The consistent performance of Dangarfield genetics was clear at Taroom on Wednesday, when 80 registered bidders battled it out for a new sire.
Offering 76 classified and herd Santa Gertrudis bulls, the Adams family saw a 100 per cent clearance and top of $29,000.
The 56 classified bulls averaged $10,196 and 20 herd bulls averaged $6400, to equal $9197 overall.
Scott and Therese Humphreys, Welbatch Pastoral, Casino, NSW, paid the top money to secure Dangarfield Bernborough (P) (IVF).
By Dangarfield X-ecutioner (P), the 27-month-old weighed 924 kilograms, had an eye muscle area of 140 square centimetres and measured 38cm in scrotal circumference.
Sold as a 7/8 share, the sire prospect had P8 and rib fat scans of 10mm and 7mm respectively, and posted a 1.08kg daily weight gain.
A second-top price of $20,000 was reached twice, all within minutes of the top seller.
Entering the ring first and getting bidders warmed up, Dangarfield Conman (P) attracted an opening bid of $10,000 and was quickly knocked down to Errol and Elly-May Moller, Edwinstowe, Jericho.
Sired by Bullamakinka Jaguar, and from a dam with five calves plus 23 embryo transfers, the 24-month-old weighed 820kg, with a 38cm scrotal, an EMA of 135sq cm, and P8 and rib fat of 10mm and 7mm.
Ian Walker, Strathmore Santas, Blackall, then paid the $20,000 to take home Dangarfield Cadillac (P).
Sired by Dangarfield Yokahama (P), the 25-month-old weighed in at 892kg, had one of the highest EMAs in the catalogue at 144sq cm, a scrotal measurement of 37cm, and morphology of 87pc.
Stud principal Ben Adams said it was pleasing to see that they were now doing business with the third generation of families.
In a year when record books continue to be rewritten, the Dangarfield sale stood out for a different reason in 2020.
The sale saw TopX livestock agent Sarah Packer write herself into the history books for a second time by being one of very few woman in Australia to sell stud stock.
The sale was conducted by TopX, Nutrien and GDL, and interfaced via Elite Livestock Auctions.
Full report in next week's Queensland Country Life.