THE curtain has fallen on another successful Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale, with the 2020 event smashing last year's gross by $1.1 million.
Grey and red Brahmans sold over the three days to gross $9.615m and average $12,406, with a sale record top price of $210,000.
Red Brahmans had strong appeal as they sold over Tuesday and Wednesday, with 295 selling to record a 99 per cent clearance.
Overall, red sires grossed $4.01 million, to average $13,593.
Beth and Remy Streeter, Palmvale Brahmans, secured the top red price of $140,000 on Wednesday, with Palmvale Odyssey 3894 (PP).
Odyssey's winning bidders were Noel, Manny and Scott Sorley, Mt Callan, who were on the other side of the top dollars last year when they sold the highest priced bull at Brahman Week 2019.
Mrs Streeter said Odyssey was the highest priced bull she had ever sold - previously topping at $55,000 for a bull sold at Brahman Week back in 2007 - and she was overwhelmed with the result.
Odyssey is a 22-month-old son of Lanes Creek Sir Senator 1698 (AI) (PS). He weighed 780kg, had a scrotal circumference of 38cm, an eye muscle area 136sq cm, and P8 and rib fat of 14mm and 10mm respectively.
"I expected him to be a top priced bull in our draft, but not for that money," Mrs Streeter said.
"I just think he's a complete package, he's got a tidy sheath, he's smooth, he's got a beautiful polled head, he's an actual homozygous poll so he'll throw all polled claves, he's a difficult bull to fault."
The Steeters sold 18 bulls to average $20,417.
The second-top priced red bull to sell on Wednesday, and third overall, was from David Dunn's Somerton Brahmans, St Lawrence, offering.
Somerton Lazarus (IVF)(PS) sold for $85,000 to a syndicate between Len and Sandra Gibbs, Muan Brahmans, Biggenden, and the Edwards family at Barlyne Pastoral, Gayndah.
At 27 months of age, the son of Lanes Creek Dolomite 1555 (ET)(PS) weighed 850kg, had a scrotal circumference of 37cm, an EMA of 148sq cm and P8 and rib fat of 13mm and 10mm respectively.
Australian Brahman Breeders' Association general manager Anastasia Fanning said she was thrilled with the sale's success.
Ms Fanning said the sale's gross was up $1.1 million on last year, when it grossed $8.5 million.
"I'm just so thrilled for the vendors that it's been such a successful sale, that's the best thing," she said.
"I can't thank the buyers enough for the support of the breed and congratulations to the vendors for the presentation, the production of the cattle it's just wonderful, and that's why we got this result.
"It's because of them."