Alf and Louise Collins, Gundaroo, Nebo, secured further evidence commercial producers pay due deference to genetics when they closed out another highly successful ALC Brahmans Bull Sale.
Buyers, representing a mix of family-owned and operated commercial businesses as well as major studs, bought each of the 139 bulls offered for a 100 per cent clearance.
Prices ranged from $3400 to a high of $17,000, with an average of $4155.
Alister and Joanne McClymont, AJM Pastoral, Burleigh, Richmond, bought the two highest priced bulls. The McClymonts are among the Collins' long-term clients.
They bought the sale-topping bull ALC18-2783 (P) for $17,000. A son of ALC14-0869 Poll Bennett, this 25-month-old bull had a days to calving Estimated Breeding Value that ranked in the top 10pc for the Brahman breed and a scrotal size EBV that ranked in the top 15pc.
The McClymonts went to $12,000 for ALC18-2686 (P). Like ALC18-2783 (P) this bull ranks extremely high in the Brahman breed for SS and DTC EBVs. He also is ranked in the top 5pc for Jap Ox and Live Ex $ Indexes and has a raw weight of 506kg.
Furthermore, their respective female ancestors have four generations of impeccable fertility data and DTC EBVs.
The McClymonts rounded out their purchases when they acquired their final polled bull ALC18-2713 for $5400.
Following the sale Mr McClymont said he was happy with the performance of ALC bulls.
Graham and Jacinta Little, Solidwood Park, Taroom, paid $9600, the third highest price of the day under the Helmsman bid system for ALC18-2943 (P). He featured a semen morphology of 94pc. This bull catalogued a SS EBV of 2.7 and DTC EBV of -17.6 along with a Jap Ox $ Index of 58 and Live Ex $ Index of 54.
Mr Collins said it was "gratifying" commercial cattleman valued performance and fertility data.