Opawa Simmental at Albury, South Canterbury, started the bull sale season in the south with a top price of $21,000 for Opawa Kamikaze, sold by the Timperley family.
David Timperley said the purchaser was Rowan Sanford, from Hawke’s Bay.
Opawa put up 23 bulls this year, eight more than last year, and sold them all for an average price of $7300.
The season began with sales of exotic bulls and prices and clearances were good for vendors, agents say.
Gold Creek Simmental, Mātāwai, East Coast, had a top price of $13,000 and other sales for $11,000 and $11,500.
The Sanson family’s offering was 31 bulls and 29 of those sold at auction for an average price of $7070.
Ruaview Simmental and Angus at Ohakune had a top price of $15,000 for Ruaview Henry 210010 and $8000 for Powerhouse 210019.
The average paid was $5140 for 18 bulls sold out of 31 offered.
Kerrah Simmentals, Wairoa, had an excellent sale of 72 bulls out of 73 offered and an average of $8285.
Top price was $18,000 paid for Kerrah K429 and $17,000 was paid for Kerrah K269.
Glenwood Angus, Taieri, had a top sale of $10,000 and two at $9000, among nine sold of 11 offered and an average price of $7666.
At the same time Loch Lomond South Devon sold two at $7800 and $5000.
Puketoi Angus, Central Otago, sold 18 out of 19 bulls offered with a top price of $11,500 and two sold at $10,000. The sale average was $7333.
Penvose Angus at Wedderburn had a top price of $16,000 and sold two at $15,000.
There was a full clearance of 30 bulls for an excellent average price of $10,800, some $3000 ahead of last year.
Inaugural online vendor Dave Warburton in Hawke’s Bay sold Hollow Top Angus bull DG2111 for $16,000 and another for $4000. He also sold two Waiohine Hereford bulls for $3500 each.
Delmont Angus, at Clinton, sold 28 of 30 bulls offered with a top price of $12,000 and an average price of $7242.
Coleman Farms Charolais at Kaikohe sold 15 out of 16 at auction with a top price of $7250 and an average price of $5150.
Kaimoa South Devon at Eketāhuna sold 15 out of 20 with a top price of $11,500 and an average of $7833.
Beresford Simmental, Owaka, had a top price of $19,000 for Beresford 1205210013, paid by Jon Knauf of Kerrah Simmentals, Wairoa.
Beresford vendor Warren Burgess put up 18 bulls and sold 11, with an average of $7410.
Leafland Simmental, Mosgiel, sold 11 of 22 bulls offered with a top price of $7000 and an average of $5090.
Angus NZ president Mike Smith, Kincardine Stud, Queenstown, made $23,000 for Kincardine Storm Maker, sold to Jim Burrows, Glenlake Farm, Waipara.
Lot 2 was Kincardine 21-115 and he sold to Matukituki Station, Wānaka for $18,000. Two lots made $16,000 and the sale average was $10,850 for 16 sold out of 18 offered.