National Braford Sale, Gracemere

A breed auction record that has stood for 31 years was smashed at Monday’s National Braford Sale, Gracemere.

Carinya Murdock (P) a 27-month, 960kg entry from John and Jackie Amor’s, Carinya Stud, Dulacca sold for $45,000 to the Chad families, Donrinda and Double C Studs, Dubbo, NSW.

The previous auction record holder was the $30,500 Glenlee Brutus who sold at the 1981 Rockhampton Braford Society Sponsored Sale to the late Wallace Logan, Warranilla, Rolleston.

Losing bidders on Murdock, who delivered a 142 EMA reading and a scan of 14/10mm, were the Bennett family, Little Valley Stud, Stratheden, NSW. Murdock is the son of the outstanding homebred sire, Carinya Endeavour (P) and from the dam, Carinya 1944 by Harriett Valley Captain.

Murdock displayed many of the breeds attributes, with great length, depth and thickness, with a strong sire presence and excellent temperament.

Murdock was one of six Endeavour sons in the Carinya draft that averaged a hefty $17,500. In all nine bulls from Carinya set the days top average of $14,333 which included the second top seller, the $19,000 Carinya Nullabor (P) (19-mths) (828kg) selling to Phil and Jennifer Christmas, Booroomba, Bollon, who also purchased Ned (24-mths) for $10,000. Other high sellers for Carinya were $12,000 for Nicholas (P) (23-mths) to Doug & Susie Barnett, Baroma Downs Stud, Croppa Creek, NSW; $12,000 for Nashville (P) (23-mths) to Jack Meek CCC Stud, Augathella.

Jim, Ann, Craig and Caroline Chad, Double C and Donrinda Studs, Dubbo NSW sold two bulls to average $8500 topping at $12,000 for Donrinda Tyson (S) (35-mths) (1084kg) to Graham, Jill and Dan Galloway, Ascot Neimen Studs, Banana and $5000 for Double C Warrior to Brian and Trinket Anderson, Theodore.

Ascot Neimen sold a semen share (10 straws) in Ascot Rum (P) for $2000 to the Little Valley Stud, NSW. The Galloway’s also picked up the $10,500 Bethonga 1425 (P) (31-mths) the 924kg, 2011 RNA junior champion from Gavin and Suzanne Robinson’s, Bethonga Stud, Wamuran. Ascot Neimen sold four heifers to a top of $1500 to the Little Valley Stud on the way to setting an $1188 average.

Taroela Stud, operated by Warren and Sue Wilson sold their 29-mth-old Taroela Foster (H) 852kg for $12,000 to long time supporter Jack Meek, CCC Stud, Augathella.

CCC Stud sold two bulls for an $8000 average topping at $8500 for the 23-month CCC Concorde to Russell and Donna Kenny, Harriett Valley Stud, Gayndah. The Meek Family also purchased six bulls to average $8250 including a trio from the Carinya team averaging $8667.

Robert and Lesette Hoffmann, Downfall Creek Stud, Guluguba sold a pair to average $14,000 including the $18,000 Downfall Creek Wrangler Too to the Taroela Stud and $10,000 for Downfall Creek Yankee (P) to the Buttenshaw family Buttaba Stud, West Wyalong, NSW.

Two PTIC heifers from Downfall Creek averaged $1625 topping at $1750, sold to the Chadwick Downs Stud, Coonabarabran, NSW.

Late in the sale Denis and Shirley Bourke, Burradoo Stud, Meandarra sold their 32-mth, 1114kg, Burradoo Kokoda (P) for $16,000 to Brian and Trinket Anderson, Glenovan, Theodore. The draft of ten bulls from Burradoo averaged $6350 and included two at $8000 each, selling to Peter Ashman, Escombe Downs, Winton and the Mt Douglas Pastoral Company, Clermont respectively. The Ashman family also purchased Rarcamba St Nick for $6500 taking the Rarcamba average to $4062 for 8 bulls.

First time vendors and sale openers, Raymond and Sharon Bowen, Southern Cross Stud, Binnaway, NSW sold their sale opener Southern Cross Quarryboy (46-mths) for $7500 to the Carinya Stud, Dulacca. Another high seller was the $6000 Southern Cross Foxtrot selling to the Wilson family, Taroela Stud, Mitchell. Southern Cross took home the $9000 Carinya entry, Navaroan (P) (23-mths).

Volume support came from across the state with Barry Galloway and family, Barrain, Blackwater taking 10 to average $2950; the Hay family, Blairgowrie, Jericho taking six toaverage $3417 while the Murray family, Oban, Richmond signing off on eight for on average $3125. Rob Wedel, Muidart Farming Company, Muidart, Dysart purchased seven for a $4214 medium with the Watson family, Broadford Pastoral Company, Broadford, Hughenden picking up six to average $3583. AJ Bambling and Co, Penwhaupell, Gayndah sourced five bulls to average $2800.

The Bennett family, Little Valley stud, Casino, NSW accepted $9000 for their 32mth-old, Little Valley Bryce (P) selling to the Meek family, CCC Stud, Augathella.

Rhonda Ryan, Banyula Stud, Emerald sold her 35mth-old, Banyula Biretta (S) for $8500 to Larry and Beth Acton, Riverton, Gogango. Rhonda quickly reinvested $8000 in the 29-mth, Taroela Gilchrist (P) from the Wilson stable, Mitchell. Andrew and Libby Price, Miegunyah, Dirranbandi ended with a trio setting an average of $6333 topping at $8000 for Carinya Navarda and $6000 respectively for Little Valley and Burradoo prefixes.

The Lill family, Chadwick Downs Stud, NSW outlaid $9500 for the 31-mth-old Jay-Y Mal (S) offered by the Dinsey family, Jay-Y Stud, Cooroy while the Rea family, Kunwarara purchased Strathgyle Impact for $6,000 and Warren Wilson secured Ashby Ceruleon from the Donovan family for $5,000.