Just as the best of southern Australia’s recent spring bull sales defied seasonal gravity recently, early results out of the Central Queensland spring sale circuit have looked equally encouraging.
Belying the dry conditions across most of Queensland, last week’s Glenlands Droughtmaster sale at Bouldercombe saw a total clearance of 155 bulls for an average of averaged $11,035, up more than $1000 on last year.
Top price of $80,000 was paid for polled entry Glenlands D Winchester, bought by Ken Mutton and family, Fieldhouse Stud, Wickepin, WA. The sixteen led bulls in the sale averaged $23,531.
A week earlier, Yarrawonga Waco Santa Gertrudis near Wallumbilla sold 149 bulls for a 97pc clearance, averaging $9922 and selling to a top of 82,500.
Also notching up a great result in Rockhampton recently was the National Droughtmaster Sale, which sold a mammoth 438 bulls for a solid 89pc clearance and average of $8400.