2021 Sale Results
SALE TOPPER: Drew McKenzie, Hamadra Droughtmasters, Bluff, GDL auctioneer Josh Heck, Rockhampton, with top price bull Hamadra Kobba (P).
Photo: Ben Harden Queensland Country Life
61 Bulls sold at an average of $10,311
with a 84% clearance, top of $24,000
The 7th annual BullZeye Sale saw a clearance of 61 bulls out of 73 offered in Capella, reaching a top of $24,000. The 2021 draft had an average age of 22.2 months, an average weight of 782 kilograms and an eye muscle area of 131 square centimetres.
Hamadra Kobba (P) D5 sold for the $24,000 top price to Ross and Luke Parkinson and family at Mount Lowe, Capella. A son of Vale View Arizona 2 (P) and out of Hamadra Interlude (P), the impressive 20-month-old bull tipped the scales at 888kg with an EMA of 136sq cm.
Second top price honours went to Lot 63 Rondel Black Jack (PP) who sold for $21,000 to Riverside Pastoral, Nebo. Sired by Medway Xcursively (S), at 21 months of age Black Jack weighed in at 862kg with an EMA of 127sq cm.
Bulk buying honours of the day went to four commercial operations.
Morganbury Pastoral, Charters Towers, were the top buyers on the day, purchasing six bulls for an average of $8500.
Sam Bradford of Springsure purchased four bulls for an average of $8500, while the Dodson family secured four bulls for an average of $9500.
The Cragg family of Mourindilla and Fairview, Dingo, purchased four bulls for an average of $6250.
Peter and Deleece Carrington and family of Rondel Droughtmasters, Winton sold 11 bulls with a top of $21,000 for a strong average of $13,363. Libby Ingram, Skye Droughtmasters, Alpha sold five bulls with a top of $20,000 to average $14,400 per head, while Steve and Claire Farmer of SC Droughtmasters, Yaamba sold to a top of $20,000 and averaged $9333 from 3 bulls sold on the day.
Will and Ingrid Haviland, Sugarland Droughtmasters, Capella, sold six bulls for a top of $14,000 to average $7000. Andrew and Kerri McKenzie of the Hamadra Stud, Bluff, sold 15 bulls, to top at $24,000 for an average of $8,800, while Riley McKenzie, Ramardoo Droughtmasters, sold one bull for $8000.
Paul and Paula Russell of Locarno Droughtmasters, Dingo, sold four bulls on the day for a top of $14,000 and an average of $9000.
Hastings and Sandra Donaldson and family, Medway Droughtmasters, Capella, sold eight bulls to top at $18,000 with a solid average of $10,125.
Cliff Mylrea, Needmor Droughtmasters, Gogango, sold nine bulls, topping at $20,000, to average $9889.
36 bid cards registered for the day with bulls staying local in Capella and Clermont and as far as Springsure, Nebo, Charters Towers, Rocky, and Gympie.
Selling agents: GDL and Nutrien; simulcast by Elite Livestock Auctions.