Commercial beef producers looking for carcase performance genetics bid strongly at the annual Kilkenny, Barambah-Dale, Emjay and Wellcamp bull sale, Woolooga Saleyards on Friday.
The combined Charolais and Charbray sale drew a capacity crowd of regular and first-time buyers keen to access the proven carcase genetics which resulted in the high clearance rate of 95 percent. Buyers came from west to Charleville and south to Macksville in New South Wales.
Overall, 123 bulls sold from 129 offered to average $4737, which included 86 Charolais for a $4941 average and a top of $10,000 and 37 Charbrays averaged $4263 which included the $10,500 top-priced bull.
Commercial operators Geoff and Christine Duncan, Wilson Valley, Gayndah bid the $10,500 for Wellcamp 362, offered by Anthony and Kylee Curtis of Wellcamp Charbrays.
Mr Duncan said the 23-month-old son of Huntington Goody Goody really took his eye and will be used over Santa Gertrudis breeders to produce feeder steers which are sold directly to Oakey.
Regular supporters Tony and Michele Perrett, Tye, Kilkivan outlaid the $10,000 top Charolais money for Kilkenny N160 (P) (R/F) sold by host vendor Michael Lawlor of Kilkenny Charolais stud.
The Perretts put together an excellent line of six Charolais bulls for a $7875 average for their quality commercial 1300 head Brahman breeder base.
Agents: Sullivan Livestock and Rural Services and Shepherdson and Boyd Qld Pty Ltd.
Full report in next week's Queensland Country Life.