Witherswood stud to host a leading Angus female sale
WITHERSWOOD Angus for the first time in more than 25 years will host a female cattle sale.
The October 20 auction near Wangaratta represents an opportunity to buy some of the finest Angus genetics 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, fertil- ity, 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 start at 1pm.
Go to www.witherswoodangus.com.au for information.