17 bulls av $4050 Top $6,500 – 80% clearance
40 registered females av $1,230 Top $2,400 – 95% clearance
14 commercial females av $855 Top $1050 – 100% clearance
The picturesque Bell Showgrounds was the ideal setting as the new venue for the eight annual New Dimension Braford Sale. Bell is located at the foothills of the magnificent Bunya Mountains, only 35 minutes from Dalby and one hour from Kingaroy.
A quality line up of cattle and a near perfect August day drew a large crowd from Qld and NSW with buyers travelling long distances to attend the sale. Interest from the local area was particularly strong. The New Dimension sale has become the largest open auction selling centre for stud and commercial Braford females and the excellent clearance each year is testament to the standard of quality on offer.
Bulls sold to a top price of $6,500 twice. Both polled bulls were offered by John & Jackie Amor, Carinya, Dulacca and sold to repeat buyers David Wellwood, Ambardoo Boggabri who purchased Carinya Nugent and Casey Hay, Moonya Taroom who purchased Carinya Nicholson . The Donovan family, Ashby, Jimbour sold Alberta Jaffa for $5,000 to commercial breeders, Andrew & Libby Price, Miegunyah, Dirranbandi. The McNamara family sold 3 bulls to top at $4,000 twice for Strathgyle Butch and Strathgyle Flagstaff, sold respectively to the McQueen family, Winton and Sam & Belinda Coxon, Kateroy Grazing, Longreach.
Neil Pacholke also sold 3 bulls to top at $4,000 twice. Warren & Sue Wilson, Redbank, Mitchell purchased Sunny Lawn Vista for $4,000 and the Whip family, Morven secured Sunny Lawn Video for $4,000.
Registered females sold to a top of $2,400 for 20-mth-old heifer Carinya 2393, to Ray & Sharon Bowen, Southern Cross Braford Stud, Binnaway, NSW. The Bowen family purchased four Carinya heifers to average $1,750 and Carinya Nikkon, a polled son of Carinya Endeavour for $5,500. The Galloway family, Ascot Neimen Braford Studs, Banana outlayed $2,000 for 12-mth-old Sunny Lawn Duchess 1148 offered by Neil Pacholke, Sunny Lawn, Clifton.
Scott & Veronica Skerman, Rarcamba, Wandoan sold 10 heifers to average $1,310, the Donovan family, Asby, Jimbour sold 7 to average $1,014 and Penny Vohland, Pen-leigh, Pittsworth sold 2 to average $1000. Ray Kidd, Cashmere, St George sold the top pen of commercial females to average $1000.
Commercial females offered by Cashmere & Burradoo studs were sort after, selling to regular buyers the Davies family, Yarraman – the Kent family, Goomburra – the Sullivan and Hanlon families, Pittsworth and the Bennett family, Little Valley, Casino, NSW.