CHOICE Angus held their fifth annual yearling bull sale online via AuctionsPlus, in which a large number of new and repeat buyers fuelled the bidding to result in two new stud bests for the Pallal based operation.
An increased offering resulted in eight more sire prospects up for bids this year compared to 2020, with all 55 bulls on offer sold for a 100 per cent clearance, a new stud record top price of $30,000 and new stud record average of $10,673.
The average was up $2992 which made vendors Tim and Bec Brazier of Choice Angus very happy with the Helmsman style sale that moved solely online due to the COVID-19 lockdown and recent relocation of the stud.
A scorching stud top price of $30,000 was paid for Choice R149 by long-term clients the Thompson family of Belang, Coolah.
Sired by Baldridge Beastmode B074, the 14-month-old weighed 695 kilograms with a rib and rump fat measurement of nine millimetres and 6mm, and an eye muscle area of 102 square centimetres.
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The thick, deep-bodied bull with soft skin, and clean shoulders was ranked in the top five per cent for 200-, 400-, and 600-day weights and Domestic Index, and top 10pc for mature cow weight, retail beef yield and the Angus Breeding and Heavy Grass Indexes.
The second top-priced bull was Choice R138 sold for $18,000 to first-time buyer Alex Anderson, Fairview, Willow Tree.
A son of Choice P499 that goes back to Ascot Kings Ransom K306, the 14-month-old weighed 675kg.
Mr Anderson also purchased Choice R210, a Beast Mode B074 son, for $16,000 to average $17,000 across the paid.
Volume buyers included Point Pastoral, Coolah, which purchased five lots for a top of $14,000 and average of $10,400, and the Marriott family, Dilga, Cumnock, who put together a draft of four, paying a top of $7000, twice, and an average of $6500.
The Langan family, Bingara, selected three for a draft average of $14,666 and a top price of $16,000.
Choice co-principal Bec Brazier said they had 10 repeat buyers and 21 new buyers.
Selling agents were Elders Bathurst.
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