Combined horse, bull, stud & female sale
GRAZIERS and recreational horse riders should get along to the combined stud female, bull and stock horse sale at the Coolabunia saleyards on Friday, May 5.
Agents from GDL along with Aussie Land and Livestock are offering 31 females, two stud sires and four young bulls.
Importantly, a handful of local horse breeders will offer 10 ridden stock horses.
Quentin Szery from Kooloombah Performance Stock Horses will have horses in the sale.
He said it was a first for the local yards.
"We're just trying to get local interest closer to home,” Mr Szery said.
"It might be something that could pick up and keep going.”
While there are large horse auctions in places like Toowoomba and Dalby, Mr Szery said some landholders preferred smaller sale conditions.
This is the market Mr Szery, along with the other three breeders, are trying to tap.
"Horse are used pretty extensively in the beef industry, particularly around this area,” Mr Szery said.
"They use them for mustering and there's a lot more leisure stuff.”
While motorbikes are becoming popular he said a horse is safer and more versatile.
This is because a horse can easily get into hilly and forested country where a bike could not.
The increase in quad bike related injuries and deaths is also prompting a return to stockhorses.
Mr Szery has about 80 horses on his Maidenwell property and has worked horses in Australia and internationally.
Other lines in the sale include 13 Droughtmaster cow and calf pairs and 13 Droughtmaster cow and heifers pairs.
There'll be a further five unjoined Droughtmaster heifers.
A pair of Droughtmaster stud sires are on offer along with four young Droughtmaster bulls.
The sale starts at 11am.