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Good field likely on bull sale day

RECENT useful rainfall throughout many areas may attract more buyers to the fourth Kadanga Valley Bull Sale at Nebo's Braeside saleyards on Thursday, December 5.

Stud principals John and Roz Mercer will offer 18 charolais bulls, 21 charbray bulls and 2 brahman bulls at the sale. The sale will start at 10am.

Mr Mercer said the previous three sales at Nebo had been quite successful and expressed thanks to buyers for their previous support.

Many repeat buyers will be in attendance including members of Mackay Rural Production Society whom, on their annual bus trip early this year, visited the Mercer family Gympie property.

Exceptional hospitality was extended to the 40 strong group with the Mercer family and relatives and friends on hand with four wheel drive vehicles to take the whole group on a tour of Kadanga Valley viewing stud breeders, improvements and pastures.

Later in the day the group inspected young bulls and at least two members of the group purchased another bull while on the tour.

Mr Mercer is a noted cattle judge at Brisbane Exhibition and various country shows of different breeds, including their stud breeds.

He commented recently beef producers were paid on weight and nothing weighed heavier than a charolais cross or charbray cattle.

Nine of the charolais bulls offered at Nebo are polled or scurred and all are bred strongly along full French bloodlines.

He said the family loved charbray cattle and their adaptability and profitability was second to none.

Agents for the Nebo sale are Landmark, Mackay and Rockhampton and Hayes & Co.

Inspections would be held at Braeside saleyards, Nebo the afternoon prior to the sale or on property by appointment.

All bulls have been vaccinated.

Members of QCWA Nebo/Sarina branch will cater for the sale with a barbecue lunch.

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