The Cap Droughtmaster bull sale was held on Tuesday at CQLX Gracemere, where a specially selected draft of 72 bulls were offered from the Glenavon prefix at Yaamba.
Entering into the sales 33rd year,stud principal John Atkinson opened the sale stating the sale bulls are an extremely even line of bulls bred for a commercial focus.
At the conclusion of the sale, 46 bulls sold collectively to average $4587,with a clearance of 63 per cent. The average per head was slightly down from $5382 reached at the 2018 sale.
Glenavon Victor (PS) trumped the sale with Ken and Debbie Rutherford, Redbank, Mornish paying $16,000 for the 23 month old bull.
A son of Redskin Eagle Hawk (H) from dam Glenavon 2007 (P), Victor tipped the scales at 824 kilograms,with a scrotal circumference of 40cm,142 sq cm eye muscle area with P8 and rib measurements of 12mm and 9mm.
"The Rutherford family have been buying bulls from us for nearly 40 years," John Atkinson said as he shook hands Mr Rutherford.
"He was always a bull that was going to make a bit of money.
"He is a stand out calf, with a great sire. A beautifully headed bull, very correct, well balanced with a good sheath and good bone."
Victor was described by Ken Rutherford as "the right type, with all the right figures".
"He's a bloody good bull and will be used as a single herd sire at Redbank," Mr Rutherford said.
Second top price accolades were awarded to Glenavon Venture (H).
The 22-month-old bull sired by Christmas Creek 1521 (P) sold for $11,000 to repeat buyers D and S Clair, Glen Erin, Goovigen.
Glenavon Venture sparked interest in the stands as he entered the ring at 828kgs with figures boasting a 40 cm scrotal circumference and a 133sq cm EMA.
Buying in bulk for the day saw return buyers Bill and Maxine Cragg, Mourindilla, Dingo secure 13 head to average $3615.
Eden Pastoral, Springsure were also repeat volume buyers on the day,purchasing six bulls to average $4083. Bucknalla Pastoral, Westwood acquired four bulls at $3500 a head.
Past vendors Duncan and Karen Geddes, Telemon, Springsure did not add to the line up of bulls this year due to ongoing dry conditions, with Mr Atkinson saying they will be back when the weather turns.
"It was always going to be tough with the weather the way it is,but the industry and the market is good," he said.
"It will get better down the track.We just have the weather against us at the moment.
"It will rain, it always does.We just need to be positive and hang on until the rains come."
Sale agents:Landmark Rockhampton