Charbray Association Australia


Marlegoo Charbrays tops 44th National Charbray Sale @ $37,500

   Congratulations to Cherie Gooding & Family

TOP SELLER: Selling agent Georgie Connor, GDL, buyers Lindy Bennett & Michael Connolly, Emjay Charbrays, Vendor Cherie Gooding, Marlegoo Charbrays, with the sale topping Marlegoo Quartz (AI) (SC).

Extract QCL by Hayley Kennedy

Marlegoo Charbray stud tops National Charbray Bull Sale to average $16,107

Stud and commercial producers from north west Queensland through to Tasmania chased the variety of genetics on offer at the National Charbray Bull Sale on Monday, to see it top at $37,500.

In total, 75 bulls of the 87 offered were sold to represent a clearance rate of 86 per cent, gross $704,500 and average $9393.

It was the Gooding family of Marlegoo Charbrays, Biloela, who headlined the sale, with Marlegoo Quartz (AI) (SC) hitting the top price of $37,500 by way of a bid from Michael Connolly and Lindy Bennett, Emjay Charbrays, Goomeri.

Sired by Savigneux (FR) and out of Marlegoo Emerald (P) (F1), the 26-month-old tipped the scales at 980 kilograms and measured 41.5 centimetres in scrotal circumference.

He scanned 151 square centimetres for eye muscle area and 7mm and 6mm, respectively, for P8 and rib fats.
Mr Connolly said they hadn't attended the sale with the intention of buying, but they were determined not to leave without Quartz.

"I think he's the best Charbray bull I've seen this year, and if you like a bull, you buy him," Mr Connolly said.

"He's got plenty of punch and grunt and that's what the Charbray breed needs - more grunt.

"He'll go with cows, I'll find some for him, and he'll be out on duties soon."

The sale-topping bull was just the tip of the iceberg for the Marlegoo draft, with their 14 lots clearing for an average of $16,107.

It's a result that earned the Gooding family a round of applause from the buying gallery, and left vendor Cherie Gooding "beyond belief and so grateful for the tremendous support".

"It's a bit overwhelming, but we're very excited to be able to put up a line of bulls that presented themselves and did the talking for us," she said.

"It's about persisting and working with genetics and getting that strength and bone and muscle that we're chasing along with the fertility that we all need, and making sure our cattle perform and presenting them right."

Ms Gooding said she wasn't surprised that Quartz had drawn the eyes of several parties.

"We kept his full brother, so we really like them," she said.

"There was another polly bull in there that we thought a lot about too actually, so we didn't know how it would pan out, but I'm very excited that it was him given that we've got those genetics still in our herd too."

Not far behind at $35,000 was the third bull into the ring, Wattlebray Pin Up, offered by the Ford family, Chinchilla.

Secured by Lauren Burn, Tasmania, via StockLive, the 34-month-old was the heaviest bull in the sale at 1080kg, and measured 43cm in the scrotum.

He boasted an EMA of 146sq cm, and P8 and rib fats of 14mm and 12mm, respectively.

Vendor Trevor Ford said they were ecstatic with the bid.

"It's the highest price our stud's achieved and great to see him go into a brand new stud, of all places Tasmania," Mr Ford said.

"We haven't given him his COVID shot, and we'll organise him to go with a cardigan or something, but I think it's great to see a new stud breeder with the confidence and a bold move to jump into such a sire with such an amount of impact as him.

"I think he's overall a complete package, he's got bone, he's got volume, he's got plenty of muscling and sire appeal and then the softness to go with as well, and I think he's got the ability to make an impact in the breed."

Next at $26,000 was Marlegoo Quicksand (P), sired by Marlegoo Lotto (P), knocked down to Les Marshall, Greenfields stud, Jambin.

Each achieving bids of $24,000 were the Ford family's Wattlebray Roper, heading to stud duties for the Rangeview prefix at Monto; the Gooding family's Marlegoo Quality (AI) (P) headed to Goondiwindi with the Curtis family; and, Bryce and Lucy Moore's Trifecta Quambatook (P) knocked down to Lambert Pastoral Co.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 28th April 2021

Monto's 6th Annual Charbray & Charbray Infused Prime & Store Cattle Show & Sale was a success with 576 head of Charbray and Charbray Infused cattle presented making a tough job for judge Nigel Onley who said "some pens were so even you could throw a blanket over them". Salisbury Farming Enterprises won the class for the Weaner steers (to 10mths) to then take out Champion Pen of Males. These steers went on to sell for 538c/kg averaging 280kgs to make $1508/head. R & C McLaughlan's weaner steers were in the running also, being awarded Reserve Champion Pen of steers making 520c/kg to realise $1465. K & L Glasgow were successful in taking out the Steers 10-18mths class, these steers then made 529c/kg or $1505. B & C Whitaker yarded feeder steers averaging 425kgs to make 411c/kg or $1750. Bennett Family Trust yarded heavy steers and heifers averaging 622 and 591kgs to make $2364 and $2231/head respectively, taking out both Prime classes for the Show Sale.

Salisbury Farming Enterprises and R & C McLaughlan backed it up, taking out both Champion and Reserve Champion Females with their pens of Charbray weaner heifers. Heifers on account of Salisbury Farming Enterprises returned $1310, averaging 251kgs at 520c/kg while R & C McLaughlan's heifers made $1286 per head, weighing 266kgs. W & S Appleton made the trip from Clermont to showcase their heifers between 10-18mths to win the class. These heifers returned $1228 per head at 458c/kg, averaging 268kgs. J & R Sinclair owned the Heifers 18mths & over class winners on the day, returning $1342 at 418c/kg and weighing 321kgs. Kacey Sanderson was lucky enough to be drawn as the Lucky Vendor for the day and Charlie & Angie Anger scored the Lucky Buyer prize.

Many thanks must go to sponsors, society volunteers, vendors, bidders, under bidders and Monto Cattle & County, Brad & Donna McInally & their staff. Brad & Donna are proud supporters of the Charbray Society of Australia and donate annually a percentage of their commission back to the Society for the on-going promotion of Charbray Cattle.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.
Champion Pen of Males & Champion Pen of Females - Salisbury Farming Enterprises

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.
Champion Pen Females

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.
Reserve Champion Pen of Males & Reserve Champion Pen of Females - R & C McLaughlan

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.

Monto Charbray Show & Sale Results 2021.



New Breed Record
Rosewood Charbrays tops 43rd National Charbray Sale @ $40 000

Congratulations to Paul Connor & Family, Rosewood Charbrays Morinish Qld

Rosewood Charbrays - Rosewood Napoleon at 43rd National Charbray Sale - 2020.

Vendor Paul Connor, Rosewood Charbrays, Elders selling agent Robert Murray and buyers Ted and Elizabeth Euston, Gympie, with Rosewood Napoleon which sold for $40,000

Demand high from buyers seeking quality genetics from Certified Charbray Breeders

Extract QCL by Ben Harden

The strong demand for consistency from buyers saw 54 Charbray bulls go under the hammer for a 100 per cent clearance at the 43rd National Charbray bull sale on Monday the 28th of September.

Vendors and buyers from across the country travelled to the CQLX Saleyards at Gracemere, with bull prices reaching a top of $40,000 and averaging $8880.

The growing popularity of the Charbray breed was prevalent, considering last year's results had the top price bull at $26,000 and an average of $7186 for an 87 per cent clearance through the ring.

Claiming the top price of $40,000 was 23-month-old dehorned Charbray bull Rosewood Napoleon, offered by Paul Connor, Rosewood Charbrays, Morinish, and purchased by Ted and Elizabeth Euston, Gympie.

The son of Rosewood Thirsty weighed in at 825kg with P8 and rib fat measurements of 9mm and 6mm respectively, an eye muscle area of 140sq cm and a 39cm scrotal circumference.

The Rosewood draft averaged $15,500, selling four Charbray bulls with a 100 per cent clearance.

Paul Connor said his family have been selling cattle at the national sale for the past 15 years and were very proud of their results and to see Rosewood Napolen fetch the top price.

"It's amazing, it's an amazing feeling because there's a lot of other people out there with better genetics and have been breeding cattle a lot longer than I have, so it's very humbling," Mr Connor said.

"He's an excellent bull, the kind of bull I like, he's got a smooth tropical coat and a bit of content about him and the type of bull I've been striving to breed.

"It's nice that someone else likes something that I breed.

"I really appreciated the bull, I just hoped other people did and it was good that they did."

The Connor family run a commercial operation consisting of 750 breeders as well as small Charbray and Droughtmaster studs.

Charbray Society of Australia president Matt Welsh, Huntington Charbrays, said Monday's results were a testament to the fast growing Charbray interest.

"It was a very successful sale, as I have been saying over and over again, we've got a pattern of good quality cattle coming through," Mr Welsh said.

"The national sale is our shop window for the breed and we've got some real cattlemen coming in and having a look at what the society is doing."

Mr Welsh said the breed was forging ahead, with the once standard two-breed cross becoming a consistently performing and common sense option for producers.

"We've got clients that have been early to move and cross with either our parent breeds and now consolidating that back into a stabilized Charbray operation," Mr Welsh said.

"The consistency of not just your type of animal but the muscling, fat covers and traits that are really coming forward are shown in the scans of the cattle today.

Congratulations Diamond L Charbrays, Greg & Tracey Lee



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