert Murray, Elders stud stock representative, said of the 828 bulls offered for sale during Brahman Week, there had been a 91% clearance.
The sale grossed $4.85 million, with the average sale price $6420, up $1000 on last year, with buyers from Northern Territory and Western Australia buying in big numbers, joining other bidders from Queensland and New South Wales.
A new format of selling grey and red cattle separately brought a positive response from buyers.
"There was a good gallery of buyers and a good selection of cattle," Robert said.
For Tiffany Newcombe, a regular worker but first-time seller at the auction, it was a week of nervous anticipation, waiting for her two heads to go under the auctioneer's hammer on day three of the sale.
She was happy with her efforts, fetching $15,000 for one of her Gympie-based Rosewood Hill Brahmans.
qty for sale: 828
qty sold: 756
Top $ grey: $60,000
Top $ red: $50,000
Next sale: Brahman Classic Sale, October 15