Offering a line-up of bulls that have already proven their ability to perform in the ups and downs of climate diversity, the Hill family of Bulliac Angus drew buyers from both Queensland and NSW last Thursday.
A draft of 78 bulls went under the hammer on-property at Wandaloo, Miles, with 59 of them off to new homes for an average of $6050 and clearance rate of 75 per cent.
It was the first bull through the ring that attracted the top price of $14,000, knocked down to Appleton Cattle Co, Alpha.
As popular as his namesake, Bulliac Pearl Jam P411 was the only bull in this year's catalogue that had been used.
Sired by USA 17666102 LD Capitalist 316, the rising two-year-old weighed 800 kilograms, had a scrotal measurement of 41 centimetres, and boasted estimated breeding values of +83 and +107, respectively, for 400- and 600-day growth.
Another Capitalist 316 son also made the second-top price, with Bulliac Papalii P406 selling for $12,000.
Purchased by Des and Karen Dahl, Brolga Gully, Baralaba, the two-year-old boasted plenty of shape and muscle mass for a low birth weight, calving ease bull, with 400- and 600-day growth EBVs of +89 and +117, respectively.
Weighing 756kg, Papalii measured 38cm in the scrotal and had a progressive motility of 80pc.
Central western NSW agency Halcroft and Bennett, Coonamble, were the top volume buyers, putting together a draft of seven bulls for an average of $4285, while Peter Langtree from Laurel Park at Tarzali on the Atherton Tablelands selected five bulls for a $6200 average.
The Hansen family, Childers; Lawndock Pastoral, Chinchilla; and Wallongra Pastoral Co, Wandoan, each purchased four new sires.
The sale was conducted by Elders, and interfaced via Elite Livestock Auctions and AuctionsPlus.