In a massive vote of industry confidence from both seedstock and end producers, the annual Glenlands Droughtmaster sale has rewritten the record books.
In all, 190 bulls sold to average $22,818, culminating in a $4.335 million gross and topping at $120,000 to achieve a total clearance for the vendors, the Childs families, Glenlands stud, Bouldercombe.
Average values climbed by $4830 per head in a sale that saw an extra 18 bulls sold when compared to the 2020 result.
Top selling bull was Glenlands D Carbon Copy (PP).
At 22-months, the IVF product weighed 890 kilograms and posted a daily gain of 1.33kg per day, scanned 16mm and 14mm, respectively, for P8 and rib fat, and 137 square centimetres for eye muscle area.
Offered in a three-quarter share, full possession arrangement, the sale topper sold to Len and Sue Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay.
Kicking off the sale were 14 feature bulls that set a blistering average of $64,643, while the first 50 bulls through the ring sold for on average $31,560.
Top selling unled bull at $110,000 was the 22-month-old, 830 kilogram Glenlands D Cool As A Cat (PP) selling to Robert and Carly Johnstone, Dawsonvale stud, Banana.
He also was sold in a three-quarter share, full possession arrangement.
At the same money, Glenlands D Court Martial (IVF) (PP) at 900 kilograms and aged 22-months sold to Fred Noffke, Keronga, Springsure.
- Selling agents: Hourn & Bishop QLD, GDL, and Hoch & Wilkinson; simulcast by Elite Livestock Auctions.
Full report in this week's Queensland Country Life.