THE Fenech family, FBC, Wowan, reached an impressive sale top of $60,000 on day two of the 2012 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
The returning vendors offered the 29-month-old grey, FBC Megatron Manso 345/1, for the top-price money on Tuesday at CQLX Gracemere.
The buyer of Megatron Manso, sired by JDH Modelo Manso 269/5, was Vic Deguara, Savannah Brahmans, Mackay.
Top-priced bull on the first day of the sale was Chasmac Park Jo Manso 131, which was sold for $46,000 by Charlie McKinlay, Chasmac Park Brahman Stud, Comet, to Andrew and Anna McCamley, Lancefield A, Jaydena, Capella.
Chasmac Park Jo Manso 131 is by Elrose Kody Man (ET) (H), and out of FBC Miss Bonny Jo Manso 779D (AI) (H).
In a new sale format, all the grey bulls were sold together, followed by the reds starting around midday on the second day.
The change in the selling format has been made by the organisers to accommodate buyers looking for runs of bulls in the grey and red colour types.
“In the past we have had mixed runs of bulls and had potential buyers waiting over the three days,” Australian Brahman Breeders Association GM John Croaker said.
Selling agents Elders and Landmark sold 412 of the 450 grey bulls offered to gross $2.57 million for an average of $6258.
On Wednesay morning, 21-year-old Tom Nobbs, Yoman, Moura, sold the 37- month-old red bull for $50,000.
The bull, Yoman T 111/0 (H), sired by NCC Ability, was bought by the Dudarko family, Kangarin Brahmans, Biloela.
Tuesday afternoon saw red bulls top at $40,000 for the polled Samari Plains Lance.
The bull was offered by Keith and Annabelle Wilson, Samari Plains Brahmans, Roma, and was purchased by Keiren and Beth Streeter, Palmvale Brahmans, Marlborough.
A total of 419 red bulls will be offered.