A YOUNG bull, aptly called Formidabull, set a new record when he sold for $9500 at the 2012 Sunstate Angus Sale in Warwick on Friday.
Bred by the Hill family from Bulliac stud at Miles, the two-year-old sire sold to Brett and Rana Haager from Valor Brook Angus at Bell.
A total of 74 bulls were sold for an average $4750 at the annual sale, with buyers coming from as far north as Clermont and west to Roma.
The Hill family arguably produced one of the best vendor results, selling their draft of 11 sires for an average $6500.
But Ben Hill downplayed his stud's success, emphasising the figures were a result of the increasing popularity of the Angus breed.
"The breed continues to be very popular and it's really rewarding to see bulls going into those non-traditional Angus areas, like northern and western Queensland," Mr Hill said.
Other local vendors to do well at the sale included first-time vendor Stanthorpe's Ken Hollingsworth, who sold his two Lode Creek bulls for an average $5750.
Allora's Kellie Smith, who has been a longtime supporter of the Sunstate sale, also enjoyed success with her draft of four K5X bulls selling for a high of $6500 to average $5000.
Other high-priced sires included Bulliac Fast Forward and Bulliac Formula, which sold for $7500 each and went into the Clermont and Old Koorelah regions respectively.
The Bennett family from Boonah offered another top performer, Merly Fling, which was bought by the Hindell family from Roma for $6500.
Also from over the range, Black Thor Angus sold its lot 14 entry, Black Thor Falkirk, for $6500, with the young sire going to Euranbah Grazing at Roma.
"It was quite a reasonable sale," Mr Hill said.
"The top price was up significantly on last year, but our averages were probably slightly down.
"So, as always, the Sunstate group are striving to improve and we will be sitting down now and looking at how we can do better in 2013."