Sale principals, Ian and Anne Galloway, welcomed around forty registered buyers for their annual on-property sale, where 65 bulls averaged $5172 at 85pc clearance.
Bidding via Auctions Plus, Stephen Duff, Gympie, paid $16,000 for Lot 1, the 33-month-old Duarran Edgewater.
Edgewater has performed extremely well in the show ring in recent years and was named Grand Champion Brangus Bull at Brisbane in 2012.
He was the heaviest bull in the draft at 1155kg and boasted an EMA of 146sq.cm and a scrotal measurement of 42cm.
The equal top price of $16,000 was also paid by Blackwater Red Brangus breeder, Gavin McKenzie, for Lot 2, Duarran Flinders.
Weighing in at 908kg at just 23-months, Flinders recorded an EMA of 128sq.cm and a scrotal measurement of 40cm.
Mr Mackenzie also paid $13,000 for 20-month=old Duarran Geebung who weighed in at 750kg, and $12,500 for Duarran Geneva.
20-month-old Geneva weighed 854kg and recorded an EMA of 131sq.cm and a scrotal measurement of 36cm.
Mr Mackenzie plans to use all three bulls in his Tannyfoil Red Brangus Stud herd and his commercial Red Brangus herd at Blackwater.
“I aim to sell my bulls through the annual Red Brangus Classic Sale at Rockhampton which was held last week,” he said.
“This year I sold five bulls for an average of $7400 and a top of $16,000.”
Tambo’s Greg Glover, Prospect, paid the top price for a Red Angus herd bull, buying the 27-month-old Durran Flynn for $7500.
Mr Glover said his son, Jason Glover, will use the 862kg bull in his Red River Brahman Stud herd.
Also chasing quality throughout the Duaran Brangus Sale last Thursday was Scott Harrington, Brinard, Julia Creek, who purchased 8 bulls averaging $5250.
The volume buyer of the sale was Lloyd and Wendy Hicks who purchased 9 bulls averaging $3333 for their Mt Isa based operation.
Fellow Mt Isa beef producers, Mick and Anne Seymour, Split Rock, also put together a good run of bulls, taking home 8 averaging $3750.
Walter and Christine McLean, Abbieglassie, Mitchell, purchased 7 bulls averaging $3142 while Bill Kettle, Prairie, Capella, paid an average of $4857 for his 7 bulls.