THE industry trend toward homozygous polled cattle continued at the Scenic Rim Droughtmaster sale in Boonah today, with bulls selling to a top of $25,000.
Michael and Tracey Flynn, Valera Vale Droughtmasters, Milbong and Charleville, paid the top money for the 21 month Nindethana Jean Valjean. He entered the sale ring at 716kg, a 123 square cm eye muscle area, and a 38 cm scrotal circumference.
Mr Flynn said he was attracted to the bull as a PP animal, its high morphology, temperament, and muscle pattern.
Jody Brown, Latrobe, Longreach, paid the second top of $12,750 for Nindethana Jurabull, a 21 month old also by Calaanah Abraham. That 704kg poll bull had a 122sq cm EMA.
JK&A Rose, Amavale Cattle Company, Barambah, took home Yellowwood Maui, a 20 month old by Minlacowie Ivory Princes, for $6750.
Yackatoon Grazing, Wandoan, bought Jackoben Vortex for $6500. The 27 month poll from Glenn and Kathy Honor’s Jackoben Droughtmasters, Yandina, was by Bindanoon Captain (S) and out of Vitwood Nicki (P).
The top priced heifer at $4750 was Nindethana June also offered by Bronwyn Betts. The unjoined poll heifer was sold to Beenleigh State High School.
The Scenic Rim Droughtmaster sale was conducted as a Helmsman auction in wet and muddy conditions at the Boonah Showgrounds. Droughtmaster bulls topped $25,000 to average $4750. Registered females topped $4750 to average $1883.
A total of 12 parties also registered to bid online through Outcross.com.au