Written by rds on 04/11/2013
83 bulls av $4139 top $21,000 – 89 percent clearance
80 commercial heifers av $867.50 top $1300 – total clearance
Story: Kent Ward
PRODUCERS from across Queensland pushed Brangus bull values to $21,000 to average $4111 at last week’s inaugural Triple B Brangus Sale, Dingo. Vendors, the Barlow family, Triple B Stud saw their product sell to all parts of the state and their commercial heifers hit a top of $1300 per head to post a $867.50/head average.
Guest vendors, Texas Angus Stud, Warialda, NSW made the journey worthwhile when their 11 selected bulls averaged $4318 topping at $14,000. Sale topper at $21,000 was the 25-month-old, Triple B G112 (AI). The 802kg, 130 EMA with a final EBV of +27 sired by US semen import, Blackhawk Of Brinks sold in a three quarter share full possession arrangement to David an Prue Bonfield, Palgrove Stud, Dalveen. The Hansen family, Bindaree Stud, Murgon secured the $8000 Triple B G185 (NBS Candidate/Thirsty Creek Contractor) (24-months) with a liveweight of 786kg and an EMA of 130.
Major support came from Consolidated Pastoral Company, Wrotham Park, Mareeba acting through Trent McKinlay, Landmark Blackall taking 18 for on average $2861. Ross Olive, Westgrove, Westwood selected 11 for Hacon and Sons, Buckingham Downs Station, Boulia for a $3818 average. Top of the Buckingham Downs draft was a $5500 25-month-old son of Blackhawk Of Brinks (US). Bill Dobe, Strathalbyn, Gumlu signed off on 10 to average $4500 topping at $6000 while John Toohey, Glen-Dhu, Mt Garnet picked up six for on average $4417. Craig Wight, Jellinbah, Blackwater selected six from the offering for an average $4583 topping at $6000 for a 25-month-old Braxton Of Brinks (US) son with a final weight of +34. Rod Barrett and family, Salisbury Plains, Bowen was active taking five for a $4900 medium topping at $6500 for a Doonside 568 (Transformer Of Brinks) son aged 25-months. Rob and Annie Donohoe, Barranga, Bauhinia Downs claimed four setting a $3500 average. Top Angus entry was the 980kg, 25-m0nth Texas G562 (AI) (Sitz New Design) with a final weight of +135 selling to the Barlow Cattle Company, Araluen, Dingo. Already utilized at Texas he ranked in the top 1% for 200,400 and 600 day weight.
Mel and Sue Burston, Broadlea, Clermont accounted for all the commercial unjoined heifers (72 head) with the exception of the top selling pen. The haul for Broadlea averaged $819 and topped at $1050 for two pens. The top selling pen of eight at $1300 was purchased by Ross and Lorain Prange, Mt Larcom who also added to their purchases by taking a $3500 male. The heifers were sold as 19 to 26 month unjoined commercial females whereby six pens (48 head) were eligible for registration upgrade. The Burston haul included 40 of these heifers. Allan Williams, Riverside, Nebo selected the $6000 Triple B G118 (AI) (Blackhawk Of Brinks) (26-months) while Barry and Jan Bauman, Tryphinia View, Dingo selected a $4000 24-month-old son of the homebred Triple B Dylan. Andrew Iwers, Croydon Hills, Springsure ended with a trio to average $2667 while Alf Collins, Belah Valley, Marlborough also took three for a $3333 average topping at $5000.