The top price Braford bull at the National Braford Sale, Gracemere, was Carinya Oakley at $23,000 and is admired by Todd Amor, Carinya Stud, Dulacca, Robert Murray, Elders, Rockhampton and the buyer Cameron Bennett, Little Valley Grazing Co, Stratheden, via Casino, NSW
Selling for $20,000 was Little Valley Evenrude, and is pictured with Mark Scholes, Landmark, the buyers Trinket and Brian Anderson, Glenovan, Theodore, and vendor Cameron Bennett, Little Valley Grazing, Stratheden, via Casino, NSW.
No 106 av $5175 top price $23,000 – 93% clearance
5 heifers av $1000 top price $1000
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1cow and calf unit av $1000 top price $1000
Braford bulls continued their industry acceptance when a 23 month-old bull Carinya Oakley (P) topped at $23,000 the National Braford sale at Gracemere on Monday.
Offered by John and Jackie Amor, Carinya Brafords, Dulacca, Carinya Oakley attracted the attention of a lot of good judges and was sold to the Bennett family, Little Valley Braford Stud, Stratheden, via Casino, NSW.
Entering the ring weighing 812kg, with an EMA of 122sq cm, Carinya Oakley is by one of Carinya’s successful sires, Carinya Endeavour from a homebred Carinya cow.
According to Cameron Bennett, they will use Oakley over Little Valley stud females, and he very much appealed as they were keen to secure the good Endeavour sire bloodlines.
Next at $20,000 was Little Valley Evenrude, offered by the Bennett family, Little Valley Grazing Co, Casino, NSW.
Evenrude was secured by Brian and Trinket Anderson, Glenovan, Theodore, who will use this growthy young sire over both stud and commercial females.
Mr Anderson said they were impressed with overall carcase over Evenrude, who at 33 months-of-age weighed 938kg, EMA of 132sq cm, IMF 4.2pc, and have a P8 and rib scans of 10mm and 7mm respectively.
The Croak family, Eldon Court, Ilford, NSW paid to $17,500 for Carinya O’Hara (P), another son of Carinya Endeavour from a Carinya bred female, offered by John and Jackie Amor.
Next at $17,000 was Little Valley Kahu, a son of Little Valley Kenny offered by the Bennetts and secured by John and Jackie Amor, Carinya Stud.
Mrs Amor said they were impressed with the conformation of Little Valley Kahu, and he would make a perfect match to be joined over daughters of Carinya Endeavour, who at 13 years of age is still active in the Carinya stud breeding program.
Little Valley Kahu at 32 months of age weighed 922kg, EMA 124sq cm and P8 and rib scans of 11mm and 7mm respectively.
Larry and Beth Acton, Riverton Stud, Gogango, paid to $14,000 for Carinya Nigel, a growthy son of Carinya Icon.
One of the heaviest bulls in the catalogue and weighing 1184kg at 36 months of age, Carinya Nigel will be used for stud duties by the Actons.
Augathella district producers Jack Meek and family, Cargara Cattle Co, Augathella, paid to $13,000 for Carinya Orion, and secured Little Valley Ink for $8500
Trevison Agriculture, Stratheden, NSW paid to $10,000 for Little Valley Reed, a son of Rarcamba Forrester.
Denis and Shirley Bourke, Burradoo Stud, Meandarra, sold to Burradoo Premier for $8500 to Yandina Pastoral Co, Springsure.
Peter Ashman, Ashman Grazing, Escombe Downs, Winton, paid to $8000 for Burradoo Pluto, also offered by the Bourkes.
Also paying $8000 was the Anderson family, Narrien, Clermont, who selected a Chadwick Downs herd bull offered by Stephen Lill, Coonabarabran, NSW.
Mark and Belinda Wilson, Banana Station, Banana paid to $7500, for a draft of three bulls to average $4150 for their commercial Brahman crossbreeding operation.
Doug Commerford, Turrawulla, Nebo paid $7000 for Rarcamba Lotti (P) offered by Scott and Veronica Skerman, Wandoan.
The McNamara family, Strathgyle, Bell, sold Strathgyle Whiskey for $6000 to the Graving family, Kurrajong, Biloela.