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2017 Record Cow Sale

Sale Date October 19th 2017, at Bathurst NSW.

Selling Agent: Elders Bathurst (Andrew Bickford & David Simpson) with Guest Auctioneer Paul Dooley and Elders’ Andy McGeoch in the rostrum.

At a glance:

  • 100% clearance of 234 Lots offered in under four hours.
  • Top price $190,000
  • Average price $13,709
  • Gross $3,208,000

Sale facts:

  • Lot 117, PTIC cow, Prue H112 broke the record for an Angus cow, when she sold for $54,000 to East West Angus from Bingara. She passed the old mark of $48,000 set at the Aberdeen Dispersal in 2013.
  • Lot 181, PTIC heifer, Prue M4 then sold for $190,000 to break the record set less than an hour earlier. She sold to Brooklana Angus from Brooklana. East West Angus was the underbidder. This is believed to be the highest price paid for a beef female of any breed in Australasia. It is the highest price for an Angus animal of any description in Australia, surpassing the previous mark of $150,000 for the bull, Millah Murrah Kingdom K35 in 2015.
  • The average price of $13,709 for 234 Lots, surpassed the previous record for Angus (also then thought to be an industry benchmark) of $8494 for 260 Lots, set at the Wattletop stage 1 dispersal in May this year.
  • Two auctioneers sold at the sale; Paul Dooley and Andy McGeoch. Dooley stood over a majority of the offering, to sell 191 head for a gross of 2.669M. This is believed to be the largest single sale gross by one Auctioneer in Australia.
  • The $3.208M gross is believed to be the largest single vendor result in history and the largest single day gross ever for any Stud sale in Australia.
  • It is the 5th highest average ever for an Angus cow or bull sale, only surpassed by the Millah Murrah bull sales of 2015, 2016 & 2017 & Booragul’s bull sale in 2017. The industry record for a bull sale average of any breed in Australia is $16,348 for 109 bulls at Millah Murrah in 2016.
  • Six females made $40,000 or more
  • Four females made $30 - $40,000
  • 21 females made $20 - $30,000

Read the full article from The Land here.

History Made at Millah Murrah

(Monday 11th September 2017)

At our bull sale on Thursday September 7th 122 bulls sold to record the 2nd highest Angus bull sale average in history of $15,590. This mark is only eclipsed by our 2016 result when 109 bulls averaged $16,348.

A top price of $50,000 was paid for Lot 86, Millah Murrah Klooney M182. He is a 13-month-old son of the $80,000 Millah Murrah Klooney K42 who was the 2nd high selling bull at our 2015 sale. M182’s dam is a heifer, Flower K269, by Millah Murrah Doc F159. He sold to Matt Cherry & Shelly Piper, Trio Angus, Cassilis. The $50,000 price tag is an Australian record price for a yearling Angus bull and believed to have set a new all breeds bench mark.

2nd top money was paid for a 17-month son of Coonamble Hector from a Henry VIII daughter, Prue H113. This bull sold at Lot 30 for $40,000 and was purchased by the Gill family for their vertically integrated meat company, Alexander Downs Group at Merriwa. They paid the $54,000 2nd high price at the sale last year, for a bull from the same cow.

Buying support from Queensland was huge, with bulls heading to six different operations there. It was led by long term Millah Murrah bull buyers, the Shaw family of JS Grazing at Injune, who have been re writing the commercial weaner record books at the Roma yards in recent years. They purchased six bulls for a gross of $128,000, including two yearlings, underlying their total commitment to producing best product in the market.

Richie Hooper from Taroom returned for a 4th year to purchase five bulls to $20,000 twice for his largely Brahman based operation. Ron Pullen of Codrilla Pastoral Co near Comet, came for the 1st time and took six bulls to $20,000, averaging $15,666, to go into their large Romagnola herd.

Bulls went to all states, with 40% selling within a 100km radius.

Read the full article from The Land here.

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Record Territory

L133

Millah Murrah Loch Up L133

Wyatt Thompson & Bill Cornell

Wyatt Thompson & Bill Cornell

Jim Wedge

Jim Wedge

Millah Murrah Lakeside L69

Millah Murrah Lakeside L69

Robert Gill

Robert Gill

Hugh Kraefft, Merriwa, with Julie, Jeremy & Jenny Shaw at Roma

Hugh Kraefft, Merriwa, with Julie, Jeremy & Jenny Shaw at Roma

Andrew Bickford and Sale Auctioneer, Paul Dooley

Elders Bathurst’s Andrew Bickford and Sale Auctioneer, Paul Dooley

Jacki Chard, Ross Thompson, Jim Wedge, Andrew Bickford, Dimity Thompson, Jane Thompson, Paul Dooley, Wyatt Thompson & Bill Cornell

Jacki Chard, Ross Thompson, Jim Wedge, Andrew Bickford, Dimity Thompson, Jane Thompson, Paul Dooley, Wyatt Thompson & Bill Cornell with $85,000 Millah Murrah Loch Up L133