Improved values and sustained demand saw increases in clearance levels and breed averages across the board at the February All Breeds Bull and Female Sale, CQLX, Gracemere, ending in a $1.346m gross.
In all, 227 bulls averaged $5200 for a 73 per cent clearance at auction, while 45 females averaged $3689 to clear 66pc.
Taking sale honours was a red Brahman, JHN Prince Parker (P), purchased by the Curley family, Gipsy Plains Stud, Cloncurry, for $16,000.
Offered by Justin and Hayley Titmarsh and family, JHN Stud, Condamine, the 26-month-old son of Muan A Pilgrim (P) entered the ring at 805 kilograms with an eye muscle area of 135 square centimetres.
A second-top price of $15,000 was reached for Neslo 4613 RV Bandit (P), purchased by the Sibson family, Cotherstone Station, Dysart.
Offered by the Olsen family, Neslo Stud, Wandoan, the 35-month-old grandson of Billabong Campbell weighed 860kg.
In all, 94 Brahman bulls sold for an average of $5606 to clear 86pc of the offering, with three used Brahman sires topping at $6500 to average $5500 and clear 38pc. Forty-four Brahman heifers topped at $8000 to average $3727 and clear 70pc.
Top Brahman female was the grey MCL Gypsy Girl 1733, a yearling daughter of Carinya Sugar Daddy offered by the McLennan family's, MCL Stud, Goovigen.
Taking home the granddaughter of NCC Sugarwood (AI) (ET) was the Hills family, NK Stud, Theodore.
MCL and Orana Studs averaged $3063 for their 16 including the $6000 red, MCL Slip N Slide, 11-months, (Carinya Sugar Daddy) going to Walter Wilson, Banana Station Stud, Banana.
Kenrol Stud, Gracemere, sold red heifers to a top of $7000 for a yearling daughter of Fern Hills Monarch (Kariboe Valley Elton) selling to the Spann family, Lynvale, Goovigen.
The Charolais section of the sale saw 17 bulls sell to a high of $9500 twice to record an overall average of $6559 in an 81pc clearance.
Section toppers were both offered by Ian and Katrina Bebbington, Mountview Stud, Ramsay.
First was the 21-month-old, 875kg, Mountview Prime Time (AI) (PS) (RF) selling to Mondaro, Casino, NSW.
The other was the 23-month-old, 960kg, Mountview Payroll (AI) (ET) selling to Colwil Cattle Company, Leura, Marlborough.
Charbray bulls sold to a $15,000 high, with 17 bulls selling for a $5411 average and 71pc clearance.
The Ford family, Wattlebray Charbray Stud, Chinchilla, made the top money for their 29-month-old Nullarbor (960kg, 139sq cm EMA), purchased by the Tenjelpa family, Mackay. Three from Wattelbray averaged $9500 and included a $10,000 sale for the poll Wattlebray Papalii to Mondaro, Casino, NSW.
Droughtmasters sold to $10,000 twice. First to make the mark was the 32-month-old, 885kg, Wantmore 245/7 (P) offered by Andrew Welch, Wantmore Stud, Kingaroy, and selling to the Rideout family, Blue Hills, Thangool.
The other at the same figure was By-Mingo 18/072 (P) offered by Don and Robyn Roberton, By-Mingo Stud, Coalstoun Lakes. The 840kg, 30-month-old sold to Allan Williams, Riverside, Nebo.
The Brangus section sold to a high of $10,000 for Maccaboyz Paxton offered by Jason and Suella McCormack, Maccaboyz Stud, Yargullen.
The 26-month-old son of Southern Deal Maker 468W40 (US) was purchased by Mark Bogle and family, Sky Pastoral, Emerald.