174 bulls av $7296 • Top $80,000
13 females av $9154 • Top $20,000
5 semen packages $4100 • Top $6500
1 IVF embryo $5000
39 commercial heifers av $1772 • Top $2200
• Total clearance
Gross $1.483M

Bulls hit a seasonal high of $80,000 and the Droughtmaster breed witnessed yet another record private vendor gross at the 2006 Glenlands Sale, Gracemere.

In a unprecedented display of breed and vendor confidence registered bulls topped $80,000 to average $7597, purebred bulls soared to $14,000 to average $4975 while registered females hit $20,000 to average $9154, commercial PTIC heifers sold to $2200 per head to average $1772. In the genetic material section of the sale five semen packages set a $4100 average to top at $6500 while the breeds first IVF embryo made $5000.
In another complete clearance vendors, the Childs families saw their genetics sell in a market where 31 individuals sold for sums of $10,000 or more going to WA, NSW and the NT. Setting the pattern for the day 14 led bulls averaged $24,357 while 140 unled registered counterparts topped at $17,000 to average $5921.

Sale topper at $80,000 Jade (1025kg) sold via phone with Ed Chambers, Elders Breeding Services, Rockhampton to Len, Sue and Margot Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay fending off David and Anita Torrisi, Vitwood Stud, Pialba. At $37,500 Vitwood claimed the 1080kg sale opener, Immense while the $32,500 John Boy sold to John and Donna Atkinson, Glen Ruth Stud, Hughenden. All three were marketed on a three quarter share basis with the parent stud retaining a semen share in John Boy and Immense. The other bull that the stud retained a share in was the $12,000 Judicator (30-months) going to Bill and Jenny Acton, Krismark Downs, Theodore. Vitwood were again major players taking the top selling female the $20,000 Jillaroo and calf, the  $17,000 Kilby (P) (Swan 1636) and the $15,000 Kincaide (Swan Factor) (P). The latter the only other bull offered in a three-quarter/full procession arrangement.

Mac and Gayle Shann, Lamont Stud, Clermont took the $30,000 Wingfield Eric son, Keystone (P) while the $22,000 Kingston (P) 20-months sold to the Roma based Oberina Grazing Company. Edge and Allan Webber, Nardoo, Cloncurry took the $20,000 Jardine (P) (Eric) and the $13,000 Juggler (P) (Federation). Don Gordon, Teys Brothers, Sedgeford, Alpha selected the $20,000 Jackson and the $8500 Kudos (22-months) for their bull breeding programme.  Three bulls were marketed under a three-quarter and full procession arrangement with semen already sold for export to Asian interests, the $10,000 Justice selling to Hugh and Cherri Philp, Wyena, Clermont, Jade ($80,000) and the $11,000 Jag picked up by Brian and Rose Calvert, Roselands Stud, Woodford.

Richard and Robyn Simmonds, Avon Downs, Clermont took 20 bulls for to average $5075 while Bash Carmichael, Newcome, Augathella claimed 12 to average $3959. Arcturus Downs, Springsure bought 12 at an average $3209 and Charlie and Jackie Hawkins, Herbertvale Station, Camooweal accounted for 16 to av $4969. RJ Firm, Wedgewood, Burslem, Muttaburra signed off on 22 to average $4160. Richard Luck, Junee, Dingo took six to average $5917 with Greg Bowden, Tackeracka, Mora ending with three to average $6167. Angus and Donna Deane, Malboona, Corfield active in the commercial females and bulls took home 18 lots to average $3789. Pauline Cox, Inkerman Station, Ayr took five to average $3600.

Mark and Leonie Davey, Lonemark Stud, Emerald took the $22,000 Jalpeno (28-months) with Lisa Bishop, Gunalda taking the $16,000 Kieran (20-months).
Glenlands Inala (Cungelella Henry) a 41-month-old Expo reserve champion carrying a positive test to the $47,500 Invincible sold for $12,000 to the Lambert family, Milla Milla with her daughter, Likeness (Billabong Marshall) making the same and selling to the Craiglea Stud, Kenilworth. Kestrel a two-year-old daughter of Clonlara 02213 made $12,500 selling to Paul and Susan Murray, Yarrum Stud, NSW. Glenlands Jasmine (Element) heavy in calf to the $95,000 Hilton made $10,000 selling to Arakata Pty Ltd, Toowoomba.

Agents: Elders and Hourn and Bishop
(Kent Ward: Queensland Country Life September 21, 2006)