Paul shows off trucks of his trade
AS Paul Farrell was talking about his recent success at Gracemere Saleyards, a man pulled up beside him.
“Another hot bite,” Mr Farrell said.
But he was not selling cattle at yesterday's QLT Limousin bull sales, he was selling cattle trucks and had already sold three since the beginning of the month and 15 since the beginning of Beef Week.
Mr Farrell, a truck specialist for Westco, said the three recent buyers were property owners with a need for their own truck to take cattle to other properties or to the markets.
Yesterday he was leaning on a six-tonne Mitsubishi Fuso cattle truck on display, which had attracted the prospective buyer.
“He'll call me,” he said.
“We have been successful with all bull sales.
“Enquires on them (cattle trucks) have been considerable.”
The truck can fit 12 grown cattle and has side loading and a fully removable centre gate.
Mr Farrell said the truck would get a bit of a “fancy up” before Brahman Week, October 5,6 and 7, with Brahman bull stickers.
He said he was looking forward to Brahman Week, which brought hundreds of producers to the region with more than 1000 Brahman bulls for sale.
Elders Stock Rockhampton's Ed Chambers yesterday said the sales had a 70% clearance and most of the bulls went to buyers from around the Rolleston and Springsure area, with a consignment heading to Middlemount.
He said today's sales were due to start at 9am with the Charbray sales with 92 registered Charbray bulls for sale and 13 females.
They will be followed by a Charolais sale with 44 Charolais bulls.BULL SALE RESULTS
Annual QLT Limousin Bull sale:
• 37 Limousin Bulls offered
• 26 sold • Average price was $3617
• Top price bull sold for $8,000.