The Coolabunia Sale Complex was full of prospective buyers who were hoping to secure some good quality Droughtmaster genetics.
It didn’t take long for the top price to be reached with spirited bidding on the Hawkins-Betts family’s Lot 9, Nindethana Hannalee (P) (AI), who topped at $7000. The 27-month-old heifer was Pregnancy Tested in Calf at 12 weeks to Droughtmaster sire RSVP Jackpot and was bought by the Cormack family, Black Gully Droughtmaster Stud, Oakwood, Wallumbilla.
“A stunning female with an extraordinary nature,” Nindethana Droughtmaster Stud’s Bronwyn Betts said.
“Paternal sister to Daisibel, who had broad ribbon wins at Futurity, Beef 2012 and Royal Queensland Show, plus the heifer has had her own success during showing in 2016 and early 2017.”
The Nindethana Hannalee heifer will now join the Cormack family’s Black Gully Droughtmaster Stud breeders at Wallumbilla to calve down next year.
Overall, the sale achieved 81 per cent clearance with 42 females sold during the sale out of the total 52 head offered. The sale topped at $7000 to record an average price of $2703.
The second top priced joined female of the sale was the Terry family’s Lot 11, 3D Iris (P), who sold to $5250. The 27-month-old Droughtmaster female was sired by High Country Bronco (P) with the heifer PTIC seven months to 3D Import bull and was purchased by the Brooks family, Major Droughtmaster Stud, Wivenhoe Pocket.
Two unjoined heifers also reached $5250 with 15-month-old Lot 28, Nindethana Inga (P), bought by Rangeview Droughtmaster Stud and 23-month-old Lot 31, Nindethana Hilary (P), purchased by Dianne, Cathy and David Butler, Magnolia Farm, Bli Bli.
A third top price of $4500 was reached late in the sale by the Heck family’s Lot 58, Bryvonlea Wilona (P), who was 17-months-old and sired by Skye Wilfred (P). The heifer was purchased by the Cormack family, Black Gully Droughtmaster Stud, Wallumbilla.