The sale of Huntington Forester for $28,000 rewrote the record books for both the Charbray Society and the Taroom-based Huntington Charbrays, owned by the Welsh family.
Huntington Charbrays sold the record-breaking, 32-month-old Stewart Park 72 son to the S Kidman and Co Charbray bull-breeding operation at Morney Plains, Windorah.
The sale of the impressive C5 sire, Forester reinforces the focus of the Charbray Society on genetic excellence in the breed by drawing attention to the worth of an impeccably bred bull.
The bull was selected by the Helen Springs station manager Chris Towne, Tennant Creek, NT.
Mr Towne said he was looking for polled genetics and he liked the width of Forester.
"He's a good overall type of bull," he said.
Forester scored a 12 and 8 in the fat scoring, an eye muscle area (EMA) of 143sq cm and weighed 1050kg with a 42cm scrotal.
The company purchased 14 other bulls to return to the Helen Springs-based Brahman/Charbray crossbreeding operation.
The 10,200sq km property will this year join 4500 Brahman-cross heifers to Charbray bulls.
Huntington Charbrays averaged $16,250 for the sale of two bulls.
Jim, Mary and Michael Connolly, Emjay Charbray, Goomeri, paid $16,000 for the 33-month-old Colinta Bobby son, Tunas Exception.
The sire weighed 1260kg with an EMA of 150sq cm and a fat score of 13 and 9.
Described in the catalogue as an outstanding sire prospect with pedigree and performance, Michael Connolly agreed.
"The Colinta genetics were a definite drawcard and the bull fitted the bill for us," he said.
Bone, depth, length and softness were traits in the bull that Mr Connolly identified.
The sire will join a 120-head stud herd.
The Emjay Charbray stud is looking to step up the quality of their herd and put more vigour into it.
Paul and Georgie Connor, Rosewood Charbrays, Morinish, sold the 21-month-old Rosewood Freak for $15,000 to George and Cathy Hoare, Braylyn Charbray Stud, Bluff.
Rosewood Charbrays averaged $9333 for three bulls.
The Hoare family sold Braylyn Geronimo, a polled Colinta Basil son, to Kerrod and Clare Lindley, Spring Villa Charbrays, Wowan, for $13,000, and Braylyn Gravox (P) to Clare Grazing, Clare, Theodore, for $11,000.
Braylyn averaged $9875 for their four lots.
Les and Anne Marshall, Greenfields Charbrays, Jambin, topped the offering at $9500 when Darnelle Grazing Co, Ridgelands, purchased Greenfields Freeman.
Trevor and Lolita Ford, Wattlebray Charbrays, sold eight bulls to average $5437, including the $9000 sale of a 26-month-old Huntington Dinky Dye son to Peter Mayne and family, Goathlands, Springsure.
Bruce and Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays, Gin Gin, sold a $9000 bull, Wiluna Flinders, to Pat Bredhauer, Lambert, Blackall.
Clint and Robyn Whitaker, Whitaker Charbrays, Mundubbera, averaged $5833 for three bulls sold.
Ian and Sharon Bush, Maytoe, Alpha, purchased 21 bulls for the average price of $5142, topping at $7000 for Clint and Robyn Whitakers' Whitaker 13, a 25-month-old Ayr Fugi's Switcher 2nd son.
Helen Stewart, Craiglands, Jambin paid the average price of $3571 for seven bulls.
Only three heifers were offered in the National sale, averaging $2583 and topping at $3000 for a Spring Villa female purchased by the Olman family, Namlo, The Caves.
Overall the sale was a record breaking example of a unique working relationship between Charbray seed stock breeders and a progressive breed society as the combination work towards continuing to improve the genetic base of the breed and the worth of individual animals
Agents were Elders and Landmark.