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Incredible tops Bunya bull sale at $12,500

Queensland Country LifeReported by:
Jane Lowe

Bronwyn Betts and Michael Hawkins, Nindethana, Tom Howard, Benjamin Droughtmasters and Handler Lawrence Sehmish-Lahey.

This year’s Bunya Bull sale yielded solid results with a rise in average and clearance figures and a top price of $12,500 when the sale was hosted at the Coolabunia sale complex at Kingaroy on Saturday.

Nineteen month old Nindethana Incredible (P) – a heifers first calf - lived up to his name topping the sale at $12,500.

Bronwyn Betts and Michael Hawkins, Nindethana Pastoral were very excited to top the sale as this was the best sale result for Nindethana Droughtmaster Stud. 

Nindethana Incredible had further success when he was paired with Nindethana Isaac to place reserve champion pair of bulls at the Bunya sale.

Nindethana sold a total of six bulls to average $7250.

Les and Tom Howard, Benjamin Droughtmaster, Musket Flat Road, North Aramar near Maryborough purchased Incredible after a few sleepless nights waiting for the sale.

“I had been looking for a bull like this, with all the qualities that a Droughtmaster bull should have,” Mr Howard said. 

He said he was chasing a light honey coloured bull as he believed it would be more heat resistant and this bull also had a tidy sheath.

The Howards went on to purchase another three bulls for an average of $5625 to run with their Droughtmaster stud cows,

Don and Robyn Roberton, By-Mingo Droughtmaster, won champion pair of bulls with By-Mingo Parker and By-Mingo Paris both 24 months and selling for $9000 and purchased by Trott Family Grazing to put over their predominantly Droughtmaster commercial herd.    

The Robertons  then went on to sell the  equal second top priced bull with By-Mingo Payne (P) an $11,000 to Karen and Neil Gibson, Hillside, Boompa near Biggenden,

Mr Gibson said he was chasing bulls with good hind quarters, temperament, poll and clean coated to put over his Droughtmaster commercial heifers in forest country.

By-Mingo sold a total of four bulls for a solid average of $9500

Brian and Yvonne Heck, Bryvonlea Droughtmasters, Glastonbury were equal second top with their bull Bryvonlea Rifle (P) a 21 month bull $11,000 purchased by Don and Robyn Roberton, By-Mingo Droughtmasters.

Robyn said they were looking for a Natural quiet temperament, lovely poll, good balanced bull with lovely soft fleshiness and fertile female line.

Long term supporters of the sale Mt Brisbane Pastoral Co, Mt Brisbane, Esk purchased eight bulls to average $4000 and Devils Nest partnership, Devils Nest Theodore purchased four bulls to average $5750.


Don Roberton, By-Mingo with buyers Neil, Karen Gibson, Hillside, Boompa and Amy Roberton.
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