Local, repeat buyers were behind bidding wars that saw two Myanga Angus bulls go under the hammer for $10,000 at the stud's 18th Annual Bull Sale at Chatsbury.
The top bulls, rising two-year-old Myanga Mediator N110 and 16-month-old Myanga Xcalibur P24, were two of 31 bulls that sold on the day, to an average of $5,774 and a clearance rate of 84 per cent.
Stud principal, Stephen Dunne said it was a good result in what's been a tough year for their clients.
"To have the clearance that we had and the same tops as we had last year, we're very pleased," Mr Dunne said.
"What's really great from our perspective is that around 80 per cent of our sales went back to our clients."
Both of the $10,000 bulls were sold to last year's top purchasers.
John McIntosh of Laggan, the brother of previous Myanga Angus owner Roger McIntosh, took home the young Myanga Xcalibur P24, a bull he had had his eye on for some time.
"As soon as I saw him I thought wow," Mr McIntosh said.
"He's an outstanding calf, a calf that doesn't come along everyday.
"He's got brilliant structure, a tremendous growth rate, 720 kilograms which is outstanding, about 1.5kg a day and docile as a lamb."
Mr McIntosh said the young bull would be joined with his recently purchased Kennys Creek cows in October.
The McCormacks of Gurrundah purchased the other top bull of the day, Myanga Mediator N110, one of the first Mediator sons offered by Myanga.
Alan McCormack said the bull stood out as an excellent all-rounder, with great figures.
"He's the second-heaviest bull in the lot, really good balance, good on his feet, had meat in all the right places and plenty of it, and a good frame as well," Mr McCormack said.
The McCormacks, including Alan, his wife Claire and father Alan Snr, have been buying their bulls from Myanga for at least 20 years.
"We're very happy with the performance, the docility, they just tick all the boxes for us," Mr McCormack said.
He said the cattle suited their operation, where most year's they aim to take their calves through to a kill weight of around 600kg.
"We like bulls with plenty of frame and plenty of meat as well, we're trying to get both that depth and heavy muscling that's a bit hard to find these days," Mr McCormack said.
Wicklow Properties of Roslyn were the volume buyers of the day, purchasing eight of the 37 bulls on offer for a total of $41,500 and average of $5,188.
The sale was conducted by Landmark through their agent, Tim Woodham.
- Full report in this week's The Land.