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Queensland Country Life - Classic Red Brangus reaches $20,000 top

Mark Salisbury, Bimbadeen Brangus, Monto, with his top price purchase for $20,000 and vendor Gavin McKenzie, Tannyfoil Brangus, Blackwater.

As the clouds started to build so too the momentum of the sale with top price being reached for Tannyfoil Marco L122 of $20,000.

A sea of red could be seen in the yards at CQLX when vendors at the Classic Red Brangus sale held recently represented the red portion of the Brangus breed.

The long awaited announcement of the “Win a Heifer” competition with Jatabee Foxy Lady 279 a quality heifer kindly donated by Jack and Mim Walker, Jatabee Brangus, Theodore, took place prior to the sale starting.

Silence quickly filtered throughout the normally bustling CQLX Gracemere sale ring when the announcement was to be made, but quickly changed to applause when the heifer was won by young Brangus enthusiast and descendant of one of the breed’s founders, Jack Salisbury.

Jack’s parents then went onto secure the top price bull of the day so were very pleased with the day’s outcome.

 

Tannyfoil Marco L122 offered by Gavin McKenzie and family, Tannyfoil Brangus, Blackwater, was purchased by Amanda and Mark Salisbury, Bimbadeen Brangus, Eidsvold, for $20,000 and will become an integral part of the Salisbury family’s breeding program.

Overall when the dust had settled, the sale saw a clearance of 68 per cent for the bull portion of the sale and a $6288 solid average.

Highest average vendor of the day was Gavin McKenzie and family, Tannyfoil Brangus, who secured an outstanding $9611 average for their nine bulls offered.

The next high price bull of the day, also from the Tannyfoil stud, was $16,000 for Tannyfoil Liam L183 paid by relatively new breeders Brenten and Virginia Lowe, BVL Brangus, Mundubbera who were out to make their mark by securing quality.

Ian and Anne Galloway, Duarran Brangus, Roma, then paid $12,000 for Doonside Red Cedar by Doonside Tabasco offered by Bill and Kay Geddes.

Jack and Mim Walker, Jatabee Brangus, Theodore, were next to take home a new sire from the McKenzie family’s Tannyfoil stud with Tannyfoil Lane L145 reaching $11,000.

Close behind was the $10,500 sire Redline Malanda 6/229, offered by Kristine and Peter Dingle and family, Redline Brangus, Eidsvold and purchased by Peter Scholl, Eidsvold.

The heifers offered the afternoon before during the bull walk through the Helmsman system averaged $1622 for a top of $3000.

The top heifer Redline 6/033 by the aptly named red sire Doonside Shiraz offered by Peter and Kristine Dingle and family, Redline Brangus, Eidsvold found a new home with Jane Geddes, Charlevue Brangus, Dingo.

Ms Geddes said she was very pleased with her purchase and that “she is just a beautiful heifer”.

Buyers came from various parts of Queensland, with Mawson Pastoral Co, Beerwah, Greg Glover, Prospect, Tambo and the Warren family, Boonah all putting together a quality of line of bulls to take back to their herds.

New and repeat buyers were in attendance confirming the demand for Red Brangus genetics.

Source: Queensland Country Life http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4947765/red-brangus-tops-at-20000-at-cqlx/