Glenlands Droughtmasters record $11, 035 average
Story & pics: Kent Ward

Sale summary:
155 Bulls av $11,035 top $80,000
Gross $1,710,500 – total clearance

Droughtmaster breed average values hit record highs amid strong, consistent and sustained demand at the 2018 Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale, Bouldercombe.

Culminating in a $1.7M gross, with another complete clearance the sale witnessed a breed record average of $11,035 for vendors, the Childs family, Glenlands Droughtmaster Stud, Bouldercombe. Medium values climbed by $1005 per head over the previous record set in 2017. The staggering result vindicated the genetic, preparation policies and testing parameters adopted by the prefix with the sale witnessing an extra six bulls sold compared to the ’17 sale.

Setting the pace early were 16 led bulls that averaged $23, 531, topping at $80,000 while 122 unled registered bulls averaged $9942 culminating at $47,500. Seventeen 17 purebred bulls hit $10,500 to average $7118. Once again demand for the physical product on offer attracted both leading seedstock and leading commercial producers. Jim Gormans’s Seamark Pty Ltd., Cliffdale, Theodore and Seloh Nolem, Nebo took 46 head (30 percent of the offering) to average a very economical $7000 per head.

Sale topper at $80,000 was the 25-month-old, Winchester (P) (25-months) (866kg) (143EMA) (Glenlands Pacific) selling to Ken, Shelley and Ben Mutton and family, Fieldhouse Stud, Wickepin, WA. Winchester joins the $11,000 Wade (23-months) on the journey west. The top seller was offered in a three quarter share full possession arrangement. Paul and Lisa Laycock, High Country Stud, Toogoolawah took the $47,500 Whynot (P) (22-months) (914kg) (Glenlands D Rambo) along with a $15,000 Resolution son. Both were offered in a three quarter share full possession arrangements. Also at $47,500 was the 22-month, Warlord (P) (820kg) (Glenlands Topshelf) sold to Alan and Jonathon Foot and family, Karin Downs, Clermont. Karin Downs ended with two for on average $31,250.

* Top image: Ken Mutton, Fieldhouse Stud, WA with Helen Childs, Glenlands Stud and the $80,000 top seller, Winchester (P). Middle image: The $47,500 Whynot pictured with Helen Childs, Glenlands Stud, Bouldercombe and purchasers, Lisa and Stephanie Laycock, High Country Stud, Toogoolawah. Bottom image: The top unled, $47,500 Warlord (P) with Jason Childs, Glenlands Stud, Bouldercombe was purchased by the Foot family, Karin Downs, Clermont.

Jim and Rebecca Farquhar, Calco and Eljay Studs, Rolleston parted with $35,000 for Volleys (P) (29-months) (1028 kg) (141EMA) (Glenlands Paterson). Dan and Holly Dzundza, Penjobe, Springsure took the $32,000 Waterhouse (P) (21-months). John and Bec Atkinson, Cashmere Stud, Taroom outlaid $30,000 for the 23-month-old, Watchman (P) (Rondel Remington). Angus and Donna Deane, Malboona, Corfield secured four at an average $19,500 topping at $40,000 for 18-month-old, Wisconsin (P).

John and Donna Finger, Lake Lofty, Middlemount took a trio to average $15,667 topping at $20,000 for Washington (P) (23-months) (150EMA). Luke and Alyce Tincknell, Cambridge Downs, Springsure picked up the $22,000, Wipeout (P) (23-months) (Comanche Cheif). Bill Catlow, Amberwood Stud, Rosevale claimed the $20,000 Wakefield (P) (Comanche Go-Master) (23-months).

Fred Noffke, Keronga, Rolleston returned taking six to average $11,500 topping at $16,000, while Fossil Downs, WA accounted for eight to average $10,875 topping at $15,000 including the top selling herd bull. Ross Kiernan, Bygana, Clermont put together a draft of eight for a $10,688 average. Top of his selections was the $16,000 Wikipedia (H) (25-months) (862kg) (133EMA). Stan Tincknell, Avondale Stud, Avondale secured the $15,000, Westwood (P), (23-months) (Glenlands Remington). Richie and Gaye Luck, Junee, Dingo took two to average $13,000 while Wingstar Stud, Augathella operated by Scott and Tracy Sewell took a pair to average $16,500 topping at $17,000. Graham Bishop and Glen Hoskins, Deep Valley Stud, Donnybrook, WA signed off on a pair to average $11,250 topping at $14,000 for a Glenlands Quartermaster son. The Thomas family, Mt Playfair, Springsure purchased four to average $13,250 topping at $14,000 twice.


John and Ellen Cotter, Kinbombi Station, Goomeri returned taking four to average $10,250 topping at $13,500. Bash and Robin Carmichael, Newcombe, Augathella claimed five to average them $9700 and topping at $12,500. The Payne family, Myola, Springsure took four to average $9250, topping at $12,000. Dale, Trevor and Shirley Jones, Myra, Clermont took between them nine to average them $9055. John and Marni Baker, Booroondarra, Middlemount selected a pair to average $9000. David Keating, Gracemere, Mitchell returned taking five for an $8000 average. Charlie and Jackie Hawkins, Malakoff Downs, Hughenden signed off on six to average $6750. The Squires family, Eyriewald, Corfield accounted for five to average $5700.

Agents: Hourn and Bishop Qld, SBB, Hoch and Wilkinson and Elite Livestock Auctions.