BUYERS will have the opportunity to purchase some top line charolais and charbray bulls be offered in the Gympie district from July 26-28.
Selling studs Kilkenny, Nargoon and Kandanga Valley are offering a total of 206 charolais, charbray and charolais-cross bulls.
First seller is the Lawler family's Kilkenny charolais that will be offering 45 charolais, including seven polled, and eight charbray bulls at the Woolooga Saleyards starting at 1pm on July 26.
Michael Lawler, who is based at Verbena Park in Taroom, said all the breeding herd was now based at Donore, Eidsvold.
"The breeders run on stony granite country in a cattle tick area," he said. "We believe this is crucial in selecting low maintenance seed stock."
Kilkenny has about 100 cows out of the breeding herd of 500 registered females that are between 10 and 14 years of age.
"We think this is a good effort on forest country and typifies all the good things about the herd," Mr Lawler said.
Kilkenny's 2012 bull offering has been on oats as weaners, followed by buffel and then final preparation on a lucerne and silage based mix prior to sale.
The second of the three sales is being held on property by the McGill family's Nargoon Stud, Cinnabar at 1pm on July 27.
This year Nargoon is offering 31 charolais and 16 charolais cross bulls.
Bob McGill said that they were keen to promote the fact that all bulls being offered were non-carriers of pestivirus.
The Nargoon herd is based on French genetics with the breeders run in single sire 30 head herds.
"We also run an AI program and an embryo program started with some of the top cows," he said.
Nargoon cows start calving in early September and are weaned the following year. Heifers are mated at two years old and expected to get back in calf each year. Mr McGill said that replacement females were evaluated for temperament, fertility and mothering, while also taking into account breed plan figures.
Nargoon charolais have performed well in prime cattle championships, including two Grand Champion Pens of Show titles at the RNA, and buyers have also been successful in fat cattle competitions.
Nargoon has established a registered 500 head feedlot with plans to stock cattle purchased from graziers who have used Nargoon bulls. Agents are Sullivan Livestock and Shepherdson and Boyd.