Droughtmaster bulls reap $2.8m
THE National Droughtmaster Sale at Gracemere Saleyards wound up Wednesday with a grand total of 473 bulls sold for almost $2.8 million.
North Queensland stud stock manager for Landmark, Bruce Scott, said despite the economic pinch, the dry conditions in rural Australia and the softness in the prime cattle market, the results were good.
“It was a very good result for the Droughtmaster breed,” Mr Scott said.
He said the average sale over the two days was $5910 and a 90% clearance.
Two bulls, one from lot 381 and lot 495, equalled as the top sellers on the final day at $40,000 each.
Mr Scott said although sales tapered off towards the end of the day, it was a strong start to day two.
But the selling fever doesn't stop there; the next sale at Gracemere Saleyards will be the 5 Star Senepol Bull and Female Sale on Monday, September 21, at 11am.