Charbray Association Australia

CHARBRAY SHOW & SALE RESULTS


Braylyn Charbrays Top 2013 National Charbray Sale

George & Cathy Hoare of Braylyn Charbrays with Braylyn Hoodlum

George & Cathy Hoare of Braylyn Charbrays with Braylyn Hoodlum who sold for a top of $10 000 to Phillip Campman of Cameron Pocket, Calen, Qld.

Braylyn Hoodlum a growthy 22 month old Bull by a Wiluna Sire, Wiluna 08-183. Mr Campman described the bull as " faultless, he is so well balanced and has great weight for age."

Wiluna Charbray's, Bruce & Sue Mikkelsen achieved $8000 for 29 month old Wiluna Gigolo, to come in with the second highest price tag at the 2013, 36st annual National Charbray Sale on the 25th of September.



Kandanga Valley 3rd Annual Nebo Bull Sale – November 29th, 2012

Solid competition from Central Queensland producers pushed one of the last bull sales for 2012 to an extremely strong average of $5351 at Kandanga Valley's 3rd Annual Bull Sale held at Braeside Saleyards, Nebo.

18 of 20 Charbray bulls sold at auction for a strong average of $6028, topping at $12 000.

19 of 19 Charolais bulls presented sold to average $4710 topping at $8500 twice.

The Callendar's from Coalston Park purchased the top 2 Charbray sires as well as the 2 top priced Charolais bulls.

Top price of $12 000 was paid for the polled Charbray sire, Kandanga Valley Frank, by homebred Charolais sire Kandanga Valley Zealot (P). Frank (P) was 900kg at 22mths, fat scans of 8 & 6, EMA of 136 and IMF 4.3.

Kandanga Valley Frank
Top price of $12 000 was paid for the polled Charbray sire, Kandanga Valley Frank.

The previous lot Kandanga Valley Felton (P/Sc) sold at $10 500 went the same way. Felton, a poll/scurr bull was also by Zealot (P) and weighed 972kg at 25 mths, fat scans of 6 & 5, EMA of 140 and IMF of 3.9.

The Callendars also snapped up Kandanga Valley Figaro, a heavy muscled, big hindquartered bull by Kandanga Valley Zergo (P), who weighed in at 906kg, fat scans of 8 & 5, EMA 130 sq.cm and an IMF of 4.3 as well as Kandanga Valley Gaul, a Full French son of Sedalia Beaumont, weighing 900kg, EMA 142sq.cm, fat scans of 6 & 5 and an IMF scan of 4.0.

The Callendar's took home 11 bulls in total with 7 Charbray and 4 Charolais, to average $6273.

The Callendar's have been buying Kandanga Valley bulls for a few years now and they quoted that the cattle are doing well. Weaner steers are sold through the Sarina saleyards with buyers very happy with what they are getting.

75% of the bulls sold went to repeat buyers -

Barry Bauman, Tryphinia View, secured Charolais herd sire Kandanga Valley Ferro, by our Charbray sire, Kandanga Valley Meat Pak, our 'meat machine'. Meat Pak is a ¾ Charolais bull by stud sire Morgiana House West Aveyron (Charolais). Barry also picked up the red factor polled bull, Kandanga Valley Fav'rit, for $5500.

Jim Curran, Warwick Park purchased 2 Charbray bulls at $8000 each to add to last year's purchases.

S Kidman & Co, Helen Springs, took 8 Charbray sires (3 polled) to average $5375, after also securing 3 at our on property sale earlier this year.

Darren Anderson, Barcoo Trust, secured 2 generation bred Charbrays to average $4250.


 

2012, 35th National Charbray Bull & Female Sale Results

Huntington Charbray's - Australian Record $28 000
Story & Pictures by Sharon Howard QCL

Smashing the Australian record for a top price sale at an auction, the 35th National Breed Sale will be remembered fondly for many years.

The sale of Huntington Forester for $28 000 rewrote the record books for both the Charbray Society and Taroom based Huntington Charbrays, owned by the Welsh family.

Huntington Forester Charbray Bull
Matt & Rachael Welsh, centre, Huntington Charbray's and top-priced bull Huntington Forester, with buyer, pastoral company S. Kidman & Co. which was represented by station manager Chris Towne, left, Helen Springs, Tennant Creek NT and Elders Katherine Agent, Peter Kelly, right.

Huntington Charbrays sold the record breaking, 32 month old Stewart Park 72 son to the S. Kidman & Co Charbray bull breeding site at Morney Plains, Windorah. The sale of the impressive C5 sire Forester reinforces the focus of the Charbray Society on genetic excellence in the breed by drawing attention to the worth of an impeccably bred bull.

It was selected by the Helen Springs station manager, Chris Towne, Tennant Creek, NT, who was looking for polled genetics and liked the width of Forester. "He's a good overall type of bull," he said. Forester scored a 12 and 8 in the fat scoring, an eye muscle area of 143sq cm and weighing 1050kg with a 42cm scrotal.

The company bought 14 other bulls to return to the Helen Springs Brahman-Charbray crossbreeding operation that will this year join 4500 Brahman cross heifers to Charbray bulls.

Huntington Charbrays averaged $16 250 for the sale of two bulls.

Jim, Mary and Michael Connolly, Emjay Charbray, Goomeri paid $16 000 for the 33 month old, Colinta Bobby son, Tunas Exception. The sire weighed 1260kg with an EMA of 150sq cm and a fat score of 13 and 9. Catalogued as an out-standing sire prospect with pedigree and performance, Michael Connolly agreed. Bone, depth, length and softness were traits in the bull he identified. The sire will join a 120-head stud herd.

Paul and Georgie Connor, Rosewood Charbrays, Morinish sold the 21-month old, Rosewood Freak for $15 000 to George and Cathy Hoare, Braylyn Charbray Stud, Bluff. Rosewood Charbrays averaged $9333 for 3 bulls.

The Hoare family sold Braylyn Geronimo, a polled, Colinta Basil son to Kerod and Clare Lindley, Spring Villa Charbrays, Wowan for $13 000 and Braylyn Gravox (P) to Clare Grazing, Clare, Theodore for $11 000, Braylyn averaged $9875 for their 4 lots.

Les and Anne Marshall, Greenfields Charbrays, Jambin, topped the offering at $9500 when Darnelle Grazing Co, Ridgelands bought Greenfields Freeman.

T & L Ford, Wattlebray Charbrays, sold eight bulls to average $5437 including the $9000 sale of a 26-month-old Huntington Dinky Dye son to Peter Mayne and family, Goathlands, Springsure.

Bruce and Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays, Gin Gin, sold a $9000 bull, Wiluna Flinders to Pat Bredhauer, Lambert, Blackall.


 

2012 Cairns Show

Calf Champion Male

 

Northern Galaxy - 2012 Cairns Show

“Northern Galaxy” won 2012 Calf Champion Male at Cairns,Tully and Ingham shows and also took out Supreme Bull at Ingham. Northern Galaxy is 11 months old and weighs in at 522kg. He is photographed above with his handler Mariah Bush. Owned and exhibited by Northern Charbray's, Bush Family, Kennedy Queensland.

Junior Champion Female

 

Northern Feina - 2012 Cairns Show

18 month old "Northern Feina" won 2012 Junior Champion Female at Cairns Show and 2012 Junior Champion Female as well as Supreme Exhibit at Ingham and Tully Shows. Owned and exhibited by Northern Charbray's, Bush Family, Kennedy Queensland.


 

Beef Australia 2012 – 7th – 12th May

Stud Cattle Results

Bill & Julie Lewis – Diamond Dove Charbrays
Grand Champion Bull, Senior Champion Male, Reserve Calf Champion Male and Calf Champion Female

Pickersgill Family – Geneva Charbrays
Grand Champion Female, Senior Champion Female and Reserve Junior Champion Male

Lambert Pastoral Co. - Acton Charbrays
Junior Champion Male

Greg & Tracey Lee – Diamond L Charbrays
Calf Champion Male

Tunas Charbrays
Junior Champion Female

Welsh Cattle Co. – Huntington Charbrays
Reserve Senior Champion Male

Newcombe Family – Newcombes Charbrays
Reserve Senior Champion Female

GJ & JM Cruickshank – Piora Charbrays
Reserve Junior Champion Female

Biloela SHS – Bilo High Charbrays
Reserve Calf Champion Female


 

2012 - February All Breeds Sale, Gracemere - Rural Weekly Report
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2012 - February All Breeds Sale, Gracemere - Rural Weekly Report

2011, 34th National Charbray Bull & Female Sale Results

Jambin Charbray attracts $9500

Story & Pictures by Sharon Howard QCL

Les and Anne Marshall, Greenfields Charbray Stud, Jambin have sold a 30 month old, dehorned bull at the National Charbray Sale for $9500 to top the sale. Greenfields Emmet (GRF2E09-297) is sired by Cordelia 313/4 (CB) 2983, out of Greenfield 06-615 (CB) 21527. “He’s the best bull we’ve bred this year and one of the best stud sires we’ve ever bred,” said Les. Buyers, Kandanga Valley Charbray stud principals, John and Roz Mercer couldn’t agree more, commenting, “Emmet epitomises the Charbray stud sire with generations of breeding, tremendous weight for age, nice muscling and a beautifully balanced animal.”

The 2011 sale saw a solid average of $4211 with nearly 25% of bulls selling for more than $5000. Charbray Society president, Matt Welsh, Huntington, Taroom felt the overall quality of the line-up was extremely good, “The vendors are committed to lifting the profile of the sale and continuing to build the sale reputation. This year’s catalogue was consistently high in quality, but the buyers were very selective - they weren’t looking for cheap bulls, they wanted top quality.”

The top selling herd bull, 26 month old, Braylyn Fatso was purchased from George and Cathy Hoare, Rockview, Bluff for $9000 by Andrew and Claire McTaggart, Balcomba, Marlborough. “He’s a structurally correct bull, well equipped in fat cover and with a good temperament,” said Andrew. Fatso will join the McTaggart’s bull breeding herd. “I buy more on the principles of the principals, rather than the genetics in the bull,” explained Andrew, “I’ve been coming to sale for the last 10 years, but I haven’t bought until this year. I didn’t even really come to buy a bull, but this bull really grabbed my attention.”

Trevor and Kym Horrocks, Kimberley Park Charbrays, Wandoan had a particularly strong sale, averaging $6750 for the sale of 4 bulls, including the $8000 sale of the 23 month old, dehorned, Kimberley Park Deputy (AI) (ET) to Errol, Noel and Dan Comeford, Exmoor, Collinsville. Kimberly and Kellie Pickersgill, Geeva, Theodore sold 4 bulls for a $5500 average including 3 bulls to Ian and Sharon Bush, Bush Holdings, Maytoe, Alpha. First time vendor, Ian Clark, 5CS Charbrays, Casino NSW, sold two bulls for an average of $5250. Brian and Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays, Gaeta had a successful sale, averaging $5000 for the sale of 5 bulls and picking up a presale prize from judge, Mark Wilson, Banana Station, Banana for the best presented sale line-up.

Volume buyers, Peter, Straun and Carrie Mayne, Goathlands, Springsure picked up 6 bulls for the average price of $4666 to run with 500 breeders in their commercial herd. The family fatten bullocks on their central Queensland block utilising Droughtmaster and Charbray bulls, securing 2 Droughtmasters at the recent National sale in Rockhampton.

Long term vendor, Les Marshall, Greenfields Charbrays, Jambin summed up the sale, “Overall, this years’ sale was the best presented line of bulls that I’ve seen here in over 20 years. The sale continues to kick on stronger every year.”

Roz and John Mercer, Les Marshall with Greenfields Emmet
Selling for $9500, Greenfields Emmet is pictured with (L to R) buyers Roz and John Mercer, Kandanga Valley Charbray Stud, Kandanga Valley and vendor, Les Marshall, Greenfields Charbray, Jambin.

George Hoare & daughter Ashlyn, Rockview  Cattle Co with Braylyn Fatso
Topping the Herd bull offering, George Hoare, Rockview Cattle Co, (with his daughter, Ashlyn) sold Braylyn Fatso for $9000 to Andrew and Claire McTaggart, Balcomba, Marlborough.


 

MONTO ALL BREEDS BULL SALE, SEPT 10th 2011, SALE RESULTS

CHARBRAYS HAD 100% CLEARANCE FOR A TOTAL OF 17 BULLS. AN OVERALL AVERAGE OF $3838. TOP PRICE WAS $5500 FOR LOT 96 WILUNA 380, SECONDED BY LOT 100 GREENFIELDS RED DEVIL AND LOT 104 WHITAKER MR 288, AT $5000 EACH.

REGISTERED CHARBRAY BREEDER VENDORS WERE WILUNA CHARBRAYS, GREENFIELDS CHARBRAYS, WHITAKER CHARBRAYS & RANGEVIEW CHARBRAYS.


 

Charbrays dominate carcase comps

By PENELOPE ARTHUR

Charbray breeders have continued to dominate carcase competitions across Queensland over the past 12 months, notching up big wins in some hotly contested classes.

At the Central Queensland Carcase Classic at Rockhampton in July this year, David and Elizabeth Hill’s pen of three Charbray heifers won Champion Pen of Grainfed Trade Heifers (Class 6) before going on to be named Champion Grainfed Pen.

Fellow Charbray breeders Tim and Lynette Olive won Champion Pen of Grainfed Steers with three Charbray steers before picking up Reserve Champion Grainfed Pen.

This Charbray double delight was backed up with some other notable placings by Charbray breeders including a second place in Class 5 – Single Grainfed Steer (max 4 teeth, 300 - 420 kg carcase).

Morinish Charbray breeder Georgie Connor is the Secretary for the Central Queensland Carcase Classic and said it was wonderful to see fellow Charbray breeders perform well in the competition.

“With $23,000 in prize money up for grabs, this carcase competition is very strongly contested and is a real test of how breeds stack up against each other,” she said.

“The Charbray’s are performing well and even winning some very competitive classes which is fantastic to see.”

“It just reinforces the fact that the modern Charbray has the fat cover and the meat traits to win these highly prestigious carcase competitions.”

At the Mackay Carcase Classic, also held in July this year, Charbray breeders Darren and Sandra Gillham of Lake Elphinstone Partnership at Nebo were named Most Successful Exhibitor thanks to their Charbray entries. The now seasoned carcase competitors collected a host of placings at the Mackay event including Grand Champion Pen of Grainfed Steers, second in Grainfed Carcass (most suited to the domestic market) and second in the Pasture Fed Chiller Bullock class.

The Gillham’s also placed third in Pen of Two Grassfed steers (carcase weight 285 - 420kg) as well as the aggregate prize for this class and third place in the Grainfed Chiller Bullock Class. Mr Gillham believes it is the ability of Charbray cattle to finish well that catches the attention of competition judges.

“We also did well at the Nebo Show Carcase Competition this year where we won Grand Champion Pen of Grainfed Steers and first and second in the Grainfed Local Trade Class with our Charbray’s,” he said.

“We’ve been competing at the Mackay Show for about seven years now and have picked up a ribbon here and there but have never really been successful like we did this year.”

“Our Charbray’s have just improved in quality each year.”

“We enjoy participating in the carcase competitions because we like seeing how other people’s cattle present and how our Charbrays stack up against them.”

Dysart Charbray breeder Ted Murphy, Tayglen Pastoral Company, has been competing in carcase competitions at his local Mackay and Clermont shows since 1995. He’s brought a swag of ribbons back home to Dysart including Most Successful Exhibitor at the 2010 Mackay Carcase Competition and first place in the Feature Class Pen of Three Steers at this year’s Mackay event.

“We’ve also enjoyed winning numerous placings in the hoof competition in Clermont this year where we placed third in overall points with our Charbray cattle,” he said.

“We also won the Cattleman’s Challenge at the Clermont Show last year with our Charbrays.”

“This event follows the cattle through from the paddock to plate with a final taste testing competition on the day of the show.”

Springsure’s Mick Nobbs, Mount Vexation, has sought to test the quality his cattle at store and carcase competitions in Emerald and Springsure for many years. Mr Nobbs runs 1500 Brahman and Charbray breeders on his 17,000ha home property, Mount Vexation, 160km southwest of Springsure. Some of his most notable achievements including winning Champion Pen of Store Steers and Reserve Pen of Store Steers at Beef 2000.

“That year at Beef we were named the Most Successful Exhibitor,” Mr Nobbs said.

“We’ve also won a few local shows such as Springsure and AgGrow at Emerald.”

“This year at Emerald we won third in the steer competition and second in the heifers with our Charbray weaners.”


 

2011 Brisbane Royal Show Results

Grand Champion Bull
MOONGOOL EXPRESS -  Exhibited by I. Price, Moongool Charbrays

Grand Champion Senior Champion Bull - Moongool Express
Grand Champion & Senior Champion Bull - Moongool Express

Senior Champion Bull
1st MOONGOOL EXPRESS -  Exhibited by I. Price, Moongool Charbrays
2nd JEF EXCALABUR DREAM (AI) (AI)  - Exhibited by Berwick Stud, JEF Charbrays
3rd TUNAS EUREKA  - Exhibited by N. Martins, Tunas Charbrays

Junior Champion Bull
1st HUNTINGTON FEARLESS – Exhibited by Welsh Cattle Co., Huntington Charbrays
2nd HUNTINGTON FRITHY – Exhibited by Welsh Cattle Co., Huntington Charbrays
3rd TUNAS EXCEPTION  - Exhibited by N. Martins, Tunas Charbrays

Grand Champion Female
JEF BERWICK FANTASIA - Exhibited by Berwick Stud, JEF Charbrays

Senior Champion Cow or Heifer
1st TUNAS ELLE - Exhibited by N. Martins, Tunas Charbrays
2nd NEWCOMBES ELIZA – Exhibited by Newcombe Family, Newcombes Charbrays

Junior Champion Heifer
1st JEF BERWICK FANTASIA - Exhibited by Berwick Stud, JEF Charbrays
2nd COLINTA FELICITY – Exhibited by Colinta Holdings P/L, Colinta Charbrays
3rd NEWCOMBES FELICITY  – Exhibited by Newcombe Family, Newcombes Charbrays

Breeders Group
Winner - BERWICK STUD, JEF Charbrays


 

Kaschula Charbrays 2010 Show Results

Kaschula Miss Yvonne - Champion Charbray Female, North Coast Exhibition (Lismore)
Kaschula Miss Yvonne - Champion Charbray Female, North Coast Exhibition (Lismore)

Kaschula Miss Yvonne - Champion Charbray Female, North Coast Exhibition (Lismore)
Kaschula Lady Mavis - Reserve Charbray Female , North Coast Exhibition (Lismore)

Both heifers were unbeaten in the Brisbane Valley Moreton District Show Circuit in 2010

Contact:
William & Rachel Kaschula
Cedar Creek Qld
Email - willykaschula@bigpond.com


 

33rd National Charbray Bull & Female Sale; 22nd September 2010

By QCL

TWENTY studs combined to offer 77 bulls and 40 registered females at the 33rd National Charbray Bull and Female Sale at Gracemere last Wednesday.

Reaching the sale topping price of $8500 in the ring, after another had been passed in at $10,000, was Nicholroi Danny, offered by the Nicholroi Charbray Stud of Brian and Ann Nichols, Monto, who have been breeding Charbrays for the past 17 years. Snapped up by Bill and Julie Lewis, Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto, the 25 month old Danny, weighed in at 1010kg, and scored 133 sq cm in the eye muscle area. The Nicholroi Stud sold a line of seven bulls to average $5357.

Bill and Julie Lewis, Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto purchased the top priced Nicholroi Danny from vendors, Brian and Ann Nichols, Nicholroi Charbrays, Monto.
Bill and Julie Lewis, Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto purchased the top priced Nicholroi Danny
from vendors, Brian and Ann Nichols, Nicholroi Charbrays, Monto.

Making the second-top price of $7500 was Dallas Ranch Hollywood, selling to John and Roz Mercer of the Kandanga Valley Charbray Stud. Offered by Dallas Kropp, Malara, Proston, Hollywood stood at an impressive 1025kg with a whopping EMA of 144 sq cm.

Also making the $7500 money, was a young offering from the Newcombe family, Newcombe’s Engineer, selling to Ian and Sharon Bush, Maytoe, Alpha. The Bushs were also the stand-out volume buyers of the day, selecting 13 of the better quality lots on offer, for an average of $4462.

Ian and Sharon Bush, Maytoe, Alpha, selected 13 quality Charbray Bulls at the National Sale, pictured with Damian Kenny, Elders Rockhampton.
Ian and Sharon Bush, Maytoe, Alpha, selected 13 quality Charbray Bulls at the National Sale,
pictured with Damian Kenny, Elders Rockhampton.

The Rosewood Charbray Stud of Paul and Georgie Connor, Morinish, realised a top of $7000 for Rosewood Dude, a 23 month old son of Huntington Ziven, selling to Cedar Creek Grazing, Gogango.

Three Braylyn bulls sold by George Hoare, Rockyview Cattle Co, Bluff, averaged $5167.

Also having a solid sale was theRedskin prefix, of Ken and Debbie Rutherford, Redbank, who averaged $5000 for three bulls.

Topping the females was the PTIC cow, Dallas Ranch Starlet 8, going the way of Rob and Denise Newcombe, Newcombe Charbrays, Goomburra, for $4000.



2010 Brisbane Royal Show
Newcombe Charbray’s take out double honours for the 2nd year in a row

2010 Grand Champion Bull - Newcombes Campbell
2010 Grand Champion Bull - Newcombes Campbell

2010 Grand Champion Female - Newcombes Bindi
2010 Grand Champion Female - Newcombes Bindi



Atherton State High School Charbray Stud - Showcasing Charbrays

Malanda Show Results for Atherton SHS – Charbray Stud

Section: AO Tropical Breeds

1st and 3rd 18months and under 21 months

Junior Champion Female        WH Quizer

1st and 3rd 30 months and under 48 months

Senior Champion Female        WH Poloma

Grand Champion Female        WH Poloma

3rd pair of females

2nd Interbreed pair of females

1st place in year 11-12 handlers class – Yvette Jarman
2nd place in Year 8-10 handlers class – Jessica Whybird

Atherton State High School Charbrays

Atherton Show Results

Section: AO Tropical Breeds

1st Female 6months and under 9 month
1st and 2nd 18months and under 21 months

Junior Champion Female        WH Quizer

1st and 3rd 30 months and under 48 months

Senior Champion Female        Atherton High Nina

Grand Champion Female        Atherton High Nina

2nd place in year 8-9 handlers class – Yvette Jarman

1st place in year 10-12 handlers class – Jessica Whybird

Atherton State High School Charbrays

Mareeba Show/Rodeo Stud invitation Show

Interbreed

2nd Female 6months and under 9 month
1st 18months and under 21 months

Junior Champion Female        WH Quizer

1st and 2nd Over 30 and under 48 month female



2010 Central Queensland Carcase Classic – Charbray ‘s Shine

The third annual Central Queensland Carcase Classic was conducted at Teys Bros, Rockhampton from 5 - 7 July 2010. There were 50 Charbray carcases nominated from a total of 320 enteries. Charbray cattle preformed extremely well winning classes and champion ribbons.

In the Single Grainfed Class Tim and Lynette Olive of Apis Creek Marlborough won with a 4 tooth, 400 kilogram steer. This steer has measurements of 19 for P8, 14 for rib and a eye muscle area of 112.

Another successful vendor was David and Elizabeth Hill of Clarkwood, Clarke Creek. They received first place and Reserve Champion Grainfed Pen with 3 Heifers averaging 270 kg with milk teeth. They averaged 12 in the P8, 7mm on the rib and 77 on the eye muscle. The winning heifer from class 8 also went on to win Champion Grained Carcase, weighing 283 kg and with milk teeth, a P8 of 13mm, 7 on the ribs and an eye muscle area of 93.



32 National Charbray Bull & Female Sale, 23rd September 2009
By QCL

Twenty-two Charbray Studs offered 85 Bulls and 9 Females at the Gracemere selling complex for the 32nd National Charbray Bull and female sale on Wednesday, September 23.

32 nd National Charbray Bull and Female Sale.

Top price was achieved by Stewart Park Charbray stud, owned by Carl and Gail Morawitz, managed by Charles McKinlay, who sold their sole offering, Stewart Park 140, for $13500. The PBF Gentleman James (AI)(ET)(BB) sired bull was purchased by Mark Morawitz, Brockley Park, Walcha, NSW for his high Brahman content and great sire appeal. Contested right to the end by under-bidder Tim Gallagher, AAco, Mr Morawitz secured the bull via a phone bid after inspecting prior to the sale.

32 nd National Charbray Bull and Female Sale.

The second top price of the sale went to Charles and Carmel McKinlay for their Elrose Kod Man (ET)(BB) sired bull, Chasmac 333 for $12 000 and was snapped up by Tim Gallagher, of the Australian Agricultural Company. Mr Gallagher also selected an additional eight bulls for AAco’s Julia Creek property, Canobie, paying an average of $5167.

Colinta Holdings Pty Ltd offered a total of six bulls to achieve a top of $10 000 and average $ 5750 for the four bulls that sold while Chas and Judy Nobbs, Cordelia Charbray Stud, recorded an average of $ 5200, with a top of $ 9000 and total clearance for their five bulls. Repeat buyers, AJM Pastoral, picked up three of the five bulls offered by Mr & Mrs Nobbs, including two Cordelia 77/4 sired bulls and the Stewart Park 70 sired bull, Cordelia Bennett, along with a fourth bull from John Mercer’s Kandanga Stud, taking his average price paid to $ 5375.

32 nd National Charbray Bull and Female Sale.

The Newcombe Family, Glenrow, received $ 8000 for their single offering while George and Cathy Hoare, Rockview Cattle Co, received $3500 also for their single offering. Les and Anne Marshall’s Greenfields Charbray Stud offered a large line of generation bred bulls to achieve a top of $ 4500 while the Mikkelsen family, Wiluna, received a top of $ 7500.


Kandanga Valley 6th Annual On Property Bull Sale – July 25th 2009

A beautiful sunny week leading up to the 6th annual Kandanga Valley on property bull sale threatened to change for the worse as some dark clouds rolled over the Kandanga hill on sale day.

However rain didn’t eventuate and some spirited bidding kept buyers warm as the temperature dropped slightly on the large crowd packed around the selling ring.

With 50 Charolais and 34 Charbray, 1 Limousin x Charolais and 7 grey Brahman bulls on offer, some brisk bidding saw a strong result achieved in just two and a half hours.

Topping the sale at $12000 was the 35mth old Charbray bull, Kandanga Valley B668. The first Charbray into the ring, B668 was a big, mobile fellow weighing 952 kg with an EMA of 131 and fat scans of 8 & 6mm. He sold along with lot 57, Kandanga Valley B737 ($8000) to Beryl Whyatt, Colinton.

Losing bidders on the first two Charbray lots, Greg & Shirley Callander, Sarina, weren’t going to be outdone on the next 3 bulls paying to a top of $9000 for lot 60, a massive volume bull weighing 984kgs at 31mths with an EMA scan of 136sq cm, fat of 9 & 7 mms and a whopping 45.5cm scrotal measurement.

Third top price was also paid by the Callander family for front cover feature bull, Kandanga Valley C901, by Kandanga Valley Zeppelin (P), and from a quality Garglen brahman dam by Mr International. Weighing 920kg at 26mths, with an impressive EMA of 136 sq cm, he was snapped up for $8500. The Callander family took 6 bulls home to average $6100.

Young sons of our homebred sire Kandanga Valley Ironman twice sold to $7000 to G Duncan, Gayndah and Lincoln Thorley, Miriamvale.

33 Charbrays sold to average $4969 in a strong show of support for the breed.

Overall 88 bulls sold, from 92 offered, to average $4306, in a solid display of support for the Kandanga Valley herd and the Charolais and Charbray breeds.



Primex, Casino 11-13 June 2009

What a success! It was unbelievable as to the amount of interest in the Charbray breed. On display we had Bodman and his mother Rachel (fresh out of the paddock blooming, heavily in calf), Cobon (a 75:25 CC:BB Bull) and Caleeta (a 25:75 heifer- who incidentally won the Junior Champion All Breeds Heifer).

Bodman drew the crowd with his sheer size and appeal, with comments being made by cattlemen “We didn’t know Charbray’s could be this good”, positively challenging traditional thoughts on the Charbray, and creating a lot of interest in generational breeding.

Congratulations must go to Ian and Colleen Clark of ‘5 C’s Charbrays’, Casino for achieving 3rd place in the site competition. Ian and Colleen, along with other New South Wales Charbray studs had a wonderful display of photos and material to help promote our breed.

Thank you Ian and Colleen for inviting Newcombe’s Charbrays to Primex and for your tireless efforts in presenting a fantastic site to promote the Charbray breed.

Visit us and "Bodman" and "Dawson's" new owners, Samari Charbrays, Roma at AgShow, Toowoomba on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Site MS 565 & 566 in the M & S Cattle pavilion.



Beef 2009 Feature........

Click here for a Pictorial of Beef 09

Click here for a Pictorial Of Beef 2009

BEEF 2009 Champions - Editorials & Photos



Central Queensland Carcase Classic A Winner for Charbray’s

The Presentation Dinner for the Central Queensland Carcase Classic was held on Friday 29th May at the Frenchville Sports Club and attended by 140 guests.

A total of 367 entries were slaughtered for the competition with 70 of these entries nominated either as a Charbray or Charbray Cross Animals. The Charbrays certainly preformed extremely well, with Ross and Natalie Olive claiming first place in the single steer 300 - 420 Carcase weight, with a 351 kg Grassfed steer with 2 teeth. In the pen of 3 Grassfed Steers 300 - 420 kg Carcase Weight Fern Hills Grazing came up trumps with a pen averaging 370kg also with 2 teeth. This pen then when onto also claim the Reserve Champion Grassfed Pen.

In the Grainfed Section Tim and Lynette Olive won with a pen of 3 Steers in the 300 - 420 kg Carcase Weight with three, 2 tooth steers averaging 395 kgs. This pen also went onto win Champion Grainfed Pen and the one of the three was awarded Champion Grainfed Carcase.

Many thanks goes to Jill Olman for attending the dinner on behalf of the Charbray Society and for also presenting the Charbray Society Sponsored Award.



Allora show

The Allora Show saw Charbrays take out all Tropical awards and Supreme Exhibit of the show.

Allora Show

The Bull that won Supreme Exhibit is 'Newcombe's Bodman', 30 months old, Sire- CHP Vantage, Dam- Newcombe's Rachel.

Our other successes include:

  • Tropical Bull and Tropical Exhibit- Newcombe's Bodman
  • Tropical Female- Newcombe's Cassidy
  • Tropical Dams Progeny- Newcombe's Rachel
  • Tropical Exhibitors Group


Casino Saleyard Report

Press Release provided by Ramsey & Bulmer Livestock, Stock & Station Agent Casino NSW

Charbray Dispersal Sale 30th January 2009

Casino saleyard saw its biggest single vendor sale with the dispersal of the Charbray Herd from New Koreelah Account Scenic Rim Holdings P/L.

The quality of the herd was outstanding, shown by the temperament of the cattle along with their frame and milk evident in the quality of their calves

The yarding comprised 1000 Females offered along with 400 calves as well as 30 bulls.

Local demand was very strong with 80% of the offering purchased by local producers for both veal and steer production.

Cows & Calves topped at $1400 to average $1210 while Heifers & Calves topped at $1200 to average $1120

PTIC Cows joined to Charbray Bulls topped at $960

PTIC Heifers joined to Charbray bulls topped at $780

Unjoined Heifers 12 – 18 months old probably met the strongest market for producers to replace cull cows and improve their herds. They topped at $750 with the bulk of the offering making over $600.



Brisbane Exhibition 2008

Successful showing at Brisbane Ekka 2008 for - "Berwick Stud" - Dianne Priddle and David Jefferis

Class 210 - Winner of Junior Charbray Heifer (12-16 mths) - JEF Berwick Signature Dream Girl 1
Reserve Champion Charbray Heifer - JEF Berwick Signature Dream Girl 1

Class 212 - Second place Junior Charbray Bull (12-16 mths) - JEF Berwick Signature Dream Boy 1

Berwick Stud - Signature Dream Girl   Berwick Stud - Signature Dream Boy



Kandanga Valley 5th Annual On Property Sale – July 26th 2008

At the 5th Annual Kandanga Valley On Property bull sale, Charbray bulls were in strong demand with 23 charbrays selling from 25 offered, for a $5174 average and reaching a top of $8500 for the outstanding Kandanga Valley B713, purchased by Willborne Enterprises. The young 24mth old sire boasted a liveweight of 859kg with an EMA of 143 sq cm and fat cover of 10 & 7 mms.

Charters Towers repeat buyers Frank & Kim Joddrell outlaid $12500 for 2 quality young sires, paying to a top of $8000 for a son of the well proven Delta Grove Bloom.

Local buyers Paul & Kenlie Lee purchased 3 good soft young bulls for an outlay of $20000.

Matthew Pulsford outlaid $15000 for 2 hd and Lyn Chalk, Boonah purchased 4 hd for $5500 average.

40 Charolais bulls sold to a top of $9000 to average $4425. This is the first time in the sales history that charbray have outgunned the Charolais average. Proving that clients are willing to pay for quality charbray bulls showing good growth, muscling & fat cover.

Overall (including 7 Brahman bulls), 70 head sold to average $4457 to Gross $312000.



Winners of Champion & Reserve Champion Grass-fed Carcase

At - 2008 Central Queensland Carcase Classic

Rosewood Charbray Stud – Paul & Georgie Connor “Rosewood” Morish Qld

Both the Champion & Reserve Champions were Charbray Heifers entered in the single grassfed trade steer or heifer category. The Champion scored 151.74 points after dressing at 248.5kg, and measuring 13/10mm for fat and 87 sq cm for the EMA. The Reserve Champion scored 145.75, with a dressed weight of 239.5kg, fat of 9/7mm and an EMA of 74 sq cm.



2008 Sale Result

Burnett Livestock and Realty May Weaner Sale (1157hd yarded)

Whitaker Charbray Stud (Clint and Robyn Whitaker, "Burnett Park" Mundubbera)

Won (BEST PEN OF BOS TAURUS INFUSED HEIFERS)

The heifers went on to sell for a top on 191.2 cents per kilo or $631



Diamond L Charbrays 2008 Show Results (Ph 07 4163 1430).

PROSTON SHOW (Tropical)

  • Junior ChampionTropical Heifer - Diamond L Chloe
  • 1st Tropical female 12 mths under 15 mths
  • 1st Tropical bull under 12 mths
  • 3rd Tropical bull 12 mths andunder 15 mths
  • 2nd Tropical female 30 mths and over
  • 2nd Breeders Group

GOOMERI SHOW - (Interbreed)

  • Junior Champion Female - Diamond L Chloe
  • 1st Female 12 mths and under 15 mths
  • 2nd Female under 12 mths
  • Reserve Junior Champion Bull - Diamond L Cody
  • 1st Bull 12 mths and under 15 mths
  • 3rd Breeders Group

NANANGO SHOW (Tropical)

  • Grand Champion Female of the Show (Interbreed)- Diamond L Cleo
  • Senior Champion Tropical Show - Diamond L Cleo
  • 1st Tropical Female 30 mths and over
  • Reserve Junior Champion Tropical Female - Diamond L Chloe
  • 2nd Tropical Female 12 mths and under 16 mths
  • 1st Tropical Female under 12 mths
  • 1st Tropical Bull under 12 mths
  • Reserve Junior Champion Tropical Bull - Diamond L Cody
  • 2nd Tropical Bull 12 mths and under 16 mths

GAYNDAH SHOW (Interbreed)

  • Reserve Junior Champion Female - Diamond L Chloe
  • 1st Female 12 mths and under 18 mths
  • 1st Bull under 12 mths

KINGAROY SHOW (Tropical)

  • Most Successful Exhibitor (Interbreed)
  • Junior Champion Tropical Female - Diamond L Chloe
  • 1st Tropical Female 12mths and under 16 mths
  • 2nd Tropical Female under 12 mths
  • Reserve Champion Tropical Bull - Diamond L Cody
  • 2nd Tropical Bull 16mths and under 20 mths
  • 1st Tropical Bull under 12 mths
  • 1st Tropical Bull 12 mths and under 16 mths

MURGON WEANER SHOW & SALE (1200 hd)
Commercial Charbray Heifers on account of Diamond L Charbrays

  • 2nd & 3rd Pen of 8 Trade Heifers
  • 2nd Pen of 8 Replacement Breeders


2007 SHOW RESULTS FOR - NICHOLROI CHARBRAYS

Ph/Fax- 07 4166 1156

Mt Perry Show 01.04.07
Class Entrant Place
Bull 6 to 12 mths Nicholroi Barry 1st
Bull 24mths & Over Nicholroi Zigzag 3rd
Female 18 to 24 mths Nicholroi Jenny 2nd
Gayndah  Show 14.04.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull Under 12 mths Nicholroi Barry 3rd
Bull 24mths & Over Nicholroi Zigzag 2nd
Reserve Senior Champ Male Nicholroi Zigzag Winner
Breeders Group Nicholroi Charbrays 2nd
Monto Show 29.04.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull 6 to 12 mths Nicholroi Barry 1st
Bull Calf Champion Nicholroi Barry Winner
Bull 24mths & Over Nicholroi ZigZag 1st
Senior Champion Bull Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Heifer 18 to 21mths Nicholroi Janice 1st
Breeders Group Nicholroi Charbrays 2nd
Eidsvold Show
05.05.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull 6 to 12mths Nicholroi Barry 3rd
Bull 24mths & Over Nicholroi Zigzag 2nd
Heifer 18 to 24mths Nicholroi Janice 3rd
Mundubbera Show
12.05.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull 24 to 48mths Nicholroi ZigZag 2nd
Female 18 to 24mths Nicholroi Janice 1
  Nicholroi Jenny 3rd
Champion Senior Female Nicholroi Janice Winner
Grand Champion Female Nicholroi Janice Winner
Biloela Show 18.05.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull 6 to 12 mths Nicholroi Barry 2nd
Bull 15 to 18mths Nicholroi Angus 1st
Reserve Champ Bull Nicholroi Barry Winner
Bull 30 to 36mths Nicholroi ZigZag 1st
Senior Champion Bull Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Grand Champion  Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Heifer 18 to 21mths Nicholroi Jenny 1st
  Nicholroi Janice 2nd
Breeders Group Nicholroi Charbrays 1st
Sires Progeny Nicholroi Charbrays Ayr Lopez 1st
Gin Gin Show 01.06.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull 6 to 12 mths Nicholroi Barry 1st
Bull 30mths & Over Nicholroi ZigZag 1st
Senior Champion Bull Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Grand Champion Bull Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Female 20 to 24mths Nicholroi Janice 1st
Mt Larcom Show 23.06.07
Class
Entrant
Place
Bull 30mths & Over Nicholroi ZigZag 1st
Senior Champion Bull Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Champion Bull Exhibit Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Supreme Champion Nicholroi ZigZag Winner
Heifer 19 to 21mths Nicholroi Janice 1st
Champion Junior Heifer Nicholroi Janice Winner
Breeders Group Nicholroi Charbrays 1st



Diamond L Charbray results from the Nanango Show held on the 14/4/07.

Diamond L Boss - Supreme Led Exhibit (Inter Breed)

  • Grand Champion Bull (Inter Breed)
  • Junior Champion Tropical Bull
  • 1st Tropical Bull 16 and under 20 mths

Diamond L Cleo - Reserve Grand Champion Cow ( Inter Breed)

  • Senior Champion Tropical Cow
  • 1st Tropical Cow 24 and under 30 mths

Other results: - 1st & 2nd Tropical Bull under 12 mths

  • 1st Tropical Heifer under 12 mths
  • 3rd Tropical Heifer 20 and under 24 mths
  • 1st Sire's Progeny (Inter Breed)
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