Wither­swood An­gus to host first fe­male stock sale

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

FOR the first time in more than 25 years, Wither­swood An­gus will host a fe­male sale.

Be­ing held on-farm on Oc­to­ber 20, the sale rep­re­sents some of the finest ge­net­ics avail­able in the coun­try.

An ac­cel­er­ated em­bryo breed­ing pro­gram has re­sulted in in­creased num­bers, with some 120 fe­males to be of­fered – a mix of year­ling heifers and cows with spring drop calves at foot.

“Over the past 20 years, Wither­swood - as part of our highly suc­cess­ful breed­ing pro­gram - have in­cluded a large amount of the suc­cess­ful NSW Mil­lah Mur­rah ge­net­ics,” stud owner, John Woodruff, said.

“At Wither­swood, we have worked ex­tremely hard to breed our unique type of cattle – which we have named, not sur­pris­ingly, the Wither­swood Type.

“Th­ese have not been heav­ily in­flu­enced by the race to EBV fig­ures - which are easy to pro­duce, and great to mar­ket - but the abil­ity to pro­duce cows with the cor­rect struc­ture, fer­til­ity, longevity, and good milk pro­duc­tion.

“That is most im­por­tant to a sound, long term beef op­er­a­tion.”

Back in Septem­ber 2015, Wither­swood pur­chased shares in two record break­ing An­gus bulls - King­dom K35, and Klooney K42.

Since pur­chase, the bulls have be­come piv­otal in the con­tin­ued suc­cess of the Wither­swood breed­ing pro­gram.

At the Oc­to­ber sale, Wither­swood will be­come the first Vic­to­rian stud to of­fer King­dom and Klooney prog­eny for sale.

“The re­cent Mil­lah Mur­rah Sale, in NSW, saw year­ling sons of King­dom K35 sell up to $20,000, and Klooney K42 sell to $50,000, which is a new record for a year­ling Bull,” Mr Woodruff said.

“We are very ex­cited to see how our Wither­swood prog­eny will per­form at the sale.”

The Wither­swood An­gus on prop­erty sale will be held on Oc­to­ber 20, start­ing at 1pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to the web­site at www.with­er­swoodan­gus.com.au

FIRST FE­MALE SALE: Wither­swood An­gus will hold their first ever fe­male sale on-farm on Oc­to­ber 20. The sale will her­ald a new era in An­gus ge­net­ics in Vic­to­ria, when Wither­swood be­comes the first to of­fer year­ling bulls with King­dom and Klooney blood. Pic­tured (from left) are stud man­ager Ian Peake, Wither­swood own­ers Joan and John Woodruff and An­drew McIn­tyre.

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