Eager spectators filled the stands to attend the first day of the 2021 National Droughtmaster Bull sale at the CQLX selling facility in Gracemere.
Kicking off at 8.30am Tuesday morning, the sale produced a strong offering of 491 bulls, with 248 passing through the sale ring on the first day.
More than 70 vendors travelled from all corners of the state to showcase their quality genetics in this year's sale.
Last year's sale saw a top price of $160,000 paid for Rondel Whiskey who was snapped up in a three-way stud buy by the High Country, Nindethana Pastoral and Glenlands D studs.
The strong yarding of cattle on offer this year generated strong competitive bidding, with the first 20 bulls going under the hammer to average $$15,650.