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