The Australian Braford Society is celebrating a successful sale at CQLX on Monday, following increased results across the board.
The sale saw 121 bulls from 21 vendors go under the hammer, with all sire prospects sold for an average of $10,678 - up by more than $2000 on the 2019 result.
The Bennett family of Little Valley Grazing Company, Stratheden, NSW, once again made the top money, selling Little Valley Kurt (P) for $42,500.
Purchased by the Galloway family of Ascot Neimen Brafords, Banana, the 35-month-old tipped the scales at 1088 kilograms and measured 43 centimetres in scrotal circumference.
Sired by Neimen Eli 407 (P) from Little Valley Miss Jenny 2756 (H), the sire prospect boasted an eye muscle area of 148 square centimetres, P8 and rib fat of 18mm and 14mm respectively, and an intramuscular fat of 5.7 per cent.
A second-top price of $40,000 was achieved twice.
Early in the catalogue, Darren and Alice Marks, Winvic, Clermont, and Doug and Amanda Burnett, Bendemeer, Clermont, partnered up to secure Carinya Warlock 031 (P).
Offered by the Amor family, Carinya Braford stud, Dulacca, the 32-month-old was the heaviest bull in the draft at 1210kg, with an EMA of 146sq cm, IMF of 6.2pc and P8 and rib fat of 16mm and 12mm.
As the end of the sale loomed, the Wilson family of Redbank, Mitchell, also outlaid the second-top price to take home Linlora Kershaw 490 (P).
The 23-month-old on account of Lindsay Ruhle, Linlora, Allora, entered the sale ring at 860kg, with an EMA of 131sq cm and a scrotal measurement of 46cm.
The sire prospect scanned 6.3pc for IMF, and 16mm and 11mm for P8 and rib fat.
The sale also saw two heifers offered and sold for an average of $4000.
From the Donovan family, Ashby Braford stud, Jimbour, 14-month-old Ashby Fantail 012 (P) was purchased by Glynn Richards, Glynnelly, Casino, for a top of $4500.
- Selling agents: Nutrien Livestock, Elders and SBB/GDL
Be sure to read the full report in next week's Queensland Country Life.