Almost 30 potential buyers from across southern and central Queensland turned out at the Kingaroy Stud Female, Bull, and Stock Horse Sale last Friday.
A line of Paul and Susan Murray’s Yarrum Droughtmaster stud cows and calves kicked-off the event with lot 1, polled Yarrum J 171 D5, selling to $2250 for the pair and was purchased by Wayne and Sue Caldwell, Kameruka, Ironpot.
It wasn’t long before the top priced cow and calf unit of the sale was reached with lot 3, polled Yarrum 207 D5, making $3750/unit and sold to the Avis family, Mulgildie. The large framed and slick coated female was sired by Yarrum Ambrose and out of a good quality Yarrum Droughtmaster cow. The four-year-old cow had a six and a half month old, 290 kilogram, bull calf at foot sired by Yarrum Hatch.
Overall, a total of 13 cows and calves grossed $32,800 during the sale to average $2523/unit with 100 per cent clearance rate.
Next on offer was the Yarrum Droughtmaster’s pregnancy tested in calf (PTIC) cows and heifers.
A top price was achieved half way through the section with rising 4-year-old lot 22, polled Yarrum 238 D5, selling for $3500 and was snapped up by the Avis family, Mugildie who had previously bought the top priced cow and calf. The 575kg female had calved once before and was five month pregnant to a Droughtmaster stud bull called Calioran. The first calf heifer was sired by Yarrum Ambrose and out of Yarrum Delilah cow.
A second top price of $3000 was achieved for lot 19, polled Yarrum 245 D5, who was also sired by Yarrum Ambrose and purchased by Black Gully Droughtmaster stud, Roma.
A price of $2750 was reached twice during this section of the sale for lot 14, polled Yarrum 252 D5, and also lot 18, four-year-old Yarrum 257 D5, with both first calf heifers purchased by the Caldwell family, Ironpot.
In total 12 PTIC cows and heifers grossed $28,250 and recorded an average sale price of $2354-a-head with 100pc clearance rate achieved.
In the unjoined heifer section only one passed in with the other four heifers, lot 28 polled 360kg Yarrum 338 D5, lot 29 polled 395kg Yarrum 336 D5, lot 30 polled 360kg Yarrum 349 D5 and lot 31 polled 400kg Yarrum 328 D5 selling to $1500-a-head. Two of the heifers sold to the English family, Booie, while the others were again snapped up by the Caldwell family, Ironpot.
In the sire section of the sale lot 32, polled scurred Yarrum Excell, bull reached a sale price of $3000 and sold to the Mackay family, Canabat Stud, Goomeri. The 1100kg bull was sired by Billabong Riley.
Top priced bull of the sale was last to be sold with lot 36, polled scurred Yarrum 278 D5, which was purchased by local R Sudull, Booie for $4000. The two and half year old bull was sired by Yarrum Excel and out of a polled Yarrum Daydream cow.
Stock Horse Sale
In the stock horse section of the sale, a crowd gathered around a working ring with the first stock horse to show-off their skills topping the sale.
A well-bred four year old Australian Stock Horse filly called Kooloombah Sandlewood reached $6500 and was bought by Tom Perrett, Lindale, Nanango.
Second top price was $4000 for four-year-old Kooloombah Black Smoke gelding who was purchased by Aaron Marshall, Nanango.
Two other stock horses, five-year-old Kooloombah Teena mare and three-year-old Kooloombah Conductor gelding, sold to Anne Raabe, Kingaroy for $3500.