The Nixon family, Devon Court Herefords, Drillham, sold bulls to $11,000 twice at their annual on-property bull sale on Tuesday. Overall 17 bulls sold from the 33 offered to average $6852.
Stud principal Tom Nixon said considering the adverse seasonal conditions he was pleased with the result.
"This result is as good as we can expect in a tough year," Mr Nixon said.
First bull to make the top money was Devon Court Jubilant N174, a son of Minlacowie Jubilant J123 from a Devon Court Lioness female. He was secured through Elite Livestock Auctions for Clermont beef producers Darren and Alice Marks, Winvic.
At 22 months of age Devon Court Jubilant N174 had a weight of 950kg, eye muscle area of 13 sq cm and scrotal circumference of 36cm.
Paying the same money was Roma district cattleman, John Galwey, Stuarts Creek, Roma. Mr Galwey secured Devon Court Advance N125 (H), a son of Devon Court Advance K126 from the Devon Court Baroness female family.
At 25 months of age Devon Court Advance N125 (H) weighed 1045kg, has a eye muscle area 135 sq cm and scrotal circumference of 41cm.
Mr Galwey will join Advance over unregistered Stuarts Creek Hereford stud females to breed commercial bulls he sells in the paddock to long time loyal clients.
The price tag of $9000 was achieved on three occasions. First to sell was Devon Court Nash N138 (H) another son of Devon Court Advance K126, bought by the Pretty family, Jindivick, Victoria.
Tony and Barb Hollis, Lotus Hereford Stud, Glen Innes, NSW also selected another son of Devon Court Advance K126, while Spottswood Grazing, Moura, bought Devon Court Jubilant N212 (AI)(P).
Volume buyer was Don Davis, Lyndamere,Theodore, who finished with three bulls to average $5333.
Agents: Landmark, GDL.