The sun broke through the fog in time for Sugarloaf Angus stud fourth annual bull sale at Dungog on Saturday.
Well spaced seating did not interfere with the bids flowing in thick and fast for the 46 bulls on offer, who all sold for a 100 per cent clearance, with a total average of $10,900 and a top of $38,000.
Auction Plus bidding was in full swing but the action was all inside the shed with three lots purchased across the online platform.
The stud also offered eight commercial female lots with the three-year-old cows with calves at foot reaching a massive $4600 and three-year-old cows in calf hitting $4000.
All commercial females sold for an overall average of $3,425.
The $38,000 top-priced bull was stud principal Jim Tickles favourite, the hefty 1124 kg Sugarloaf Payweight P74 bull was purchased by Margo Duncan, Boambee Angus, East Seaham.
Boambee Angus purchased the second top price bull from last years sale and were very happy to be taking home the 28-month-old.
The son of Basin Payweight 107S and out of Sugarloaf Burnette F33 had a scrotal circumference of 46 centimetres.
Bulk purchaser Mr Troy Wilton, Victoria Park Investments, purchased five bulls to a top of $10,000 three times and an average of $8600.
Originally Mr Wilton was only looking to purchase two younger bulls but couldn't go past the quality and value of the three older bulls he took home.
The sale was conducted by Bowe and Lidbury and Dillon and sons with Auctioneer Paul Dooley.
Read the full report in next weeks edition of The Land