RECORDS tumbled at the Gold City Brahman sale today, with the previous sale top price eclipsed not once, but three times.
Quality genetics were in fierce demand at the Dalrymple Saleyards, as 48 vendors presented 190 quality red and grey sires.
A total of 186 lots sold, representing a 98 per cent clearance, while the sale averaged $7018 to gross at $1,305,500.
It was the Rule family of Marlborough who first beat the previous sale record of $27,000 set in 2018, nudging slightly ahead when the hammer dropped on Cleethorpes Flynn (PS) at $28,000.
The 34-month-old son of Cleethorpes Benji (PS) had bidders scrambling with Peter Langtree, Tarzila, taking home the prize.
The red sire entered the ring weighing 912kg, had a scrotal measurement of 41cm, eye muscle area of 142 square centimetres and P8 and rib fat of 12mm and 8mm respectively.
But the show stopper, and ultimate sale top, happened when Mitch Cole, Lapunyah Brahmans, Ravenshoe's red sires entered the ring.
Lapunyah Walker (PS) ran away with the ultimate sale record, selling for $60,000 to Arafura Cattle Company, Normanton.
The 36-month-old son is a son of Lapunyah Devon (AI) (H).
Walker weighed 1015kg, scrotal circumference of 46cm, had an EMA of 147sq cm, and P8 and rib fat of 12mm and 9mm respectively.
Mr Cole sold eight bulls to average $13,750.
In total, 71 registered red sires sold for $544,000 to average $7612, while 17 red herd bulls sold to a top of $14,000, to gross $88,500 and average $5206.
It was the herd bulls which attracted the top money when the greys entered the ring.
Bill and Kay Geddes, Doonside Stud, Rockhampton, presented Doonside 2536 (PP), a 33-month-old son of Glengarry Drummond 1148, which sold for $30,000, the highest price achieved for a grey at the sale and the third bull of the day to eclipse the previous sale top.
Troy Smith, Greengrass Developments, Charters Towers made the winning bid for the sire, which entered the ring weighing 860kg, had a scrotal circumference of 36cm, EMA of 138sq cm, and P8 and rib fat of 10mm and 7mm respectively.
Another herd bull, Kenilworth 5929 (PS), presented by Margaret and Kelvin Maloney, Kenilworth Brahmans, made the colour's second top price, selling for $26,000 to Ray Heslin.
The 25-month-old son of Willtony Stetson 540, weighed 996kg, had a scrotal circumference of 42cm, EMA of 138sq cm and P8 and rib fat of 13mm and 10mm respectively.
Paul and Sue Hammer, Annavale Brahmans sold the top priced grey registered bull with Annavale Fairplay 1061 (P) (AI) (PP) selling for $22,000.
In total, 79 registered grey sires sold to an average of $6348 to gross $501,500, with 19 grey herd bulls averaging $9026 to gross 171,500.