We’ll take rain any day
Lehmann Cattle Co crowned champion at Biggenden weaner sale
BROOWEENA district graziers Kevin Rogers and Gail Gauld at the Biggenden saleyards last Thursday for the annual all-breeds weaner sale. As well as the welcome rain, Gail was pleased with her weaner prices.
FOR the second consecutive year Tansey cattle producer Lehmann Cattle Co has been awarded the champion Simmental pen at the Biggenden All Breeds Weaner sale.
The success didn’t stop there for the fledgling company with owners Dane and Rachel Lehmann also producing the champion pen at the sale on Thursday
Mr Lehmann said he was shocked when they were announced champions but declared they must be doing something right as they were only in their second year of breeding.
“It had been a big effort to keep on top of everything especially with the parasites and the dry,” he said.
“On top of that the calves arrived late but I believe we had a better pregnancy rate than some around us.”
Those attending the sale had to deal with muddy conditions but Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker said he would take the rain any day.
Judge Noel Grant described the champion pen as lovely.
“They were showing excellent beef while maintaining femininity,” he said.
The Dalby cattle producer and retired agent said he had come to Biggenden to see the coastal cattle.
“It’s been a tough season with the break only coming in January,” he said.
“Due to the season the calves haven’t grown as they should have but were still of good quality.”
Mr Grant encouraged beef producers to do more with genetics in their cattle.
“Many producers are happy to get a calf on the ground but you have to strive to do better and produce calves better than their mothers,” he said.
“It’s all about taking the industry to higher levels especially now producers are getting premium prices for better cattle.”
CHAMPION PEN: Judge Noel Grant with Dane and Rachel Lehmann and daughter Tilda.
Everyone was dressed for the wet and muddy conditions at the All Breeds Weaner sale at Biggenden.
Michael and Neville Allen of Mundubbera took out the best pen of Charbray weaners at the Biggenden sale.
Ashley Trigger with his pen of Brahman weaners.
Gayndah's Trevor Slack checks out the stock.