More than 90 bulls on sale
BULL sale season is in full swing and in the coming months buyers and breeders of all persuasion will have the chance to bid on some locally-reared genetics.
On Saturday September 30, more than 90 bulls will go under the hammer at two sales.
The first is the Kingaroy All Breeds Sale at the Coolabunia yards, starting at 10am.
Auctioneer James Bredhauer has lined up close to 46 bulls and he reckons the buyer will be impressed.
"There are some bloody good bulls on offer,” Mr Bredhauer said.
The sale will feature nine Limousins, 15 Angus, seven Simmental, nine Murray Grey and six Brangus bulls.
Some of the Angus stock is out of the Plowman's Ruby Ridge Stud that recently won Grand Champion heifer at the 2017 Ekka.
Genetics from that prize winner beast will be present in four of the bulls they offering on September 30.
Like what we've seen in the commercial market, a poor rain forecast has eased bull prices.
"They're still stronger than last year and the good bulls are still making good money,” Mr Bredhauer said.
Later in the day, at about 1pm, Brad Frohloff will open his Yarraman stud for the inaugural BJF Invitational Limousin Bull sale.
"We have been breeding really top quality stock and we thought the best way to market our cattle is through an on-farm sale,” Mr Frohloff said.
"An on-farm sale has a much more relaxing atmosphere for the buyers,”
He has built some viewing platforms and extra large pens to display his bulls and there'll be a morning tea and lunch provided.
"There'll be 46 bulls in the sale and that includes other vendors that we've invited,” he said.
Mr Frohloff reckons the Limousin lines are great for any herd but work best over the tropical and British breeders.
"They are a tremendous carcase cattle with good weight for age and you can put a lot of extra weight into the calve drop,” he said.
The BJF sale starts at 1pm at 32FrohloffsRd, Yarraman.