*58 of 62 bulls sold to $33,000, av $9224
THE on-property sale record tumbled at Yarram Park on Monday as bull prices escalated under the auctioner's hammer.
Yarram Star General P181, Lot 6, sold to Barry Newcomen, Newcomen Hereford stud, Ensay, for the top price of $33,000.
The excitement in the crowd grew as the record was hit and the chatter grew as further positive pricing continued to be achieved through the sale.
The overall result was that 58 of 62 bulls offered were sold at auction with a final average of $9224.
Of the four remaining bulls, three were sold shortly after the sale.
Yarram Park stud principal Jeremy Upton was expecting solid results in the sale with the hard work his team had put in over the previous three years.
"We were thrilled with the sale, it was strongly supported by our long-term buyers and it was great to see some new clients," Mr Upton said.
"We thought there was some good buying, there was some good value for money with some commercial end bulls and our top end bulls going into both commercial and stud herds."
Mr Newcomen was looking forward to bringing the bull back to his property in Ensay.
"He's got good figures, he's a well balanced bull, and he should be suitable for heifers and that's important," he said.
"I just liked him, I wasn't expecting him to make that much money, but somebody else liked him too."
Mr Newcomen is a repeat buyer and has been top-priced bull buyer in previous years.
"We have bought in the past from Yarram Park and we have a lot of bulls in our sale this year that have been sired by those bulls," he said.
Yarram Park property owner Antony Baillieu was confident the breeding program used at Yarram Park was set to deliver results for clients.
"If we can get a bull to breed as well or better than he appears to be, then we've got a bull that's worth persisting with," Mr Baillieu said.