Bunya bull sale tops $16,000

Bunya Droughtmaster bulls tops at $16,000 at Kingaroy


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Bob and Lachie Nicholls, Kilkenny Droughtmasters with Colleen Smith, Vale View Droughtmasters and the top priced bull, Vale View Alcatraz 2 (S).

Bob and Lachie Nicholls, Kilkenny Droughtmasters with Colleen Smith, Vale View Droughtmasters and the top priced bull, Vale View Alcatraz 2 (S).

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Bunya Droughtmaster bulls reached a top of $16,000 and average $5660 with a 75 per cent clearance.

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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.

Midge Thompson, Aussie Land and Livestock and Colleen Smith with the second top priced bull, Vale View Altivo 2 (P), who sold to the Woolcock family, Springsure.

Midge Thompson, Aussie Land and Livestock and Colleen Smith with the second top priced bull, Vale View Altivo 2 (P), who sold to the Woolcock family, 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.

Read more: Bunya sale’s incredible $12,500 top

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