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Wattlebray Charbrays top 41st National bull sale @ $24,000

Charbray National Sale Date Claimer - 19 September 2018.

Top price bull buyers, Les & Trent Marshall, Greenfields Charbrays, Jambin with young Samuel Ford & vendors Trevor and Lolita Ford, Wattlebray Charbrays plus their other children Daniel, Chloe & Liam.

Extract QCL
By Martin Bunyard

Despite dry weather conditions the 41st Charbray National bull sale vendors managed to present an excellent draft of sires.

That's according to Charbray Society of Australia president, Les Marshall, who noted the solid $5681 sale price average as a representation of the breeds ability to perform in all types of seasonal conditions.
"The caliber of bulls presented for sale was great but the dry weather defiantly meant some usual buyers had to miss the sale due to currently feeding cattle or simply not requiring more sires this year because of the drought," Mr Marshall said.

"It was a bit of a tough day in the office for some Charbray bull breeders but overall the breed continues to move forward with good quality genetics on offer."

It didn't take long for the Charbray National 2018 bull sale to reach a top price of $24,000 for lot 5, Wattlebray Marshall sire, that was offered for sale by Trevor and Lolita Ford's Wattlebray Charbray Stud, Chinchilla.

It was fitting the Wattlebray Marshall bull was bought by the Marshall family, Greenfields Charbrays, with the sire's purchase being described as the "next step forward" in evolving the stud's sire muscling, bone and carcase traits.

The scurred Wattlebray Marshall bull tipped the scales at 968 kilograms on sale day and was packaged in a practical sized frame with excellent bone structure to easily carry the sire's powerful muscle, all at just 21-months-old. The bull also recorded 13 millimetres of fat on the rump and 11 millimetres of fat on the rib area with a solid eye muscle area scan of 136 centimetres squared, plus a scrotal measurement of 41 centimetres.

The Wattlebray Marshall bull will now go to work for the Spring mating season to selected females at Les and Anne Marshall's Greenfields Charbay Stud near Jambin.

The second top priced bull was lot 36, Colinta Maverick (P) CHPM1100, who was offered for sale by the Glencore Coal Company's Colinta Holdings Charbray Stud and made to $18,000.

The impressive 24-month-old sire was snapped up by Hillview Charbays and entered the sale ring at 860 kilograms with an eye muscle area scan of 126 centimetres squared. The polled bull also recorded a scrotal measurement of 39 centimetres, plus 10 millimetres of fat on the rump and 7 millimetres of fat on the rib area.

Third top price of the sale was also a Glencore Coal bull, lot 37 Colinta Morocco (P) CHPM1192, that reached $16,000 and sold to Lambert Pastoral Co, Charleville.

The bull was by the same Colinta Jumbuck J6003 (PP) (C5) sire of the $18,000 Colinta Maverick and recorded an excellent weight for age of 924 kilograms at 24-months-old. The polled bull scanned an eye muscle area of 130 centimetres squared with 9 millimetres of fat on the rump and 6 millimetres of fat on the rib area, plus a scrotal circumference of 41 centimetres.

Also of note were three Charbray sires reaching $10,000 each. First to make the $10,000 price tag was Nadia Martins' Tunas Malcolm M217 (P) bull who sold to Welsh Cattle Co, Carrabah, Taroom. Second to make the price was lot 30, Geneva Major (SC) sire, and sold to Carbene Grazing, Taemarie, Condamine. The third bull to reach $10,000 was lot 66, Rangeview Maverick 705 (P), and sold to the Campman family, Cameron Pocket, Calen.


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