Charbray fever hits national sale
Bulls Average $6055
Females Average $2125
Extract QCL October 1st,2015
By Kerrie Sagnol
Randall and Tanya Ziesemer's decision to head to the 38th National Charbray Sale rather than go on holidays led to them picking up the top priced bull at CQLX last Wednesday.
Fierce bidding came from all areas of the gallery for the 24 month old Geneva Jackson, offered by Bill, Sue and Kimberly Pickersgill, Geneva Charbrays, Theodore, and culminated with the Ziesemer family, Beaumont, Taroom paying $20,000 for the 986kg sire. The pink nosed poll returned scans of 12mm P8 fat and 7mm rib fat, 138sq.cm in the eye muscle area and a 41cm scrotal circumference. Mr & Mrs Ziesemer came to the sale looking for poll genetics, and were impressed with the bulls scans. "He will be a good outcross to our current genetics", Mr Ziesemer said adding would Jackson go over their commercial Charbray cows. The Curran family, Spenbar Charbrays from Condamine also secured a Geneva polled sire for $16 000. The Pickersgill family offered 5 bulls in total and walked away with a very impressive $11,300 average.
Second top price was the $19,000 Wattlebray Jericho, offered by Trevor and Lolita Ford, Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla, the 920kg bull which was one of a line of 6 Wattlebray Sires averaging $9400, was purchased by Michael Connolly of Emjay Charbray Stud, Goomeri. Ron Loakes, Lochaber Creek Charbrays secured Wattlebray Jackaroo for $10 000 for his operation at Mundubbera.
Paul and Georgie Connor, Rosewood Charbrays, Morinish also sold a bull into the high teens with Welsh Cattle Company, Wandoan, purchasing the $18,000 Rosewood Ironman. The 858kg sire was one of a strong line of bulls by Huntington Ziven. Volume buyers were the Callander family purchasing 9 sires average of $5388 and Dunphy Bros, Goganga who took home 8. Warren & Eve Smith Celestrial Charbrays selected a Marlegoo sire for $10 000 . GJ & MG Golding from Grafton took home a Greenfields sire for $10 500 while repeat buyers Comanche Cattle Co secured a Kandanga Valley sire at $12 000. Diamond L Charbrays team of 3 topped at $9500.
The 2015 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence was presented to
Chas & Judy Nobbs, Cordelia Charbrays
Congratulations Chas & Judy, a well deserved win for your on-going pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed.
This awards namesake, Ronald Francis Maynard (OAM) – known throughout his life as Hec – was a popular Central Queensland grazing and community identity who was instrumental in establishing the Charbray breed in Australia in the early 1970s.
As the Charbray Society's founding president Hec's passion for the breed was instrumental in steering it to where we are today. The trophy is a bronze cast of one of Hec's old work hats, with part of its wooden base crafted from timber found on his property Greenfields.
Phone 1300 Charbray (242 727) for a contact list of dedicated REGISTERED Charbray Breeders