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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