Urban Angus held its annual sale at Wallarobba last Saturday, selling 17 bulls out of 19 on offer for a 90 per cent clearance, $5147 average and two bulls reaching the top price of $7000.
All four Angus heifer lots sold for a 100pc clearance, with the pregnancy-tested-in-calf (PTIC) pens of heifers topping at $1400 a head to average $1350/hd, while the unjoined heifers sold for $700/hd.
Kenny's Creek Equator J223 proved to be popular sire with all five sons on offer selling for an average of $5600.
Urban stud principal Matt Urban was proud of the bulls on offer and the consistency.
"Our program is about consistency and the results after the sale show that. With both new and repeat buyers we are very happy with the results," he said.
The first $7000 top-priced bull was 23-month-old Urban Newsworthy N43, purchased by R. and E. Boorer, Gloucester. A son of Kenny's Creek Equator J223 and from St Pauls Katie J173, he weighed 810 kilograms and measured 43 centimetres in the scrotal circumference. With a below average birth weight and positive growth he was one of the vendor's picks.
The second bull to hit $7000 was 22-month-old Urban New Blood N59, also a son of Kenny's Creek Equator J223 and from Urban Ester H11. He weighed 802kg with a scrotal circumference of 39.5cm, and was purchased by Tim Phelan, Kimbarra Pastoral Co, Glen William.
Mr Phelan, who was impressed by what he saw in the bull, runs a commercial operation and self-replacing herd, concentrating on early maturing calves.
"He was one of three I had my eye on, the others all went for similar money, but he was my pick. His lines, his breeding stats and his general conformation (impressed me)," he said.
Mr Phelan was a volume buyer on the day purchasing a pen of PTIC 20- to 22-month-old heifers for $1400 a head.
The Helmsman auction was conducted by Ray White Gloucester and Elders Scone.