Glenlands record $1.94m result
Story & pics: Kent Ward

Sale summary:
165 Bulls av $9903 top $60,000
12 Registered Females av $6250 top $10,500
182 Purebred Females av $1323
Gross $1,949,950 – total clearance



Sustained demand generated from return clientele from two mainland states and international interests pushed average values to new record levels at this years annual Glenlands Droughtmaster Sale, Bouldercombe.

Grossing close to the two million dollar mark the record breaking result saw another complete clearance as new and established clientele representing leading commercial and seedstock operations battled for a share of the catalogue. The end result was a huge endorsement of the genetic and preparation policies for vendors, the Childs family.

In total 165 bulls sold to $60,000 to average $9903 – a $2280/head jump in values compared to the previous years result and $762 above that of the previous record set in 2012. So great was the demand from the commercial sector that two end producers accounted for 37 percent of the catalogue. Jim Gorman, Seamark Pty Ltd., Cliffdale, Theodore and Vermont Park, Nebo took 36 males for on average $6195 while Richard and Robin Simmons, Bungobine, Mt Coolon accounted for 25 bulls for an $8020 medium.

Top seller was the $60,000, Glenlands Talbot (S) (32-months) (984kg) (143EMA) (Glenlands K.B.) (pictured above) selling to Libby Ingram, Skye Stud, Alpha. Fred and Juleen Johnson, Chipahill Stud, Biloela outlaid $52,500 for the 21-month, 764kg, Uralla (P). A semen share in the impressive youngster by Glenlands Quartermaster (ET) (P) has since been sold to Brazilian interests. Margaret Hobbs, Mt Barker, WA claimed the top seller in the female section taking the 36-month, $10,500 D Trinity (P) (Glenlands Prototype (P)) with a heifer calf at side.

Will and Ingrid Haviland, Sugarland Stud, Eungella secured the 17-month-old, Unoccupied (P) (Glenlands Randwick) for $42,000. The Donaldson family, Medway Stud, Bogantungan took three males to average $18,167 topping at $40,000 for the 37-month-old, 1050kg, (148EMA), Thor (P). Part of their haul was the $10,000 female, D Unity (P). Fred Noffke, Keronga, Rolleston returned and made his presence felt taking six for on average $14,583 topping at $30,000 for the 22-month, 748kg, D Underpaid (P) (Glenlands Pacific (ET)).

John and Ellen Cotter, Kinbombi Station, Goomeri returned for five for on average $10,300 topping at $20,000 for a 23-month-old by Glenlands 9900 (P). Regulars, Bash and Robin Carmichael, Newcombe, Augathella took five to average them $8600 and topping at $10,5000 while Peter Carmichael, Lochinvar, Augathella ended with four for a $10,625 medium topping at $13,000. Charlie and Jackie Hawkins, Malakoff Downs, Hughenden signed off on seven to average $6571 while Bill and Louise Dunne, Tarcoola, Dingo took a trio for a $11,500 average topping at $14,500. Nigel Onley, Tedlands, Mackay signed off on four to a top of $$11,000 to average $9375 while Colin and Linda Hewitt, Hewitt Australia picked up a trio for a $6167 average. Michael Crisp, Lorraine Station, Cloncurry took a trio for a $8167 average topping at $10,500.

RNA Champion, Thunder (1045kg) (144EMA) (32-months) made $26,000 selling to Bill Catlow and family, Amberwood Stud, Rosewood, while Bill Soundness, Merryup Stud, Mt Barker, WA secured the $25,000 J Unleashed (P). Roma interests, Kilima Family Trust outlaid $28,000 for the 24-month, 924kg, J Union (P). Daniel and Holly Dzundza, Royal Heart Stud, Springsure took three future sires for an average $17,667 topping at $27,000 for the U2 (P) (22-months) while Karragarra principals, Wayne and Ingrid York, Emerald snapped up the $21,000 D Ty (P) (AI) (ET) (30-months) (Glenlands Mild Water). Winton address, the Rondel Stud, operated by the Carrington family returned taking the 18-month-old, $17,000 D Ultraviolet (P) (Glenlands Que Sera (H) (AI) (ET)) while Brian and Yvonne Heck, Bryvonlea Stud, Gympie outlaid $19,000 for D Ultimatum (P) (22-months) (Glenlands O’Shea)

Top selling unjoined heifer D Ultimo (P) (16-months) (Glenlands D Redrock) made $8,500 selling to Bill and Kay Geddes, Doonside Stud, Barmoya. Doonside were major supporters in the unjoined section of the offering taking five to average $5900.Ten unjoined heifers averaged $5,450. That section included a pair for on average $5250 going to the Thompson family’s, Topline Stud, Mt Urah. Other investors in the registered section were the Sugerland Stud, Eungella along with Zach and Lakisha Muntelwit, Winton and the Cormack family, Scenic Valley Stud, Boonah.

Commercial females averaged $1,323 with unjoined heifers selling to a top of $1,625 to average $1,259 while cows and calf units hit a high of $2,025 to average $2,000. The breeder units were all taken by Lester McLean, Denby Pastoral Company, Baralaba with the majority of the heifers purchased by Wilshire Cattle Company, Wilshire Downs, Longreach.


Top selling female at the annual Glenlands Sale was the $10,500 Glenlands D Trinity (P). Margaret Hobbs, Mt Barker, WA claimed the 36-month-old female and her heifer calf (pictured above) with Helen and Taylah Childs, Glenlands Stud, Bouldercombe.

Agents: Hourn and Bishop Qld and Grant Daniel and Long.