Solid repeat buyer interest helped stamp the 19th annual on-property Strathmore Santa Gertrudis bull sale at Blackall a success on Tuesday afternoon.
The need for fresh bloodlines for their stud is what prompted Dangarfield Santa Gertrudis stud co-principal Ben Adams to head out from his home base at Taroom to the western Queensland Santa sales, where a sire from the Tambo-based Drensmaine stud caught his eye.
Bulls average $7976, females average $9359, embryos average $1568/embryo and semen averages $381/straw.
Bulls sold to a top of $14,500 at seedstock producer Nindooinbah's annual on-property sale near Beaudesert on Thursday.
With a clearance rate of 94 percent and sale averages of $10,030, the Brangus Bull sale has been rated as highly successful.
Eight months after a devastating monsoon wiped out hundreds of thousands of cattle in north west Queensland, producers are looking to the future.
Top End producers are defying the dry, purchasing lines of quality bulls at the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
Repeat buyers anchored a "totally satisfying" result for Telpara Hills at the Rockhampton National Brangus Female Sale.