Brewer Beef Black Simmentals, Tallangatta Valley sold 31 of 32 bulls offered at their Autumn sale last Wednesday, for an average of $5600 and top of $10,000.
Stud principal, David Brewer said they were very pleased with the results, especially given the trying conditions many of their Upper Murray clients had faced following the bushfires.
"We averaged pretty well spot on to last year and we had a higher proportion of yearling bulls in the sale this year," Mr Brewer said.
"We also had close to 50 per cent of our regular customers burnt out in the fires."
The top bull was Brewer Beef Galaxy P059, sold as Lot 5, and a son of St Pauls Galaxy G439.
The rising two-year-old tipped the scales at 954 kilograms and had an IMF of +1.1.
Mr Brewer said he was bought by an Upper Murray family who wished to remain anonymous.
Another two bulls were bought by Russell and Henry Parker, Holbrook for $9000 each.
"We really liked their softness, they had plenty of muscle, positive for fats in their estimated breeding values," Russell Parker said.
Mr Parker said they ran Angus cross Black Simmentals in a commercial operation, producing feeder steers or grass-fed cattle.
He said it was their second year buying bulls from Brewer Beef.
Volume buyers included Appleton Cattle Company, Charters Towers, QLD, who bought five bulls at the auction and five extra following the sale.
The McClelland family of Walbundrie also came home with three bulls, and J, V and G Yensch, Holbrook, bought two.
Mr Brewer said an interstate buyer purchased 10 bulls privately following the sale and the one bull passed in at auction was sold the next day to a local client.
The sale was conducted by Corcoran Parker, with Michael Glasser of GTSM taking the bids.