$190K sale and rainfall
THE Thompson family lived a dream 24 hours.
Their heifer broke the Australian angus record, going under the hammer for $190,000, and that same night they received an inch of rain.
“It’s the best 24 hours we have had in a long time,” Ross Thompson said.
Millah Murrah Angus stud, situated near Bathurst in New South Wales, actually broke several records last week, as its 234 sold females averaged $13,709, toppling past cow sale records of $9000.
On top of that, its second highest priced lot went for $54,000, which also broke the current record of $45,000. However, it’s the sale of Millah Murrah Prue M4 to Brooklana Angus Stud that has caused a stir in the cattle industry.
Mr Thompson admits to feeling quietly confident Prue would be well received by bidders. The 21-month-old heifer is out of donor female Millah Murrah Prue F141 and by Coonamble Hector H249.
“She has enormous presence and a beautiful disposition,” he said.
“She is from a good proven pedigree, which is a long way removed from what’s on offer across much of the market.
“I marketed her as one of the best animals we had bred in 50 years and the market agreed.”
The next day however, it was back to reality for the family as they had to load cattle in pouring rain. But there were no complaints from Mr Thompson.
“We are mindful that this is the time of our lives. This is the cumulation of 50 years of hard work,” he said.
“We are just so grateful for the support we have received.”
FAMILY STUD: Millah Murrah Angus stud owners, the Thompson family, which includes Dimity and Ross as well as their daughters Twiggy, Millie and Olivia.
Millah Murrah Prue M4, a $190,000 heifer. This image was taken after an inch of overnight rain.