49 heifers av $3801, top $9000 (75pc clearance)
3 semen packages av $2500, top $3000 (twice) (100pc clearance)
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.
Vendors, Wayne and Ingrid York, Karragarra Stud, Emerald saw their future breeders sell to a wide area of Queensland.
Top seller was Karragarra Olga (P) (16-months) (Glenlands Quill) selling to Paul and Lisa Laycock, High Country Stud, Eskdale. High Country took two for a $5750 average. Stephanie Laycock, High Country S Stud, Eskdale purchased the $6000, yearling, Oneta (H) (Glenlands D Pattern).
Volume buyers were Rob and Carly Johnstone, Dawsonvale Stud, Banana taking 11 for a $4314 average topping at $7000 for a Fernleigh Grande daughter. Cec and Elaine Pelling, Fernleigh Stud, Theodore invested $8000 Olga (P) (17-months) (Fernleigh Grande) and also the equal top selling joined entry, the $6000, N910/6 (P) (Glenlands Pistol) (27-months). Emily Pelling, Fernleigh Stud also picked up two for a $4250 medium.
Alan Foot, Karin Downs, Capella signed-off on four at on average $4125 topping at $5500 for a joined daughter of Pattern.
Kellie Pickersgill, Geneva, Theodore picked-up two topping at $7000 for a Glenlands 13581 (P) daughter.
Chris and Hailey Heness, Ridgie Didge Stud, Goomeri secured five topping at $6500 to average them $3800.
Black Gully Stud, Wallumbilla, operated by the Cormack family, signed-off on five for a $2600 average.
The Hampson family, Kurrawong Stud, Thangool were in the market taking five for a $2500 average.
David and Anita Torrisi, Vitwood Stud, Pialba claimed the $5000 Quill (P) daughter, while Lacey Polkingholme, Belview Stud, Mackay picked up three for a $2033 average.
Top selling semen package at $3000 ($300/straw) went to Glenlands D Stud, Theodore operated by Darren and Helen Childs. Their selection was Glenlands Quill (P) while the Pelling family, Fernleigh Stud, Theodore at the same amount took the package in Fernleigh Grande (P). Allan and Nardia Gillies, Gillmara Stud, Monduran took the package in the homebred retainee, Karragarra Matador (P) for $1000 ($100/straw).
BMC Rural Services, Mt Julian claimed two for $3000 each, while young breeders Josh and Brodie Perry, Strathfield 9JE Stud, Clermont ending with three for $2033 average.
Taking heifers at $1800 each were Sabina Mills, Ironside Stud, Laidley and Jason and Chris Hall.
Sale agents: Savage, Barker and Backhouse and Elite Livestock Auctions.