Records tumbled on the back of massive improvement in averages on the opening day of the annual February All Breeds bull and female sale at CQLX, Gracemere.
On a day taken up fully with Brahmans, 110 bulls topped at a record $42,500 on the way to setting an overall average of $7810 to clear 79 per cent of the offering.
Demand for Brahman heifers appears to be unabated, with all 21 selling to $19,000 to record an average of $5810 for a complete clearance of that section of the catalogue.
Last year, 94 Brahman bulls sold to $16,000 to average $5606 to clear 86pc of the offering at auction while 44 heifers hit $8000 setting an average of $3727 to post a 70pc clearance at auction.
Top selling Brahman bull and new record holder at $42,500 was the last bull to be offered, Riverlea Vancouver 004 (IVF) (PS).
At 29-months, the 836 kilogram son of the $150,000 Jomanda El Toro (PS) was offered by Tom Currant, Riverlea stud, Duaringa. Successful purchaser was Clinton Geddes and family, Three D stud, Rockhampton.
Two other bulls fetched $26,000. First of these was the 27-month-old Gracemere Fair Dinkum (AI) (PS) (Elrose Fair Play), a three-quarter blood brother to the $130,000 record-priced Gracemere Play Boy (PP) that sold at the Big Country sale last week.
Taking the 862kg, 127sq cm EMA youngster was Andrew and Roxanne Olive, Raglan stud, Raglan.
The other to make the same amount was a 25-month-old polled scurred herd bull offered by Nick and Rhonda Dudarko, Kangarin stud, Biloela.
Purchaser of the light red 902kg, 148sq cm EMA individual was Alan and Robyn Edgar, Armagh, Morininsh.
Coincidentally, the top-selling heifer was the first into the ring immediately after the top-selling and record-selling bull.
The sectional top seller was the $19,000 Kenrol Lady Kyros 3036 (AI) (PS) (18-months).
The first daughter of US import Moreno Mr Polled Kyros (PS) was offered by Ken and Wendy Cole, Kenrol stud, Gracemere and sold to Chris Savas, Riverside, Baralaba. Losing bidder on the maiden entry was John and Sue Joyce, Tropical stud, Ingham.
- Selling agents: Elders and Nutrien Ag Solutions.
Full report in next week's Queensland Country Life.