Ascot Stud’s $85,000 purchase Milah Murah Loch Up L133. Photo – Ben Simpson.HE’s one of the best Angus bulls in Australia, and he’s now inQueensland.
Millah Murrah Loch Up L133 has been bought by Jim Wedge and Jackie Chard’s Ascot Stud at Warwick for a stunning $85,000 atthe Thompson family’sannual Millah Murrah bull sale at Goonamurrah,Bathurst, on September 1.
Mr Wedge said the AI calf Loch Up (by the US sireThomas Up River 1614 and out ofMillah Murrah BrendaH49) was ofthetype and and had the confirmation that wasthe focus ofthe Ascot operation.
Loch Up is thehighest priced Angus bull sold in Australia this year.
“Our overriding aimis to deliver low risk, thick, polled bulls, bred with an MSA targeted approach,” Mr Wedge said.
“These strict standards are designed to produce bulls that will improve the long term efficiency and profitability of the beef industry.
“The result is progeny that will calve easily, grow, finish quickly and grade highly.
“The beautifully balancedLochup certainly fits that objective.”
Ascot Stud’s promotional video.Based on his Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) rankingsLoch Up is in the top 1 per cent of his breed. The EBVs include the top 1pcfor 200, 400, 600 days weight gain andcarcase weight. He’s also in the top 1pc for scrotal size, days to calving, theAngus breeding index, domestic index, heavy grain Index, and heavy grass Index.Loch Up is also in the top 5pc for rump fat, the top 10pc for rib fat,mature cow weight andmilk. He’s also in the top 30pc for intramuscular fat.
Ascothas since leased the international semen rights for Loch Up to ABS Australia.
With the $85,000 top priced bull Millah Murrah Loch Up L133 are auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth, breeders Ross Thompson and Wyatt Thompson, Millah Murrah, Bathurst, buyer Jim Wedge, Ascot Stud, Warwick, and Bill Cornell ABS Australia.
Ascot has a long standingconnection with Millah Murrah. Millah Murrahsale bulls produced from semen purchased from the leadAscot sire Hallmark H147 were in demand atlast week’s sale.The 10 Hallmark sons offeredaveraged $19,000. Overall theMillah Murrah sale averaged, $16,300 setting anew Australian record for any breed.
Ascot is also offeringfive Hallmark sons at the annual on-farm Ascot bull sale at North Toolburra, Warwick, on September 23.At this year’s sale54 Angus and 56 Charolais bulls will be offered. Mostwill be twoyear olds.
Ascot has about550 stud breeding females consisting of 300Angus and250 Charolais running at North Toolburra and Glen Innes.
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