February All Breeds grosses $1.3m

February All Breeds grosses $1.3m

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Andrew Welsh, Wantmore Droughtmaster Stud, Kingaroy, with his equal-top selling Droughtmaster bull and equal-top seller on the final day of February All Breeds Bull. The 885kg, 32-month-old, Wantmore 245/7 (P) sold to the Rideout family, Blue Hills, Thangool. Photo: Kent Ward

Andrew Welsh, Wantmore Droughtmaster Stud, Kingaroy, with his equal-top selling Droughtmaster bull and equal-top seller on the final day of February All Breeds Bull. The 885kg, 32-month-old, Wantmore 245/7 (P) sold to the Rideout family, Blue Hills, Thangool. Photo: Kent Ward

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Droughtmaster and Brangus breeds shared the top sale honours on the final day of the 2020 February All Breeds sale.

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Droughtmaster and Brangus breeds shared the top sale honours on the final day of the annual February All Breeds Bull and Female Sale, CQLX, Gracemere.

Ending in a $1.3m gross, the sale saw sluggish demand for both British and European breeds on offer on the final day as compared to the opening day's trade.

In all, 227 bulls averaged $5200 for a 73 per cent clearance at auction, while 45 females averaged $3689 to clear 66pc.

Droughtmasters opened the day's proceedings with two bulls sharing $10,000 sums.

These were offered by the Wantmore Stud, Kingaroy, and the Robertson family's, By-Mingo Stud, Coalstoun Lakes.

The other $10,000 sale came late in the catalogue in the Brangus section of the sale, with McCormack family, Maccaboyz Stud, Yargullen, selling a 26-month-old entry to the Bogle family, Sky Pastoral, Emerald.

Here is the breakdown of the breed and their respective results on the final day:

  • 22 Brangus bulls averaged $4659 (top $10,000) - clearance 63 per cent.
  • 1 Hereford bull $3500 - clearance 33pc
  • 2 Limousin bulls averaged $3500 - (top $3500 twice) - total clearance
  • 46 Droughtmaster bulls averaged $4826 - (top $10,000 twice) clearance 78pc
  • 1 Droughtmaster female $2000 - (top $2000) - clearance 20pc
  • 8 Simmental bulls averaged $4375 - (top $6000 three times) clearance 62pc
  • 4 Simbrah bulls averaged $3500 - (top $3500 four times) - clearance 67pc
  • 1 Red Angus bull $4000 - (top $4000) - total clearance
  • 11 Black Angus bulls averaged $3772 - (top $5000) clearance 52pc

A full report will appear in next weeks Queensland Country Life.

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