“We have always placed a lot of emphasis on fat when purchasing sires, and our scanning results this year stand up against any breed in the country,” said Mr Arneil.
26 Charolais bulls sold to average $5250, 10 Charbray bulls sold to average $4200 and 7 heifers sold for $875 per head.
Alister and Jo McClymont, Burleigh Station, Richmond saw the value in 910kg, a fat cover of 8 and 6 and 134sq cm of eye muscle area (EMA) when they paid $11,000 for Granville Faun.
The polled, 23 month old, Fernvale Almighty son will join the Saxby herd at North Richmond.
Kevin Graham, Stafford Stock & Property, Richmond travelled to the sale on behalf of the McClymont family.
The same buying partnership paid $8000 for the first lot of the sale, another Fernvale Almighty son, the 22 month old, Granville Figure and has been buying Granville bulls for the past four years.
Volume buyer, Bill Reid, Pegunny, Moura purchased 8 bulls at the sale, including Granville Favour, a 23 month old bull with the highest EMA of the sale at 147sq cm for $8000.
Mr Reid identified the softness and scope of the Granville Charolais bulls as their most impressive trait.
“The Arneil family supported me when they purchased the steel for their yards through my company, so I’m here to support them,” he said.
Mr Reid’s bulls averaged $5062.
Mark Wilson, Banana Station, Banana and Ian Forster, Barton Downs, Moura both averaged $5250 for 2 bulls each.
Andrew and Claire McTaggart, Balcomba, Duaringa purchased 4 bulls for the average price of $4000.
Lindsay Graving, Lincol, Biloela purchased a $7500 bull with an EMA of 144sq cm in Granville Fanfare, a polled, Fernvale Almighty son.
A Pen of 7, 10 month old, commercial Charbray heifers sold for $875 per head to Clarrie Horrocks, Edenvale, Thangool.
Stud principal, Gavin Arneil was pleased with the support he received from repeat buyers.
“There were very few new buyers here this year.
The support from repeat buyers says to me that they’ve taken to my type of bulls.”