A charity semen auction held by the Australian Brahman Breeders' Association has raised more than $115,000 to assist producers affected by the north west Queensland floods.
Australian Brahman Breeders' Association president Anastasia Fanning said on top of the $115,829 raised by the auction of 92 lots, the association had donated an extra $5000.
"The charity semen auction has been a tremendous success and full credit goes to the Brahman breeders who donated semen, bought semen and the underbidders of the lots. It is with great pleasure on their behalf to be able to give such a large donation to the three charities we are supporting," she said.
Sisters of the North, BlazeAid and Queensland Country Women's Association will each get $40,276.
The top price was fetched by five semen straws from NCC Lord Delaware, donated by 2AM and Palmal studs, which sold for $8100 or $1620 a straw to Dillon Scott, Collinsville.
Fetching the next top price were five straws from JDH Navasota Manso 55/1, donated by Mark Forgason of Texas, USA, which sold for $6350 to Theresa Taylor, Jambin.
The biggest vendor for the auction was Joy Newman, Rathlyn Brahmans, Emerald, with straws from Tartrus Redmount 2365 fetching $20,205.