Strong stud and commercial competition pushed prices to a $26,000 high at the annual Ben Nevis Angus yearling bull sale held at Walcha on Thursday.
All 70 bulls sold on the day to average $7386 with 68 sold through the ring the the remaining two successfully negotiated at the completion of the sale.
Interstate support from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania helped clear the lot.
Innesdale Angus Stud, Winnindoo, Victoria secured the $26,000 Ascot Lion Heart son, Ben Nevis Nirvana N128, over the phone via Landmark agent, Mathew Larkings.
From a Te Mania Infinity daughter the 13-month-old weighed 608 kilograms measured an average daily gain (ADG)of 1.43 kilograms and a scrotal circumference of 42cm.
On the raw data the “simply magnificent bull” scanned 11mm for P8, 7mm on the rib, and eye muscle area of 82cm2 and an intramuscular fat of 5.9pc.
Ben Nevis Newsflash N239, was secured by Bannaby Angus, Taralga for $24,000.
The HPCA Proceed son weighed 630 kg with an ADG of 1.57kg at 12 months of age.
Volume buyers were Roberts Grazing, Springsure Queensland who secured five bulls and Ugumjil Pty Ltd, Yarrowitch who also secured 5 bulls.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Boultons Walcha with Joel Fleming, Tamworth controlling the bids