GOOLAGONG stud, Warnertown, was rewarded for its significant investment in Angus genetics with a near total clearance and $9500 high at its third annual on-property sale on Friday.
Thirty-three of 34 Angus averaged $4803.
But demand for the Tiller family's Santa Gertrudis offering was limited, with just three of 15 Santa Gertrudis bulls averaging $4333.
Lot 2, Goolagong Docklands N14, an ET-bred son of Carabar Docklands and out of the stud's exceptional donor cow Pathfinder Ada F291 (which had nine sons in the sale) made the top money.
The 834-kilogram Angus sold to Tom Wardle, Wardle & Co, who also bought lot 3, a bull sired by Millah Murrah Kingdom K35 out of the same donor cow Ada F291 for $5000.
These two new sires will go to the Wardles' Rudall property on the Eyre Peninsula, where they run 500 predominantly Angus cows.
The Wardles calve year-round and finish the progeny to 500kg to 600kg liveweight in their feedlot.
BM&BP Mumford, Redhill, provided strong competition on the top end with six bulls to $7500, averaging $6000.
Williams Cattle Company, Carrieton, operating through Landmark Balaklava's Kelly Evans, bought 15 bulls averaging $4000.
Their tally included the entire first offering of Sangus bulls (Santa Gertrudis-Angus) with the three averaging $4000.
The Sangus will be mated with Hereford cows on the Williamses' northern-most Hamilton Station north of Oodnadatta. while the 12 Angus will go to their Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta properties.
Karoongi Pastoral, Minlaton, secured the $5000 top price Santa Gertrudis bull, lot 41, Goolagong N102.
The 20-month-old was an ET-bred son of homebred sire Goolagong Legacy L2 and weighed 808kg with an impressive eye muscle area of 126 square centimetres.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders with Landmark's Richard Miller the auctioneer.
Mr Miller said the sale was an excellent offering of "industry focused bulls."
He said there was very good competition on the top end of the Angus catalogue selling to a wide geographical area, including the South East.
Goolagong stud principal Heath Tiller was very happy with result and said it was pleasing to see new and repeat clients.