In what is considered a world record average price for a sale exceeding 100 females, Millah Murrah Angus rewrote the record books to sell 170 female lots for a $140,000 top and $29,730 average last week.
The top price of $140,000 went to Millah Murrah Flower N30, when purchased by Lisa Clune, Edengate, Manjimup, WA. At $140,000 for a half share, this price equals the highest valued animal sold at auction in Australian Angus history, equaling Millah Murrah Rocketman R38 who made $280,000 in 2021 at the Millah Murrah Bull Sale.
Millah Murrah Flower R95 and Millah Murrah Flower S121 both sold for $100,000, with Chris Paterson, Heart Angus, Tamworth NSW taking home R95 and Coolie Angus, Merriwa NSW, taking home S121.
In the break down 96 cows with calves averaged $36,445, 14 PTIC cows sold to $45,000 to average $21,786 and 60 PTIC heifers sold to $80,000 to average $24,367.
The record breaking average was only last broken in 2022 when Circle 8 Angus sold 78 females for an average of $20,950. Prior to that the 2017 Millah Murrah female sale saw 234 females average $13,709.
Millah Murrah principal Ross Thompson was astounded by the results.
A check of the Angus breed history books shows only the Millah Murrah bull sales of 2021 and 2022 and the Milwillah bull sale of 2022 have recorded a better average result. Something which Ross Thompson said he found astounding
And when summing up the sale for the crowd on hand at the sale, ‘For everyone that has bought today, I am excited for you, I have a lot of belief in what you have bought, I have put a lot of effort in to understanding the genetics globally, I see everything that we use, we put a lot of thought in to it’.
‘I hope that some of you can propel forward with what you have brought today. It is going to be fun watching where they go’.
And with more females sales liRecords roll for Angus females sted online with Angus Australia and still to run at the time of publishing, the Angus breed is on track to break even more records .
Feature Image: $140,000 top selling female Millah Murrah Flower N30. Image: Studstocksales.com