A Brahman bonanza was enjoyed at the Gold City Sale in Charters Towers on Friday, with every bull going under the hammer sold to record a 100 per cent clearance.
A total of 127 bulls were sold to gross $731,500 to reach a strong average of $5760.
The sale reached its peak when grey bull Laguna Zillion 2nd (P) entered the ring, and sparked spiriting bidding before selling for $23,500 to Bill Reddie and Laura Wallace, Turalba Valley, Lakeland, who placed his bids over the phone.
The 37-month-old son of Mogul Zephyr Manso (P) from Laguna Miss Oriana 2nd entered the ring weighing 946kg, had a scrotal circumference of 36.5cm and eye muscle area of 131 square centimetres.
Laguna principal John Atkinson said he thought the bull might make $20,000 and was pleasantly surprised when he got to $23,500.
"It's his muscling and he's a scurred bull but he still throws polled calves," Mr Atkinson said.
"He's just a good doer, you can put him out in some rough country and he'll do well and he'll certainly get some good calves."
Mr Atkinson sold six bulls to average $7750.
The second top priced grey bull was Mervyn Hancock's H Park Stetson 54 (AI) (P), which sold for $19,000 to Greengrass Developments.
The 27-month-old son of Willtony Stetson (P) from H Park Miss Charley had a scrotal circumference of 40cm.
Coming in third for $17,000 was Lance and Karen Pope's Glenborough Hayden Manso (H).
The Knuth family, Glencoe, Charters Towers, won the bidding war on the 28-month-old son of FBC Hunter 735/1 (AI) (D) out of Glenborough Peta Pan Manso (AI) (H).
The 870kg bull had a scrotal circumference of 38cm and eye muscle area of 142sq cm.
Mr Pope had a strong sale with his five bulls selling to an average of $10,100.
The top herd bull was Kevin and Margaret Maloney's Kenilworth 5670 (P), which sold for $16,500 to Swans Lagoon, Millaroo.
In all, 38 grey registered sires sold to gross $241,500 to average $6355, while 18 grey herd bulls sold to gross $100,000 to average $5556.
Red Brahmans sold to a top of $15,000 when the Dudarko family, Biloela's Kangarin A A488 (H) entered the ring.
The 30-month-old bull sold to Arafura Cattle Co, Hughenden, and weighed 930kg, had a scrotal circumference of 39cm and an eye muscle area of 134sq cm.
Kangarin Brahmans' Troy Hiscox said he didn't expect the bull to go so well after bidding slowed for red lots during a portion of the sale.
"I'm still a bit tickled by it, this is the highest price bull I've sold for Nick since I've been working with him," Mr Hiscox said.
"We do breed good quality bulls, obviously they saw something in him today and he was worth the money for them."
The Dudarkos sold eight bulls to average $6875.
In total 54, red registered sires sold to gross $308,500 to average $5713.
Seventeen red herd bulls sold to gross $81,500 to average $4794.
The top price herd bull was Peter and Mariah Chiesa's Palm Creek 178 (D) which sold for $7500 to Northern Livestock Services.
Buying up big at the sale was Deborah Smith, Limbri, 41km south of Hughenden, who bought 12 to average $4625.
Mrs Smith said she had bought six grey and six reds as replacement bulls.
Agents: Elders and Landmark.