An annual bull sale has broken all previous records and is now the highest grossing bull sale in history. The bull sale, held in Fitzroy Crossing Western Australia, broke all previous records in the area, as reported by abc.au. Combined prices from the sale almost hit the $1 million mark.
In total 198 bulls were sold on the day and the amount for all sales combined was $990,000. The average price received on the day was $5,007, which was itself a record for the annual sale. This represented an increase of $200 on the top price from last year.
The top price on the day was paid out on three occasions for some of the Droughtmaster bulls on offer. This price was a cool $13,000, paid out by the Anderson family from the Jubilee Downs area. The bulls purchased by the family will be kept close to the homestead. Two of the bulls, purchased for the large sum, were bought from SC Grazing from Rockhampton.
Queenslander bulls averaged at $4,725 on the day, while grey Brahman sold for an average price of $5,031. Droughtmaster bulls averaged at $4,975 and Charbray breeds sold for an average price of $4,977. Red Brahman made an average price of $4,949 with 59 sold, while Red Brangus sold for an average price of $7,291 with only 6 on offer.
Red Brahmans were again very popular at the sale, with a range of buyers purchasing the bulls.
Droughtmaster bulls meanwhile have now achieved the sale’s top price for the past five years. For more information on Droughtmaster bulls you can read all about them in this week's weird cow breeds. Stay tuned to our website this weekend.
Video courtesy of WA Country hour.