Today is the beginning of Brahman Week at Gracemere in central Queensland, a sale which has attracted buyers from the far reaches of Queensland as well as NSW, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Organisers say it's the largest multi-vendor bull sale in the world, with nearly 900 animals going through the ring over three days.
Gracemere saleyards | Photographer: (Mitch Grayson)
General manager of the Australian Brahman Breeders Association, John Croaker, says while numbers are down on last year, he's confident prices will be good on average.
Mr Croaker says the uncertainty surrounding Indonesian live export contracts will affect the industry, but with forecasters predicting drier seasons, the hardy Brahman breed stay strong.
"Brahmans have benefited from the development of the live export industry, as has the whole of the northern beef industry," he said.
"It probably won't impact directly on this sale, but it will certainly impact on the overall number of bulls that people will buy."
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