STRONG demand for quality females pushed the average to $3238 at the Gympie National Droughtmaster Female Sale on Saturday.
Central Queensland vendors topped the unjoined section twice at $11,000 with Sugerland Jingle (P) offered by first-time vendors Will and Ingrid Haviland, Sugerland stud, Coowonga via Rockhampton.
Later Drew and Kerri McKenzie, Hamadra Droughtmasters, Bluff also attracted $11,000 for Hamadra Hazel (P) with both high priced heifers selling to Chris and Hailey Heness, Ridgie Didge, Goomeri.
Droughtmaster CEO Neil Donaldson said it was a well deserved result for the sale vendors whose offering of outstanding quality Droughtmaster females was met with enthusiastic bidding by buyers from all points of the compass.
He said the result once again demonstrated the popularity of the Droughtmaster breed.
Overall 130 females averaged $3238 for a 98 per cent clearance.
- Full report in Queensland Country Life next week.