A highlight Shepherdson & Boyd Toogoolawah Store Sale, last Friday, was the selling of a registered Droughtmaster bull on behalf of the Toogoolawah State High School and the McConnel family, Mt Brisbane Droughtmasters.
The Droughtmaster bull named Hawkeye sold for $5600 to local beef producer David Deane of Redlin Grazing.
Hawkeye was selected from Mt Brisbane as a weaner in 2016, with the students preparing and exhibiting him over the past two years.
So last Friday, a bus load of students had a morning trip to the Toogoolawah saleyards to watch their first animal sell, whcih was meet with with a mixture of emotions as the students had become particularly attached to Hawkeye.
Former past Toogoolawah High School student and auctioneer Jack Fogg had a steady stream of bids from the opening $4000 bid.
Half of the sale proceeds remain with the school and will be used to further enhance their Agricultural program.
Toolgoolawah State HIgh School registered a Droughmaster Stud in 2016, and since then has already enjoyed much success.
It includes taking home Supreme Exhibit at this year’s Droughtmaster Gatton Futurity Show with a young heifer owned by the school, Mt Brisbane Heidi, and then taking out the Champion Schools in the Schools Judging competition at the Ekka this year.
Co-owner of the Rawkeye, Don McConnel, Mr Brisbane Droughtmasters said they were delighted to see this bull sell so well and are pleased the money can go towards the schools Ag program.
“The temperament of this bull has seen the kids have a lot of fun with him and get them interested in pursuing careers in the Beef Industry,” he said.