Lanes Creek heifer tops Big Country at $21,000

Lanes Creek Krystal 1618, sold for $21,000 to Brian Harriman, Reedy Brook, Mt Garnet, pictured with stud groom Georgia Dale, and Lanes Creek’s Riley and Brayden Hughes.Heifers were in strongdemand at the Big Country Brahman Sale last week with cattle producers travelling from all parts of Queensland to attend.
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The annual stud sale was held at the Dalrymple Saleyards in Charters Towers selling 83 heifers of the 84 offered.

Vendors and agents alike werethrilled with the 99 per cent clearance rate, average of $6665and gross of $553,000.

Volume vendor,Brian Hughes, Lanes Creek Brahmans, Georgetown,sold 43 heifers for an average of $8500 and dominated the top price statistics.

The sold the top price heifer, Lanes Creek Krystal 1618, toBrian Harriman, Reedy Brook B Brahmans,Mount Garnet for $21,000.

Mr Harriman bought the one heifer from the entire two day sale, and said he was attracted to her bloodlines.

“I had previously seen the heifer at Brian’s and I really liked her, so when she was offered up here I had my eye on her,” he said.

“I may have got a bit carried away but it was worth it.”

Mr Harriman will add Krystal 1618 to his Brahman stud of 120 head for future artificial insemination.

The second top priced heifer was also sold by Lanes Creek Brahmans’. Lanes Creek Razzle 1713 sold to Peter Camm of Camm Cattle Co, Glenprairie, for $17,000.

Peter Camm also placed the highest bid for Lanes Creek Mia Manso 1694, the third top priced heifer for $15,000.

The highest volume buyer of the sale was Peter Camm who purchased 20 heifers averaging $7375. The second highest volume buyer was Roland and Sally Everingham, Oak Park Station, Einasleigh who purchased eight heifers averaging at $4000.

Also putting together a good line of females was Lawson, Camm, Cambil Brahmans, Proserpine,selling 12 heifers averaging $4875.

Selling agents:McCaffrey’s and Geaney’s.

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