Once again it was a grey composite bull from The Glen Angus' sale draft that topped their Spring Sale, The Glen Keystone P243 selling for $15,000 to first time buyer, The Lindsay Murray Grey stud of Coleraine, Victoria.
The result helped the Gadd family achieve an average of $5400 for the 53 bulls they sold at auction from the of 62 offered.
The draft included 56 Angus bulls and six MBR Angus cross Grey bulls.
Stud principal, Michael Gadd said they were very happy with the average price which was up by more than $300 on last year.
He said they were also pleased with how the line of Angus cross Grey bulls sold, the six bulls going under the hammer for an average of $8208.
"It went much better than we expected, but there are people around that do like to breed Grey cattle still and these cattle provide extra performance and outcross with the Angus infusion into the animals," Mr Gadd said.
The top priced bull was sired by Landfall Keystone K132. He had a 400-day-weight of 109, 600-day-weight of 142 and carcase weight of 92.
"He's had the first Grey bull we've bred with indexes and figures anywhere near where they are, they're well and truely in the top 10 per cent of the Angus breed," Mr Gadd said.
"That's our aim with the Grey cattle, to breed a herd that compare with the performance data with the top end of the Angus breed and that bull's an example."
The second-highest priced bull was 19-month-old Angus bull, The Glen Genesis P13, who sold to PM & CA Klippel from Berringama for $11,500.
Volume buyers included Edwin and Owen Edge of Phoines Pastoral, Casterton, Vic who bought four bulls.
"It's meat quality we're after, IMF's and EMA's are important," Mr Edge said.
"We're targeting the high-end meat with Teys Brothers, with their brand 36° South."
Mr Gadd said like last year they saw more buyers from Victoria and less from NSW due to the seasons.
The auction sale was conducted by Elders and Corcoran Parker with Michael Glasser of GTSM, calling the bids.