Doug and Barb Tozer, Onslow Angus, Cootamundra, offered 40 two-year-old bulls for their annual spring sale and realised a top price of $17,000 with an average price of $6680 for 35 sold.

Repeat buyers were again a feature of the Tozer family sale, with Bill and Catia Lenehan, Inverlochie, Harden, paying top price for their selection, Onslow Galilee, an 1110 kilogram son of Dunoon Galilee.

Mr Lenehan was attracted to the bull for his depth and length and overall balance for such a heavy young bull with a scrotum size of 41cm.

“He has great width through his brisket with a tremendous hindquarter and great conformation,” he said.

“He will certainly be a valuable addition to our herd.”

The Lenehan family run a large Angus herd at Inverlochie, with the aim of turning steers of pasture ready for feedlot entry.

Other excellent sales included one at $13,500 when Hollywood Pastoral Co, Crookwell purchased Onslow Gatsby N240, a 1005kg son of Bowmont Gatsby K305 and therefore grandson of Millwillah Gatsby G279.

Besides his weight for age the bull has also recorded the impressive estimated breeding values (EBVs) of +112 for 600 day, +5.4 for EMA and +1 for rib fat.

They also made a second purchase Onslow Gatsby P483 for $7000.

A further sale at $13,500 was made when Nigel Campbell, Kinloch Angus, Perth, Tasmania bought Onslow Gatsby N249 sired by Bowmont Gatsby K305.

Mr Campbell has been coming to Onslow Angus for the past 18 years and this year his top selection had outstanding EBVs of +112 for 600 day, +12 for milk, +2.2 for EMA and +2.4 for rib fat.

Another good sale was $11,000 paid by J and A McDonnell, Tumbarumba for their choice of the draft Onslow Halifax P389, a 17-month old son of Dunoon Halifax H834.

Their young sire weighed 793kg and with a scrotum size of 38cm his EBVs of +91 for 400 day and +121 for 600 day certainly complemented his correct conformation.

Repeat buyers Jeremiah Pastoral Co, Adjungbilly paid $7000 for their choice Onslow Deen N209 while volume buyers included PJC Family Trust, Goulburn who bought two bulls to average $6500.

Speaking after the sale, studmaster Doug Tozer reflected on the season and the quality of the bulls presented.

“We are all travelling through tough times, but it is reassuring to see buyers returning to secure good bulls for their herds,” he said.

“Some of those families are now in their second generation of buying bulls from us.”

The sale was settled by Elders Rural Services, Goulburn, with Andy McGeoch taking the bids.