Stud to show its qual­ity

Central and North Burnett Times - - WHITAKER OPEN DAY -

AN EVENT on Au­gust 22 will be the fourth year that Clint and Robyn Whi­taker of Mun­dub­bera have con­ducted an open day on their Bur­nett Park prop­erty.

“We’re of­ten asked, ‘do open days work?’” said Mr Whi­taker, ofWhi­taker Brah­mans and Char­brays.

“One thing’s for cer­tain, they’re a lot of hard work and ev­ery year we im­me­di­ately ques­tion our need to do it again.

“But when the dust set­tles we re­flect on the ben­e­fits and start plan­ning for next year.”

TheWhi­tak­ers of­fer stock for sale on their open day.

In­cluded in this year’s draft will be polled and (de)horned char­bray bulls. They cater for all breeder pref­er­ences by of­fer­ing char­brays of 50/50 brah­man/charo­lais con­tent through to 75% charo­lais, 25% brah­man. On of­fer also

Clint Whi­taker The friend­ships we’ve gained over this short time make the hard work all the more worth­while.

will be one grey brah­man bull and a pen of com­mer­cial char­bray heifers.

In years past, open day pa­trons have in­di­cated their bull pref­er­ence dur­ing the Char­bray Na­tional, Rock­hamp­ton Brah­man Week, Char­ters Tow­ers Big Coun­try and Monto All Breeds sales.

They looked at bulls on dis­play, fol­lowed these bulls to sale and pur­chased them for their breed­ing herds.

This year Whi­taker Char­bray bulls will sell at the Monto All Breeds bull sale on Septem­ber 13 (lots 28–31) and the Char­bray Na­tional bulls will sell at Grace­mere on Septem­ber 24 (lots 24–30).

At this year’s Rock­hamp­ton Brah­man Week Sale, Whi­taker Brah­man Stud will of­fer four grey brah­man bulls on day two, Oc­to­ber 4 (lots 397–400), and two red brah­man bulls (lots 767 and 768) the next day.

TheWhi­tak­ers have also had clients of the open day in­di­cate and ful­fil their de­sire to re­turn and pur­chase pad­dock bulls for their op­er­a­tions.

The cou­ple has re­alised, through the sale of their qual­ity char­bray heifers at the open day, that these cat­tle at­tract com­pet­i­tive rates and fos­ter re­peat buy­ers.

“Whilst the sales are very wel­come, it’s the knowl­edge that we’ve run an en­joy­able com­mu­nity ex­pe­ri­ence that re­ally tops it off for both Robyn and my­self,” Mr Whi­taker said.

“And the friend­ships we’ve gained over this short time make the hard work all the more worth­while.”

Go to the open day at 117 Gayn­dah-Mun­dub­bera Rd, Mun­dub­bera, from 9am–4pm, Fri­day, Au­gust 22.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BUY: Ge­orge Ha­con with two of the red Whi­taker brah­man bulls he got at the Brah­man Week Sale last year.

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