The Corrigan family sold all 92 Angus bulls at their annual autumn on-property sale at Culcairn on Tuesday and realised a top price of $24,000 with a sale average of $7070.
The top priced bull, Rennylea N473, a 19-month-old son of HPCA Intensity out of a daughter of Te Mania Berkley, weighed 750 kilograms and had a scrotal circumference of 39 centimetres. He sat in the top one per cent for 200-day weight at +62 and top 10pc for intramuscular fat at +3. He was purchased in partnership by Doug Tozer, Onslow Angus, Wallendbeen, and Alastair Day, Allendale Angus, Bordertown, South Australia.
"I loved his hindquarter and sound conformation," Mr Day said.
Mr Tozer said the bull's overall balance and thickness of hindquarter and lovely soft skin attracted his attention.
"His good textured skin and hair pattern correlate to eating quality and soft meat," he said.
Solid prices included $15,000 paid for Rennylea N903 by Balmoral Park Angus, Yea, Victoria, and $15,000 for Rennylea N1165 by S Camarri and Co, Nannup, Western Australia. McRae Pastoral Co, Goondiwindi, Queensland, paid $20,000 for Rennylea N845.
The 19-month-old son of Pathfinder General weighed 780kg, with a scrotal circumference of 41cm and was in the top one per cent for eye muscle area, and top 10 per cent 400-day weight and heavy grass index.
Volume buyers included L.S Kelly and Co, Hexham, Vic, who returned to buy 12 bulls for a $6917 average, and Shadowgrove Pty Ltd, Khancoban who selected four sires for a $9000 average.
Stud co-principal Lucinda Corrigan thought the sale result was very good considering the dry autumn.
"In a season like this we are delighted with the support with many repeat clients securing their selections," she said. "We had bulls sell into SA, WA and Victoria as well as NSW." The sale was interfaced with AuctionsPlus and conducted by Paull and Scollard Landmark, Wodonga, with Landmark auctioneers Andrew Wishart and Peter Godbolt.