Northern Angus studs fared well when East Coast buyer Whangara Angus came over the North Island and paid the top money on two consecutive days.
The Hayward family at Waipapa station, Te Akau, got $58,000 for Twin Oaks R020.
Twin Oaks sold 51 bulls and averaged $12,500, including another at $27,000 paid by Waikari Angus, North Canterbury and three at $22,000.
The highest priced bull, the second-highest and two of the three at $22,000 were sired by Gardiner Angus Ranch Ashland, one of the top bulls in the United States.
PGG Wrightson auctioneer Cam Heggie said it was the liveliest sale he had called this season so far and the Haywards had put forward bulls in exceptional order after the very difficult season in northwestern Waikato.
The day before the Bayly family at Waitangi Angus, Bay of Islands, had a full clearance of 51 bulls and an average of $9350.
Top price of $57,000 was also paid by Whangara Angus, for Waitangi R 257 by Seven Hills 327, setting a price record for Waitangi.
Two Speckle Park bulls from Maungahina Stud, Masterton, sold at very high prices to Australia.
Maungahina Rising Star R286 sold for $65,000 to Minnamurra Speckle Park at Coolah, NSW, and Maungahina Rampage R301 sold for $60,000 to Gin Gin Speckle Park at Brunswick.
In all the McKenzie family at Maungahina sold 43 two-year bulls, plus embryos and semen lots, which was 30 Herefords averaging $8650 and 13 Speckle Parks averaging $16,500.
The top price among the Herefords was $15,000 twice.
Near Christchurch, Silverstream sold 59 of their 60 Charolais bulls with a top price of $50,000 and an average of $8132. It also sold all 17 Hereford bulls with an average of $6530 and a top of $11,500.
Glen Anthony Simmentals, Waipukurau, sold 19 of 20 offered and averaged $9947 with a top price of $17,000 paid for Glen Anthony 20-55.
Down at Amberley, North Canterbury, the Beechwood, Richon and Woodburn Hereford studs sold 22 out of 32 offered with an average of $5680 and a top price of $8000 for Woodburn Advance 200020.
Cleardale Angus, Rakaia Gorge, had a top price of $9500 and averaged $5588 across 17 sold out of 30 offered.
Atahua Angus, Kiwitea, sold 19 of 35 for an average of $10,710, helped considerably by a top price of $34,000 for Atahua 1-20, sired by US bull Fail Safe and $31,000 for Atahua 3-20, by Basin Rainmaker.
Te Whanga Angus and McFadzean Cattle Company combined to buy the top Atahua bull.
Te Whanga Angus, Masterton, had a full clearance of 23, averaged $9195 had topped at $14,500.
Rolling Rock Angus, Te Akau, had a full clearance of 21, averaged $9714 and had a top price of $20.000.
Mt Mable Angus, Woodville, had a strong sale of 32 out of 43 yarded, of which nearly half made more than $10,000. The average was $9812 and the top price $20,000 for Mt Mable 2008, followed by a $19,000 and an $18,000.
Mt Possession Angus, Ashburton Gorge, Mid-Canterbury, sold 17 out of 20 offered and averaged $7629, with a top of $13,500 paid by Neville Caldwell.
Dandaleith Angus, Dannevirke, had a full clearance of 29 and averaged $9103 compared with last year’s $8000. Their top bull was Dandaleith Garth 302 which sold for $18,000.
Brookwood Angus sold 16 of 26 offered and averaged $8375, with a top of $13,000, one at $12,500 and two at $12,000.
Sudeley Angus, Irwell in Canterbury, sold 49 out of 50 and averaged $8867 with a top price of $20.000 paid for Sudeley R308.
Elgin Angus at Elsthorpe sold 20 out of 28 and averaged $8950 with a top of $18,000.
Riverlee Herefords at Kimbolton sold 20 from 21 in the catalogue and averaged $6350 with a top price of $9200.
Earnscleugh Station sold all 49 Angus bulls for an average of $8643 and a top price of $18,000 paid by Mt Possession.
Ngaputahi Station, Pohangina Valley, offered 50 Angus bulls and sold 49 with an average of $8872 and the top price of $18,000 made twice, by Earnscleugh Station and Stokman Angus.
Totaranui Angus, Pahiatua, sold 32 out of 38 offered, averaged $8765 and had a top of $17,000 paid by a commercial farmer.
Kairuru Polled Hereford, Reporoa, sold 20 out of 27, averaged $6050 and had a top price of $21,500 paid by Monymusk Herefords.