• 140 bulls av $4086
• 94 females av $2032

Despite tough seasonal conditions and a reduced panel of buyers, registered bulls hit a event record $34,000 at last weeks Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale, Gracemere.

Vendors, the Childs families also sold joined females to a $10,500 high resulting in an overall female average of $2032, a bull average of $4086, culminating in a 98 percent clerance. In 2001 149 bulls averaged $6017, topping at $28,000 to clear 97pc.

Market topper at $34,000 was the 27-month-old heavyweight Glenlands Fig (P). scaling in at 916kg, the Swan Fact son with a double cross of Swan 609 and an EMA area of 140sq cm went ot Fred and Juleen Johnson, Hillsborough, Biloela who fended off Wayne and Grant Veivers, Talgai Stud, Rolleston.

Talgai Stud took the $11,000 22-month-old Cungelella Farmhand son, Glenlands Gazette (P) along with tow others to average $6167 and also paid $3250 for a Sunderland Ballero daughter.

At $22,000 was the 1004kg, 34-month-old Glenlands D Fergus (P) with a 134 EMA sellnig to Jeff Hodgkinson, Cairo, Clermont who also paid $9000 for the 20-month-old 692kg, poll, Glenlands Gillespie (Foundation). Backing up his private sales from last year was John Quintana, Waterloo Station, Katherine, NT whom through Hourn and Bishop, Moura bought 27 to average $2000. The Carmichael family, Lochinvar, Augathella was another strong supporter accounting for 18 to average $2695 while Doug Howard, Bindareee, Moura averaged $2417 for his six.

Top unled bull was the 32-month-old Farnham Atilla product, Glenlands Flagship (P) making $14,000 and going to John and Bronwen Piggott’s, Fairhaven Stud, Rolleston. Edward Bassett, Jenavale, Roma paid $12,000 for Glenlands D Gunfire (Swan Eagan) while Brett Nobbs, Cungelella, Springsure averaged $6167 for his trio which included a $8000 Cungelella Foundation son.

John and Donna Finger, Lake Lofty Pty Ltd, Meadowbrook, Dysart returned for two to average $7250 including the $10,000 poll, Glenlands Fritz (Swan Heritage). Ted Hart, Hodgson River Station, NT selected the $11,000, 33-month Glenlands Freshwater (Wingfield Rocket). Another from the NT, Reg Underwood, Bunda Station claimed a $6000 Swan Factor son. Hodgson River also accounted for two females at an average $1875.

Top female was the $10,500 28-month-old Glenlands Firefly (P) selling to the Purnell family, Calioran Stud, Rockhampton. By Swan Factor she carried a four month postive test to the record priced $46,000 Talgai 730. Losing bidders were Mario and Fred Gallo, Wylandra Stud, Mareeba.

Agent: Primac Elders