The second annual Fairfield Charolais bull sale at Winton was on fire from the start and resulted in 39 bulls selling to average $9705, while three composite bulls averaged $9666.
Vendors Lindsay and Belinda Hindle, Fairfield, Roma, along with guest vendor Roderick Binny, Glenlea, Coffs Harbour, NSW, were delighted with the results.
In the breakdown of the sale catalogue, the Hindles sold 32 bulls for an average of $9328, while Mr Binny sold 10 bulls to average $10,900.
"The sale was an outstanding success and well supported with buyers from Prairie to Julia Creek and south to Blackall," Mr Binny said.
"Feedback from our buyers was they were a great line-up of bulls with growth and finishing ability, with great temperament."
The sale topper at $16,500 was Taylor/Glenlea Quickdraw (P), sold to repeat buyers David and Gayle East, Breedon, Longreach. By Fairfield Lone Ranger, a polled bull Mr Binny purchased from the Hindles in 2017, he was from a Douglasdale Viagra daughter. He entered the sale ring at 910 kilograms and had a 144 square centimetre eye muscle area and fat scans of 10mm and 6mm.
Next at $15,000 was the red factor polled sire prospect Glenlea Howler (P), a son of Paringa Howler from a Mixhill-bred female who sold to new client Maranda Pastoral Company, Blackall, for $15,000. At 26 months of age, Glenlea Howler weighed 824kg and has an EMA of 142sq cm and fat scans of 9mm and 5mm.
Lindsay and Belinda Hindle sold bulls to a top of $14,000, twice. First to sell at the money was the red factor double polled Fairfield Quigley bought by Ben Avery, Allandale, Blackall.
Quigley, a 20-month-old son of Advance Kody K 13 weighed 795kg, had an EMA of 134sq cm and fat scans of 10mm and 8mm.
Next was Fairfield Quinella, another red factor polled bull by Elridge Lord, and he was bought by the O'Dell family, Colorado, Jericho. Aged 20 months, Quinella weighed 701kg and had an EMA of 136sq cm.
Volume buyers were Belfast Investments, Winton, who finished with seven to average $8571, while Ouchly Alva Pastoral, Viola, Julia Creek, also secured seven bulls for an average of 7710. Lance Horsley, Hereward, Morella, finished with five bulls to average $10,200.
- Selling agents: Elders