Jenny Schmidt, Diamond Ridge Angus stud, Southbrook, at the Warwick saleyards yesterday.
Jenny Schmidt, Diamond Ridge Angus stud, Southbrook, at the Warwick saleyards yesterday.

Average Angus price up 30 per cent

YESTERDAY was a big day for bulls with the average price for Angus up 30 per cent when compared to last year’s sale in September.

Queensland Angus State Committee sale chair Hugh Bennett said the Warwick Saleyards were at capacity with bidders greeted with sunshine which erupted from an eerie foggy morning.

“The sale grossed $289,500 and sold 70 off the 79 lots,” Mr Bennett said.

“The top price was $7000 and the average price was $4135.”

In the stands was Southbrook Angus breeder Jenny Schmidt, who has spent a lifetime working with livestock.

She attributed the growing appeal of Angus cattle to a combination of the breed’s maternal ability and their excellent marbling traits.

“We have been breeding Angus cattle since the early 1990s and they have a proven track record in a range of conditions,” Mrs Schmidt said.

A founding member of Warwick’s annual Angus bull sale, she said the Southern Downs has also proved to be a successful selling centre.

“We have sent cattle into the Northern Territory and to the Atherton Tablelands from this sale, as well as southern Australia,” Mrs Scmidt said.

“Warwick is definitely a good place to sell from a transport perspective.”

She said the sale – revamped this year under the Sunstate banner – was a multivendor collection of some of the region’s top Angus bulls.



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