(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.