A wet day didn't dampen the large crowd at Urban Angus sale on Saturday, leading to a top of $9000 twice and an average of $5714 at Wallarobba, selling 21 bulls out of 25 for a 84 per cent clearance.
The cattle market pushed the price of the two unjoined Angus heifer lots to a top of $2200 a head to average $2150/hd, more than double the $700/hd that was paid last year at Urban.
The first bull to reach the top price of $9000 was Urban Phantom P62, the son of Karoo D145 Generator G220 and out of Urban Rosebud J26 from the St Pauls Rosebud E122 line.
The 23-month-old was purchased by Dwayne Ware, Manager of Bambuyang on behalf of John Connor, Bambuyang, Booral for his commercial herd.
The second bull to reach the top price of $9000 was Urban Earnan P34, the son of Connealy Earnan 076E and out of Knowla Ninah G79.
The 24-month-old was purchased by Tim Phelan, Kimbarra Pastoral Co, Glen William who also purchased a top price bull at last years sale.
Bulk buyer on the day was Mr Joe Sepos, Cenrim, Raymond Terrace who purchased two bulls for an average of $6500 and the top price heifer lot for $2200.
The Helmsman auction was conducted by Ray White Gloucester and Elders Scone.
Read the full results in next weeks issue of The Land