New and returning buyers sought Dalwhinnie Angus genetics at the annual bull and female on-property sale near Byng last week.
The sale was held on Friday, September 15, with 32 bulls and four females on offer.
The top priced bull, Dalwhinnie Turbo T144, was knocked down for $9000 to first-time buyer Gilmadyke Pastoral, Orange.
A 14-month-old son of Banquet Quarter Pounder Q252, out of Dalwhinnie Dream R4, he weighed 578 kilograms and had a raw data scan of six per cent for intramuscular fat, 38 centimetres for scrotal circumference, 92 squared centimetres for eye muscle area, six millimetres for P8 fat and 6mm for rib fat.
He also had estimated breeding values (EBVs) of +6.4 for calving ease, and +26 for docility.
Gilmandyke Angus stud manager Peter McNamara said Dalwhinnie's higher than breed average growth pattern, good docility and structure attracted him to the bull.
"He is structurally sound and offers some good muscle shape and estimated breeding values as well as has an out-cross pedigree to what we have in our herd," he said.
"We have a heavy breeding operation...we calve down 500 stud calves each year and join 2500 commercial Angus cows.
"He'll join to a handful of stud heifers naturally after artificial insemination and probably some commercial cows as well."
A further three bulls were also sold for $7000 each.
The first $7000 bull, Dalwhinnie Moe T1 was purchased by the Gill Family, Ophir.
A 19-month-old son of Chiltern Park Moe M6, out of Dalwhinnie Perfection M30, the bull weighed 629kg and had a raw data scan of 108sq/cm for EMA, 36cm for scrotal circumference, 10mm for P8 fat and 7mm for rib fat.
Dalwhinnie Tri Tip T13 was the second $7000 bull purchased by repeat client Gloria Godsell, Bendick Murrell.
Sired by GB Fireball 672, out of Dalwhinnie Quant Q14, the 18-month-old bull weighed 670kg and had a raw data scan of 11mm for P8 fat, 8mm for rib fat, 6.5pc for IMF and 107sq/cm for EMA.
Repeat buyer Falls Partnership, Neville, purchased the final $7000 bull, 13.5-month-old Dalwhinnie Terminus T21.
Sired by Chiltern Park Moe M6, out of Dalwhinnie Xylia P66, the bull weighed 487kgs and had a raw data scan of 5.9pc for IMF.
Dalwhinnie Angus stud co-principal Dean Fredericksen said the sale was okay given the market conditions.
"We had a good mix of return buyers and new clients," he said.
"The line of bulls we offered I believe are a good representation of the Angus breed with structural correctness and good performance."
In total Dalwhinnie Angus sold 20 of 32 bulls to average $5600.
The sale was conducted by Kevin Miller Whitty Lennon and Co, Canowindra. AuctionsPlus provided the online interface.
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