The annual Cream of the Crop Droughtmaster female sale held at the Coolabunia Sale complex near Kingaroy on Saturday saw a total of 106 lots sold to a top of $5500 to average $1827 with a clearance of 72pc.
Alpha's Andrew and Donna Donaldson finished with the winning bid and four new sires for their operation at the conclusion of the Bendemeer on-property bull sale at Clermont on Friday.
Stellar support from a large panel of repeat and first-time buyers from Central, Western, North and Far north Queensland ensured an excellent result was achieved for the 32nd Wilangi Invitation Brahman Sale.
The Comiskey family at Port Wine, east of Alpha, have had a long association with the Santa Gertrudis breed and cemented that with some strong and selective bull purchases at Clermont on Tuesday.
The 12th annual Beef Country Brahman Bull Sale achieved a top of $20,000, a 100 per cent clearance and a $5,588 average.
The small rise in the national cattle hard masks some large changes on a state and regional scale according to Mecardo's Angus Brown.
Glenborough Station's Lance and Karen Pope enjoyed one of their most successful Gold City Brahman Sales in years.
The Gold City Brahman sale provided an opportunity to restock after first drought, then flood, ravaged the Smith family's Hughenden property.