An outstanding 82 lot draft (plus semen packages) has been catalogued for the Rocky All-Stars Elite Brahman Female Sale being held at CQLX Gracemere, on Saturday, March 16, from 11am.
Sale agent Michael Smith, Elders Stud Stock Toowoomba, said the 52 greys and 30 reds selected for inclusion in the catalogue are a credit to the 15 vendors offering drafts at this year's sale.
"Any of these females would complement most stud herds and all commercial herds," Mr Smith said.
"The sale will provide prospective buyers with a vast array of superior genetics to choose from in one location from a group of elite Brahman studs that have a record of being at “the pointy end” of the business as far as results are concerned," he said.
Mr Smith said at last year's sale 50 lots sold for an 84 per cent clearance rate while achieving an average of $4370, with the highlight of the sale coming when Beth Streeter’s Palmvale Regal Lady 3635 (H) sold to Dillon Scott, Rosetta Station, Collinsville, for $10,500.
"We were happy with the 2018 result, it allowed budget-conscious buyers to purchase from the sale but also provided the opportunity for buyers to secure a top shelf article."
He said despite the recent extreme climatic conditions, with the floods in NW Qld and the ongoing dry spell across the eastern states, several new vendors will be offering drafts this year.
"They'll join with our regular vendors and several more studs who're returning to sell at the sale after a hiatus. We've catalogued more females this year to give buyers a much wide selection to choose from."
Mr Smith said in a lovely show of support and unity the sale vendors will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Sisters of the North charity to help out the NW Qld flood victims.
"These include all of our Australian-based vendors and also V8 ranch from Hungerford, Texas in the USA.
"Each vendor will either be donating 50pc of the proceeds of one of their females in their draft, or 100pc of the proceeds from the sale of a semen package(s) from one of their stud sires, to the Sisters of the North."
Online bidding and livestreaming is available through the RLX platform, for further particulars and pre-sale registration visit www.rlx.com.au or contact CQLX at Gracemere on (07) 4931 7300.
For sale enquiries please call Michael Smith, Elders Stud Stock, Toowoomba, on 0428 541 711 or Robert Murray, Elders, Rockhampton, on 0419 644 813.