Top quality cattle for field day sale

Top quality cattle for Rotary FNQ Field Days sale

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STUD SALE: Debbie Coleman, Yantee Creek Brahmans, is among the vendors at the Rotary FNQ Field Days cattle sale.

STUD SALE: Debbie Coleman, Yantee Creek Brahmans, is among the vendors at the Rotary FNQ Field Days cattle sale.

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Quality stud cattle will go to auction in an event first for the Rotary FNQ Field Days.

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TOP quality stud cattle from across North Queensland will go to auction in an event first for northern Australia's largest agricultural field days.

A cattle sale featuring lots from 15 studs will be held as part of the biennial Rotary FNQ Field Days, with Brahman, Droughtmaster, Ultrablack, Murray Grey and Shorthorn cattle included in the catalogue.

Rotary FNQ Field Days committee chairman Trevor Duncan said while there had always been a cattle display at the three-day event, the auction is a new addition

"We certainly will be keen to see anybody there that's interested in buying some good quality stock," Mr Duncan said.

"There will only be good quality stock there ... there will be some really nice females as well as bulls at the auction.

"Cattle prices have been very good this year ... and good quality cattle like you'll find at this sale are very hard to get.

"There's no restriction on where they are coming from, I think the furthest away is from Nebo as well as stock from Tully, the Daintree all around Atherton, Millaa Millaa."

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Retired Droughtmaster stud producer Trevor Taylor has worked hard to bring the cattle sale to fruition this year and is hopeful it will be hugely successful.

He said he was impressed with the support so far, with yards selling out within just weeks of being released.

Mr Taylor encouraged anybody interested in buying the cattle to view the yards early to avoid missing out.

"The yards are located near the main arena, so please remember to go and have a look early because it's really worthwhile seeing," he said.

The stud cattle sale will be held at Mareeba Rodeo Grounds at 10am on Friday, May 28, the final day of the field days.

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