Bull sales are as much social events as anything and the Highlands Droughtmaster sale at Clermont on Friday was no different.
“A complete package” is how purchaser Colleen Smith describes the top-priced bull at the Highlands Droughtmaster sale on Friday, which she and husband David secured for their Vale View Droughtmaster stud for $24,000.
STRONG demand for quality females pushed the average to $3238 at the Gympie National Droughtmaster Female Sale on Saturday.
RSVP Droughtmasters has taken out top honours at this year’s Droughtmaster Futurity Show held at Gatton Showgrounds.
UPDATES: A large crowd has gathered to see the best of Droughtmaster’s stud cattle breed compete for the title of Grand Champion Exhibit.
Unjoined Droughtmaster heifers topped at $9000 while their joined counterparts hit $6000 and semen fetched $300 per straw at the Karragarra ‘Entire Drop Female Sale’ near Emerald last Saturday.
Alpha’s Chris and Sue Zahl, Wycheproof Pastoral Co, bought the top priced bull, from Pathfinder Angus stud, Victoria, at the Australian Topstock bull sale at Barcaldine on Friday.
Sale honours went to the Droughtmaster breed on the final day of the two day February All Breeds Sale at CQLX Gracemere.