Droughtmaster bull breaks breed world document, promoting for $220,000 at Central Queensland Livestock Alternate in Gracemere


A Droughtmaster bull has smashed the breed world document on the Central Queensland Livestock Alternate in Gracemere, promoting for $220,000.

Adam and Shelley Geddes at Oasis Droughtmasters, about 50km north of Dingo, bought bull ‘Oasis A Lengthy John’ to Rondel Droughtmasters on the 2022 Droughtmaster nationwide sale on Wednesday.

Mr Geddes stated his household was overjoyed with the sale, and it nonetheless had not ‘sunk in’.

“I simply nonetheless cannot imagine it. We put a number of effort and time into it. It is good to be rewarded for it,” Mr Geddes stated.

“You dream of these items; you by no means suppose it will occur.”

Mr Geddes stated there had been some curiosity within the bull over the previous couple of months.

Adam Geddes says ‘it nonetheless hadn’t sunk in’ that one in all his Droughtmaster bulls bought for $220,000. (ABC Capricornia: Katrina Beavan)

“He almost stayed at residence, however we’re beginning to construct a home, in order that’s why he ended up coming … however we collected him.

“We’ll do a number of AI (synthetic insemination) applications with him, and now we have his mum and his dad nonetheless there, so we’ll most likely do one thing there as properly once more.

“We’ll try to breed one other one. That’d be good.”

The sale breaks the earlier breed document of $180,000 set by bull Glenlands Prince from Glenlands Droughtmasters in 2012.

Anthony Ball, a stud inventory auctioneer for Elders Queensland, bought the bull and stated it took a ‘particular sort of bull’ to interrupt the document.

“Data are there to be damaged. They might get damaged someday, however these kinds of days simply do not occur too usually,” he stated.

“I am simply so blissful, and it could not have gone to nicer individuals. They have been rewarded for [their] dedication.”

As for the bull, Mr Ball stated he ‘had all of it’.

“The Oasis kind, all begin with a very good robust head. He is bought that stunning hood to his eye. He is huge, meaty, with good flank and pores and skin that simply ripples all the best way down the hock there — superbly balanced.

“When he stood up, it did not matter the place you sat within the ring; he was simply wonderful from each angle, only a true sire in each sense of the phrase.”

He stated it was great to see the document damaged within the yr the breed turns 60.

“It simply raises the profile of the meat capital and positively for the Droughtmaster breed.”

Three kids sitting on a bull in a pen
Droughtmaster bull ‘Oasis A Lengthy John’ sits with the Geddes household forward of the sale at Gracemere on Wednesday. (Equipped: Adam Geddes)

Full turnaround

Mr Ball stated the sale additionally confirmed how properly the trade was doing.

“I do know that the Geddes household, 12-18 months in the past, was pumping water and did not have a blade of grass, and the dams have been empty, and so they did it robust.”

Mr Geddes stated he spent the final “couple of years” carting water and getting assist from the neighbours’.

“We have been working poly [pipe] simply to maintain all of the cows alive and a few nights you are there to midnight carting water, but it surely’s all value it on days like this.”

Mr Geddes stated rain over the previous couple of months had turned issues round.

“It is trying lovely on the market. The dams are full, and there is loads of feed, and the cows are fats,” he stated.

“The rain does not appear to cease now. I used to be praying each evening for it for the final three years, and now it simply retains coming, which is sweet.

“The nation is trying good, and the cattle costs are going properly, so you may’t complain to be within the trade for the time being.”

Bulls in an arena surrounded by people in seats with auctioneers in pink shirts standing at the front
Costs have been robust on the 2022 Droughtmaster nationwide sale on the Central Queensland Livestock Alternate in Gracemere on Wednesday. (ABC Capricornia: Katrina Beavan)


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