News Archive 2007/08

Queensland Country Life ~ Signature Properties Liftout, 23 December 2008

Mt Brisbane :: Signature Properties“Mt Brisbane” was identified as a Queensland Signature Property and profiled in the Queensland Country Life. 

It is rare, these days, to find a property which has remained in the same family for more a century. In the increasingly populated, sub-divided, and infrastructure-dissected Brisbane Valley, it is even rarer. So the McConnels of Mt Brisbane, on the shores of  Wivenhoe dam can rightly be proud of a long history of family management and ownership. [...See full story]


Bruce Wins Qld Rural Ambassador Competition,
August 2008

Bruce McConnelBruce was announced the The Qld Rural Ambassador at the Awards Dinner during the Ekka in August.  Bruce had initially represented the Esk Show Society, before being named the winner of the Brisbane Valley And West Moreton Ambassador and then successfully moving on to be awarded the State Competition.  Bruce will contest the National Awards in 2009 in Hobart.  The Marsh Rural Ambassador Award is conducted by the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies. Sponsored by Marsh Insurance, Shepherdson and Boyd and the Queensland Country Life, the competition aims to find young people aged 18 to 30 who are involved in the show movement and will act as a strong ambassador for Agriculture throughout the state. 


D & G Livestock Sale, Coolabunia Saleyards
Saturday, 26 January 2008

6 Cows & Calves Sell to $5,000, Average $3,033
Thank you to all Buyers and Underbidders

Lot 58 Mt Brisbane Wunderbra and bull calf Mt Brisbane Zoolander purchased by R Saunders, Childers
Lot 59 Mt Brisbane What’s Her Name and bull calf Mt Brisbane Zorro purchased by BW & DE Hooper, Imbil Droughtmaster Stud, Nambour
Lot 60 Mt Brisbane Wisteria and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Zinnia purchased by IM & D Atthow, Sevenangle Droughtmaster Stud, Kilkivan
Lot 61 Mt Brisbane Vicks and bull calf Mt Brisbane Zygote purchased by M Gobbert, Mitchell
Lot 62 Mt Brisbane Vista and bull calf Mt Brisbane Zamia purchased by RJ & EM Baccon, Mt. Oscar Droughtmaster Stud, Clermont
Lot 63 Mt Brisbane Vodka and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Zambucca purchased by GD & RP Jacobson, Jeta Droughtmaster Stud, Burrum Heads.


QCL – Young Smart & Ready Feature
September 2007

Susie was profiled as part of the QCL “Young Smart & Ready” Feature. Click here to see full story


Don appears in TV Ad for Cydectin
September 2007

Cydectin launched a new range of drench in 2007. As part of the advertising Don was asked to launch the new product through a TV advertisement together with point of sale promotional material.



Congratulations to Sharon Harms, Oakmore Stud, Clifton on another successful showing of her 2006 Beef Week Purchases.  With over 60 head of Drougthmasters shown at Toowoomba Royal Show, Mt Brisbane Xsylegs was sashed Reserve Junior Champion Female. 


National Droughtmaster Female Sale, Gympie
Saturday, 10 March 2007

Female Sale, Gympie6 PTIC Cows & Calves sell to $6,000.  Average $3,416
Thank you to all Buyers and Underbidders.

  • Lot 317 Mt Brisbane Vino and bull calf Mt Brisbane Yalumba purchased by Russell & Gail Powell, Russgail-Oak Stud, Casino NSW
  • Lot 318 Mt Brisbane Vera and bull calf Mt Brisbane Yowrie purchased by Russell & Gail Powell, Russgail-Oak Stud, Casino NSW
  • Lot 319 Mt Brisbane Venus and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Yasmin purchased by Glen Hogan
  • Lot 320 Mt Brisbane Victoria and bull calf Mt Brisbane York purchased by RSVP Droughtmaster Stud.
  • Lot 321 Mt Brisbane Vow and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Yolla purchased by R & V Avis, Mungindi
  • Lot 322 Mt Brisbane Val and bull calf Mt Brisbane Yo Yo purchased by D & A Torrisi, Vitwood Droughtmaster Stud, Pialba.

Gatton Futurity Show
Saturday 03 March 2007

Congratulations to Sharon Harms of the Oakmore Stud at Clifton on her successful showing of Mt Brisbane Xotic and Mt Brisbane Xsylegs.  These females were purchased at the Mt Brisbane Open Day during QCL Beef Week in July 2006.  Xotic (pictured with Sharon) was placed 3rd in the Heifers 16 -18 Months Class, with Xsylegs 6th in the same class. 


Summer Sale of Droughtmaster Female Genetics – Nanango  
Saturday 20 January 2007 

Congratulations and thankyou to the following successful purchasers of the Mt Brisbane draft of Cows & Calves :

  • Mt Brisbane Verna and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Yass purchased by DC & WP Ulett, Whitsunday Droughtmaster Stud, Bloomsbury.
  • Mt Brisbane Valley and bull calf Mt Brisbane Yonder purchased by Kevin Woolcock, Springsure
  • Mt Brisbane Veronica and bull calf Mt Brisbane Yakka purchased by David Jones, Tara Royal Trading Co, Kingaroy.
  • Mt Brisbane Vacation and bull calf Mt Brisbane Yaamba purchased by Kevin Woolcock, Springsure.