Currabubula cattle dispersal hits a district record price

By Karen Bailey and Michelle Mawhinney

Buyer Bernadette Bruyn, Niangala, with vendor Brian Filby, Grovelands, Currabubula, look over the August/September drop cows with calves that sold for $3000 a unit at the Tamworth store sale last Friday. Mrs Bruyn and her husband Robert were restocking after the drought and run properties at Niangala and Piallamore. Photo: Michelle Mawhinney

AS THEY wait for news on a pending visa extension, Currabubula mixed-farmers Brian and Janet Filby (citizens of the UK) were left with no choice but to disperse their Angus/Simmental herd at the Tamworth store cattle sale last Friday.

Since moving to Australia seven years ago to support their son James and his Australian wife Veronica with their young family, including a son with cerebral palsy, Mr Filby had made the cattle “his project”, while sons James and Tom ran the cropping enterprise on the family’s Currabubula property, Grovelands.

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