Thailand sale a first for Brahman breeder
By EMMA CORNFORD
YESTERDAY morning 12 Brahman cattle from the Mogul Brahman Stud near Maclean began a journey that will take them to Thailand.
Stud manager Glen Pfeffer was contacted by a cattle agent in early September who said he had clients interested in purchasing some Brahmans.
Although the stud has exported cattle in the past, this is the first time Thailand has been a destination ? something Mr Pfeffer described as a 'major achievement' for the stud.
"We didn't expect it at all; it just came out of the blue," he said. "They rang us on the Thursday and told us they were coming out on the Sunday. This was a real goal for us."
One of the bulls is the full brother of the female Grand Champion Brahman at the Brisbane Show this year ? the biggest Brahman show in Australia ? while two others were bred from Mr Fontenot125, a bull for which Mogul Stud has sole Australian semen rights.
"There are over 5000 members of the Brahman Association so for them to select the cattle from New South Wales is exciting," Mr Pfeffer said.
"Queensland is the home of the Brahman, but in New South Wales we've been investing in the breed so it's good to see these results."
The Thai buyers also purchased cattle from two other studs in the Clarence Valley ? the Bizzy Brahman Stud and the Redhead Family.