Hilary and Dot O’Leary and family, Remolea Poll Herefords, sold 41 bulls for a top price of $14,000 to average $5951, at their fourth annual on-property sale near Clifton on Monday.
The top price bull was the two year-old was Remolea Ledger, a son of Bowen George from the Remolea Favourite female family, and displayed length, growth and easy doing characteristics.
He entered the sale ring at 924kg, 130sq cm EMA, and 100 per cent eye pigment, and was selected by Taroom district cattleman, Robin Bruggemann, Warlana.
A repeat buyer, Mr Bruggemann joins 400 Hereford breeders, with the progeny selling into the EU market to Teys Australia, Biloela.
Mr Bruggemann also outlaid $9000 for Remolea Leader, by the home-bred sire Remolea Hartington, by Bowen Esplanade.
This bull appealed to Mr Bruggemann as in the past he has purchased Esplanade sons from Remolea and has found it is a good line to join to maiden heifers as they produce small easy calving progeny, that gives a good weaner.
A price tag of $12,000 was achieved on three occasions.
First to sell was Remolea Lager who was bought by the Alexander family, Whinstanes, Shannon Vale, near Glen Innes, NSW.
Next it was Remolea Logan bought by the Scurr family, Eversley, Texas, while James family, Terrgram, Wandoan paid the same money for Remolea Launceston.
Western Queensland cattleman, Chris Kemp, Eungy Pastoral Co, Milparinka, Blackall finished with eight bulls to average.$4325. Mr Kemp joins Poll Hereford bulls to 2000 Santa Gertrudis breeders, and finishes the progeny for Japanese market.
*Selling agents: GDL Dalby and Ray White Studstock, Tenterfield, NSW.