There was a good crowd in the grandstand for the Elridge and Clare eighth annual Eidsvold Charolais bull sale at Eidsvold Saleyards where 44 lots sold to reach a top of $14,000.
A total of 44 commercial and stud producers registered to buy at this year's sale with plenty of spirited bidding from the start of the bull sale.
Top priced bull Clare Navigator (P) (R/F) (ET), a 25 month-old tipping the scales at 875kg and sired by Sparrows Sanchez (P) was red, polled, well balanced and soft with a ton of muscle.
Brian Hills, Oakwood Moura bought the bull as he was a very quiet, soft bull that he could put over his Brahman cows to achieve the fat for the carcase traits he is trying to produce.
"We are looking for the right bull for the right article at the end to meet the MSA standard for feedlot steers, that's what we aim for," said Mr Hills
Mr Hills claimed top prize in the pen of grainfed trade steers at the Callide Dawson Beef Carcase Competition with his Charbray steers and he also claimed the champion grainfed steer carcase.
Clare Nockout (P) a 810kg bull sired by Ayr Huston's Igloo (FF) a loose skinned, structurally sound bull was also bought by Mr Hills for $7000.
The Clare Charolais stud is operated by Alan and Natalie Goodland and family, Clare, Theodore, who were very pleased buyers were able to pay good money for the quality bulls, with a good average for the season.
Allednaw Pablo (P) a young bull at 18 months weighing 782kg was a moderate framed, soft skinned bull with length and thickness bought by repeat buyer Bruce and Sue Mikkelsen for $10,000.
Mr Mikkelsen said he was looking for growth for age, plenty of shape and double polling. He will be used for both stud and commercial breeding.
The Mikkelsens also bought the 19-month-old 844kg Allednaw Paddy (P) (TW), sired by Allednaw Kingston (P) for $7000.
Hutchinson Grazing, Eidsvold bought three bulls to average $5000 and Stuart Apel, Mt Auburn, Chinchilla bought three bulls to average $4000.
Stud principals at Elridge and Sirrah Charolais studs Ross and Paula Warren, Glendale, Gympie said they were pleased with their results and were proud of the bulls they offered as they were commercially and profit focused.
Agent Wayne York said it was a successful day for both vendors with strong support from both local and repeat buyers.
"It was a credit to the vendors with a good average and clearance that was backed by commercial buyers from Monto, Nango and Gympie areas and those people have supported the sale as they know the product they are going to buy is quality," he said.
Both Clare Charolais and Elridge/Sirrah Charolais are looking forward to the 2020 sale
Agents: Elders, TopX and Wayne York