Buyer support from astute cattle breeders was strong at the Jaffra Female Dispersal sale held at CQLX Gracemere.
Outstanding cattle with impeccable temperament and quality genetics were the legacy that the late Ion Jackson left behind after many years of dedication to the Brahman breed.
The sale overall offered 172 lots for a 100 per cent clearance, to gross $947,500.
Individually, cows and calves grossed $527,000 to average $6756 reaching a top of $22,000.
Cows grossed $226,500 to average $4441 and topped at $16,000, heifers grossed $128,000 to average $3282, while the two sires grossed $62,500 to average $31,250 and topped at $32,500.
The two semen packages on offer averaged $1750 and totalled $3500.
Jaffra Beauty 4853 (H) topped the cow and calf section of the sale hitting $22,000.
Beauty had an outstanding bull calf at foot by NCC Marzipan 2602 and found a new home at Brett Nobbs’, NCC Brahman Stud, Inverrio, Duaringa.
Again the Jaffra females found new homes in respected Brahman studs with the second top price Jaffra Miss Lady 4661 (P) being purchased by Lawson Camm, Cambil Brahmans, Proserpine for $19,000.
Miss Lady also had a bull calf at foot by NCC Marzipan 2602 and held bloodlines such as JDH Elefante R Manso 272 (IMP US).
Temperament of the draft was a standout as lot after lot entered the ring with a minimum of fuss.
Cows topped at $16,000 with Jaffra Miss CP 4629 (P) finding a new home with fellow stable mate at Lawson Camm’s, Cambil Brahmans, Proserpine
The strength of the female herd was evident in the line up of young heifers on offer with many stud breeders holding out to gain the genetics, bone and growth that these females continued to present.
Top price heifer Jaffra 4983 (P) was purchased for $9500 by the Joyce Family, Tropical Cattle Company, The Orient, Ingham.
The two sires offered were quickly snapped up as their impact on the herd and progeny displayed was clearly evident.
The top price for NCC Marzipan (IVF)(D) son of JDH Mr Elmo Manso (IMP US) found his new home at the Warraka Stud, with owners Bill and Sue Blackeney, Coondoo reaching $32,500.
Volume buyers included Brenton and Emma Sewell, Mallawa, Clermont who took home eleven females.
John and Catherine Hicks, Billabong, Moura purchased 10, as did the Brownson family, Burdekin Brahmans, Charters Towers.
Interest from interstate buyers saw Waratah Speckle Park Stud, Guyra, New South Wales purchase nine females to utilise in their Brahckle bull breeding operation.
Vicki Jackson was very appreciative of the support that her and daughter Anna had received from buyers on the day and was very happy with the sale results.
- Agents: Landmark & Elders