Hardigreen Park Santa Gertrudis stud held its annual bull sale at Wallabadah on Thursday with a top price of $9000, and an average price of $4715.
Of the 14 bulls on offer, seven sold under the hammer for a 50 per cent clearance, with another bull selling afterwards.
Hardigreen stud manager Colin Patterson was pleased with the result despite the hard conditions and thanked the support of new and repeat buyers.
"The bulls had been prepared for the long haul and not pushed to finish" he said.
A 23-month-old son of Dangarfield Yoda Y200, Hardigreen Park N38, sold for the top price of $9000 and was secured by Jim Scully, Carlow, Blackall, Queensland.
The bull was purchased on behalf of Mr Scully by Nigel Ferguson, a Santa Gertrudis classifier from Toowoomba, Qld.
Speaking after the sale, Mr Ferguson said the bull had been purchased to upgrade commercial cattle, due to his natural thickness and breed character.
Mr Scully was also the losing bidder on the second highest bull, a 24-month-old son of Yarrawonga Formidable L872 who sold for $6500 to bulk buyer Lo Pilato Bros of Cooma.
Lo Pilato Bros secured five bulls in total to average $4100.
Hardigreen stud principal Moreton Rolfe advised that the results on the board of the Helmsman style auction indicated there was plenty of faith in the Santa breed despite the conditions.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Tamworth and Elite Livestock Auctions.
Read the full report in next week's edition of The Land.