A gamble to offer 20 more bulls than last year paid off for Michael Flynn and family when they recorded a 99 per cent clearance at their annual Valera Vale bull sale on Friday.
The ED Cattle Co, Longreach, topped the sale in terms of price paid and nearly in the number purchased.
Frank and John Atherton paid $9000 for Valera Vale 16466, a 23-month-old bull sired by Clonlara 13310, and for Valera Vale 16079, 22 months old and sired by Amavale Bradman.
They were part of a draft of 29 bulls they paid an average price of $5120 for, which will be put into their commercial herd of Droughtmaster Angus cross cows based on country in the Hughenden, Torrens Creek, Muttaburra and Longreach areas.
The Flynn family averaged $4352 for the 141 head sold, servicing customers from Beaudesert – RH and DC Bruxner, DJ Kassulke, and AJ Bush and Sons – to Western Australian clients in the Argyle Cattle Co, Rachlan Holdings, and WNM MacDonald P/L.
The second top price of $8500 was paid twice, by WNM MacDonald of Fossil Downs for Valera Vale 16075, another of Amavale Bradman’s sons, and by Reynella Grazing at Charleville for Valera Vale 16183, sired by Lynsey Park Vernon.
- Selling agents – Elders and Landmark
– Full report, see Queensland Country Life