Brahmans on top after NCC Sale

December 15, 2012
MEDIA RELEASE – Brahman News December 2012
McCaffrey’s Australian Livestock Marketing
No. Description Gross Average Top
65 Grey Bulls $585,500 $9,010 $30,000
31 Red Bulls 392,000 12,645 50,000
96 Total Bulls 977,500 10,180
10 Grey Heifers 51,000 5,100 10,000
5 Red Heifers 29,500 5,900 10,000
15 Total Heifers 80,500 5,365
111 SALE TOTAL $1,058,000 9,530 98% Clearance
Any negative beef industry perceptions about the health and popularity of the Brahman breed in Central and Northern Australia were well and truly answered in no uncertain terms at the Annual NCC Brahman Sale, on property at Inverrio, Duaringa on October 30th.
In a sustained and powerful showing of support for top quality grey and red Brahman sires and commercial bulls, Brett Nobbs, his father Allen and mother Carolyne Nobbs of NCC Brahmans, together with their Invited sale vendors Tony & Joanne, Will and Chris Fenech of Fenech Brahmans, achieved a spectacular sale result, the best on averages of any annual stud cattle auction, of any breed, held in the Nation in 2012.
Prices peaked at $50,000 for red sires and $30,000 for grey sires. 38 bulls sold into the five figure bracket ($10,000 and over), however astute commercial beef operators also found obvious value with 35% of the offering selling from $3,000 to $5,000. The progeny of highly influential sire JDH Mr Elmo Manso, with 37 sons in the sale, proved to be a distinct attraction averaging nearly
$14,000. “We’re delighted with the widespread support our sale has received,” Brett Nobbs said. “Studmasters and bullock breeders alike have endorsed the Brahman breed quality, beef performance and strength of bloodlines of our product very highly today and we are proud of that. It is great to have Brahmans back on top as this was a most positive day for the breed.”
A partnership of Colin & Denise Delahunty, Inland Brahmans, Hughenden, John Delahunty, Rockwood Brahmans, Hughenden and Dan & Sally Beauchamp, Bumble Creek Brahman Stud, Ingham
purchased the $50,000 Top Price bull, NCC Muscat. Tom Delahunty handled the bidding by phone on this outstanding, well bred, 22 month old Elmo son. Muscat’s natural sire style, presence and beautiful balance of growth, muscling and finish made him a popular choice of many in pre-sale inspections. “It is exciting to see this bull go to the North, to such a committed group of breeders,” Brett Nobbs said, “bulls with his combination of qualities are very rare and I’d back him in against the best of any breed.”
Two lots earlier Gavin Scott, Rosetta Grazing Company, Collinsville claimed the big, upstanding, eye catching red sire NCC Sombrero at $47,500. Another Elmo, and bred from a highly successful damline, this fellow at 22 months is a beautiful bronze red colour. He weighs 855kg and scanned a massive 144 sqcm EMA. The Brownson family of Charters Towers were underbidders on Sombrero.
Early in the sale Lee & Gillian Collins, Wandilla Brahman Stud, Marlborough bid to $30,000 to secure the top price grey sire, NCC Exon. A real beef Brahman sire, Exon excels in his breed style and tremendous carcase attributes and is bred out of a quality JDH Datapack Manso daughter.
Twenty eight thousand was needed by Darren & Sue Kent & family, Ooline Stud, Goovigen to buy NCC Manuscript, a full brother to the Sale topper. A 140 sqcm EMA highlights this bull’s beef performance values at only 22 months.
The second biggest eye muscle area bull of the sale, NCC Pasadena, a grey of 934kg and 145 sqcm EMA was a $26,000 purchase by EJT Camp, Floraville, Burketown, while the young grey sire NCC Comrade also at $26,000 was the top price Sale selection for the very impressive line of 7 bulls purchased by Stanbroke Pastoral Co., Fort Constantine, Cloncurry at an average of $12,570. Darren Childs, acting on behalf of Stanbroke, recognised the potential in this JDH Sir Marri Manso son bred out of a proven pedigree Tartrus cow, and bid strongly to secure him.
Another young sire out of the same damline, but this time a red by Elmo was purchased by Tartrus Brahman Stud of Marlborough for $24,000.
The Fenech Brahmans’ attractive sale line of young grey bulls topped at $22,000 for FBC Messiah Manso, an FBC Mr Arnie Manso son that was earlier this year judged Reserve Junior Champion Bull of the Brahman Feature Show. Messiah went to the McKinlay/Morawitz partnership of the Chasmac Park and Stewart Park Studs of Comet. Messiah’s full brother-in-blood FBC Milton Manso was a $21,000 selection by Dean Rasmussen, Droonoodoo Stud, Kingaroy, while Ron & Daphne Kirk, Yenda Brahman Stud, Gayndah outlaid $20,000 for FBC Dallas Manso, a stylish, long bodied son of LL Sugar Ely Manso that carries attractive sire potential.
In the red section NCC Skoda, by Elmo from an NCC Zulu cow, a rising 2yo of excellent temperament, attractive colour and optimum carcase performance, was a $22,000 buy for Central Burnett Studmasters Len Gibbs & Family of Muan Stud and Trevor Hill & Family of Promised Land Stud in partnership.
JDH Modelo Manso daughter FBC Miss Jess De Manso topped the grey stud heifers and NCC Selinda by Wandilla Zulu topped the reds, both being knocked down to Northern Brahman breeders Brian & Cindy Hughes of Lanes Creek Stud, Georgetown for $10,000.
Co-selling agent, Queensland Rural Manager Troy Trevor of Charters Towers said it was appropriate that beef producers responded to such a top quality offering of Brahman seedstock in the way they did. “They have great confidence in these cattle to perform at the top level of beef industry requirements and really backed their judgement with strong, spirited bidding throughout the day,” Troy said, “many compliments came to us about the offering and the tremendous industry relevant weight and carcase data on the bulls.”
Other feature bull sales:
• $19,000 NCC Metro – Red by NCC Springbok to Autobreed & Baldwin Pastoral
• $18,000 NCC Delacruz – Red by JDH Mr Elmo Manso to NG & TD Ferris
• $18,000 NCC Eastmere – Red by JDH Mr Elmo Manso to Rosetta Grazing Co
• $18,000 NCC Duvall – Red by JDH Mr Elmo Manso to Wandilla Stud
• $17,000 NCC Esteban – Grey by JDH Mr Elmo Manso to Cambil Brahmans
• $16,000 FBC Burbank Manso – Grey by FBC Mr Arnie Manso to Jordan Grazing Co
• $16,000 FBC Sanford Manso – Grey by FBC Charles De Manso to Cressbank Cattle Co
• $15,000 NCC Rocket – Grey by Brahrock Settler to EJT Camp
• $15,000 NCC Embassy – Red by JDH Mr Elmo Manso to RE & UT Oates
Agents: Queensland Rural and McCaffrey’s Australian Livestock Marketing.