Wilangi 30th anniversary country cocktails
A COUNTRY cocktail celebration was held in Charters Towers last week ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Wilangi Invitation Brahman Sale.
Stock agents, landholders and community members gathered at the Sovereign Hotel on Thursday night to celebrate the milestone event.
“Wilangi was the first to back Charters Towers’ potential as a major stud cattle selling centre and the sale quickly established, and still maintains, the Austrlian industry’s reputation as the Nation’s premier Grey Brahman sale,” Wilangi vendor Ron White said.
“Over 30 years it has been far from all plain sailing in the Northern cattle industry… some good years of seasons and markets, some drought years and rock bottom markets, and some in between.
“So thank you to each and all who have supported this sale’s endeavours by bidding on or buying bulls over that time.”
Mr White told the crowd that before Friday’s 30th anniversary sale, 7961 quality Brahman lots had been sold, with another 261 Grey Brahman stud sires and herd bulls catalogued for the 30th sale.
“This 30 year milestone, and selling nearly 8000 lots, which we understand is a record for any private vendor annual stud cattle sale of any breed in Australia, could not happen without your sustained interest and loyal support,” he said.
“Wilangi and our fellow vendor studs, Wallace, Raglan, Viva, Glengarry, Cambil and Lanes Creek have ensured the quality, beef performance and suitability for the central and Northern Queensland environment.”
Sale report, page 16.