The 2021 The Big Country Brahman Sale has proven to be one for the history books with the former total sale gross and average records obliterated by the sales' conclusion.
The new record gross of $5,259,500 tore asunder the previous sale high by more than $2m, and the overall average of $13,250 also handily shot to the top of the ledger.
In all 397 lots, including 107 red bulls, 182 grey bulls and 108 heifers sold over the two days for a 100 per cent clearance.
The reds grossed $1,777,000 to average $16,605, while topping at $90,000.
The 70 stud heifers in the 'Brahman Belles' section grossed 555,000 to average $7930 to top at $32,000, while the 38 heifers in the 'Lanes Creek Ladies' section grossed $185,000, to average $4870, while topping at $17,000.
A sale high of $130,000 was reached in the grey section, which in all grossed $2,742,500 to average $15, 070.
Outgoing sale coordinator Ken McCaffrey, McCaffrey's Australian Livestock Marketing, said the result was "extraordinary".
"While commercial producers supported the sale very well again this year, the catalyst for the result was that the impressive quality of the bulls drafted proved attractive to studmasters, who were happy to bid high. The bulls were more than worthy of the prices they attracted."
He said it was a great result to go out on after a successful 27 year involvement with the sale in conjunction with his friend Jim Geaney, Geaney's Livestock and Real Estate.
"Our desire was to keep the sale in good shape, and to hand it on to the same way. I believe the sale is in great hands with the team from Queensland Rural."