STUD and commercial breeders from central and northern areas of the state plus Victoria and Tasmania, bought every bull in the Poll Hereford and Angus catalogue at the 28th Kidman on-property sale at Dulcidene, Dubbo, on Tuesday.
All 30 Poll Hereford bulls offered by Nelson Carlow and family, sold to a top of $16,000 and averaged $8600, and all 30 Angus bulls offered by Randal Carlow and family, Armatree, topped at $15,000 three times and averaged $8567.
As well, 25 commercial Poll Hereford heifers PTIC averaged $3140 and topped at $3300 for 10 bought by the Middleton family, Lake Cargelligo, who also paid $9000 for Kidman Kennard, by Kidman Decker weighing 962 kilograms at 24 months.
Two bulls made top money at $16,000, one going to Cascades stud Currabubula and the other to Janema stud, South Forest, Tas.
Buying two bulls, Jack Smith secured the $16,000 Kidman Captive for Karen Arnott's Cascade stud, and followed by paying $12,000 for the next bull in the catalogue, Kidman Trigger bought in partnership between Cascade stud and his family's Bobanken stud also based at Currabubula.
Captive is by Wirruna Kalimna and weighed 940kg at 26 months while Trigger, a son of Yavenvale Kahlua weighed 920kg at 25 months.
Mr Smith, Cascade stud manager, said he returned to Kidman because they are honest cattle with great structure and breeding figure attributes.
"We'll join Captive to Cascade maiden heifers while Trigger will be joined to first calver two-year-old heifers," Mr Smith said.
The $16,000 Tasmanian purchase, Kidman Archer, a son of Kerlson Pines Jester, weighing 940kg at 26 months will join the breeding program of Laurence and Judith Fry at South Forest.
Three Kidman Angus bulls sold at equal top price of $15,000.
The first was Kidman Gunsmoke by USA sire LD Capitalist, purchased by Jodie and Shane Foster, Boonaroo stud, Corndale via Casterton, Victoria. Gunsmoke weighed 875kg at 25 months.
The second, Kidman Stewart by Millah Murrah Loch Up, weighing 950kg at 25 months sold to Keicha Pty Ltd, Dubbo, who also paid $7000 for Kidman Typhoon by Ayrvale General.
Third bull at $15,000, Kidman Striker bu Clunie Range Legend, went to the breeding herd of Honfar Pty Ltd, Queenbeyan.
The Semmler family, Breeza, Gilgandra, bought two Poll Hereford and two Angus bulls paying an average of $8250 with top of the draft being the $9000 Poll Hereford Kidman Kickstarts by Kidman Mountaineer.
Five commercial herds bought three bulls each with the Newton family, Fairview, Coonabarabran, Angus trio averaging $8667.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Livestock Dubbo, with Nutrien's John Settree assisting guest auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth.