New agent at Murgon yards
FROM Tuesday, March 13, graziers will have a new option when it comes to selling cattle at the Murgon yards.
Aussie Land & Livestock will start trading from the site and is expected to offer about 200 head at its first sale.
Agent James Bredhauer said the plans to sell from Murgon had been in the works for years.
"We've got some good young staff and we want to expand our business to keep them active,” he said.
Veteran South Burnett agent Bill Steffensen recently joined the team at Aussie Land & Livestock.
Additionally, Corey Evans is a young auctioneer looking to make a name for himself in the local market.
"Corey has been there with us for 12 months and he'll be having a run at the young auctioneers' competitions soon,” Mr Bredhauer said.
The competitions give salespeople a chance to test and hone their skills with other agents from across Australia.
Mr Bredhauer said they were tough to win.
"They get judged on dictation and projection, how they sell and their style. The judges also look at their fluency with their adding up and subtraction,” he said.
It takes practice and training to perfect the craft.
"It's harder on your lungs than people think. You have to do circular breathing and you can't just just get up there and yell,” Mr Bredhauer said.
"You've got to be clear - that's a big thing, especially in a work situation.”
Having agents in Murgon will make it easier for Aussie Land & Livestock to service northern clients.
"We'll still keep serving the Murgon area, Tansey, Gayndah, Cloyna and right up in the North and Central Burnett.”