Dave and Colleen Smith of Vale View Droughtmasters sold six bulls to average $11,166 and topped the Bunya sale at $16,000 with Vale View Alcatraz 2 (S) bull on Saturday.
Vale View Alcatraz 2 (S) bull, a 22-month-old son of Vale View X-Man (P), was purchased by Bob and Lachie Nicholls, Kilkenny Droughtmasters, Commissioners Flat near Woodford.
Vale View went on to sell the second top priced bull, Vale View Altivo 2 (P) a 23 month-old who weighed 758 kg sired by Vale View Vale View M Ballistic (P) (ET) (AI) for $14,500 and Vale View Ziggy (S) for $12,000 to Kevin and Leesa Woolcock at Mostyndale Stud, Springsure.
Bob Nicholls said he was chasing a good, beefy Droughtmaster bull that ticked all the boxes with great weight for age and softness.
Mr Nicholls attended the Southern Beef Week open days and like what he saw and then went back to Vale View for a better look and picked out Vale View Alcatraz 2 (S) to purchase at the sale.
Don and Robyn Roberton of By-Mingo Droughtmasters sold four bulls to average $6750 and topped at $9500 for By-Mingo Quarry (P).
Brian and Yvonne Heck of Bryvonlea Droughtmasters sold four bulls to average $6375 and topped at $11,000 for Bryvonlea Ripper (P).
Jason Barnard, Caldy Droughtmasters, Monto sold the first lot of the day, Caldy Elliott (P) for $10,000 to Midge Thompson, Thompson Bros at Kingaroy.
Volume buyer and repeat clients Don McConnel, Mt Brisbane Pastoral Co, Esk, purchased a total of ten bulls to average $3600 during the sale.
Agents: GDL and Aussie Land and Livestock.
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