Buyers braved the cold weather to attend the 21st annual Myanga Angus Spring Bull Sale at Chatsbury, between Goulburn and Taralga on Saturday.
A total of 36 lots were offered and sold to achieve an average of $11,878 and a top price of $18,000.
Wicklow Properties, Roslyn, secured eight lots for $99,000 and an average of $12,375, including the top-priced bull, Myanga Nicconi R117.
The bull was by Booroomooka Nicconi N139 and from dam Myanga Wilcoola G217.
Myanga Nicconi R117 had an EBV of +0.8 for birth weight and +107 for 600 day growth.
Adam Stephenson of Wicklow Properties purchased the bull intending to use over heifers.
"We liked the low birth weight and good growth rates. He's a nice smooth looking bull," Mr Stephenson said.
"We usually get a few bulls here at Myanga each year.
"Their progeny calve well, they get them in calf well, their feet are good on our country, and they're close by, so they're already acclimatised to our conditions."
Stud principal Stephen Dunne, who runs about 300 breeders on his 1215 hectares, said he was delighted with the sale.
"Roughly 90 per cent of the bulls went to repeat buyers, so from that perspective, we were really pleased with the result," he said.
"It was good to see that there was even bidding almost across the whole draft; there was no tail; people were keen to get amongst it from the get-go."
Mr Dunne said the season at Chatsbury had been good despite the wet and cold conditions.
"Obviously, like most places, we have received above average rainfall, which has meant putting weight on cattle has been a little bit challenging," he said.
"Now we're looking forward to a great spring."
The sale attracted 26 registered bidders, who pushed the average $3000 higher than last year's sale to gross $404,000.
The equal second top lots sold were Myanga Black Star R99, Myanga Inquisitor S7 and Myanga Nicconi R126, each making $17,000.
Myanga Black Star R99 and Myanga Nicconi R126 were purchased by Murray Wakefield, Glenara, Wongabon, who secured three lots for an average of $16,666.
Myanga Inquisitor S7 went to O'Brien Sentinel Pty Ltd, Baggogulah, which purchased four lots for an average of $10,250.
Nutrien Ag Solutions Wagga Wagga agent Tim Woodham said it was a well-presented draft of quality bulls.
"It was a very positive and solid sale, which is an indication of how people are feeling in the Angus and the cattle industry broadly," he said.
"Buyers are looking for quality cattle that can handle cold climates, particularly in this area, and cattle that will perform under all circumstances."
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Ag Solutions, with Tim Woodham, Nutrien Wagga Wagga, as auctioneer.
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