• 181 bulls av $9141 • Top $180,0000
• 14 females av $5200 • Top $9000
• Gross $1.728m
• Total clearance

Breed records fell and the record books rewritten as the Droughtmaster breed took centre stage at last week’s inaugural Glenlands Sale, Bouldercombe. Within the space of a few hours, vendors the Childs family in their newly constructed sale complex had witnessed three breed records fall, another complete clearance, another million dollar plus result and their best ever sale average in a momentous event.

New benchmark records were established for an individual bull at auction, a private vendor gross and a private vendor sale average as seedstock and end producers grappled for a slice of the catalogue.

Sale openers, 10 led bulls set a blistering $41,800 average. Demand for the 162 unled registered male counterparts didn’t dissipate either with that section topping at $45,000 to average $7370. Throughout the offering nine purebred entries averaged $4722. In total, 172 registered entries averaged an incredible $9372 ending in a bottom line male result of 181 bulls with a $9141 medium. The result saw 195 lots average $8862. Counterbalancing the result was affordability. Twenty-five pc of the entire offering was sold for a $4000 figure or less. Sixty eight buyers from across Queensland and WA signed off on the offering that averaged 23-months, delivering an average EMA of 123 cm sq and an average weight of 725kg.

At $180,000 the new record price Droughtmaster bull is Glenlands Prince (P). At 36-months, the 1227kg, (EMA 152) Prince sold to Paul McDonald’s, Fortrus Stud, Gympie. Losing bidders were Angus and Donna Deane, Malboona, Corfield. Arguably the most highly decorated Droughtmaster bull to go to auction Prince was the 2012 Beef 2012 Interbreed champion and the runner-up interbreed bull at the 2011 RNA. Next best was the $80,000 Pacific (P) a 31-month, 977kg, 145 EMA son of the $40,000 Glenlands Mambo (P) selling to Michael Brown’s, Daddamarine Pty Ltd, Brisbane. Losing bidder via phone was regular supporters, Len and Sue Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay. Percol Plains will be the home of the $14,000 Quart Pot (P) (Maximus) (22-months). Brett and Leanne Warne, Jembrae Stud, Rolleston claimed the 28-month, 909kg, 130 EMA, Parker (P) for $40,000. Immediately after purchasing Parker the Warne’s sold a quarter share to Craig and Sue Bell, Riby Grove Stud, Coraki, NSW. Spreadborough Pastoral Company, Finsbury Park, Roma outlaid $35,000 for the 23-month-old D Quarterback (P) (819kg) (125EMA). Alan and Paul Lever and family, Leverdale Stud, Euramo took the youngest of the led bulls, the 14-month-old, 671kg, 130EMA, Rolex (P) for $28,000.

Top of the unled section was the $45,000 Pioneer (P) (32-months) (917kg) (138EMA) (Maximus) to the Karragarra Stud, Emerald. Karragarra signed off on a pair to average $33,500 including the 21-month-old Quill (Lazarus) for $22,000. Losing bidders on Pioneer were the Purnell family, Calioran Stud, Alton Downs.

Volume support came from the No. 27 Pastoral Company, Acton, Richmond taking 20 for on average $7200 topping at $16,000 for the 26-month-old poll, Quiz (ET) (AI) (P). Charlie and Jackie Hawkins, Herbertvale Station, Camooweal returned taking 14 to average $6643 topping at $13,000 while Angus and Donna Deane, Malboona, Corfield

picked up 13 to average $8808 topping at $13,500 for 20-month-old son of D Kennedy. Western Australian operation, Hammersley Iron Pty Ltd, Karratha and Hammersley Stations selected 19 for the two destinations to average $5563 while locally the Woorabinda Pastoral Company, Duaringa picked up 10 to set a $4000 average.  The Carmichael family, Lochinvar and Roselyn Stations, Augathella accounted for six to average them $4417. Bash and Robin Carmichael, Newcombe, Augathella retuned taking seven for on average $4572. The Henwood family, Fossil Downs, Fitzroy Crossing, WA took a pair via phone for on average $8750 topping at $9000.

John and Marnie Baker, Booroondarra, Middlemount returned taking five for on average $7800 topping at $13,0000 for the 29-month, Pastoral (AI) (ET) (P). Regular investor, Dan and Helen Sullivan, Talagai, Capella took a trio to average $7167.  Chipahill principals, Fred and Juleen Johnson picked up the $22,000 Qualifier (P) (26-months) while Andrew and Kerri McKenzie, Hamadra Stud, Bluff outlaid $17,000 for the 26-month, D Questionaire (P). Don Lethbridge, Cadellia, Taroom took a trio to average $9667 topping at $12,000 for Quarter Mile (P) (19-months).  Don Gordon, Sedgeford, Alpha returned to take a pair for an average $15,500 topping at $16,000 for a 28-month-old by I-Spy (Horsham). Fred Noffke, Kooringal, Rolleston took three to average $9000 topping at $10,000 while Colin Hewitt, Fairhaven Stud, Emerald took the $12,000 19-month, D Quotation (D) (Fernleigh Ringer). David Schloss, Glenn Valley Stud, Murgon parted with $13,000 for a son of the $65,000 None Better (P) aged 20-months. The Lower family, Yackatoon Stud, Peaks Crossing signed off on a pair for a $9250 topping at $10,000 for the 29-month-old Proston (P) (D Kennedy). John Atkinson, Cashmere Stud, Hughenden took the $15,000 Quarter (P) (Glenlands 7202). At the same money Daniel and Holly Dzundza, Penjobe, Springsure took a Query (P) (23-months). The Sewell family, Wingstar Stud, Morven took home the two-year-old by Mambo, D Quicksand (P).  Dennis and Sue Clair, Glen-Erina, Goovigen selected the $11,000 Quelch (P) (Skye Percy) (23-months).

Top heifer at $9000 was the 23-month-old Queenie (P) (K.B.) selling to David and Elizabeth Spring, Kiverton Stud, Harlin. Aleisha Finger, Almafi Stud, Dysart claimed the $8000 Quintana (P) (23-months) with Owen and Danielle Cooper, Cloyna took the 22-month-old Quiver (Medway Outcast) for $7500.

Agents: Elders, Landmark, Hourn and Bishop, AuctionsPlus.


Buyer, Cody Whiteman, manager, Fortrus Stud, Gympie (pictured) and Jason Childs, Glenlands Stud, Bouldercombe with the record breaking $180,000 Glenlands Prince (P) immediately after the record breaking inaugural, on property Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale, last week.