Hereford bulls hit $29,000 to average $11,142 while Jarrah Reds averaged $13,030 selling to a high of $18,000 at Monday's Jarrah Genetics sale, Banana.
It was an unseasonably brisk day at Glenarchy, Banana, but this didn't deter the crowds from attending the Becker family's ninth annual Jarrah Genetics bull sale.
Records for the stud were achieved in both breeds, reaching the highest top price and average across both the Hereford and Jarrah Red drafts of bulls.
Ending in another complete clearance, the result saw 24 rising two-year-old Hereford bulls top at $29,000 to set an $11,083 average, and 11 yearling counterparts averaging $11,272, selling to a top of $19,000.
Thirty three Jarrah Reds sold to set a $13,030 average and topped at $18,000, resulting in an overall $4243 boost to last year's sale result.
Doug Burnett, Burnett Enterprises, Bendemeer, Clermont, selected the top seller, the 23-month-old, 780 kilogram, Jarrah Fortune Q236 (PP).
The $29,000 entry scanned 123 square centimeters for eye muscle area and 15mm and 9mm for rib and rump fat to match his breed-leading set of estimated breeding values.
The sale topper was by 'first season sire', the $50,000 Injemira Fortune M152 (AI) (ET) (PP).
Bendemeer, who made their purchases through AuctionsPlus on the day, ended up with four bulls to average $17,750.
The top selling Jarrah Red was the $18,000, 23-month-old, 772kg, Jarrah Red 0008 (S).
Scanning 12mm and 9mm for rib and rump fat and 130sq cm for EMA, Jarrah Red 0008 (S) sold to repeat buyers the Luke family, Lignum Station, Clermont.
Acting through agents, Nutrien Charters Towers, the Luke family purchased a trio of Jarrah Reds to average $15,333.
Volume support came from Calliope Cattle Company, Calliope Station, Calliope, who secured 10 bulls.
Kalang Pastoral Company, Clermont, purchased seven bulls, while Dino and Matt Penna, Kangaroo Hills, Ingham, and the Lloyd family, Jedburgh Station, Yaraka, both secured six of the young sires on offer.
Taking home the top selling yearling Hereford, Jarrah Fortune R032 (PP) was Alex and Beth Sparkes, Hornet Bank, Taroom.
They secured the 15-month-old, son of Injemira Fortune M152 (AI)(ET)(PP) who tipped the scales at 572kg and scanned 12mm and 10mm for rib and rump fat, and 111sq cm for EMA for $19,000.
Mr Sparkes commented on the completeness of the bull: "He is a great type, that will offer versatility to our breeding operation with his curve-bending data set."
Jarrah principal Sam Becker said he was absolutely thrilled with the sale results.
"We strive to run a commercially-focused bull breeding program here at Jarrah. We place strong selection pressures on our females to ensure fertility and market suitability are realised," he said.
"Commercial producers really underpinned these results today, which gives me so much confidence in the direction we are taking with our breeding program."
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