First-time vendors for Brangus Australia, Jason and Maria Lloyd, Beeblee Brangus, topped the National Brangus commercial female sale at CQLX Gracemere on Sunday 8 October.
From Beeblee Station Nebo the family entered three female pens of 26, averaging $1396 and four bulls averaging $10,250.
Prepared on silage, hay and protein pellets from Cattle King Agricultural Services, the two female pens were purchased for $1280 and $1440 by Oakdale Pastoral and the other female pen was to Steve Chapman for $1520.
The pairs lead bull Beeblee Bentley (lot 284), a potential sire and easy-doing bull sold for $15,000 to JW and KL Geddes from Woongarra, Dingo.
Beeblee Bennett (lot 286) sold for $14,000 to Mark and Pauline Lloyd from Bullrush Pastoral, Coppabella, Beeble Baxter (lot 285) was purchased for $7000 by MM and LM Bauer and Beeblee Brodie (lot 283) sold for $5000 to SA Debois.
Although they are first-time vendors for Brangus Australia, the Lloyd family made the top ten in averages across the whole National Brangus Sale.
“All of our cattle have gone to really good homes,” Jason said.
“We are very commercially focused so we are trying to incorporate some of our commercial herd into our new stud.
“We stand by what we sell.”
Having bred Brangus cattle for 40 years Jason said breeding quality cattle for them is not all about the stud prefix but breeding quality commercial cattle is just as important.
“We enjoy breeding cattle as it’s our passion and a big part of our life and we would be more than happy to use our sale bulls in our own herd if we could,” he said.
“Our herd goes way back to generations of breeding all being Australian Bloodlines which we think is important to stick to.
“Our mission is to breed quality cattle well presented with an emphasis on docility and fertility, hence our slogan.”
Jason and Maira gave their gratitude and thanks.
“A huge thankyou to Joshua Heck, Georgie Connor and the GDL team for all your hard work, commitment and fantastic support,” they said.
“You guys have been incredible.
“Congratulations to all the other vendors and Brangus Australia for such a successful sale and we look forward to coming back next year.”