A $6.2-MILLION spending spree over the past week has seen producers spend an average $5465 on bulls.
Sales monitored by The Weekly Times show 1140 bulls were sold, with a clearance rate of 90 per cent.
Bull averages have ranged from $2600 to $7041.
This comes as some studs to offer more bulls in an effort to make prices more realistic for vendors.
To date this selling season, the top has been $30,000 achieved by Bowmont Herefords at Tattyoon.
But plenty of studs are recording near total clearances and averages close to last year, despite offering more sires.
Landmark south-east region stud stock manager Ray Attwell rated this year's sales "every bit as good as last year".
"Some of the averages might be down a bit but most have continued with the strength we saw 12 months ago," Mr Atwell said.
"Many vendors decided to offer more bulls to make them more buyable and more affordable and they are happy with the way its turned out".
A standout result last week was Mandayen Limousin in Furner, in South Australia, which sold 72 bulls for a $6395 average - up $1109 on last year - and a top of $19,500 for an offering of 72 bulls, 10 more than last year.
Others include Injemira Hereford and Poll Herefords, which offered six more bulls but still averaged $538 more, and Weeran Angus at Byaduk, which offered eight more bulls and pushed its average up by $494.
But some sales haven't done so well, despite selling similar numbers of bulls to last year.
Some of the tougher results include South Boorook at Mortlake selling 65 per cent of the 46 bulls offered, and Gelentrevor Herefords at Berrigan, in NSW, which sold fewer than half its 21 bulls. Charolais breeder Vern Wilson sold just five of the 25 bulls he offered at the stud's inaugural sale at Goornong last week, but was confident the remainder of his sires would sell.
"We've found that sometimes breeders don't want the bulls until just before they need them," he said. "I am sure we will sell the bulls."