Chilly temperatures and COVID-19 was not enough to stop the bids rolling in for Hazeldean Angus bulls.
The Cooma stud sold all 62 bulls on offer to a top of $16,000, twice, and average of $8387 at their Annual Autumn on-property sale on Thursday.
Hazeldean's Bea Bradley-Litchfield said they were very pleased with the sale.
"It was a strong sale right the way through which matched the even line of bulls we offered," she said.
She said there was a lot of clients chasing bulls to join with heifers this year.
The first of the top-priced bulls, Hazeldean P16, sold to repeat clients James and Mandy O'Brien of Braidwood.
The rising two-year-old was the first of the Balridge Beast Mode sons on offer and was out of Hazeldean G90, a proven dam for the stud.
He was in the top five per cent for growth traits, with a 200-day weight of +63, 400-day weight of +113 and 600-day weight of +156.
The next $16,000 bull, Hazeldean P677, sold to Peter Hannigan from Numulgi.
Sired by Hazeldean Jaipur J140, the heifer bull was out of a Lawsons Tank daughter, Hazeldean H532.
He had calving ease traits in the top five per cent of the breed, with a birth weight of +1.7 and calving ease daughters value of +9.4.
Other top sales included Hazeldean P525 who sold for $15,000.
Another son of Jaipur J140, P525 boasted an even set of estimated breeding values, with a carcase weight of +80 and an impressive structure.
Ms Bradley-Litchfield said there was strong support from locals to inter-state buyers, with a few new faces in the crowd.
The sale was conducted by Elders, with auctioneer Paul Dooley taking the bids.
- Full report in next week's edition of The Land