Beast proves a true ‘cash cow’, selling for $80,000
WHEN Gogango's Ross and Natalie Olive got an offer to buy their prize-winning Brahman cow, they had to be persuaded to sell.
The offer came from Torch Thai Farming Corporation and Ross said one of the only benefits to losing such a "fantastic cow" was breaking a national record.
And that they did, selling Olive Lady Adelaide and her calf for $80,000 before Sydney's Royal Easter Show this year where she won grand champion Brahman female.
Olive Lady Adelaide also recently took out the Brahman Grand Champion Cow at Brisbane's Ekka.
Ross said talks about the champion cow's sale started in March, after the Thai company bought more than 200 cows from Olive Brahmans.
He said Olive Lady Adelaide's new owner was hoping to promote Brahman cattle in Thailand and had already recorded some promotional footage of her.
The Thai company has selected another 200 cows from Olive Brahmans and Ross hoped trading with the country would help Australia's cattle industry.
"I'm hoping it will open a few doors to Thailand and give a little bit of hope and confidence to a depressed market," Ross said.
And he believes Olive Brahmans will continue to strengthen their relationship with Torch Thai Farming Corporation after Olive Lady Adelaide is sent to Thailand around Christmas.
"They'll do a very good job over there.
"They've obviously got a vision for her."