Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale History

October 28, 2018

Sharon Harms

Leading up to the 2018 Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale it was bought to our attention that it was 30 consecutive years of selling Droughtmaster bulls at the Roma Saleyards. Now it is only fitting that we explain how the sale first evolved and why we have 22nd Sale on the catalogue. The sale was first instigated by small group of Stud Breeders, with the support from the Droughtmaster Society who were wanting to break into the western market. The Inaugural Droughtmaster Sale was born, in 1996 the concept of the sale changed to include the Brahman's. With a name change the sale became the 1st Roma Tropical Breeds Bull Sale. This year came another name change; the Roma Droughtmaster Bull Sale, Jim Tanner (formerly Maryland Stud, now Jim's Jerky)was invited to judge the Pair of Bulls. This gave us an opportunity to celebrate this mile stone and take a Walk Down Memory Lane.
The Roma Droughtmaster Sale Committee organised a birthday cake to mark the special milestone, a number of vendors were present who were there in 1988 or descendants of the first vendors and were invited to participate in the cutting of the cake.
The following report from the Sept/Oct 1988 Droughtmaster Digest read:
A promising spring outlook in south-west Queensland saw the Inaugural Roma Droughtmaster Sale go off with a bang to average $2521 for 61 bulls on September 3.
The Society Sponsored Sale achieved its aim of breaking into the western market selling bulls to $5600 to gross $151,900.
Fifteen vendors cleared 31 registered bulls for $2706 average with 30 herd bulls attracting $2266 average.
Top price of $5600 was a 30mth old Marylands herd bull selling to first time Droughtmaster buyers Vi and Victor Guyatt, Rocky Hills, Injune.
Vendors at the first sale included: Cedardale, Fairhaven, Glen Park, Kengoon, Valley, Clonlara, Seven Oaks, Merrawindi, Marylands (apologies for not having the remaining six studs, please let the office know if you were one of the first vendors).

Roma Droughtmasters Average $5,861

October 21, 2018

Click on the photo to read the full story in the QCL.

2017 Roma Tropical Sale Results

October 22, 2017

Roma Tropical Sale Results 


Catalogued   165

Offered          131

Sold               120


Clearance     92%


Average        $5,596

Gross            $671,500

Top               $30,000 Lot 59 Eversleigh Juggernaut sold to Valera Vale Droughtmasters


October 15, 2017

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT ROMA SALEYARDS - Click on the image below to go to "My Maranoa"

Starting Wednesday, 20 September 2017, the main entrance to the Roma Saleyards will be temporarily closed to allow works to be undertaken. Alternative access arrangements will be in place for approximately 4 weeks.

Access to the Roma Saleyards will be via Billy Bob Way and a temporary access will be constructed off the end of Primaries Road to allow entry and exit to the precinct during this main entrance upgrade.

Traffic management measures will be in place during this time. Motorists are asked to please drive to the conditions, and observe all signage and traffic directions during this time.

The entrance upgrade works, once complete, are set to help improve traffic flow into and out of the facility, cater for Type 2 vehicles, and complement the new heavy vehicle hardstand area and truckstop, which will soon be constructed onsite.

Council thanks all Roma Saleyards users and visitors in advance for their patience and co-operation while these works are underway.

For more information, please call Council on 1300 007 662.

2017 DRAW

August 03, 2017

The link for the 2017 Tropical Sale Draw is below.


July 10, 2017

Pedigree Nominations close on the 27th of July.

Download you forms here.


March 26, 2017

Number Nomination Forms and Conditions of Entry are available by clicking on the link below or going to the "Vendor Info" page.

These Nominations close 20th April 2017.

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