- Top $12,000, av $4009
- Sold 51, 93pc clearance
- Final clearance 100pc
FEMALES with breeding and looks paid to a top of $12,000 at the inaugural Rocky All Stars Elite Brahman female sale.
Impressive in anyone's language the catalogue featured 55 females from eight studs including Glengarry, Clukan, Ooline, Newburra, Palmvale, Somerton, Stockman, Elmo and Kariboe Valley.
The sale topped at $12,000 for a 19-month-old, NC Mr Elmer 17(IMP US) (P) daughter, Clukan Lily 1244.
The polled female presented pregnancy tested in calf (PTIC) to LMC Ambassador 700 (P).
Purchased by Zane and Maree Male, Somerset Park Brahmans, Calen, and the couple's son, Tom Male, Energy Brahmans, Gargett, the heifer will be the nucleus of both studs.
"We're both emerging studs with the shared objective of breeding quality polled grey Brahmans," said Mr Male, who concedes animal welfare issues and the cost of dehorning is a driving factor.
"We want to produce polled cattle without compromising carcase conformation."
After calving, Lily will be used in an intensive In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) program with predominantly Australian and American polled bulls.
Megan Hansen and her son, Grady, Oaklands Brangus stud, Kalapa, were on hand to inspect the $11,000 Clukan heifer the stud purchased from Theresa Taylor (right), Jambin.
Neville and Megan Hansen, Oaklands Brangus stud, Kalapa, paid $11,000 for Clukan Elwood 270/4, an 18-month-old, PBF Mortlock Manso daughter.
The young heifer sold artificially inseminated to Clukan T Trademark and will be used to produce registered Brangus livestock.
"We'll breed her to an American Brangus bull and then her daughters again," Mrs Hansen said.
"She presented at the sale with beautiful bone and length, a lovely softness and some great pedigrees in her background."
Glengarry Brahman stud, Marlborough, sold a show champion heifer for $10,000 to former Injune cattle producers, Peter and Rosie Freegard. Representing the couple, Hannah Kennedy, Elders Rockhampton, is pictured with the heifer and Glengarry stud principal, Scott Angel.
The Clukan stud, operated by Steve and Theresa Taylor, Jambin, averaged $9250 for four heifers including the $9000 sale of Clukan Jilly 271/4(AI)(ET)(H) to Emanuel and Josephine Pace, Blue Water Hills Brahmans, Mackay.
Les and Kellie Brummel, Big River Brahman stud, Banana, paid $5000 for the final Clukan offering.
Glengarry Brahman stud principals, Geoff and Scott Angel, Kunwarara, sold a 26-month-old, PBF Ashton Manso daughter, Glengarry Miss Whitney 2340(D) for $10,000 to former Injune cattle producers, Peter and Rosie Freegard.
Miss Whitney was six months PTIC to Glengarry G Superlock 140, the son of JDH Sir Locke 413.
A total of 21 grey heifers averaged $4619 while 30 red females settled on $3583.
Topping the red section, Kariboe Valley Gypsy sold to Peter and Sue Gray, The Rivers Red Brahman stud, Marlborough, for $7500. Peter (left) and his son, Henry (far right) are pictured with Kariboe Valley stud principal, Mark Allen, and his son Will (centre left) and Elders auctioneer, Randall Spann, Rockhampton.
The top priced red female was offered by Mark and Tarsh Allen, Kariboe Valley Red Brahmans, Thangool, and sold for $7500 to Peter and Sue Gray, The Rivers Red Brahmans, Marlborough.
The honours were taken by Kariboe Valley Gypsy (P), a 15-month-old, unjoined, Somerview Navarone daughter.
Kearin, Beth and Remy Streeter, Palmvale Red Brahmans, Marlborough, offered a 20-month-old, Kandoona Ukraine daughter which was purchased for $6500 by Brian Harriman, Reedy Brook B Brahmans, Mt Garnet.
A pair of Palmvale Red Brahman heifers each sold for $6000 and both females were purchased by Mark and Belinda Wilson, Banana Station, Banana.
The Wilson family purchased six red heifers in total to average $4083.
The purchases are the stepping stones for a pretty impressive stud for Mr and Mrs Wilson's, 12-year-old son, Walter.
The astute buying team selected five Palmvale Red females and a single Somerton lot.
Australian Brahman Breeders Association general manager John Croaker said while it was a good sale, it was pleasing that the stud industry was leading the way with confidence in the breed.
"It ended up a total clearance and a $4000 average is a good result."