A total of 67 Santa Gertrudis bulls sold to average $6425 at the 26th annual Heartland Santa Gertrudis sale held at the Roma Saleyards on Thursday.
The result represented 85 per cent clearance of the 78 bulls offered, leaving the 12 vendors that make the the multi-vendor offering smiling, in light of the current seasonal conditions.
The sale topped at $16,000 for Talgai Meat Maker (P), a polled son of Dunlop Palatable J298, offered by Malcolm and Carolyn Gadsby, Goomburra.
The successful buyer was Matthew Wainwright, Bremervale Santa Gertrudis Stud, Warwick.
At 23 months-of-age, Talgai Meat Maker weighed 940kg, has a eye muscle area of 138sq cm and scrotal circumference of 41cm.
Mr Wainwright said he was impressed with the bull’s depth of body and overall softness and would use him over his stud females.
Ian Walker and family, Strathmore Santa Gertrudis Stud, Blackall, paid to $14,000 for Talgai Mambo (P), a polled son of Talgai Jango.
At 25 month, Talgai Mambo weighed 945kg eye muscle area of 135sq cm and scrotal circumference of 38.5cm.
“We will use him over our stud females, as we were impressed with his length and breed character,” Mr Walker said.
Andrew Bassingthwaighte, Yarrawonga Stud, Wallumbilla, also paid to $14,000 for the polled 22 month-old sire Murgona Knight offered by Daniel and Kasey Phillips, Wandoan.
Paying to $10,500 was David and Suzanne Bassingthwaighte, Waco Santa Gertrudis Stud, Mungallala.
The Bassingthwaighte’s selected Glenview N76 (P), a son of Diamond H Renegade R47, offered by Margaret Ferguson, Glenview, Nobby.
Volume buyers buying a draft of four bulls with varying averages included Warwick Freeman, Meeleebee Downs, Wallumbilla, Maranoa River Organics, MacKinlay, Mitchell, the Flower family, Garrabarra, Roma, and Jim Pederson and Sons, Wyseby, Rolleston.
Queensland Country Life will have a full report in next weeks issue.