Booragul Angus held it's annual bull sale at Piallaway on Wednesday, which saw an average of $5733 and two bulls sharing the top selling price of $9000.
Of the 65 bulls offered at auction, 45 sold under the hammer for a 69 per cent clearance with a further three bulls selling afterwards.
Booragul stud principal Tim Vincent was pleased with the result despite the tough conditions and thanked the support of local, repeat buyers.
The grandstand and hay bales were packed, with the bulls eventually spread amongst 23 successful buyers at the conclusion of the sale.
It was two sons of Pathfinder General K7 who shared the $9000 top price honours. In total, all eight of his first sons to be offered by Booragul this year sold and averaged $5750.
The first bull to hit the $9000 mark was Booragul General N77 who was secured by James Hyem, Kibah Pastoral Co, Gunnedah.
The 22-month-old had above average estimated breeding values (EBVs) for carcase weight, eye muscle area and intramuscular fat.
He was recommended by Booragul for heifer mating with a birth weight of +2.9.
Kibah Pastoral secured a further three bulls with their line averaging $7500.
The second $9000 bull was the 22-month-old Booragul General N130 who was purchased by Mark and Lee Latham, Goodwood, Curlewis.
Again by Pathfinder General K7 and out of Booragul Fleur G90, he was suitable for heifers.
Speaking after the sale, Mr Latham said they had their eye on the bull from the moment they attended the sale.
Bulk buyers on the day were regular supporters Dempsey Pastoral Co, Koobah, Nundle, who secured five bulls at auction and a further bull afterwards to average $4666 in total.
Purchasers of three bulls included Rosehill Holdings, Rosehill, Glen Innes, Lochiel Pastoral, Curlewis, the Carter family, Rangari, Gunnedah, Muranji Pastoral Co, RD Hewitt, Stoneleigh, Gunnedah and the Avendano family, Towri, Boggabri.
The sale was conducted by Elders Tamworth and Gunnedah with Paul Dooley as auctioneer.
Read the full report in next week's edition of The Land.