THE 2018 February All Breeds bull and female sale got under way this week at Gracemere (near Rockhampton).
The sale marked the first big event of 2018 for Gracemere with sales such as Brahman Week and the Tropical Invitational Senepol sales coming up later in the year.
The hot weather didn't stop buyers heading out to the sale, with buyers taking home new bulls and females throughout the two days.
Brahmans were sold on Tuesday, receiving substantial prices.
Lot 51 Reldarah Bomber (Bull) sold for $12,000.
Lot 52 Carrinyah Park Matrix Manso 0635 (Bull) sold for $6500.
Lot 80 Avee 753 (Bull) sold for $17,000.
Lot 83 Woodstock Harley (Bull) sold for $9000.
Lot 85 D and R George (Bull) sold for $11,000.
Lot 114 Kenrol John Boy 2852 (Bull) sold for $10,000.
Lot 142 Stewart Park Kody (Used Bull) sold for $32,000.
Lot 167 MCL Sammi 1585 (Heifer) sold for $15,000.
Lot 172 MCL Skye 1582 (Heifer) sold for $8500.
The Rural Weekly caught up with Landmark auctioneer Mark Scholes to get an outlook on this year's sale.
"Brahmans are the most popular breed we've got listed this year,” he said.
Other breeds in this year's sale included 41 brangus bulls, 12 charolais bulls, 16 charbray bulls and 90 droughtmaster bulls.
Mr Scholes said he expected prices to be firm.
"The market has had a bit of climate and weather pressure on it,” he said.
"There's been some good falls in the local area and in other areas more inland.
"So hopefully that'll all tie in together to encourage buyers to come and buy some bulls and attend the sale.”
Mr Scholes hoped recent rain in the Rockhampton area would have a positive impact on the market.
The sale saw 415 lots from 14 breeds and composites, drawn from places such as Rockhampton, Biloela, Mackay and even as far as Toowoomba.
For more prices from the sale head to the website www.rlx.com.au.
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