Bran­gus fe­male tops the sale at $60,000

100% clear­ance rate on first day

Central and North Rural Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - ZHANAE CON­WAY-DODD Zhanae.con­way-dodd@apn.com.au

WITH a 100% clear­ance rate on the first day, the Na­tional Bran­gus Sale was off to a great start.

The sale, which kicked off on Mon­day at the CQLX Sa­le­yards in Grace­mere, saw a top of $32,000 for the bulls and a new record of $60,000 for the fe­males, with com­mit­tee mem­bers dub­bing the sale the best yet. Ed­ward Quinn from Cal­liope was both a board mem­ber and ven­dor at the sale and said the bulls this year sold ex­tremely well.

“The sale was ex­tremely strong. The fe­males sold up to $60,000 so it was solid all the way through,” he said.

“The bulls sold ex­tremely well, a lot of bulls made solid av­er­ages.

“This sale has shaped up to be stronger than last year’s sale.”

Ed­ward, who runs 12,000 com­mer­cial breed­ers and 150 reg­is­tered breed­ers on his 22,500 acre prop­erty, was happy with how his nine bulls sold.

“We topped at $12,000,” Ed­ward said

“I’m only new to it. Our main op­er­a­tion is com­mer­cial and the stud thing is a side­line for us.”

Sale com­mit­tee mem­ber Greg Magee from Capella said 150 bulls were auc­tioned off dur­ing the na­tional sale.

“Ev­ery­one was keen to buy.”

PHO­TOS: CHRIS ISON

IN THE CROWD: Greg Magee, Nev Hansen and Ed­ward Quinn, the sale com­mit­tee, at the Bran­gus Sale at the CQLX Sa­le­yards, Grace­mere.

Bid­ders watch keenly at the 2017 Bran­gus Sale at the CQLX Sa­le­yards, Grace­mere.

Auc­tion­eers take the stand on Tues­day at the CQLX Sa­le­yards.

There were plenty of lots on of­fer at the Bran­gus Sale.

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