MUDGEE region commercial Angus breeders gave their seal of approval to Coffin Creek bulls today when all 31 two year-old and yearling bulls offered, sold at auction to $16,000 and averaged $9032.
The offering was sold at the White family’s fifth annual on-property sale at Mudgee with all but four bulls sell within the Mid-Western region.
Stud principals Nigel White and sons, Jack and Harry, said they were delighted with the sale results, which they agreed were above their expectations and thanked all buyers and bidder for their participation and faith in the Coffin Creek breeding programs.
Glen Alice district Angus breeders running some 150 cows, Nelson Investments, “Myalla”, paid the top price while buying two bulls by Wattletop sires, one at $16,000 and another at $13,000.
Sale-topper was the 680 kilogram Coffin Creek L18, by Wattletop New Day J220 and from the Gilmandyke Edmund sired Coffin Creek J63.
The other weighing 660kg, was Coffin Creek L16 by Wattletop Franklin J15 and from Coffin Creek J78, a granddaughter of Millah Murrah Tex.
Relatively new to beef cattle production and Angus cattle in particular, Nathan and Jacqui Coates, “Wanda Vale”, Hargraves, paid second top price of $15,000 for Coffin Creek L73 by Coffin Creek Horatio H16 from a Coffin Creek dam full at Patawalla and Twynam blood of her sire’s side and Comfort Hill on her dam’s.
The Coates had purchased 30 PTIC heifers from the White family earlier this year and were looking for a bull now they had calved.
The sale was conducted by McDonald Lawson, Mudgee, with guest auctioneer, Paul Dooley, Tamworth.