Sale Vendors and buyers were all smiles following the Wilangi Invitation Brahman Sale at Charters Towers last Friday 24th November.  Although three of the bulls on offer exited the ring without a bid they were immediately ‘snapped up’ to give the large team of 174 grey bulls a 100% clearance; a breed leading clearance at Spring auction sales of 2023.  Solid averages were recorded across the Registered and Herd Bull sections with buyer destinations of Winton, Atherton Tablelands, Collinsville, Northern Goldfields, Julia Creek, Rockhampton, Nebo, Clermont, Belyando and Central Coastal areas noted throughout the bidding.

Selling Agents Queensland Rural said that buyers responded to the very good quality, strong beef credentials and attractive, even consistency of the bulls offered by the six Vendor Studs – Wilangi, Cambil, Wallace, Raglan, Viva and Lanes Creek.  The addition of a much larger offering of poll bulls in the Sale line-up was another attraction, resulting in increased buyer attendance and bidding, according to Troy Trevor of Queensland Rural.  “This Sale always attracts solid numbers of repeat buyers because of its good reputation in the North, however this year they were joined by a sizable group of new Wilangi Sale supporters, some who purchased volume numbers at good value prices,” Troy Trevor said.

Viva Memphis, a 27 month old, white grey, PP sire prospect of 810kg topped the Sale at $38,000.  He was purchased by Kate Landsberg in attendance at the event for Trafalgar Pastoral Co., Charters Towers.  Three bulls made $17,000 – the well bred 2yo Cambil Jackson (PS) by Lanes Creek Jaxonite was the first to make that figure selling to Nelson Grazing of Charters Towers.  Long time Wilangi Sale buyer Michael Clark, Ibis Creek, Mt Coolon selected Lanes Creek WT Tarmac (PP), an eye catching, well muscled, blue grey sire for $17,000, the top of his three bull buy from the Sale, while another poll sire, Wallace Mr Vancouver (PS), that weighted in at 900kg was claimed by online bidders the Hacon Family, Bunda Beef, Julia Creek also for $17,000.

Early in the Sale it was Raglan Mr Robbie, an 880kg, rising 2yo, white grey bull that scanned an EMA of 150 sqcm, that generated strong bidding before being knocked down to Lake Elphinstone Partners of Nebo for $15,000.  That figure was also needed by Ray Vella, Vella Farming, Proserpine to secure the NCC Jaguar son, Cambil McCormick, a poll scurr 2yo of 825kg.  Ibis Creek, Mt Coolon also shopped at $15,000 taking home the attractive poll scurr sire Wallace Mr Verdell.  Continuing the sale of strong priced poll bulls was Viva Mantronn, a $15,000 purchase for Brian & Merilyn Landsberg of Charters Towers.  Viva also achieved a $14,500 sale for Viva Musgrave.  He heads to his new owners Spade 5P Grazing, Chillagoe.

Brian & Cindy Hughes of Lanes Creek Brahmans, Georgetown were busy selling bulls at the Sale, however they still found time to select Cambil Jennings, a young, white grey, well bred sire prospect for $13,000.  Wallace Stud also sold two bulls at $13,000 – Wallace Mr Vermont went to Luke Goodwin, Lascelles Station, Charters Towers while Wallace Mr Vaughn, an 826kg, 146 sqcm EMA, strong blue grey bull was selected by the Bethel Family, Jenkins Creek, Georgetown.

Rob & Mandy White, Wilangi  Stud achieved $11,000 sales for the powerful, heavy boned, 950kg, 2yo Wilangi R Lion and for the masculine Wilangi R Mangano, as well as $10,500 for Wilangi R Lego, a well muscled, full bodied, young poll bull.  Rob & Mandy were pleased that these bulls sold to well renowned cattle producers Turley Cattle Co, Craig & Jodi McLennan and the Salmond Family of Lestree Downs respectively.

The herd bull section topped at $8,000 for a poll Wilangi 2yo purchased by Pedracini Grazing, Scartwater, Charters Towers.

Sale Vendors were pleased with the strong commercial cattle producer competition on the Sale’s herd bulls.  Four Northern volume buyers accounted for 67 bulls, however others, buoyed by pre-Sale showers and confident forecasts of more to come, took the opportunity to invest in quality bulls at affordable pricing.  “Sale Vendors were very happy with the widespread bidding support at today’s Sale,” Rob White of Wilangi said, “as a combined group, we have initiated buyer benefits such as morphology testing, free delivery assistance, high Sale selection standards, etc. that have been appreciated and supported by bull buyers.  We understand the ups and downs of the seasons and cattle markets and we consider it a very satisfactory result if Vendors and buyers are all happy with the day’s trade.”

Sale Selling Agents:  Queensland Rural.


60Premier Select Sires$540,000$9,000$38,000
70Stud Bulls$396,000$5,657$15,000
44Herd Bulls$207,500$4,716$8,000
174TOTAL$1,143,500$6,572100% Clearance

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