The Highlands Droughtmaster Bull Sale has become synonymous with providing prospective stud and commercial producers with a great selection of beefy bullock bulls and strong stud prospects to bid on.
This will again be the case when the 29th annual sale takes place on Friday, March 20, at the Clermont Saleyards, from 10am.
Sale committee secretary Alex Donaldson said this year' draft will consist of 65 bulls (35 registered sire prospects and 30 high quality herd bulls) from breed leading studs' Medway, Karragarra, Huntly, Redskin, Wajatryn, Kenlogan, Strathfield and Strathfield 9JE.
"I think the ongoing appeal of the sale for buyers is that it's held in a convenient central location, historically the sale provides buyers with great value for money and there is always a diverse range of bulls to choose from," Mrs Donaldson said.
In adverse conditions the 2019 sale vendors achieved an overall average of $5912, and the $18,000 winning bid was made by the Dahl Family, Brolga Gully, Baralaba for Wajatryn 2499 (P) from Carolyn and Warren Kenny, Wajatryn.
In what has become a regular and notable sale highlight, Mrs Donaldson said more than $2550 was raised on sale day last year for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
"The sale committee will continue this proud tradition at this year's sale with vendors again donating $50 for each bull sold in the ring to the very worthy RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter Service."
Pre-sale inspections will take place on Thursday. March 19, and will be followed by a meet and greet function at the Commercial Hotel in Clermont, with all involved with the sale welcome to attend. To ensure everyone is wide-eyed and bushy-tailed for the sale, breakfast will be available from 8am at the saleyards.
All bulls selected for 2020 Highlands Droughtmaster Bull Sale catalogue will be EMA scanned, vet checked and pre-treated for ticks, and all lots have been soundness evaluated and semen tested.