David Owen from Shamrock Brahmans, Gympie, with one of three bulls he and his partner Glenda Jackson presented for sale at Gracemere yesterday.
David Owen from Shamrock Brahmans, Gympie, with one of three bulls he and his partner Glenda Jackson presented for sale at Gracemere yesterday. Chris Ison

'It is a buyer's market'

ORGANISERS hope today starts as yesterday finished at the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.

Colby Ede, Landmark Rockhampton's stud stock officer for North Queensland and the Northern Territory, said after a quiet morning the action heated up in the afternoon at the CQLX Saleyards at Gracemere.

Mr Ede said it was a buyer's market.

"We had a good crowd of people," Colby said of the opening day of the three-day sale.

"It was a bit quieter in the morning, but we had a very strong finish."

He said people had come from across Central Queensland and further afield, including Western Australia, for the sale.

"It's definitely a buyer's market, there are some very good quality bulls on sale," Colby said.

"There's a great opportunity for people to come and buy Brahman bulls of high quality."

Close to 300 bulls were presented yesterday.

 Top sale of the day was $35,000 for a JDH Atlas son on account of John Kirk of Gayndah.

Another notable sale was the $24,000 paid for a Red Brahman, presented by Peter and Sue Gray, of Marlborough.

 

Bulky buys

  • The Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale finishes at the end of tomorrow;
  • It is Australia's biggest and best value Brahman bull sale.


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