Bull hits $80,000 top in Rocky Brangus bonanza

Rockhampton Brangus sale grosses $2.923 million

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Top selling bull, the $80,000 Bonox 1251 with breeder Bruce Woodard, Bonox stud, Taroom, purchaser Ryan Holzwart, Bauhinia Park stud, Emerald, and Georgie Connor, GDL, Rockhampton.

Top selling bull, the $80,000 Bonox 1251 with breeder Bruce Woodard, Bonox stud, Taroom, purchaser Ryan Holzwart, Bauhinia Park stud, Emerald, and Georgie Connor, GDL, Rockhampton.

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Bulls hit a record $14,637 average at the Rockhampton Brangus Sale.

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Brangus bulls topped $80,000 on the way to setting a record $14,637 average while registered heifers sold to $14,000 and commercial heifers to $3000 culminating in a record gross of $2.923 million at this week's 45th annual Rockhampton Brangus Sale, CQLX Gracemere.

Male averages climbed by $2047 above that of the previous record set last year in a massive show of breed confidence.

Clearance levels dipped by a mere 2 per cent when compared to the same period, while averages for registered females saw an increase of $1480 over the same period. However, clearance levels for heifers fell by some 15pc.

Commercial heifers also experienced demand with average values climbing across the board by $662 per head compared to the 2020 result.

Contained with the record result was the setting of a new auction record of $50,000 for a red bull.

Setting the pace at $80,000 was the 36-month-old Bonox 1251 offered by Bruce and Leanne Woodard, Bonox stud, Taroom.

The 932 kilogram double-cross grandson of Glenwood 192 recorded 14mm and 10mm for fat scans and an eye muscle area measurement of 135 square centimetres.

Taking home the sale topper were Ryan and Rachel Holzwart, Bauhinia Park stud, Emerald.

Redline Ravenshoe 20/251 set a new auction record for a red genotype late in the sale, selling for $50,000.

The $50,000 record selling red, Redline Ravenshoe 20/251 with Peter Dingle, Redline stud, Eidsvold, purchaser Stuart Propsting, No. 27 Pastoral Company, Richmond, Elders auctioneer Brian Wedemeyer, Rockhampton, and Kris Dingle, Redline stud, Eidsvold.

The $50,000 record selling red, Redline Ravenshoe 20/251 with Peter Dingle, Redline stud, Eidsvold, purchaser Stuart Propsting, No. 27 Pastoral Company, Richmond, Elders auctioneer Brian Wedemeyer, Rockhampton, and Kris Dingle, Redline stud, Eidsvold.

The two-year-old, 838kg son of Chadwick Downs Red Pepper was offered by the Dingle family, Redline stud, Eidsvold, and recorded 12mm and 8mm for fat scans and a measurement of 142sq cm for eye muscle area.

Taking home the bull was the Propsting family, No. 27 Pastoral Company, Richmond.

Seven from Redline averaged $17,714.

Brad and Briony Comiskey, Lunar stud, Emerald, purchased the $75,000 Pheasant Creek Quacken Q82 (Tannyfoil Jackson). At 26-months, the bull weighed 904kg and produced 10mm and 8mm fat scans, and an EMA measurement of 142sq cm.

Offered by Brad and Nicole Saunders, Pheasant Creek stud, Wowan, the bull was one of eight to average the prefix $29,688.

The Pheasant Creek and Braveheart studs combined to take the $55,000 Lunar Presley, a 24-month-old offered by Brad and Briony Comiskey, Lunar stud, Emerald.

Presley, a 790kg son of Pheasant Creek Mako, headed the strong result for the Lunar prefix which collected a $19,800 average for their 10 head.

Read more: Emerging NSW prefix debuts at Rockhampton Brangus Sale

Ryan and Rachel Holzwart, Bauhinia Park stud, Emerald, took with them a $28,000 average for their five which included the $60,000, Bauhinia Park Quicksilver (AI).

Sired by Bonox 330, the 26-month, 916kg bull was offered in a three-quarter share, full possession arrangement.

Selling six red and black bulls for an average $23,833 was the Strazzeri family, Barronessa stud, Atherton.

Top for the Barronessa team at $40,000 was the two-year-old, 946kg Predator, selling to the Three Hearts stud, Cressbrook, and the Duarran stud, Roma, in partnership.

Another at $40,000 was Stutzview 588 (Triple B Logo) (25-months) (996 kilograms). Sold by Dennis Jackson, Stutzview stud, Owanyilla, the bull was purchased by Vince Holland, Mary Valley Brangus, Kandanga.

Read more: Faces from the Rockhampton Brangus Sale

Sam Bates, Bates stud, Gogango, outlaid $47,500 for the Pheasant Creek entry, Quartermane.

First of the red bulls into the ring fetched $37,500. Benarla 22 (Bonox 1035), 37-month-old offered by Ben and Karla Woodard, Benarla stud, Taroom, sold to Gavin McKenzie, Tannyfoil stud, Blackwater.

  • Selling agents: Ray White Rural, GDL and Elders; simulcast by StockLive.

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