The sun shone on the newly renovated yards at "Springfield" near Merriwa for Tivoli Angus first on-property sale last Thursday.
Mr Hugh and Annie Kraefft, have sold for the past years at Merriwa Showgrounds but the new yards had bulls and heifers flowing through under auctioneer Paul Dooley's hammer, with ease.
Heavy rain was forecast for sale day so stud principal Hugh Kraeeft was prepared with boxes of Tivoli logo umbrellas. The umbrellas soon became the sign of a successful buyer, handed out at the agent desk.
The heifers were on offer first with 50 commercial Angus heifers selling to a top of $1700 and an average of $1550.
The stud sold 25 of the 27 bulls on offer for a 93 per cent clearance and an average of $7960.
A Millah Murrah Prue M4 son was the bull to lead the sale and secured the $13,000 top price to local Cassilis resident Andrew Wallings of Collaroi for his commercial Angus herd.
The sale contained seven Millah Murrah Embryo transfer bulls who sold for an average of $10,000 with one ET bull still to sell after the sale.
Two buyers purchased three bulls at the sale, including David Auker and Till and Geoff Symonds from Willow Tree.
It's the second year that Til and Geoff have purchased from Tivoli. With their country not far away, the bulls do well for them as they are already acclimatised.
Stud principal Hugh Kraeeft was very happy with the results of the sale, doubling last year's top price.
The sale was conducted by agents Buffier Livestock.