CHAROLAIS bulls topped $10,000 at the red hot annual Lilydale invitational sale at Toogoolawah on July 18.
The 30 bulls offered by the Lilydale, Bird Hill, Juandah and first time vendor Sandy Ridge studs averaged $6350 in a 100 per cent clearance, delivering the best result of the event's 13 year history.
Sale topper at $10,000 was Ross Sticklen and Janine Lau's Lilydale Porter by Ayr Mintee's Vincent, which sold to BJ Farms, Monsildale. The 22 month old entered the ring at 850kg boasting a catalogue topping 147 square centimetre eye muscle area and a 39cm scrotal circumference.
Father and son team Paul and Rob Clarkson, Cowandilla, Linville, bought two including the $9000 Bird Hill Prairie offered by Jim and Janice Spreadborough, West Blenheim. The 19 month old polled, scur bull had a 141sq cm EMA.
Bird Hill Predator, a 22 month old weighing 820kg with a 138sq cm EMA and 6.7pc intramuscular fat, sold for $8500 to Blackbutt.
Eskdale Cattle Co, Eskdale, secured the red factor Bird Hill Pedro for $8000. The early maturing 18 month old by Rosedale Dinga weighed 780kg.
Tony Woodrow, Cowah, Kilcoy, paid $7500 for Lilydale Parker. Geoffrey Parker, Christmas Creek paid the same money for Lilydale Phoenix. Bird Hill Plainsman with a 141sq cm EMA went for $7500 to Noel Schmidt, Rivermead, Fernvale. The Cahill family also paid the same money for Lilydale Patterson.
Volume buyers with three was Andrew and Sheree Grieve, Colinton. There draft included the $7000 Lilydale Paulo, a 22 month old with a 145sq cm eye muscle area.
Karrenan Quarries paid $7000 for Lilydale Payton, with a 141sq cm EMA.
Alan Deane, Conondale, bought the 24 month old Juandah Pipe by Ayr Relief's Irving for $6500.
First time vendor Natasha Schultz, Sandy Ridge Charolais, Blenheim, sold the stylish 22 month old polled bull Sandy Ridge Nitro for $5500.
The draft of six heifers averaged $2458. The 33 month old Sandy Ridge Poppy by RNJ's Jacchari was PTIC four months to Lilydale Marco and sold for $3000 to Merv Hoger, Ropely.
Warren Smith and family, Celestial Charbrays, Goomeri, bought three heifers, including the polled Lilydale Zella for $2750.
Agent: Boyd O'Brien Bartholomew.