About Prophurst

Established in 2006 by Bram Pollock, formally based in Julia Creek North West Queensland, now residing on the Atherton Tablelands Far North Queensland.

Prophurst Pty Ltd specialise in livestock and rural property marketing across Northern Australia. With clients in the Kimberleys to the East Coast no job is too far with our light aircraft. We are focused on delivering a quality and reliable service to our clients regardless of geographical location.


  • Livestock
  • Property 
  • Clearing sale

Livestock Sales

  • Live Export – Trade with all major live exporters supplying feeder, slaughter and breeder animals.
  • Backgrounding – Select backgrounding and feed-on cattle destined for the Channel country, Central & Southern Queensland, Northern Territory flood plains and Northern New South Wales.
  • Restocking – Herd replenishment and replacement females
  • Processing – Supply slaughter cattle to all major processors on the Eastern Seaboard
  • Feedlotting
  • Auction Plus Assessor
  • Mareeba Saleyards – Selling every Tuesday handling all lines of cattle from slaughter to restocking

Real Estate

  • Rural
  • Rural & Lifestyle
  • Grazing 
  • Horticulture

The Prophurst Team

Bram Pollock – Principal & Managing Director

Bram is an experienced livestock & property marketing expert, auctioneer, AuctionsPlus Assessor, Carcass judge, and a private pilot.

He’s been in the livestock and property industry for over 25 years. Before starting Prophurst Pty Ltd in 2006, Bram started his career in the livestock industry based at Innisfail abattoir. Over a nine year period Bram worked his way up through the ranks, Stockman, headstockman cadet buyer and onto a livestock buyer.

From 1997 – 1998 Bram was based in Katherine purchasing slaughter cattle from Western Australia, Northern South Australia and the Northern Territory. On his return from the NT Bram became involved in the live export industry where he accompanied livestock on vessels to Indonesia, Philippines and West Papua.

In 2000 Bram moved to Cloncurry, Western Queensland where he spent 5 years honing his skills as a livestock and property agent with one of the major pastoral houses.

Bram and his wife Kelly now call Tolga home, on the Atherton Tablelands, and run their own herd of Brahman cattle.

Ian Bradford – Livestock & Property Sales

Ian is Prophurst’s auctioneer and sales agent and has been in the cattle industry all his life. He’s travelled extensively throughout Northern Australia & the Asia-Pacific buying, selling & delivering cattle for clients. Ian managed cattle stations in the Northern Territory before contract buying export cattle for nine years. He then managed an export depot which sends live cattle to all parts of Southeast Asia. Having dealt with all levels of the supply chain, Ian is one of the most well rounded and experienced persons you could seek advice from with live export.

In 2022 Ian left the Northern Territory to take up a roll with Prophurst, and is constantly working to get the best outcomes for his clients. As a previous producer himself he understands the ups and downs of the industry and the importance of keeping on top of the ongoing situations as they arise in the industry.

Ian’s previous experience in the running of and operations of various cattle stations makes him the go-to person for all your pastoral property sales and purchases. As a very experienced industry member he will definitely give you an honest opinion on the future purchase of your new property or the best way to move forward with the sale of your current one.

Kate Knowles – Livestock & Property Sales

Atherton Tableland local Kate Knowles.

Leaving school at an early age Kate pursued her career in the cattle industry, working on cattle stations and feedlots throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Kate furthered her career and started a traineeship with a large pastoral house before returning to Far North Queensland where she enjoyed three successful years as a livestock salesperson based out of Mareeba/Tolga gaining valuable knowledge of Sale yard operations, live export and private treaty’s sales.

Wanting a change of pace, Kate turned her hand at contract mustering around Far North Queensland before relocating to central Queensland where she and her partner Matt worked on a breeding and fattening property over a three year period. Returning to the Far North, Kate, Matt and now daughter Abbey managed a large cattle operation West of Mareeba.

In 2023 Kate, and now husband Matt and Abbey returned back to the Atherton Tablelands to raise their family and pursue other career opportunities.

Kate is well known and a respected member of the Atherton Tableland community.