2021 Bull Sale
Colleen Smith, Vale View Droughtmasters, Manumbar, witth the $20,000 Vale View Dusty 2.
Brian & Yvonne Heck, Bryvonlea Droughtmasters, Glastonbury, and the equal $20,000 top priced Bryvonlea Ultimus
BULLS sold to a top of $20,000 three times to average $9208 with a 99% Clearance at the Bunya Droughtmaster sale at Kingaroy.
Conducted by Aussie Land and Livestock and GDL with on line support from Elite Livestock Auctions, the 73 head catalogue achieved a $667,000 gross with a 99 per cent clearance.
First to hit the $20,000 top price was Lot 3 - Vale View Dusty 2, a homozygous polled (PP) bull by Glenlands I Spy, which was offered by Dave and Colleen Smith. Dusty was knocked down to the Carter family, Cedar Springs Droughtmasters, Casino, NSW.
The Carters also bought Lot 44 - Bryvonlea Ultimus, offered by Brian and Yvonne Heck for the sale topping $20,000 figure. The 27 month old was also a homozygous poll.
Wayne and Sue Caldwell, Kameruka, Ironpot, paid $20,000 for Lot 4 - Vale View Damon 2, a heterozygous polled bull, which will be used in their 300 crossbred Angus, Droughtmaster and Charolais herd. Damon is also set to used in the recently registered Old Sarum Droughtmaster stud operated by Wayne and Sue's daughter, Rachael Murray.
Second top price of $18,000 was paid by Turner Brothers, Childers, for By-Mingo Tyson, a 23 month old PP bull by Nygell.
Two bulls made $16,000, including the Nugent's Carnudge Jack Jack, which went to the Irwin family, Windy Gully, Bell. Also making $16,000 was the polled bull Rangeview Baritone, which went to the Rhind family, Coolreach, Yerra. The Haynes family, Waterford, Linville, paid $15,000 for the 20 month old PP bull RSVP Quagmire. Carnudge Jerome (P) went to the Eggleston family, Toogoolawah, for $14,000. A number of lots sold for $12,000 including: Tomawill Eastwood (P), Windy Gully 2060 (P), Birch Umpire (P), RSVP Quart Pot (S) and the Ludwig family's Simto Hulk (P).
Volume buyer with five was the McConnel family's Mount Brisbane Pastoral Company, Esk. Weonia Grazing Company, Bollon, bought four. Anger and Hochmuth also took home four.
Editorial & photos courtesy of QLD Country Life.
2019 Bull Sale
$14,000 top price bull; Bryvonlea Tyson pictured with Brian Heck.
BULLS sold to a top of $14,000 to average $4760 at the Bunya Droughtmaster sale conducted by GDL and Aussie Land and Livestock at Kingaroy on Saturday.
Despite the ongoing drought conditions and the foreboding dust and smoke choked skies, top quality bulls were in particular demand.
Sale topper was Bryvonlea Tyson, a 25 month old PP bull with a 134 square centimetre eye muscle area, that sold to Colin Codd and his son in law Darren Fisher, Lockyer Pastoral, Mount Hallen, Esk. Offered by Brian and Yvonne Heck, 809kg Tyson (Vale View Ripper) had 13/9 fat measurements, a 39.5cm scrotal measurement, and a 81 per cent semen morphology.
The Hecks also sold Bryvonlea Titan (Vale View Ripper) for the equal second top price of $12,000 to Cec Pelling, Fernleigh Droughtmasters, Theodore. That bull 26 month old PH bull had a 144sq cm EMA. Fernleigh also bought 23 month old Bryvonlea Tarzan for $9000.
David, Colleen and Mac Smith, Vale View, Manumbar, sold Vale View Adventurer 2 for the equal second top price of $12,000 to Steven Swan and Allison Hotz, Swan Droughtmasters, Moura. Adventurer 2 (Vale View M Ballistic) had a 138sq cm EMA and 13/10 fat measurements.
Kiverton Faxton (PP), a 23 month by Waringle Station Hand (P) - the top priced bull at the first Bunya sale in 2014 - and from Bryvonlea Free (P), sold for $8000 to the Gibson family, Biggenden. Offered by David and Elizabeth Spring, Kiverton Droughtmasters, Harlin, Flaxton had a 133sq cm EMA and 41cm scrotal measurement and 31/11 fat measurements.
Jeff and Sue Trott, Mundubbera, paid $7000 for the Smith's 22 month old PP bull Vale View Buck 2.
A total of 36 buyers operated at the sale. Volume buyer was Les Howard, Benjamin, Maryborough, with five.
In summary, 52 of the 79 bulls offered sold under the hammer to achieve 66pc clearance for a $4760 average.
2018 Bull Sale
$16,000 top price bull; lot 16, Vale View Alcatraz 2 with purchasers Bob and Lachie Nicholls, Killkenny Droughtmasters
The 5th Annual Bunya Bull Sale was held Saturday at the Coolabunia Selling Complex, Kingaroy.
An exceptional Draft of 6 bulls stole the show to claim the sale top price and top vendor average for Dave, Colleen and Mac Smith of Vale View Droughtmasters, Manumbar. Their Top Priced bull Vale View Alcatraz 2 was knocked down to Bob Nicholls for $16,000 and will now join his Killkenny Stud herd at Commissioners Flat. 2nd Top price also came from the Vale View offering with Kevin Woolcock, Mostyndale Droughtmasters, Springsure signing off on the $14,500 Vale View Altivo 2. Vale View finished the day with the healthy average of $11,166 for their 6. Mostyndale finished their day taking home a pair for the healthy average of $13,250 with their other purchase being Vale View Ziggy at $12,000.
Other high priced Bulls included Vale View Abdul 2 at $11,000 to Brett and Jenny Doyle, Mulgowie and Bryvonlea Ripper making the same money, selling to Alex Gibbon of Stonebridge Droughtmasters. Bryvonlea finished the day with an average of $6375 for their 4 bulls. Caldy Droughtmasters had a solid sale, selling Caldy Elliott for $10,000 to the Thompson Brothers, Nanango and finishing with an average of $6666 for their trio. Don and Robyn Roberton of By-Mingo Droughtmasters had their quartet of quality bulls singing with the healthy average of $6750, topping at $9500 for By-Mingo Quarry to Jeff & Sue Trott. RSVP Droughtmasters sold strongly to record an average of $5642 for their 7 bulls which included a $9500 sale to DAKL Trust for RSVP Macquarie and $7000 for RSVP Musketeer to Jeff & Sue Trott. The Trott’s signed off on a trio to average $8500. The sole entry from Sharon Harms, Oakmore Droughtmasters made $9000 to Ray Heilbronn. Jason and Jo Carter, Jemcar Droughtmasters sold 2 young sire prospects to average $6000.
Strong support from regular buyers Mt Brisbane Droughtmasters underpinned the market, seeing them sign off on 10 bulls for their stud and commercial operation. Mt Brisbane also secured the 'hay feeder' valued at $1,600 kindly donated by Metalcorp Steel. The Sale finished with a gross of $390,500 for an average of $5659 and a 76% clearance.
Thanks to all buyers, underbidders and agents for their support.
2017 Bull Sale
$12,500 top price bull; lot 44, Nindethana Incredible purchased by Les Howard, Benjamin Stud.
The 4th Annual Bunya Bull Sale has come and gone. Saturday's sale saw 88 bulls go under the hammer with 71 finding new homes for a very good average of $5, 535 and an 81% clearance. Topping the sale was Lot 44 - Nindethana Incredible offered by Bronwyn Betts and Michael Hawkins of Camp Mountain. At only 19 mths he displayed tremendous growth, weighing in at 834kg. He was snapped up by Les Howard, Benjamin Droughtmasters at North Aramara.
Lots 30 and 66 both achieved the second top money of $11,000. Lot 30 was offered by Don and Robyn Roberton of By-Mingo Droughtmasters, Coalstoun Lakes and was purchased by NJ & KM Gibson. Don and Robyn then took the opportunity to reinvest in Lot 66 - Bryvonlea Rifle for the same money. He was offered by Brian and Yvonne Heck, Glastonbury. Studs recording outstanding averages included By-Mingo 4 to av $9500, Bryvonlea 2 to av $9000, Nindethana 6 to av $7250, Kiverton 2 to av $7250 and RSVP 7 to av $6142.
Bindanoon also sold 1 bull as the sale opener to return a solid $8,000. Bulk Buyer of the sale was once again Mt Brisbane Droughtmasters, Via Esk. They signed off on 8 new sires which included Birch Pluto for $7,000, destined for stud duties within their operation.
The committee would like to thank Jeff & Sue Trott, Trott Family Grazing for judging the pair of bulls awards. Their places cemented their reputation as outstanding judges with the Champion Pair from By-Mingo both making $9,000 and the Reserve Champions from Nindethana making $12,500 and $9,500.
We would also like to thank our sponsors Riverina, Goldmix, BGA Murgon and Allflex for their continued support.
2017 Female Sale
Sale results coming soon
2016 Bull Sale
Sue Trott (2nd from left) with son Ryan and their new $13 000 purchase, By-Mingo Oscar are congratulated by vendor Robyn Roberton and Midge Thompson representing Aussie Land & Livestock
The dust has settled on the 3rd Annual Bunya Bull Sale. A Big congratulations to Don & Robyn Roberton on setting a new Sale Record price of $13 000 for their 21mth By-Mingo Oscar. Oscar was snapped up by repeat buyers Jeff & Sue Trott, Munduberra who took home 2 to average a hefty $10 000. The sale topper helped the By-Mingo stable set a healthy $6375 av for their 4 quality young bulls. Also posting a strong result was the Birch Stud selling 5 bulls for a $7100 av and recorded the 2nd Top Price for Birch Oldsmobile at $11 500 selling to Rod & Lyn Sperling, Rodlyn Droughtmasters at Bell. The Sale recorded a solid $4671 av and cleared 73 bulls to finish with a clearance of 77%. Thanks to those who again supported this sale and once again the calibre of bulls on offer showed this is one of the best value for money sales around.