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The Cream of the Crop Sale

The 2018 Bimbadeen ‘Cream of the Crop’ Sale was held on August 25, at our ‘Arthur’s Knob’ main yards. This is our second annual event and despite a dry outlook, we enjoyed strong support from breeders from as far away as Victoria.

Before the crowds arrived …
The welcome and registration desk…
Black Brangus bulls await inspection before the sale…
Red Brangus bulls ready for the Helmsman sale.
Enjoying the seating and the Bimbadeen merchandise.
Live auction lots being inspected.
The sale gets underway, with Elders auctioneer Brian Wedemeyer at the microphone, and Mark with Bimbadeen Moonshine in the ring.
A panorama showing the crowd.
Mark with Bimbadeen Newcastle.
Bimbadeen Nugget goes under the hammer.
Nugget waits for a scratch while being auctioned!
Mark chats with long-time buyer Glenn Chapman.
Crowds inspect bulls and find their seats before the Helmsman auction.
Ready for the second part of the sale to commence.
Brad McInally from ‘Monto Cattle & Country’ during the Helmsmann.
Bidding underway in Helmsman.
Watching the action closely…
Sandy and Elvis Pointon, local cattlemen who purchased at the Helmsman sale.
Mark and Amanda thanking the buyers, bidders and helpers after the sale.
Great to see neighbours here, including 102 year old Max Hockey.
Australian Brangus magazine photographer Kent Ward with Amanda.
Sophie, Josie and Ysa (with chef Viv) manning the food shed.
Some of the behind-the-scenes helpers, Jack, Jeff and Emily.
Amanda with a few more of the crew, relaxing post-sale.
Celebrating Bimbadeen matriach Barbara’s 80th birthday (with husband Bruce, and children Grant and Amanda – Sophie out of shot).
Bubble blowers 🙂
The sale’s top-price bull Bimbadeen Memphis (lot 2) – 3/4 share sold to Bruce Woodard of Bonox Brangus for $14,000.

We thank everyone who attended on the day, the buyers and bidders and those who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the day another great success.

The date for 2019 Bimbadeen Brangus Sale has been announced – it will be held on Saturday, August 24 this year. We would love you to secure it in your calendars and hope to see you here!

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Open Day and Sale gallery

We were delighted with the turn-out and response to the very first Bimbadeen Open Day and Sale on August 26.

Congratulations to those who purchased their new sires at the event.  Top price bull Bimbadeen M133 was purchased by the Rob and Sarah Cook, Bucca, and was one of two purchases by the family.  Other buyers included Redline Brangus, the Lord family, Cedarvale Pastoral, the Chapman family, the Campbell family, and the Dingle family.

We thank all buyers, underbidders and attendees for their support and hope to see you all again here next year!

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NEWSFLASH: Inaugural Open Day & Sale

We are delighted to announce that we are holding our first independent Bimbadeen Open Day and Sale on August 26, 2017.

The event will be held at Bimbadeen’s ‘Arthur’s Knob’ property (don’t worry, we will sign it well from the highways) and will feature a display of heifers, cows, our show bulls, bulls to be offered at upcoming sales and 30 excellent young bulls which will be available to purchase via a Helmsman auction. (CATALOGUE HERE)

We have chosen this style of sale as a ‘low impact’ option for both bidders and cattle.  For those unfamiliar with Helmsman auctions:

  1. On arrival intending purchasers need to register at the bid table and receive a buyer number.
  2. All animals are displayed for inspection prior to, and during the sale. 
  3. When the sale commences, all animals are on the market simultaneously. You may bid on any animal regardless of lot number, by filling in a bid card and handing it to the receptionist at the bid table, agent, or to a ‘runner’.
  4. You may open biding at the reserve price indicated for each animal in the catalogue then contest bids consecutively. 
  5. Bids are recorded, with the buyer’s number, on a large board adjacent to the animals. You can bit on any number of animals at once, and see at a glance whether your bid still stands or has been over-bid.
  6. There is no pressure to commit yourself to another bid. If your ‘first choice’ animal goes beyond your limit you can still bid on any other animal in the sale.
  7. The sale will remain open for a set period of time. A bid registered in the last 2 minutes will result in a 2 minute extension of selling time. Any further bids trigger the same process until a full 2 minutes ‘no bid’ period concludes the sale.
  8. A bid once submitted and recorded cannot be retracted.

Keep your eye out in rural publications for stories on the 2017 Bimbadeen Open Day & Sale – our Facebook Page will also share updates and individual bull info sheets.  To assist us with catering (we are hoping to do something a bit different in this area) we’d love it if you can either register for the event (on FB here) or comment/message us to let us know you are likely attending.

Look forward to seeing you here in August!


Mark, Amanda and family

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Cream of the Crop – Rocky Brangus Sale

We are delighted to present our selection of young sires of the future, to be offered next week (Tuesday October 11 at CQLX) at the Rockhampton Australian Brangus Cattle Association Sale.  All bulls are rising two years of age, polled and registered.


locjyer-ad-eWe think this young bull is pretty special – check out his credentials:  the perfect poll, superb underline, great nature, even fleshing & bone to burn.  He is by influential sire Bimbadeen ‘Hank’ H1(ET) and out of outstanding dam Bimbadeen G178… this young bull is class all the way.


For pedigree and registraton information click here: 2016-bull-info-lockyer *



Boasting a brilliant Brinks pedigree, Liberty is a young all-American bull by Csonka of Brinks 30R4, with dam carrying BB Bright Promise & Blanda of Brinks bloodlines.  Terrific underline & bone – will be a sire with size!


For pedigree and registraton information click here: 2016-bull-info-liberty *



Lighthouse is simply a powerhouse of attributes: length, depth, width, poll & nature – another of Bimbadeen ‘Hank’ H1 (ET)
progeny, ready to bring bone and beef to any herd.


For pedigree and registraton information click here: 2016-bull-info-lighthouse *



Lithgow has plenty of flash and loves the ladies!  He is a very tidy, clean-coated young sire with an excellent (polled) Brangus head and deep flank throwing to his Aussie dam – a stylish ,athletic bull.


For pedigree and registraton information click here: 2016-bull-info-lithgow

BULL SALE STARTS AT 9.30am – also available on Auctions Plus.

* Other measures will be taken after bulls arrive at Gracemere on Monday October 10.bimbadeen-rocky-brangus-sale-e

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2016 red & black sale bulls

Introducing our lineup of bulls being offered over the 2016 bull sale season – at Monto All Breeds sale (Sept 10), Classic Red Brangus Sale (Sept 20) and ABCA Brangus Sale (Oct 10 and 11).

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More information and links on these great young sires coming soon!

*Full page ad appearing in the next edition of The Australian Brangus magazine.

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2016 Monto All Breeds Sale

We are very proud to introduce our line-up for the 2016 Monto All Breeds Sale, to be held on September 10.


(Downloadable full-size PDF of their information here: bimbadeen-brangus-monto-bulls)

LOT 79 


An eye-catching bull, with lovely soft fleshing through his hind end, a tidy underline and great nature, this bull is a strong all-rounder.  A terrific example of Australian Brangus bloodlines featuring Bimbadeen and Greendale genetics.

Age: 23 months

Weight: 762 kg

Scrotal: 41 cm

EMA: 119 cm

LOT 80

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Exceptional in his type and nature, L94 offers a tidy underline along with the beef-producing genetics of Bimbadeen and Bonox stud’s best bloodlines. His full Australian background offers great skin and a gentle temperament.

Age: 23 months

Weight: 778 kg

Scrotal: 37 cm

EMA: 118 cm

LOT 81

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Bringing outstanding bone and frame, this young sire is balanced and tidy.  By our favourite embryo (Bimbadeen H1 ‘Hank’) his excellent American genetics (including WASHINGTON OF BRINKS 302S47 (P))  show in L25’s structure and depth – we expect this bull to go on to be an exceptional herd-improver.

Age: 24 months

Weight: 758 kg

Scrotal: 42 cm

EMA: 114 cm

LOT 82

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Stylish, fleshy and polled.  This young sire is active and balanced, thowing to his Australian Brangus side with his ‘type’ – looking very much like his grandsire on his dam’s side, Doonside Dr Mok.  Check out that eye-muscle area!

Age: 24 months

Weight: 780 kg

Scrotal: 41 cm

EMA: 132 cm

NB All bulls are calf-registered with the Australian Brangus Cattle Association, and can be upgraded to full registration status should buyers require.

If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to bid for these young bulls contact Brad McInally from Monto Cattle and Country.

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Sneak peek @ 2016 sale bulls

An annual job for us here at Bimbadeen is identifying and allocating our prepared bulls for upcoming sales.  While all Bimbadeen bulls pass tough selection criteria, these are our ‘pick of the crop’.

So with pen in hand, Mark and Amanda spent an afternoon with these young sires-of-the future..

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Aren’t they a handsome bunch…

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They don’t mind posing too much either!

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Some are incredibly quiet, and don’t mind a bit of human attention at all.

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Some vie for Mark’s scratches – pick me, pick me!

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Nothing like a bull under your arm – this guy would give our Great Dane a run for his money in the ‘shameless snuggler’ department.

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Aaaahhhh… that’s the spot!

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We are really excited with the future sires we will be offering this season – with some outstanding bloodlines featuring Australia and American genetics.

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We will be sharing further information in upcoming posts here and on our Facebook page… stay tuned!

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In the meantime, here is a very quiet red Brangus bull impersonating a dog – at HEEL!
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Bimbadeen @ Red Brangus Classic

Introducing the three Bimbadeen Red Brangus bulls on offer this coming Tuesday, at the Classic Red Brangus Sale at Gracemere.



K136We believe these three stylish bulls will be herd-makers.

Each has terrific polled and sirey heads, good underlines and top carcase qualities.

Please contact Mark with any enquiry – 0427 141919 (Monday/Tuesday)

Phone bidding available via Elders Rockhampton (07) 49276122  and Ray White Rural, Rockhampton (07) 49333309


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Bimbadeen @ Beef 2015

What a week we had a Beef Week 2015!
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We had hundreds of people visit us at our site in Brangus Boulevard…

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Mark, Amanda, Jack and Sarah were joined by friend and local agribusiness specialist Lisa Londsdale.


Along with Bimbadeen Kimberley…

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Bimbadeen Kakadu…

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and Bimbadeen Kosciusko …

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We shared a special presentation with visitors called ‘The Bimbadeen Experience’ which we plan to share on this website very soon!

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We had many special visitors, including Buck Thomasen from Indian Hills Ranch, Texas, USA (pictured here with Bruce and Barbara Burnham, founders of Bimbadeen Brangus).

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We were pleased with our couple of young Bimbadeen representatives in the show arena.

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Mark talked bulls and heifers for five days!

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And many, many bright green Bimbadeen balloons were handed out to youngsters who visited us!

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We’d love to thanks everyone who helped make this amazing trade fair possible – especially those suppliers who went above and beyond with our re-branding effort, our jillaroo Mikki who lead our cattle in her second ever cattle show, fellow Brangus who helped our site happen. It was a huge team effort!

businesscard eIf you called by, we hope you picked one of these up!  Our new wash-proof business cards…

We look forward to seeing many of you here at Bimbadeen for your paddock bull inspection – red and black Brangus bulls ready for the breeding season ahead.


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‘Bimbadeen Experience’ official invite

Mark and Amanda have their heads down over the past few weeks, getting the finishing touches completed on preparations for their trade site at Beef 2015, Rockhampton Showgrounds May 4-9.

It’s been a flurry of grooming, welding, photographing and computer tapping here, with Bimbadeen’s ‘branding’ undergoing a bit of a makeover too!

Among the draw cards for the Bimbadeen site will be ‘the Bimbadeen Experience’… we don’t want to give too much away but hope that you can join us at Beef, to check out our display, inspect a selection of Bimbadeen heifers and bulls, and to catch up with Mark and Amanda.

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We hope to see you there!

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