In an excellent result for Angus in Australia, Millah Murrah Angus broke two Australian Angus records last week, both previously held by themselves, for top priced Angus bull sold in Australia and the highest sale average for an Angus sale.
Lot 12 Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15 sold to the Cohen family of Oldfield Angus Stud (formerly Cherylton Angus), WA for $160,000, with global semen distribution rights to ABS Australia, beating the previous Australian record set in 2015.
Sired by US sire EF Commando 1366 and from a dam line featuring Australian and NZ maternal lines including Highlander of Stern, Millah Murrah Woody W100, Matauri Reality and further back to Crusader of Stern, the 19-month-old frame 6 bull weighed 840kg on sale day.
Breeder Ross Thompson said the following regarding the bull.
“P15 carries a very strong, balanced set of EBV data to back his amazing phenotype and structure. I felt he was the most complete all-round option to come from the Millah Murrah program and already has 50 pregnancies due in February.”
“He carries near perfect structural scores and an outstanding carcase shape with exceptional top line muscling all the way in behind the shoulder.”
“I think he is a very exciting option for the breed right now. His figures make him very easy to use and his pedigree is open to many of the current crop of bloodlines in the breed; Emperor, Regent, Klooney, Kingdom, Hallmark etc,” Mr Thompson said.
The previous record was set at the 2015 Millah Murrah Bull Sale, when Millah Murrah Kingdom K35 was purchased by a syndicate of Witherswood Angus, ABS Australia, Gilmandyke Angus and Ascot Angus for $150,000.
The sale overall had a full clearance of 69 bulls heading across the nation, with a record-breaking sale average of $17,261, surpassing the previous record set by Millah Murrah in 2016 where an average of $ 16,348 was achieved.
Top Image: Fletch Kelly ABS, Chad Hall, Will Solway, Paul Cowan & Siobhan Solway (Oldfield Angus), Auctioneer Paul Dooley, Ross Thompson MM, Andrew Bickford Elders, Bill Cornell ABS. Image courtesy of The Land