2019 bull and female sale

The annual bull and surplus female Auctionsplus sales from the selected Brahman and composite herds were held on Tuesday 18 June 2019 and Wednesday 7 August 2019 respectively.

Despite the poor season leading to limited bidders and higher than usual numbers in both of the auctions, a majority of the animals were sold. A total of 62 bulls were sold for an average price of $2,405.65 including Brahmans and Composites. 152 females were sold for an average of $979 including both breeds, heifers and cows of mixed ages and pregnancy statuses.

These averages are slightly down on last year however, considering the season and that they were mostly bought by repeat buyers, it was a good result and is a credit to the ongoing performance in fertility and adaptation of these animals.

The select Brahman and composite herds are both long term programs which have undergone rigorous selection over generations for the desirable traits needed to thrive in Northern Territory conditions and to meet the live export market requirements. The animals from both herds are on Breedplan where their estimated breeding values (EBVs) can be found along with a comparison to the average for the Brahman breed.

Bulls and females from the sale.

For more information, please contact:

Gretel Bailey-Preston, Livestock Officer
Phone 08 8973 9749
Email gretel.baileypreston@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 30 April 2020

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