The Richmond Field Days All Breeds Bull Sale concluded on June 9, after an afternoon of hot selling action at Richmond Showground.
With a gross of $154,750 and an average price of $4072 across all breeds, vendors and buyers alike were happy with the results.
Top priced bull of the sale sold for $8000, with Koon Kool Pastoral Company’s 4619 selling to Peter and Olivia Price, Hillview Station, Hughenden.
At 20 months of age, the polled sire, Koon Kool 4619, boasted 660 kilograms of red meat, and a scrotal circumference of 34.2cm.
Mr Price said the bull caught his eye and stood out from the rest of the bulls presented.
“He had different but nice colouring and really liked his size, bone structure and temperament,” he said.
“The bulls we had seen of Koon Kool’s all seem to be pretty good, so we already had interest in their breeding.”
Already running 1500 head of Brahman Peter and Olive Price will add the bull to their commercial breeding herd in Hughenden.
The second top priced bull was Koon Kool Pastoral Company’s 4658, which sold to Marty and Camilla Rogers, Bylong Grazing, Richmond for $7500.
Koon Kool 4658 was an 18 month old, horned sire, boasting 624 kilograms and a scrotal circumference of 37.4cm.
At the end of the sale, the total of bulls saw a clearance rate of 83 per cent, but by the end of the day there was a clearance rate of 100 per cent.
The main volume buyer at the sale was Leigh Propsting from No 27 Pastoral Company, Acton Station, Richmond.
Mrs Propsting purchased six bulls for a gross of $26,500 and average of $4417.
The second volume buyer of the sale was Sheahan Cattle Co, Tweedsmuir, Richmond, which purchased five bulls for a gross of $13,750 and average of $2750.
Elders livestock agent, Peter Thivakon, said the bull sale was the first time it had been held in at least 20 years.
“With better seasonal conditions we thought we would bring the event back in conjunction with the field days,” Mr Thivakon said.
“The timing of the sale did not suit everyone but there was still a good amount of active buyers.”
Selling agents: Elders, Stockplace, Kennedy Rural and Ray White Rural.