An impressive 589 bulls are set to go under the hammer at the Droughtmaster National Sale over the next two days.
Bulls sold to an average $8711 on day one and reached a top price of $55,000 for 23-month horned bull, Minlacowie Vinnie 8817.
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Held at CQLX Gracemere, a total of 14 first-time vendors will join with 99 veterans to offer the largest number of stud-bred Droughtmaster bulls in one location.
Topping the sale in 2017 was Oasis Dundee, who was sold by Noel and Robyn Geddes, Oasis Droughtmasters, Emerald, for $135,000 to Mac and Gayle Shann, Lamont Droughtmasters, Clermont.
Sale committee chairperson Nick Hughes said he’s optimistic about the prospects of this year’s event, given the general popularity of the breed which was enhanced by its “outstanding performance at Beef Australia 2018”.
“Beef was a great showcase for our Droughtie breeders as we had the largest number of entries in the stud and commercial judging competitions, and it was pleasing to again see Droughtmasters win grand champion pen at the commercial championships,” Mr Hughes said.