STRONG demand for Droughtmaster genetics continued on Day Two of the national sale, with bulls selling to a top of $100,000 to average $10,032 at CQLX Gracemere on Wednesday.
Overall, the two days of selling grossed $4.24 million to average $11,020 for the 423 bulls sold.
Although the crowd was smaller and the passed-in rate drifted out to 9 per cent, there was still plenty of strength in the sale of Wednesday's 214 bulls.
Day Two sale topper was Locarno Odin (P), a 21-month-old polled son of Rondel Saxby, which was bought for a tidy $100,000 by Skye Cattle Company, Alpha. Also boasting plenty of Glenlands and Medway blood, the stylish 920kg bull had a massive 148 square centimetre eye muscle area, a 40cm scrotal measurement, 12mm of fat at the P8 and 10mm of fat at the rib.
The Farquhar family, Calioran Pastoral, Rolleston, paid $70,000 for the outstanding Hazelwood Bronx, a milk tooth 25-month-old homozygous poll by Yaralla Rochester from Minlacowie Bettina. Bronx had a 141sq cm EMA, a 42cm scrotal measurement, 15mm of fat at the P8, 9mm of fat at the rib, and 4.1pc intramuscular fat.
Jason and Carissa Childs, Glenlands J, Dingo, went to $42,500 for the Donaldson family's 20-month-old polled bull Medway Confidante (P). The very well structured 736kg youngster featured a 134sq cm EMA and 38cm scrotal.
The homozygous poll Vale View Bushie 2 sold for $30,000 to Pine Valley Droughtmasters, Kandanga. The 28-month-old milk tooth had an impressive top 10pc weight traits, a 148sq cm EMA and 40.5cm scrotal.
Paul and Mia Francis, Cania Droughtmasters, Monto, paid $28,000 for the Atthow's 24-month-old Sevenangle Master (P) by Locarno Lancelot. The structurally attractive homozygous polled milk tooth had an impressive 5.6pc intramuscular fat measurement.