Wattlebray tops at the 39th National Charbray Sale
Lot 35 Wattlebray Kidman(P) sold for $20, 000 to Cherie Gooding Marlegoo Charbrays, Biloela .
Cherie is pictured with Vendor Trevor Ford Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla.
Bulls Average $6597
Females Average $1955
Part Extract QCL September 29th, 2016
By Julie Sheehan
The 39th National Charbray sale at Gracemere last Wednesday saw 23 Certified Charbray Breeders selling 93 bulls from 103 with a 91 percent clearance. The bulls grossed $613,500 to average $6 597 and the 11 heifers offered grossed $21,500 to average $1,955 with a 100 percent clearance.
Buyers acknowledged value in depth of breeding with fierce bidding coming from all areas of the gallery for lots offered by Trevor and Lolita Ford Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla who sold both the top and second top price bulls of the day. Grading at C6 both these polled sires are at the pinnacle of the Charbray grading table; generation bred Charbrays.
Top price bull of the day Wattlebray Kidman (P) by the sire Huntington Fashionable (P) weighed in at 908kg and sold to Cherie Gooding, Marlegoo Charbrays, Biloela for $20,000. Kidman will be used in both the Gooding family’s stud & commercial herds. The Gooding’s were looking particularly for poll genetics but were also impressed by his weight for age & muscling. Wattlebray Kinsman (P) also by Huntington Fashionable (P) weighing in at 932kg, Kinsman went the Lambert Charbrays at Charleville for $18 000.
$17,000 was paid by Tania & Randall Ziesemer, Beaumont Grazing, Taroom, repeat buyers at the sale the Ziesemers took home Diamond Dove Knight with an impressive EMA of 148, offered by Bill & Juliann Lewis, Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto. Randall & Tania’s operation is approximately 30km north east of Taroom, where they run a commercial Charbray herd taking progeny up to the trade feeder market.
The Bush family, Northern Charbrays offered 11 heifers at the sale to a top of $2,750 for Northern Laveda L440. Laveda was purchased by Lachlan Dickson Chelbrook Charbrays, Emerald.
The next generation of young Charbray breeders had a successful day with maiden vendors Bow Connor, Tomahawk Charbrays, Morinish selling his bull, Tomahawk Jukebox (P) to Cedar Creek Grazing for $12,000 while Ashlyn Hoare, AK Charbrays, Bluff scored an average of $11 000 for her two bulls.
Volume buyers on the day included GL Campbell & Co, Biloela who put together a line of nine bulls to average $4222; John Riley & Family Charters Towers purchased a draft of seven bulls at an average of $5214; VB & BA Hunt, Dellyvon Charbrays purchased eight heifers to average $1844.
Phone 1300 Charbray (242 727) for a contact list of dedicated REGISTERED Charbray Breeders