The sale held at the CQLX Gracemere complex recorded an impressive average of $6271, and topped at $30,000 for Couti-Outi Quart Pot, offered by Lawson and Linda Geddes, Couti-Outi Brangus, Kunwarara.
The top priced bull sold to Lindsay and Fiona Barlow, Araluen, Dingo, and weighed 863kg.
The 33-month-old polled sire had an EMA of 129 square cm and scanned 8 and 6mm at the P8 and rib fat sites respectively.
Mr Barlow said the Couti-Outi cattle are well known for their carcase qualities, and that was one of the reasons for outlaying the top price money for Quart Pot.
“For me, the bull ticks all the boxes. He’s extremely long and thick, has a faultless temperament, is structurally correct and has a clean underline,” Mr Barlow said.
“He’s got that smooth muscle pattern and a real sires outlook. I’ve been looking for an Australian bloodline bull to join to females out of a program we are running which carries US genetics, and this bull fits perfectly.”
The Barlow’s run 600 stud breeders and breed 150 bulls annually. The majority of bulls are sold on farm and a selection through Brangus sales, predominantly to northern clients.
Topping the herd bull section at $16,000 was Glenavon 499, offered by Joe and Jill Atkinson, Glenavon Brangus, Dingo.
The Glenavon sire was also the second top priced bull of the sale overall, and was purchased by fellow vendors Mick and Tanya Madden, Earlwood Brangus, Duaringa.
Mr Madden said they liked Glen Avon 499 for his bone and thickness.
“The bull has plenty of depth, and a lot of power,” Mr Madden said.
Glenavon 499 weighed 922kg at 33 months of age, and had an EMA of 138 sq cm.
The Atkinson’s Glenvon draft averaged an outstanding $9417 for six bulls.
Bruce and Sandy Ryan, Moola Brangus, Sapphire, sold eight bulls for an average of $7438, which was well above the sale average. Their draft topped at $11,000 twice for two herd bulls.
The first went to Knockbreak Partnership, Eidsvold, while the other sold to Riverside Pastoral Co, Nebo.
Duncan and Karen Geddes, Telemon, Springsure, offered the largest draft of 16 bulls, which topped at $15,000 for Telemon Email.
The 920kg polled sire was bought by Brent and Marie Woodard, Parkes Brangus, Duaringa.
The Telemon stud sold a polled herd bull for $9000 to Salisbury Plains Grazing, Bowen, while another two registered bulls sold for $8000 to BS&JM Bauman, Dingo, and to Samuel Holdings, NSW.
John Collins, Yaraandoo Brangus, Gracemere, sold the polled Yaraandoo Scotty sire to Cliff Mylrea, Dingo, for $15,000, and another polled bull in Yaraandoo Southern Comfort for $13,000 to Rockview Cattle Co.
Yaraandoo Scotty had an EMA of 133 sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 41cm, while Yaraandoo Southern Comfort recorded an EMA of 138 sq cm and scanned 12/7mm.
Paul and Denise Studt, Coolabah Brangus, Capella, also topped their draft at $15,000 for Coolabah Z 1204 (H).
The 22-month-old, 808kg herd bull was purchased by David Hyatt, NSW.
They also sold the registered Coolabah Zambezi (P) for $12,000 to TR&CM Jorgenson, NSW.
In other highlights, Lawson and Helen Woodard, Glenwood Brangus Dingo, sold a herd bull for $13,000 to CJ Connolly, Theodore.
The polled bull, aged 22 months, and had an EMA of 116 and a fat scan of 8/5mm.
Mick and Tanya Madden, Earlwood Brangus, Duaringa, sold one bull for $5000 to GT&JD Bolton, Dingo.
Gordon and Colin Kime, Amaroo Brangus, Nebo, sold a registered polled bull to the Couti-Outi Brangus stud for $8000, and another to Moorvale Pastoral Co, Nebo, for $7000.
Gavin McKenzie, Tannyfoil Brangus, Blackwater, sold a herd bull for $6500 to John Comiskey, Alpha, while Brent and Marie Woodard, Parkes Brangus, Duaringa, sold a polled herd bull to Wayne and Marcia Maguire, Scrubee Brangus, Dingo, for $7000.
The Scrubee Brangus stud offered seven bulls, topping at $7500 to Lawson and Helen Woodard, Dingo.
Jeff and Scott Schneider, Schneider Brangus, Yaamba, sold two polled herd bulls for $8500 and $7000 to Jane Geddes, Charlevue, and the Campbell family, Gin Gin, respectively.
Bruce and Leanne Woodard, Bonox Brangus, Taroom, sold the registered Bonox 569 sire for $6500 to KD&CM Kenny, Middlemount, and a polled herd sire for $7500 to JB Dickens.
Alex and Emma Dodson, Gracemere, sold the 21-month old polled Southwell Edward 056 for $6000 to C Connolly, Theodore.
Jarrod and Leanna Deguara, Bimbora Brangus, Nebo, topped their draft at $5500 for a polled herd bull, also selling to the Kenny’s.
The Kenny’s also snapped up two herd bulls offered by Cliff Mylrea, Needmor Brangus, Dingo, for $5500 and $5000.
The Kenny’s were the largest volume buyers on the day, taking home 10 bulls for a $5050 average.
Sale chairman Duncan Geddes said “we would like to thank all bidders and buyers for having the confidence in our cattle, and we look forward to presenting another good fraft of Brangus cattle in 2013.”
Agents: Elders and Landmark.