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2017 Cow Sale Catalogue

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STUD FEMALE SALE: OCTOBER 19th 2017

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250 registered cows & heifers will be offered for sale on October 19th this year. It is the first Stud female sale at Millah Murrah for almost five years.

The sale features the sectional dispersal of:
  • 64 PTIC Autumn calving M drop heifers
  • 44 PTIC Autumn calving L drop cows &
  • 56 Spring calving L drop heifers with calves at foot
There are no loopholes here. Anything not presented for competition from these sections of the herd will be relegated to our recipient herd once its calf is weaned.

These females are the siblings to the record setting bull sales of 2016 & 2017. They have all their breeding life ahead of them, with 50 years of Millah Murrah maternal background as their foundation. There is no doubt they will nurse, or be carrying pregnancies to, dozens of bulls that would sell at the top end of our sales if retained.

An elite group of approximately 80 mature cows will also be offered, including select donor cows.

With a young family approaching High School age, we have decided to scale back the Stud business for the next few years. Dimity and I look forward to having more involvement in the kids’ school lives. We are blessed to have this option.

While the sale features sectional dispersals of the herd, Millah Murrah is not dispersing.

Bull Sales will continue apace, with 130 bulls to be catalogued for 2018. We envisage bull sale numbers settling around the 80-100 mark thereafter, for the mid-term.

We agonized for months over what to put forward for sale and now present a true “heart of the herd” opportunity, without “shooting ourselves in the foot” in terms of the quality of the future Millah Murrah herd. We retain 180 unjoined heifers, a large portion of the mature cows, all the recipients and approximately 150 frozen embryos to implant this spring.

Just as the sale offering allows buyers the opportunity to delve right into the heart of our programme, equally we feel well equipped for the future.

Of interest, in 2003, as part of family succession, Millah Murrah dispersed all but 70 heifer weaners. Rebuilding from that base, by 2011, with a lot of dedication and sound research, we had set a new record average for Angus bull sales in Australia.

We believe, with similar dedication and sound judgement, the cows coming forward on October 19th offer buyers the same opportunities we had in 2003.

 

Embryos

Due to the female sale, embryo sales will go on hold until further notice.

Results of our most recent Stud Female Sale April 24th 2013

100% clearance was achieved and an all breeds Australian record average price was set, at the Millah Murrah Stud female sale on April 24th.

In summary, 61 cows & calves sold to a top of $28,000 to average $8943, while 51 dry cows sold to $24,000 to average $6784.

The combined average of the 112 Lots was $7960.

Watch the sale video for highlights and read The Land report available here.

 

December 2015 Millah Murrah Matrons

Autumn 2015 Donor Team Video

2014/2015 Matrons Video