THE Capricorn Droughtmaster Sale held in Gracemere on Monday saw the Central Queensland based studs Glenavon and Telemon offer what was described as the best ever draft of 88 bulls at CQLX.
Continuing with a solid start to the bull sale season saw John Atkinson, Glenavon, Yaamba alongside Karen and Duncan Geddes, Telemon, Springsure sell a total of 55 bulls to gross $296,000 collectively. The sale saw an increased average of $5382 and representing a 64 per cent clearance.
A strong increase from the 2017 sale saw Glenavon UE (P)(D5) bull top the sale at a strong $24,000 and sold to Bill and Kay Geddes, Doonside, Jardine.
Glenavon UE was sired by Garthowen Velocity (P) D5 and out of Glenavon 2656 (P) D5 cow. He is 21-month-old, 740kg milk-tooth bull with double poll genes. He also boasted a 39cm scrotal circumference and an eye muscle area of 135sq cm. Glenavon UE is owned in partnership with Michael Thompson, Munda Reds, Munda Station, Western Australia and is half brother to the sale topper of the 2018 Fitzroy Crossing Invitational Sale.
Second top price was reached for the day by Glenavon Undercliff (H)(D5), sired by Yaralla Mint (H)(D5), who sold for $14,000 to repeat buyers Bill and Kay Geddes, Doonside, Jardine.
John Atkinson recognised the tough seasonal conditions facing this year’s sale and mentioned he was very pleased by the support shown by many return buyers.
Mr Atkinson went on to say “the draft of bulls presented at the sale were offered in good working order” and is confident they will perform for the buyers.
Return and bulk buyers of the day were the Cragg family, Mourindilla, Dingo who took home an impressive line up of 14 bulls to average $4035. Sale agents: Landmark.