176 Bulls av $6858 Top $52,500
14 Females av $7750 Top $16,000
5 Semen Packages av $4900 Top $8500
2 Embyro packages av $4250 Top $4500
Gross 1.34m
• 98 percent clearance

Four more breed records came the way of the Childs family, Glenlands Stud, Bouldecombe at their annual sale, Gracemere last week.??Establishing new benchmarks in a new record gross, record unjoined heifer, record semen and embryo packages, the vendors witnessed their cattle find homes from the NT, NSW, South Australia and all parts of the state.

Statistics revealed that 13 led bulls averaged $17,962 to top at $52,500 while 113 unled registered bulls sold to $40,000 to average $6128 while 30 herd bulls topped at $14,000 to average 5283. The bottom line male average of $6858 is a $280 per head increase over the previous years record result with an extra 17 bulls sold. (Last year 159 bulls av $6578 to top at $95,000).

Females topped at $16,000 for unmated heifers while the cow and calf units topped at $13,000. Semen shares made to a record $8500 ($850/straw) to set a record average of $4900/package ($490/straw) with the two embryos selling for $4000 and $4500 respectively.

Tim Berry, Lagoona Bay Stud, Amamoor took home the market topper the $52,500 Glenlands Imparja. The 27-month-old reserve senior RNA champion scaled 965kg with an EMA scan of 142cm sq and will commence duties with 120 breeders at his new home. Glenlands retained a semen share in Imparja. Fred and Julienne Johnson, Chipahill Stud, Biloela were the losing bidders on the bull. ??At $40,000 Glenlands Fabel II (27-months) was snapped up by the AC Cattle Company, Jenny-Glen, Theodore. Sired by Glenlands Eastwood he scaled in at 930kg and delivered an EMA reading of 132cm sq and a fat depth scan of 12/8mm. Another high seller was the Swan Horsham son, I-Spy (31-months) making $37,500 selling to Gary and Karen Corbett, Karragarra Stud, Gympie. Glenlands retained a quarter share in the bull. Losing bidders on both Fabel II and I-Spy was Bill and Alison Zahnleiter, Durack Stud, Baralaba. Late in the sale Judy Purse, Capella claimed the $30,000 19-month-old Johnstone (Fremantle) after fending off the Swan and Little families, Swan Heart Stud, Yamala. Johnstone will be the foundation sire for Judy’s newly formed prefix.

Returning for the third year were Richard and Robyn Simmonds, Avon Downs, Clermont. The major player at the sale, they took 21 males for a $4762 average. Another to add strength was Ken Bright, Cashmere West, St George securing 13 for a $4885 average. Andromeda Cattle Company, Eddington, Mungallala took six to average $4833 while Richard Luck, Junee, Dingo picked the same number for an average $6000. John and Heather Loch’s, Bucknulla, Westwood averaged $3300 for their five with Charlie and Jacky Hawkins, Herbertvale, Mt Isa returned for seven at an average $4000.??Top selling herd bull at $14,000 was a poll by Swan Go-Cat went to Alastair and Karen Kirk, Olinda, Baralaba. Olinda ended with four to average $9750 including a 31-month-old Horsham son for $14,000. Bill and Jenny Acton, Krismark Downs, Theodore took the 34-month-old, Ideal (Wingfield Eric) for $24,000 while foundation prefix, Kirknie Stud, Home Hill secured the $15,000 Icon (Swan 1636) at 26-months. Roseland Stud, Gympie operated by Brian and Rose Calvert and family, took home the $17,000 Incinerate (Swan Factor) with the Fernleigh Stud, Theodore owned by Cec Pellling claiming the $19,000 Eric entry, Ivan (P) aged 28-months. Mt Riddock Pastoral Company, Greenhills, Muttaburra outlaid $16,000 for the led 25-month-old Felix (Eastwood) with David and Anita Torrisi, Vitwood Stud, Pialba taking the $17,000 Incite (P) by Swan Icecapade. Another Horsham at $28,000 was the 22-month-old Jet Set selling to the Heck family, Bryvonlea Stud, Gympie.

Ed and Gus McCormack, Clonlara Stud, Glenmorgan took the $25,000 Jukebox (Fremantle) aged 26-months while the Swan Heart herd has a new sire the $10,000, Juvenile. David and Betty Salter, Glen Fosslyn Stud, Glenmorgan secured a $10,000 son of their sire, 125 while SA breeder, Bob McQueen, Marosa Stud, Victor Harbour, took a Fremantle son (33-months) for $11,000.

Record priced unmated heifer title is now at $16,000 thanks to the Karragarra Stud, Gympie with their acquisition, Kelsey an 11-month-old by Emblem. Losing bidder was the Purnell family, Calioran Stud, Alton Downs. Top selling unit was the $13,000 Harmony and a bull calf, Kinsley (Clonlara 213) going to the Davey family, Emerald. Semen in the RNA champion, Hatch sold for a record $850/straw to the Lever family, Leverdale Stud, Euramo while a package in Horsham sold for $7500 ($750/straw) to the Weick family, Bellingen, NSW. The pair of embryos sold for $4000 and $4500 respectively to the Morrow family, Pialba and the Karragarra Stud, Gympie.