Scenic Rim Droughtmaster Sale showcases top quality local cattle

QUALITY: Grandview Nexus will be Lot 2 at Saturday's Scenic Rim Droughtmaster Bull and Female Sale.
QUALITY: Grandview Nexus will be Lot 2 at Saturday's Scenic Rim Droughtmaster Bull and Female Sale.

The first ever Scenic Rim Droughtmaster Bull and Female sale is on Saturday.

Buyers will have a selection of 44 registered droughtmaster bulls, 55 registered droughtmaster females and a limited number of quality droughtmaster commercial females.

Livestock agent Greg Anderson said the sale offered a great opportunity to purchase some locally bred quality droughtmaster cattle.

“Drought master are playing a massive role in this area now,” he said.

“We have a lot of Studs operating in the south-east corner, so the sale is being held to give people an opportunity to showcase the progeny of their cattle and acquire better values for them.”

Mr Anderson said organisers would like to make the sale an annual event and he called on the community to show its support.

There will be 17 Studs represented in an independent sale, with cattle to be sold under a helmsman auction system, whereby all stock are listed simultaneously and buyers may bid on any animal regardless of lot number position.

The helmsman system combines the best features of an auction and sale by private treaty.

Buyers have more time to consider their bid and have an opportunity to return to another lot should their first choice exceed their budget.

If a buyer is considering buying a number of animals they will have a better chance to average their purchases and meet their budget.

Under a helmsman system, vendors are not disadvantaged by lot placement as every animal is given the same opportunity to be considered by buyers.

It also gives the vendors the chance to converse with buyers to allow them a better understanding of the breeder’s genetics and breeding dynamics.

All the cattle offered at the sale have been independently quality inspected to ensure buyers will be able to select from a line of cattle that meet the Droughtmaster breed Standard of Excellence.

Cattle have been nominated from studs throughout south-east Queensland and as far as Curlewis in northern New South Wales.

The sale will commence at noon at the Boonah Showground saleyards, Macquarie Street entrance.

Food and refreshments will be available on the day.

Further information or sale catalouges are available on the sale website or contact Andrew Percy 0408 335 951, Greg Anderson 0429 440 886 or your local preferred Livestock agent.