SONS of VAR Discovery 2240 and heifer bull options were in high-demand during the 3rd Bridgewater Angus annual bull sale at Myola, Black Mountain, last Thursday where a full clearance was achieved.
Overall Geralyn and Roger Flower sold all 38 bulls on offer to reach a $10,000 top and $6250 average.
Bridgewater Discovery P086 was the high-selling son of VAR Discovery 2240 purchased for the $10,000 top by Stephen Graham and family of EC Graham and Co, Sunnyside, Armidale.
Out of the Bridgewater L014 female that goes back to Hoover Dam, the 24-month-old weighed 731 kilograms with a scrotal circumference measurement of 39 centimetres.
Selected by the Graham family for his figures, the bull had a birthweight estimated breeding value (EBV) of -0.3 that put him in the top one per cent of the breed, and a calving ease direct figure of +10.6 ranking him top 4pc.
He also sat top 17pc or above for all four selection indexes.
"He was a good figured bull ... we got him for a heifer bull option," he said.
Running a nearly pure commercial Angus operation across a few properties, with steers targeting the feedlot market, they were first time buyers of Bridgewater.
Two further sons of VAR Discovery 2240 made the equal second top price of $9000 including Bridgewater Discover P017 purchased by Brian and Chris Hillier family of The Laurels, Ebor.
The Hilliers were also repeat volume buyers taking home four bulls on the day.
Bridgewater Discovery P018 was the other $9000 bull purchased by Trish and David Lineman, Maryburn, Wollomombi.
Greg Tighe, Kelso, Guyra, purchased three high indexing Discovery sons, including the $8000 Bridgewater Discovery P015, who sat top 1pc for Domestic Index and 200- and 400-day weights.
Overall 17 Discovery sons sold to average $7176.
Heifer bull types were hot property according to Bridgewater's Roger Flower who said there was a lot of local support, despite stock numbers being down.
Davidson Cameron and Co, Guyra, conducted the sale, with Luke Scicluna acting as auctioneer.