Plenty of confidence and support was shown at the Bongongo Angus spring bull sale, near Coolac, September 27, with curve bending data bulls showing structural correctness shining through.
The sale reached a top of $22,000 with a full clearance of the 93 bulls offered, sold to an overall clearance of $10,059.
Buyers travelled from as far as Hermidale, in the Central West to as far as Leongatha, in southern Victoria.
The top-priced bull was a yearling, Bongongo T382, purchased by long-time supporters of the stud's program, Longaroo Pastoral, Yass, for $22,000.
Being one of two RR Endeavor 9005 sons offered, the 13-month-old bull had plenty of length, as well as a smooth shoulder and structural correctness.
He also had a birth weight estimated breeding value (EBV) of +1.7, along with +113 400-day weight, putting him in the top five per cent of the breed for that trait, and a +141 600-day weight, ranking him in the top 10pc and a carcase weight value of +96 which was a top two per cent value.
Purchaser Chris Longley, Longaroo Pastoral, said his family had been buying bulls from the stud for 25 years for their 500 Angus cow operation, with the plan for his bulls to be used a line of 120 heifers.
The family also purchased the other RR Endeavor 9005 son, Bongongo T367 for $13,000.
Bongongo T106 was the second top-priced bull, purchased by GO Oakleigh, Coolac, for $20,000.
The bull had a milk EBV of +26, along with an intramuscular fat figure of +4.8, placing him in the top 4pc of the breed for both traits.
Coots Creek Angus, Gungarlin, was the volume buyer taking home seven bulls to a top of $10,000 to average $8428, while Beggan Beggan Pastoral Company, Harden, purchased five bulls to a top of $15,000 to average $13,200.
Bongongo stud principal Bill Graham said he appreciated the support from clients in trying times.
"A marvellous sale from many perspectives, with great support from some new buyers plus the regular clients we have, giving us an outstanding average in the current climate and conditions," Mr Graham said.
The sale was conducted by Elders Gundagai, with Elders' Lincoln McKinlay and Harry Waters as auctioneers and online via AuctionsPlus.
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