The Big S Santa Gertrudis 44th annual sale saw a total of 24 lots sold for an overall clearance of 72 per cent and a top of $14,000 at the Toowoomba Showground on Thursday.
A total of 13 classified Santa Gertrudis bulls sold to a top of $14,000 and average $5615, and two commercial bulls sold to $5500 to average $4500.
Two stud cows and calves sold for a top of $4000 and $3250 while heifers sold for a top of $4500 and average $3035.
The sale topper was Rosehill Nigel N28 (ET) (P), a son of Rosehill Janesion 4 (ET), who weighed 1010kg, had a scrotal circumference of 40cm , and eye musle area of 128sq cm (ET) (AI) (PS) and was offered by John and Rosemaree McCarthy, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis Stud, Clifton, and bought by Andrew and Angela Doering, Spring Creek, Moree, NSW.
The Doerings had inspected the bull at both Beef 2018 and Ekka and he possessed all the traits they were looking for, especially his walking ability and temperament.
The second top priced bull was Rosehill Legand L15 (ET) (AI) who sold for $9000 to John and Kate McLoughlin, Rainbow, Rolleston.
The top priced female was a heifer Gyranda M 335 (P) offered by Peter and Nikki Mahony, Gyranda Pastoral Co, Theodore,and sold for $4500 to Ben Quinn from Gatton.
Glen and Francine Holt, Santalands Santa Gertrudis, Mooloolaba, sold Santalands Paula P17 for $3750 with all proceeds going to RACQ Life Flight Rescue, Toowoomba.
Mr Holt, who is also the sale spokesman said he was pleased with the buyers support and the repeat buyers.
“It was a solid crowd and overall the result were as good as could be expected under the current conditions,” Mr Holt said.
“Demand for females was particularly strong and the top end of the bulls was strong but the overall clearance we put down the season and the drought impacting this area.”
Selling agents Landmark and Elders