from Jul 15, 2021 - 9:00am until Jul 17, 2021 - 3:00pm
NOTABLE BRAHMAN SALE FOLLOWS AS PRESTIGE PROPERTY CHANGES HANDS
North West Queensland graziers and leading Brahman Studmasters Rodger & Lorena Jefferis have announced the sale of their highly regarded Cloncurry district property, Elrose Station. The 29,035ha Landsborough Highway frontage property has been in the Jefferis Family ownership since 1911 and has been the home of the famous Elrose Grey Brahman Stud, Australia’s largest herd of Group Breedplan recorded Brahmans. The purchaser of Elrose Station nor the sale price of the property has been disclosed.
Mr Jefferis, a former President and long-term director of the Australian Brahman Breeders’ Association, said a review of their family run cattle enterprise and medical/health recommendations had resulted in a decision to scale out of the Northernmost operations of their enterprise. In a joint announcement, the Manager of North Queensland rural agency, Queensland Rural, Mr Troy Trevor, who handled the sale of the property, said the Elrose name is well known and highly respected throughout the Australian beef cattle industry, with its high quality Brahman stock and genetics sold from the property to producers throughout the nation and to international purchasers. “Rodger & Lorena Jefferis are industry leaders and what they have achieved with their Grey Brahmans at Elrose has highlighted the progress of production performance across the Northern cattle industry in the last 40 years,” Troy Trevor said.
The Jefferis’ have recently moved to their Moura district property in Central Queensland from where they will continue to operate the Elrose Brahman Stud bull breeding programme. However, with the sale of Elrose Station, the large stud breeding herd running on that property will now go to auction in the biggest Stud Reduction sale of Brahman females ever held in Australia. “Elrose Brahman Stud is now based at “Brigalow” in the Moura/Theodore district, however we don’t have the room down here for those magnificent bull breeding stud females running on Elrose Station,” Rodger Jefferis said, “so as a consequence we are now going to auction with that whole group.”
Over 3 days; Thursday 15th, Friday 16th & Saturday 17th July, approximately 1,100 registered Grey Brahman females and 20 sires will be offered at ‘Inverrio’, Duaringa, west of Rockhampton. “It will be a bonanza sale, a chance in a lifetime for other breeders to source these successful, fully Group Breedplan recorded females, backed by genetics that have been at the forefront of the Brahman industry for years,” Troy Trevor said, “most of the cows have big, ready to wean calves, and are again PTIC, so they will offer full value to purchasers.”
In 2017 Rodger & Lorena Jefferis outlaid $325,000, the highest price ever paid in Australia for a bull, when they purchased NCC Justified, a grey Brahman, from the Nobbs Cattle Company. Justified’s first auction sons sold recently in the Spring/Autumn sales to a top of $160,000 and averaged $37,845 for 16 of them.