A persistent buyer picked up one-third of all the bulls sold at the Big S Group annual bull and female sale at the Allora Showgrounds on Thursday.
Hubbard Pastoral Co at Hannaford purchased 11 bulls for an average of $6454 - going strong early to pick up five of them in the first 11 lots.
Overall, 36 bulls were offered and 29 sold to average $7896 and top at $14,000 for an 80.5 per cent clearance.
Four from four heifers sold to average $6000 and top at $6500, three of three cow and calf units sold to average $7333 and top at $9000, and one semen package was passed in.
Top-price bull Rose Oak Sharp Shooter was offered by Luke and Tanya Hoare of Rose Oak, Flagstone Creek, and purchased by Alan and Kelly Walker, Clearview, Bell.
A polled son of Rose Oak Lucifer, he is out of Rose Oak Kandy.
At 30 months old, Sharp Shooter weighs 851kg, has a scrotal circumference of 39cm, P8 and rib measurements of 10mm and 7mm respectively, an eye muscle area of 125sq cm and an intramuscular fat percentage of 5.9.
Ms Hoare said she was happy with her bull and heifer sales on the day.
"We're very happy with the sale today, very happy with the Walkers' purchase, and we're looking forward to seeing what he produces for them," Ms Hoare said.
Ms Walker said she attended the sale specifically for Sharp Shooter's genetics.
"Two years ago we bought his full brother, Rose Oak Quantum, and he performed very well for us. [But] poor old Quantum broke his leg a couple of months ago, so when we heard the same genetics were on offer again, we thought we'd make the most of it," Ms Walker said.
Kelly and Alan say they will put him with some maiden heifers and "see how we go".
Equal second top price at $12,000 were Rose Hill Rhys, who was offered by JA & RA McCarthy, Rosehill, Hodgson Vale, and purchased by GM Kroll, Chinchilla, and Rose Oak Shotgun, purchased by Hubbard Pastoral.
DS Bradley and AJ Mackay, DSB, Nottingham Park, Ashford, NSW, sold six bulls to average $7166, while Lindsay Park, Goonellabah, NSW, sold six bulls to average $9000.
Rosehill sold six bulls to average $7666, three cow and calf units to average $7333 and two heifers to average $5750.
Chris Gleeson, Groomsville Park, Groomsville, sold three bulls to average $6000, while the Lindemanns from Linlands, Wyreema, sold three bulls to average $6666.
Rose Oak sold three bulls ($10,333 avg) and one heifer for $6000, Jock Robertson-Cunninhame, Hallcraig, Wellington Vale, NSW, sold one bull for $7000, Steven and Bronte Maher, Reham, Warwick, sold one bull for $10,000, and GH and FT Holt, Santalands, Middle Ridge, sold one heifer for $6500.
Arrabury Past Co, Mt Leonard Station, Windorah, bought five bulls to average $7800, while Arrabury Pastoral Co from Cluny Station, Bedourie, purchased three bulls to average $10,333.
DS & NL Richards, Karara, bought two bulls to average $7500.
Ayredale Pastoral of Federal, NSW, bought two heifers to average $5750 and two cow and calf units to average $7500.
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