A Charolais stud bull stole the limelight and sold for $26,000 at the Ascot Charolais and Angus autumn all polled bull and heifer sale held by Jim and Jackie Wedge, at North Toolburra, near Warwick.
Ascot Namesake N15E, a homozygous polled son was from home-bred bloodlines. He is a son of Ascot Juggernut J134E from Ascot Rebby K51E.
The bidding opened at $5000 and it became a two way bidding duel with Colby Ede, Landmark, Toowoomba, operating for the successful buyer Jon Imberti, Silverstone Livestock, Albany, Western Australia.
Losing bidders were Chas and Judy Nobbs, Cordelia, Bauhina.
At 24 months-old, Ascot Namesake N15E entered the ring with a weight of 938 kilograms, an eye muscle area of 142 sq cm, and a scrotal circumference of 39cm.
Mr Imberti earlier spotted Namesack from information the Wedge's had provided with pictures and videos.
"I was through looking at these that I thought he was hard to fault, and liked his breeding and balance," Mr Interti said.
Next at $16,000 was the Angus bull Ascot Next Gen, another Ascot Hallmark J134E son from Ascot Flower, bought by the Allison family, Broadlands, McKinlay.
With a weight of 846kg Ascot Next Gen has an eye muscle area of 116sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 41cm.
After missing out on the top price bull for their stud operation, Chas and Judy Nobbs finished with seven bulls for their commercial herd.
Mr Nobbs bought three Angus bulls for an average $8333. These bulls will be used over maiden Brahman cross heifers for their first joining.
He finished with four Charolais bulls to average $5333. These bulls will be used over older proven Brahman cross matrons. All progeny will be finished and consigned to Teys Australia, Biloela, as export bullocks for the Japanese market.
Overall 28 Angus bulls sold to average $6714, while 24 Charolais bulls sold to average $7167.
Heifers topped at $14,000 with Angus 17-month-old heifer Ascot Annie N431 bought by Jeff Holzwart, Bauhinia Park Angus, Emerald.
Mr Holzwart bought five heifers in total at the sale but Ascot Annie N341, sired by QKXL16 K5X Legend L16 and PTIC to Ascot Mogul M561 was the standout, sparking a frenzy of bidding.
"We just picked up some good-boned, big strong heifers that work for our area but she was the one that we really thought was the best heifer in the draft," he said.
"We just think Jim put up a really, really good heifer and we know the mother's breeding really well, the sire's a new sire and different bloodlines."
Next at $5000 was 18-month-old Angus heifer Ascot Ella, sired by QQFH147 Ascot Hallmark H147 and PTIC to MM Might and Power M176 and bought by Oceanic Building, Hunchy.
Charolais heifers topped at $2000.
Overall 25 Angus heifers sold to average $2937, while 20 Charolais heifers sold to average $1850.
Combined 102 head sold for an overall average $4756.
Selling agents Elders, Landmark, Colin Say and Co, with guest auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth.