First of Mackay region bull sales on

THE first of several bull sales in the local district will be the Nebo Beef Country Brahman Bull sale to be held at the Undercover Arena, Nebo, tomorrow.

A total of 67 bulls are catalogued for the sixth Nebo Beef Country Brahman Sale, including 24 registered and 43 herd bulls.

Landmark Mackay branch manager Tony Dwyer said the quality on display at the Nebo sales had improved at every sale since its inception.

Stud vendors this year will include Akama, Pioneer Park, Palmvale, Blue Water, Hamdenvale, Crinium, Carinyah Park and Hazleton studs.

Many of the vendors sold bulls at the initial sale and the sale teams had improved annually, Mr Dwyer said.

The sale is scheduled to start at 2pm and a barbecue dinner will follow, with refreshments.

All vendors, buyers, bidders and spectators are invited, Mr Dwyer said.

A trade fair will also operate at the arena during the sale, with sites open from 11am.

Incentives to buy at the annual sale include vendors offering free delivery within a 250km radius to designated saleyards.

Mr Dwyer said a rebate of 2.5% would be offered to outside agents, who introduced buyers.

"This must be done in writing 24 hours prior to the sale and forwarded to Landmark, Mackay," he said.

All sale bulls had been vaccinated and semen tested, Mr Dwyer said.

He said an additional attraction at the sale would be the auction of a Queensland State of Origin 'Seven in a Frame' memorabilia, with all proceeds to go the CQ Rescue Helicopter.

DJ & JE Deguara Family Trust Hamdenvale Brahmans have been even busier than usual, preparing 12 bulls for sale. They have also been preparing for the third Hamdenvale Summer Sizzler annual heifer sale, which will be held on their property at Simla on December 1.

And the Kandanga Valley Bull Sale will be held at the Braeside Saleyards, Nebo on Tuesday, December 5, Mr Dwyer said.

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