The Clermont Saleyards will play host to the Highlands Droughtmaster Bull Sale on Friday, March 16, 2018.
In its 27th year, the Highlands Sale has gone from strength to strength, with the addition of new vendors and the ever increasing quality of bulls being presented.
This years draft will see a total of 86 bulls, 25 herd and 61 registered, from 14 different vendors offered.
Vendors this year include: Medway, Huntly, Oasis, Strathfield, Strathfield 9JE, Wolfang, Wolfang TJ, Karragarra, Kenlogan, Redskin, Almafi, Warrina, Mt Oscar and Wajatryn.
Sale coordinator Jane Barton said as is the case every year, each vendor has chosen a bull from their draft which will be sporting a different coloured tag.
“These bulls will have 10 per cent of their proceeds go to the Clermont Kindy and Daycare to help this local facility provide ongoing care for the community,” she said.
All bulls will be EMA scanned and vet checked, semen tested, pre-treated for ticks and Pesti tested. There is also a bulk buyer rebate for purchases of six bulls or more and a 4pc outside agents rebate, as well as some great buyers incentives thanks to the generous sponsors.
“As always there will be a pre-inspection backyard bull walk at the saleyards on Thursday afternoon and a complimentary breakfast will be provided on the morning of the sale, from 8am.
Jane said on the Thursday night prior to the sale, the sale vendors will be hosting the annual Meet and Greet at the Commercial Hotel from 6pm.
“Due to its popularity, a charity auction will be held again, this time in aid of the “Tie Up the Black Dog” charity which supports rural people battling depression.”
From the total proceeds out of the 2017 sale, vendors donated $15,860 in allocated bull sales to the Little Windmills charity, plus gold coin donations.
At last years sale a total 68 bulls sold for a gross of $590,500 to average $8683 with a 92pc clearance, while heifers sold to an average of $3125 to top at $5000 and a 100pc clearance.
The sale reached a top price of $38,000 twice, with Redskin Harley (S) D5, from the Rutherford family, Redskin Droughtmasters Stud, Morinish, selling to Warren and Carolyn Kenny and family, Wajatryn Droughtmasters, Gayndah, and Medway Wanditta (P) D5, from the Donaldson family, Medway Droughtmasters, Bogantungan, was purchased by Tom Flohr, Red River Droughtmasters, Moranbah.
For more information, get on and like the Facebook page, or hop on the sale website www.highlandsdroughtmastersale.com.au for all photos and details of the bulls. You can also contact the local Elders or Landmark agents for further enquiries regarding the sale.