THE Piggott Droughtmaster Sale saw a top price of $17,500 today in Springsure, with an impressive average of $7845, and a clearance of 100 per cent.
The sale saw 68 of 68 bulls sold for a gross of $533,500.
Aldinga Hundred was the top priced bull, and sold for $17,500 over the phone to Michael Flynn, Valera Vale Droughtmasters.
Also on the phone were the underbidders, Eric and Marina Wall, Springsure.
The 22 month old bull sired by Redskin Casper and out of Aldinga 25 was a polled bull weighing 752kg with an EMA of 123sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 40cm.
Mr Flynn said he purchased Hundred and a second bull, Aldinga Hip Hop ($5500) because they “come from a herd that selects for fertility by seasonally calving in a real world environment”.
He also said he appreciated the bulls were structurally correct, tested Homozygous Poll, had good sperm Morphology test results, good temperament, and he liked the Bos indicus content of the bulls.
Second top priced bull was Aldinga Heigh-Ho, a 22 month old bull who sold for $17,000 to the Carige family, Baralaba.
The volume buyer of the sale was Rick Ford, Fossil Downs Station, Western Australia, who purchased 13 bulls.
The bulls grossed $107,500 for an average of $8269.
Also buying big at the sale was the McLoughlin family, who went home with eight bulls grossing $49,000 for an average of $6125.
Local Springsure cattle company Creek to Creek purchased six bulls for a gross of $48,500 and an average of $8083.
Terry Piggott, Aldinga Droughtmasters, said he was thrilled with the result of the sale.
“It was a very, very strong sale from the start to the finish, a very, very good average, repeat buyers, new buyers, and we’re just very happy with it,” he said.
He said he did expect Hundred to top the sale.
“He’s a very good bull, a little bit higher content, but a very even, soft doing bull,” he said.
The 100pc clearance was the icing on the cake for Mr Piggott, who said it was “reassuring” to see during dry times.
Selling agents: Elders