Millah Murrah's $14,000 high
(Courtesy The Land Thursday September 13, 2007 page 49)
A total clearance of 52 Angus bulls at the Thompson family's Millah
Murrah Angus sale, Bathurst, sold to $14,000 to average $5385 and gross
Ross Thompson, co-principal of Millah Murrah Angus stud, said he was
pleased with the result, with 73 per cent of bulls going to return buyers.
Exactly 50 per cent of the offering went to the immediate Bathurst
area, while bulls sold as far afield as Roma, Queensland, and to Dimity
Hirst's Entally Forest Angus stud in Tasmania.
First-time buyer, Neville Duddy, came from the New England.
Mr Duddy manages Barnay Partnership, "The Downs", Glen Innes, which
join 250 commercial Angus cows.
He was impressed with what he saw, purchasing Millah Murrah Woody B23
for the top price.
B23 was a 6.6-frame, 18-month-old, 754-kilogram son of Millah Murrah
Mr Duddy purchased another Woody son for himself and his wife, Val,
He was accompanied by his brother, Herb Duddy, and agent, Terry te Velde,
who purchased a Woody W100 son for $8000 for Bolivia Station.
"It is our first time at the Millah Murrah sale and we found the cattle
to be very even and extremely good types", Neville Duddy said.
After inspecting Millah Murrah stock during Southern Beef Week, John
Snodgrass, Cudgell Creek Angus stud, Young, returned and purchased Millah
He was the first son of Crusader of Stern to be offered at Millah murrah,
weighing 940kg at 24 months, A189 sold for the second top price of
Volume buyers were Drew and Mikala Lenehan, Georges Plains, who purchased
six bulls, four sons of New Level and two by Woody W100 at an average
The Lenehans have been using Millah Murrah bulls for many years and
are building Angus cow numbers with a view to holding an on-property
commercial production sale.
Other volume buyers included long-term Millah Murrah supporter, Greg
Reeves, for G.V. Stewart, Running Stream, who bought three Woody W100
sons at $5000 each.
Return buyers, the Royds family, Braidwood, purchased three Woody W100
sons, to average $5833, while another longtime user of Millah Murrah
genetics, Mike Gilder, Merriwa, purchased two spring-2005-drop bulls
to average $5750.
The sale was attended by more than 130 people and conducted by Elders
with Paul Dooley as auctioneer.