Prices were considerably higher at this year's Southern Cross Limousin Sale, which moved to an online format last Friday.
In total 11 of 19 bulls sold through Elite Livestock Auctions to average $5636 with at least another three selling afterwards.
A top price of $8000 was paid twice; first for Birubi Pacemaker P103 from Newday and Calderwood studs to the Nixon family, Avondale, Blayney, and later for New Day Amazing Bull P26 to Scott Angel, Tarcutta.
Pacemaker was a two-year-old apricot bull purchased from the Birubi dispersal sale on a donor dam.
The high calving ease, low birth weight sire was bound for the herd of Darrell Nixon who runs Limousin cows alongside a crossbred sheep operation and outbid a Queensland stud buyer for the bull.
Offspring are usually sold at seven months through AuctionsPlus.
The black heifer bull in New Day Amazing Bull P26 was purchased for his calving ease traits to be joined to Angus heifers.
There was also stud interest during the sale with the Relf family, Warrigal Limousins, Wingham, paying $6500 for Southwest Kracker Q11 from Darren Turner.
"There was bulls making decent commercial money," agent and vendor Darren Turner said.
The sale was run by Jim Hindmarsh and Son through Elite Livestock Auctions.