NATIONAL BRAFORD SALE
Monday 9 September 2019 starting at 9am, CQLX, Gracemere.
PADDOCK SALES ALL YEAR ROUND
Check out our YouTube channel for photos and videos of bulls currently for sale.
WE ARE PROUD TO BE OFFERING A PREDOMINANTLY POLLED DRAFT OF QUALITY BRAFORD BULLS AT THE NATIONAL BRAFORD SALE IN SEPTEMBER.
We have selected 15 top performing bulls to showcase at the National Braford Sale on 9 September 2019, with selling agents Landmark (Lot numbers 53 to 62) and Elders (Lot numbers 75 to 79). Scroll down for the full photo gallery or view/print the full brochure here. We also have a strong draft of bulls available for purchase from the paddock. Call for an inspection 07 4995 7101.
If you can’t make the sale, you can still join the bidding by registering with AuctionsPlus. You can listen to the auctioneer and join the live bidding from your mobile, tablet or computer. Visit www.auctionsplus.com.au or call 02 9262 4222 for more details. Search National Braford Sale under Auctions.
50 YEAR SALE HISTORY
Ascot bulls were first sold at Gracemere in 1969. In 1972 we started selling in conjunction with the Cootharaba Hereford Stud at Moura saleyards. Then in 1974 Ascot had its own sale on the Galloway property at Monto. We then moved it to the Theodore saleyards with the Rushmore stud owned by the Smoothy family from 1975 to 1979. Back to Moura as a single-vendor in 1980 and this continued until 1985. The first on-property auction at ‘Ascot’, Banana was in 1986, and continued until 2018 and it became the largest single-vendor sale for Brafords in Australia. The only year missed was 1995 due to severe drought.
50 years on, the Galloways are returning to CQLX at Gracemere for the National Braford Sale in 2019.
PADDOCK READY BULLS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.
You don’t need to wait for the Spring sales, we will have paddock-ready bulls available all year round. We often email clients images and videos to save you time and travel – that way you can get a sire you need, at the right time. Contact us for the current listing of bulls available or pop in for an inspection. Photos and videos released regularly via our YouTube channel.
Our paddock-ready bulls range in age from 26 to 34 months and are in good working order. Bulls offered for sale have had positive crushside semen tests and health evaluations.
We can deliver locally in Central Queensland, and if going to clean country can deliver them to the nearest clearing dip, or organise a backload if necessary.
2018 SALE RESULTS.
Homozygous polled (PP) bulls sold strongly for Ascot Neimen in 2018, with Lot 1 Ascot Henry 394, topping the bidding at $17,000 and heading to a South Australian stud.
Repeat buyers included the Wilson Family ‘Redbank’ Mitchell who purchased Lot 2 Ascot Goliath 1914 by Linlora Ben for $10,000. Goliath (PP) was the heavyweight of the sale coming in at 1114kgs, with an EMA of 145 and an IMF of 5.
Lot 3 Ascot Humphrey 2004 (PP) had the draft’s best weight for age (930kgs at 21 months) and an impressive IMF of 5.3. Humphrey was bought online via AuctionsPlus by the McLachlan family from ‘Monomeath’ Ubobo for $14,000.
The Mullers from ‘Orchid Vale’ Rolleston appear in the Galloway’s visitors book way back in 1983 and haven’t missed many sales since. In 2018 they selected four bulls including Ascot Hi-Five 1901, the only bull by Neimen XPO, a weight of 944kgs and an EMA of 137 for a tidy $10,000.
Another of these historical names is the Tigrigie Cattle Co, now owned by the Tennyson and Wright families. This year they purchased three bulls for $18,000, including Ascot Hardy 1987 who tipped the scales at 908kgs with the top EMA of 146 and made $8,000. The original owner was Charles Green who always picked the eyes out of the draft and often had a bidding duel with Ray Kidd, another long-time supporter. Sadly both these men have passed away.
Other familiar faces were the Whitemans from ‘Wybalena’, and the Wells’ from ‘Yandina’, both families from Rolleston and purchasing bulls this year. The Galloway families from Blackwater and Monto were there to celebrate Ascot Neimen’s 50th anniversary of Braford Society membership, and picked up five bulls between them.
Last but not least, the sale finished with a young bull of 22 months, 834kgs, an IMF of 5.2, an EMA of 137 — Lot 46 Ascot Houston, by Ascot Dusty. He sold to the Robson family from Morven for $11,000. As the hammer went down, the champagne popped and everyone enjoyed a slice of celebratory cake and of course a nice juicy steak.