THE Collins family at ALC Brahmans are celebrating a record breaking on-property bull sale, which was held at Gundaroo on the July 8.
Polled or scurred bulls with excellent muscling and fertility data were highly sort after on the day.
A total of 104 bulls were sold ranging in price from $4000 to $31,500, for a 100 per cent clearance, with a $5971 average and a record top of $31,500.
The results were higher compared to last year's sale, with the overall sale average up $1119 and the top price for an ALC bull increasing $15,000 more.
ALC Brahmans supplied comprehensive catalog information based on performance and fertility traits.
All bulls were semen morphology tested and presented straight off grass where buyers had plenty of time to make selections.
Top price was reached by Lot 41 (ALC 20-3914), selling for $31,500 to repeat buyers Keith and Roxy Holzwart, Avago Station, Northern Territory.
The PP polled grey bull is +53 for 600 day growth EBV, +3.3 for scrotal size EBV, -13.4 for days to calving EBV, 67 for Jap Ox and 62 for live ex dollar indexes.
This bull is therefore ranked in the top five per cent for the Brahman breed for scrotal size EBV as well as Jap Ox and live ex dollar indexes.
Richard and Victoria Moffatt, Muldoon, Marlborough, purchased the second top priced bull for the day, Lot 31 (ALC 20-4252) for $21,000.
The bull has an impeccable four generations of calving records from the dam's side and the sale bull's Jap Ox and live ex indexs are in the top five per cent for the Brahman breed.
Overall, for the Brahman breed, the bulls on offer in this year's sale averaged in the top 10pc for Jap Ox and live ex $ indexs.
The sale bulls also averaged in the top 10pc for scrotal size and days to calving EBVs and in the top 30pc for 600-day growth EBVs for the Brahman breed.
In total, 40pc of the sale bulls were out of two-year-old calvers and 40pc of the sale bulls were either polled or scurred.
The Collins family incorporated an online selling platform this year, to accommodate buyers from across the country.
ALC Brahmans stud principals Alf and Louise Collins hailed the sale a great success, with a mixture of repeat and new buyers bidding via the online platform or on-property.
Mr Collins attributed the comprehensive performance and fertility data supplied, to the buyers confidence on the day.
"The bulls handled the crowd beautifully and we were proud to supply naturally quiet genetics to our clients," Mr Collins said.
"It was pleasing to see people spending as much time looking at the data supplied, as they were looking at the bulls.
"The accumulative effect of genetic selection was really evident with this year's bulls, having desirable phenotypic traits as well as fertility traits.
"This line up of bulls were strong throughout for raw data as well as Breedplan genetic analysis, along with ample growth.
"The support from all who participated in the ALC Brahmans bull sale is sincerely appreciated and we would like to say a special thanks to the ALC team who made it all possible on the day."
Conducting the sale under the helmsman bidding system were James Whitehead and Amber Rees, JW Livestock Services.