Eaglehawk Angus sold to a top of $10,000 at its annual bull sale at Glen Innes on Thursday with an 89 per cent clearance and a $4878 average.
Shamil Livestock, Urunga and Dorrigo, bought the top priced bull for its own stud use, Eaglehawk Big Sky N252 by US sire Musgrave Big Sky, presenting at 838 kilograms with 39 centimetre scrotal circumference.
The first of the Big Sky sons for Eaglehawk displayed Breedplan figures of +6.9 for eye muscle area, +49 for 200 day weight, -1.0 for calving ease direct and -4.2 for gestation length and -4.7 for days to calving.
Second top-priced bull, Eaglehawk Unanimous N162 by US sire Vision Unanimous, was bought by long time repeat client Norm Turner, Lauriston via Inverell, for $9000.
This 23 month old bull presented at 838kg with 41cm scrotal and displayed top 10 per cent of the breed for 200 and 400 day weight (+56 and +96) and top 20pc for carcase weight (+70).
Volume buyers through Gavin Beard, Landmark Scone, bought 20 bulls including the heifer bull Eaglehawk Ranch House N227 for $4000, presenting at 784kg and 37cm scrotal with top 20pc for calving ease at +2.4 and top 5pc of the breed for milk at +24.
George Spring, manager Pomany Angus, in the Widden Valley, bought six heifer bulls including Eaglehawk Godfather N321, son of the stud's own sire, for $5000 with intra muscular fat figures at +1.6.
Richmond Valley producer Aaron Brunello, Treviso Agriculture at Stratheden, bought seven bulls to adjust his Brahman infused herd away from Santa Gertrudis towards Brangus, buying another Unanimous son, N151, for $7000 with top 10pc for 200 and 400 day weight (+54 and +96).
Repeat buyer John Halstead, Hampshire Station at Merriwa, was attracted to the new US genetics imported by Eaglehawk and bought seven bulls including a son of MAR Innovation 251 for $6000 with top 10pc for eye muscle area (+8.1) and retail beef yield (+2.5).
Repeat buyers Marango Station and Caranna Pastoral came to the sale expecting to buy one bull and went home happy with five including Eaglehawk Firestorm N079 by Canadian sire Sandpoint Firestorm with top 10pc for EMA at +9.0 and top 20pc for birthweight at +2.7 and calving ease at +2.7.
Repeat clients Deepwater Station bought Eaglehawk Godfather N349 by the sire of the same name for $7000. Godfather which was described by stud principal Ian Vivers as representing the aspirations of the Eaglehawk program with low birth, high growth and doing ability.
The Eaglehawk sale was conducted by Ray White with Blake O'Reilly and Bruce Birch taking the bids.