Indicus sale beefed up by overseas interest
BRAHMAN breeders are still celebrating after a very successful 28th Grafton Bos Indicus Bull and Female sale.
The first-ever sale of three Brahman heifers to Thailand was a highlight of Saturday's auction. The remaining buyers were from the coastal strip down to the Hunter River and west to Narrabri and Nymagee.
All up 67 Brahman bulls sold to $8750 and averaged $3276. One Brahmousin made $2000; one Braford sold at $3250; 12 Brangus sold to $3250 and averaged $2688 and six Santa Gertrudis made to $2750 for an average of $2458.
The sale grossed $467,582 with 96 per cent clearance at auction.
According to agents, Elders Moy and Darby, the bulk of the bulls sold in the $2500-$4000 range.
The Grand Champion Bull of the sale, Jomanda Platinum, bred by the Johnson family of Clarenza, sold at $8750 to Winston Pastoral Company, Delungra.
Jomanda Brahman Stud completed the day by winning the Shirley Mitchell Memorial Trophy for Grand Champion Female, Jomanda Miss M 326, which later topped the female market when she sold for $5000 to Sheildoo Brahman Stud, Narrabri.
Brahman Stud females generally sold in the $1750-$2500 bracket and averaged $1820