Mid North stud, Goolagong has celebrated 40 years of breeding Santa Gertrudis cattle with another milestone - a new record price.
Last week, the Tiller family, Warnertown, received $36,000 for an outstanding two-year-old bull at the Santa Central sale at Clifton in Qld where they have been guest vendors for several years.
It eclipsed their previous high of $30,000 achieved at the same multi-vendor sale in 2016.
Goolagong Nitro N256 was among the first progeny of Cardona Perfecto which bought as a semen package from the Qld stud's sale in 2016.
Stud principal Heath Tiller said the 1016 kilogram, ET bred bull which had 143 square centimetres of eye muscle had been a "stand out" from a young age.
The bull was knocked down to leading stud breeders Andrew and Fiona Bassingthwaighte, Yarrawonga stud, Wallumbilla, Qld.
Mr Tiller was thrilled with the success of the outcross genetics.
"He (Cardona Perfecto) is a soft, easy doing bull with a heap of muscling and a lot of breed characteristics- we thought he could do us a lot of good and he has done an exceptionally good job in our AI and ET programs," he said.
Nitro's dam was one of Goolagong's top matrons- a Waco Volume H5 daughter.
Goolagong Nextra, a half brother to Nitro also out of the same dam, sold for $24,000.
The buyers of the Glenn Oaks Jumbo Bwana son were Luke, Carly, Tony and Tanya Baker's, Annabranch Stud, Wandoan, Qld.
The Tillers' four bulls ,which have been in Qld being prepared by Glenn Oaks Fitting Services since late last year, averaged $17,500.
Their sole heifer, Goolagong Nelly made $4000, selling to Tasmania.
The heifer was two months in-calf to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Emerald feature show champion, Glenn Oaks Nirvana, that sold for $40,000 in the same sale.