Wither­swood stud to host a lead­ing An­gus fe­male sale

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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