A total of 41 stud Droughtmaster females sold to a top price of $6750, to average $2715, at the Cream of the Crop Droughtmaster female sale held at the Coolabunia Sales Complex, near Kingaroy on Saturday.
In a further breakdown of the offering one joined female sold to average $5000, and 28 unjoined females sold to average $2857.
Included in the catalogue was a herd reduction offered by Dave McCabe, Breffini Droughtmasters, Chinchilla, which resulted with nine cows and calves averaging $2278, while three unjoined heifers averaged $1933.
Topping the sale at $6750 was the unjoined heifer Byrvonlea Princess Beatrice (P), a daughter of Skye Wilfred from a Bryvonlea Princess female family, offered by the Heck family, Glastonbury and sold to Dan Sommer, Sommer Droughtmasters, Maleny.
Mr Sommer founded his Droughtmaster Stud about four years ago, and now runs 100 stud breeders.
A repeat buyer of the Byrvonlea genetics, he selected Princess Beatrice as he was impressed with her pedigree and liked her conformation.
A joined 26 month-old Nindethana Ivana (P) sold for $5000. She is 33 weeks in-calf and is a daughter of Bryvonlea Malachi (S) from a Nindethana female family
She was offered by Bronwyn Betts, Nindethana Droughtmasters,Camp Mountain, and was bought over the telephone by the Closeburn Parntership Grenfell, NSW.
Volume buyer was Ken Steven, Banana, who finished with seven unjoined heifers to average $2678.
Sale committee president Graham Brown said the prices achieved at this year’s event were in line with previous sales, although the clearance of 79 percent was slightly back on previous results.