Millah Murrah Angus was founded in 1969 by Wyatt & Winsome Thompson.
Foundation females were purchased at the Wallah dispersal. On farm bull sales commenced in 1988.
In 2003, as part of succession planning, all Millah Murrah registered females older than 12 months were sold. Ross & Dimity Thompson retained 75 heifer weaners, from which they have built the Millah Murrah herd to where it sits today.
Millah Murrah has set a suite of sales records over the past decade. Three times our bulls have raised the individual price record for the breed with Woody W100 at $41,000 in 2003, Kingdom at $150,000 in 2015 & Paratrooper at $160,000 in 2019. Each year since 2011 Millah Murrah has achieved the highest averaging Angus bull sale in the nation, raising the breed average bull price record six times in the process, most recently setting the benchmark at $20,384 for 78 bulls at our 2020 sale. Millah Murrah set a pair of Australasian industry records at our 2017 female sale where 234 breeding age females sold to average $13,709, topping at $190,000 for Prue M4.
In 2018 the Walker family of Keringa Angus in South Australia purchased a slice of the Millah Murrah herd as part of a joint breeding agreement aimed at expanding the Millah Murrah genetic footprint. The majority of the spring calving herd now resides in SA, while the Autumn calving herd remains at Bathurst. All breeding decisions are made through live physical evaluation by Ross Thompson with Trent Walker in close consultation. Male calves are sent to NSW at weaning and marketed from the home base. Between 500-600 registered calves will be born over the next 12 months, catering for the ever growing demand for MM branded bulls and genetics in the market place.
A key component of our breeding approach is a commitment to live inspection of every sire used in the herd. This necessitates extensive travel, with six trips to the USA, a similar number of visits to NZ and 10’s of thousands of kilometres travel throughout Australia over the past decade, assessing potential introductions to the herd. Mating decisions are made with phenotypic outcome the paramount consideration.
Bull sales are held annually on the 1st Thursday in September. In 2021, 120 bulls will be auctioned on September 2nd. A further 50 bulls will be sold by private treaty.
Female sales are held four to five years, our most recent sale was on October 19th 2017.
Embryos are sold by private treaty. Contacts us by email for current availability.