A limited offering of Droughtmaster females were offered to a mixed market at the 14th Annual Far North Queensland Droughtmaster Female Sale at Malanda on January 19th, 2019.
The drizzling rain cleared long not to inconvenience buyers during the auction of Droughtmaster females and the regular store cattle sale which followed on behind. Registered Droughtmaster females averaged $1663 with a top price of $1900 for Lot 1 "Warrina Wendy (P)", a seven year old PTIC matron by Wajatryn Defender, from the Warrina Stud, Ravenshoe. She was snapped up by repeat buyers Brad & Cassie Faithfull of Minbun. The Faithfull family followed up from their 2018 sale purchases by selecting another 4 registered females for an average $1700.
The top priced joined heifer was Lot 8 "Kanbrae Jenna (S)",by Glenlands Repco, from the Kandbrae Stud, East Palmerston selling for $1850 to Fred & Carmel Shephard of Dinner Creek Stud. Soon after, the same stud selected another young joined Kanbrae heifer for $1500.
The 14 month old Lot 13 "Warrina Caitlyn (P)",by Yaralla Rigby, topped the unjoined heifers selling to the Faithfull family for $1700.
All up, the registered Unjoined Heifers averaged $1533, while the registered Joined Heifers averaged $1717.