Improved values and sustained demand saw increases in clearance levels and breed averages across the board on the opening day of the annual February All Breeds Bull and Female Sale at CQLX, Gracemere.
Nintey-four Brahman bulls topped the day's trade, hitting a $16,000 high on the way to setting an overall average of $5606 to clear 86 per cent of the offering.
Three used Brahman sires sold to $6500 to average $5500, for a clearance of rate 38pc, while 44 Brahman heifers topped at $8000 to average $3727 and clear 70pc of the catalogue.
In all, 17 Charolais bulls hit a high of $9500 to record an overall average of $6559 in an 81pc clearance of that section, while 17 Charbray bulls sold to $15,000 and set a $5411 average to clear 71pc.
In all, 131 males recorded a $5702 average to clear 80pc.
Top selling male and top Brahman bull was the 26-month-old, 805kg, 135EMA, red, JHN Prince Parker (P).
Offered by Justin and Hayley Titmarsh and family, JHN Stud, Condamine, the son of Muan A Pilgrim (P) sold to the Curley family, Gipsy Plains Stud, Cloncurry.
Top Brahman female at $8000 was the grey, MCL Gypsy Girl 1733, a yearling daughter of Carinya Sugar Daddy offered by the McLennan family, MCL Stud, Goovigen.
Taking home the granddaughter of NCC Sugarwood (AI) (ET) was the Hills family, NK Stud, Theodore.
Late in the sale the Ford family, Wattlebray Charbray Stud, Chinchilla, sold their 960kg, 139EMA, 29-month-old entry, Nullarbor for $15,000 to the Tenjelpa family, Mackay.
Agents: Elders and Nutrien
Look out for a full sale report in the Queensland Country Life on February 20.