• 178 bulls av $7363 • Top $42,500
• 100pc clearance
Led Droughtmaster bulls hit $42,500, while their unled counterparts climbed to a $42,000 high at last week’s annual Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale, Gracemere. The Childs family, Glenlands Stud, Bouldercombe witnessed another total clearance, another million dollar plus result and their second best ever result at auction.
The bottom line average of $7363 was $820 per head above the medium of the 2010 fixture and is $198 per head below the operations best ever result recorded in 2009 ($7561). However an extra 13 bulls were sold when compared to the 2009 result. Fifty-seven buyers from across Queensland and WA signed off on the offering that averaged 24-months of age delivering an average EMA of 120 cm sq. Sale openers, eight led bulls sold to $42,500 and averaged $21,688. While 157 unled registered counterpartsmade to $42,000 to average $6755. Scattered throughout were 13 purebred entries that climbed to $10,000 to average $5962. In total 165 registered entries averaged a credible $7479. Balancing these figures was affordability. Twenty-one pc of the offering was sold for a $4500 figure or less, while the other end of the scale contained 24 individuals (14pc) making in excess of $10,000.
At $42,500 the top seller was the 18-month-old, 806kg, Glenlands D Playboy (P) selling to a partnership between Wayne and Grant Veivers, Talgai Stud, Rolleston and the Hewitt family, Fairhaven Stud, Emerald. With an EMA of 143 sq cm and a fat depth scan of 14/8mm, Playboy is by Glenlands Fremantle. At $42,000 was the top unled, D Pearce, a 24-month-old, 874kg son of Glenlands K.B. selling to the Talgai Stud, Rolleston. Losing bidder on Pearce, a maternal half to the $50,000 Mackenna was a partnership between the Donaldson family, Medway Stud, Bogantungan and the McKenzie family, Yaralla Stud, Blackwater. The other Talgai purchase was the $10,000 D Pluto (P) (24-months).
Greg and Dianne Anderson, Grandview Stud, Boonah took the $35,000 Orson (P) (35-months) while Richard and Adele Acton, Ambleside Stud, Thangool secured the 1125kg, Omen (P) (150 EMA) for $24,000. At $17,000 the 35-month-old Overlord (P) went to the Barr family, Lilivale Stud, Samford. The Cameron family, Kilima, Roma outlaid $18,000 for the 25-month D Paddington (P) (936kg). Merv Jarvis, Oakfield Stud, Clifton took another of the young led bulls, the $14,000 D Powerhouse (IVF) (790kg) (26-months).
The Carrington family, Rondel Stud, Winton returned securing a pair to average $14,750 including the $22,000 D Olley (P) (26-months) (900kg) (137 EMA). Karragarra Stud, Emerald operated Wayne York and Ingrid Clothier claimed two for on average $18,500 including the $21,000 D Pattern (P) (23-months) (766kg). Leichhardt Stud, Lyndon Station, Claremont, WA took the $16,000 23-month, Pacesetter (P).
Bulk buying support came from Peter Camp, Kalyeeda Station, Derby WA accounting for 30 for a $5033 average while the No. 27 Pastoral Company, Acton Station, Richmond signed off on 18 to average $6111. Charlie and Jackie Hawkins, Herbertvale Station, Camooweal took eight to average $6750 while the Lawrie family, Sebastopol, Westwood returned for 14 for on average $4858. Daddamarine Pty Ltd, Stockhaven, Booubyjan ended with six to average $5750.
John and Marnie Baker, Booroondarra, Middlemount averaged $9300 for their five topping at $15,000 for the 33-month Oxley (P) (956kg). The Farmer family, Comanche Stud, Morinish picked up three for on average $8167 including the $11,500 Premier (23-months) while John and Donna Finger, Meadowbrook, Dysart took a trio for on average $9333 including a $10,500 son of Glenlands Mortechai (IVF) and a $10,000 two-year-old by Glenlands K.B.
Fairfield Station, Fairfield, Bauhinia picked up two to average $10,250 which included the top selling herd bull at $10,000 and a $10,500 22-month ET product, Placebo (Invincible-Iris). Lorraine Station, Cloncurry picked seven to average $4214 while the Thomas family, Mt Playfair, Tambo selected three to average $6500.
Peter Carmichael, Lochinvar, Augathella put together a trio to average $7500 topping at $10,000 while Philip and Gennett Mayne, Penjobe, Springsure outlaid $9000 for a single entry. Bash Carmichael, Newcombe, Augathella signed off on four to average $7500 topping at $9500.
The Hain family, Summerhill, Ilfracombe took six to average $4667 while David Keating, Gracemere, Mitchell ended with four to average $6625.
The McCormack family, Clonlara Stud, Glenmorgan secured the $11,000 Postmark (Glenlands Kipper) (22-months) while the $16,000 D Oxenford (28-months) went to Wenham family, Boling Springs Stud, Bell. The Mearns family, Leprechaun, Durong took the $11,500 Offsider (33-months) while the McMaster family, Elkay 2 Stud, Bungunya sourced the $13,000 Pocock (P) (24-months). KM Stud, Biloela took a pair for on average $7250 while Adam Gunthorpe, Taramba, Banana selected two to average $6250. Regular investor, Danny Sullivan, Talagai, Capella claimed four to average $6125.
Agents: Elders, Savage Barker and Backhouse and Hourn and Bishop.