THE preference toward polled genetics in the north was more apparent than ever at the Big Country Brahman Sale, with a homozygous polled grey bull topping the 2020 sale.
Spirited bidding ensued from the moment Akama Sambo 392 (P) entered the ring with the 29-month-old earning a top price of $75,000.
Lawson Camm, Cambil Brahmans, Prosperine, and Gavin Scott, Rosetta Station, Collinsville, teamed up to purchase the bull from Damien Sturdy, Akama Brahmans, Pakula, Gargett.
Mr Sturdy said Sambo's sale had exceeded all expectations and he was the stud's highest priced bull at any sale.
Sambo is a son of JDH Summit Manso 941/1 (Imp) (P), out of Lancefield D Shanoah 2028/D (P) the mother of Graceland Noisy Boy.
He entered the ring weighing 914kg, has an eye muscle area of 133sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 37.5cm.
Second top price grey section honours went to Steve and Theresa Taylor, Clukan Brahmans, Jambin, when Clukan Apollo 1449 (P) entered the ring.
The 25-month-old son of LMC Apollo 265/9 (Imp) (P) sold for $54,000 to Kelvin and Margaret Maloney, Kenilworth Brahmans.
In total 158 grey bulls grossed $1,566,500 to average $9915.
Of them, 142 grey registered sires grossed $1,453,000 to average $10,230 and 16 grey herd bulls sold for $113,500 to average $7095.
The sale enjoyed a 100 per cent clearance.