THE recent deluge throughout the Burnett, Brisbane Valley and Wide Bay areas has forced the postponement of the seventh annual Summer Sale of Droughtmaster female genetics.
Selling agents D and G Livestock principal Doug Haigh said the sale had been re-scheduled for February 23 at the same venue, the Coolabunia Saleyards, starting at 10am and offering 126 females and three sires.
He said vendors had been flood-affected and cattle would need a period to recover from the excessive rain.
Included in the total offering are 52 head from a Crusader Stud dispersal and 39 head from a Breffni Stud reduction.
Both these studs have been regular vendors at bull and female sales, with animals selling in the top range.
Other vendors are Glen Hogan, Payola Droughtmasters at Coondoo, selling two cows and calves.
John and Anna Roe are offering 12 cows and calves from their Joppa Droughtmasters at Kenilworth, Ghost Gum Valley.
K and L Fabian at Palen Creek will be offering four joined, seven cows and calves and one unjoined.
G and H Mears, Merinda Droughtmasters at Gunalda, will have two unjoined for sale, and Shayne Lambert, Pine Tree Downs, Gympie, will have 10 unjoined on offer.
Of the two Payola females on offer, one has a four-month-old heifer calf by Billabong Tinman and the dam has been running with Imbil Rhodes. The other cow and calf is a three-month-old bull calf by Imbil Rhodes and the dam has been depastured with that sire since calving.
The seven cows and calves offered by Ghost Gum Valley have Grangeside Aristocrat calves at foot and the cows have been running with that sire.
The four joined females have all been running with Grangeside Aristocrat.
Pregnancy details for all cows and joined females will be available on the supplementary sheet on sale day.
The Mary Valley-based D and G Livestock principal Doug Haigh said they were the resident agent for the Coolabunia Saleyards.
"We pay particular attention to on property inspections of all animals on offer," he said.
"This makes sure that both the vendor and the buyer know the quality."
Mr Haigh said Coolabunia Saleyards were a clearing dip but were designated as "ticky", meaning that cattle going to clean country would require a dip even if scratched clean.
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