Jarrod chuffed with bull's $30,000 price

AS Jarrod Deguara manoeuvred his way through the crowd at the Gracemere Saleyards yesterday, everyone wanted to shake his hand.

“Well done mate, you deserve it,” one passer-by said.

While he was no Billy Slater starring in the NRL grand final, Jarrod was definitely the star at yesterday's Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.

Jarrod and his dad sold one of the top bulls in the ring yesterday at $30,000.

“It's unbelievable,” he said yesterday.

Jarrod, of Daunia Station, Nebo, said he was very happy with the sale of the bull, which was bought by Peter Hall through agent Landmark.

He said what made his bull a top contender was its breeding, correct structure and unique blood line.

He brought four bulls down for Brahman Week and all sold yesterday - one at $12,000 and two at $5500.

Mt Coolon's Kelvin Maloney was a very happy buyer yesterday after buying a bull for $25,000 for breeding at his Kenilworth Station property.

He travels to Rockhampton every year for Brahman Week, the biggest multi-vendor breed sale in the world.

It's not the first time Mr Maloney had bought cattle from G Schultz, as he is a fan of the particular breed.

The top sale of the day was $44,000.

Brahman Week will continue today with lots 342 to 696 and then tomorrow with lots 697 to 1048.

There are a total of 1048 lots for sale this week.

Last year's record sale was $60,000.

The Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale is held annually on the first week of October.

For more information visit www.brahman.com.au

Sale highlights

• Lot 34: $30,000 bull bought by Peter Hall and sold by D Deguara through Landmark.

• Lot 50: $19,000 bull bought by B & S Mikkelsen and sold by A & R Olive.

• Lot 105: $25,000 bull bought by K & M Maloney and sold by G Schultz through Elders.

• Lot 148: $22,000 bought by Nobbs and sold by Quinn

• Lot 166: $22,500 bought by Bronson and sold by Taylor

• Lot 226: $44,000 bought by Tartrus Brahmans and sold by Streeter

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