Wither­swood An­gus sells 62 bulls with a top of $12,000

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

THE rise in the qual­ity of the North East beef herd looks set to con­tinue af­ter last Tues­day’s Wither­swood An­gus stud sale.

A 200 strong crowd, in­clud­ing many lo­cal buy­ers, turned out for the sale at the Taminick prop­erty, which is home to Australia’s most ex­pen­sive An­gus bull.

Some im­pres­sive re­sults were recorded in­clud­ing a top price of $12,000.

Bid­ding was brisk and fast from some of the lead­ing An­gus breed­ers from lo­cally and around the coun­try keen to seize on the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a bull with su­pe­rior ge­net­ics and ben­e­fit from the ‘Wither­swood Method’ and their over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the game.

Some of the lo­cal buy­ers in­cluded Seven Creeks Es­tate, Euroa, pur­chas­ing nine lots, and a new buyer for Wither­swood, Hop­kins River Beef, Dunkeld, who pur­chased four lots with oth­ers from Greta, Myrtle­ford and Wan­garatta.

Top sale for the day was lot 25 which proved it was a “chip off the old block” of its sire, Mil­lah Mur­rah Kingdom K35.

The av­er­age price was a cred­itable $5274, as 62 of 68 bulls were sold.

John Woodruff of Wither­swood An­gus couldn’t have been hap­pier with the sale.

“We were de­lighted with the re­sults on the day,” Mr Woodruff said.

“Af­ter all the hard work of build­ing a lead­ing An­gus Stud in the past 20 years it is a very worth­while ex­pe­ri­ence to see some ter­rific prices paid for our ge­net­ics.

“We were es­pe­cially pleased with the amount of lo­cal buy­ers in to­day’s auc­tion, as we are al­ways pleased to see our cat­tle go to our lo­cal clients, who have al­ways sup­ported us strongly.

“All the cat­tle sold will have a good home and they will show up at lo­cal sales in the next few years.

“They will fur­ther en­hance the qual­ity of the North East beef herd which is one of the ben­e­fits of in­vest­ing in good bulls and fe­males.

“Our top bull for the day went lo­cally to Calview Pas­toral in Laceby, and another lo­cal buyer Ross Car­ring­ton pur­chased nine bulls.

“The weather was per­fect and we had an ex­cel­lent turnout to cre­ate a great at­mos­phere and pro­vide plenty of com­pet­i­tive bid­ding for our sought af­ter bulls.”

Wither­swood An­gus is part of a con­sor­tium that is the owner of Mil­lah Mur­rah Kingdom K35, pur­chased for an Aus­tralian An­gus record of $150,000 in Septem­ber 2015.

The stud con­sor­tium also pur­chased Mil­lah Mur­rah Klooney K42 for $80,000, the fifth high­est ever recorded for an Aus­tralian An­gus bull.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit http://www.with­er­swoodan­gus.com.au/.

PHO­TOS: Rod North

BEST IN SHOW: This prog­eny of Mil­lah Mur­rah Kingdom K35 fetched the high­est price of $12,000 at the Wither­swood An­gus bull sale at Taminick last Tues­day.

ALL SMILES: John Woodruff of Wither­swood An­gus with happy buy­ers Ross Car­ring­ton (Seven Creeks Es­tate) and Wayne El­lis (Seven Creeks man­ager).

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