Media Release: Witherswood to Sell – Some of the Best Angus Genetics Available in Australia

Posted on October 19th, by Bourse Communications in News and Announcements. Comments Off on Media Release: Witherswood to Sell – Some of the Best Angus Genetics Available in Australia

After 25 years in the industry, John and Joan Woodruff will oversee the complete dispersal of their renowned stud, Witherswood Angus (Witherswood), with the sale of the 400+ Lot female herd starting today, Friday, 19th October. The Woodruffs will auction off all cows, cow and calf units, weaner heifers, recipient cows and embryos.

The female dispersal will be followed by the final Witherswood Angus bull sale, which will be held next March. The Taminick property will then be sold.

In their early 80s, John and Joan have dedicated almost three decades of their life to developing the best bloodlines in Australia – most notably, when Witherswood joined a consortium to buy Millah Murrah Kingdom K35 for $150,000, the most ever paid for an Angus bull at the time.

The Complete Female Dispersal sale begins today

Over 400 Lots from the female herd will be sold as part of the Complete Dispersal

As John explains:

“Our genetic base is second to none.

“Our foundation cows were purchased from Booroomoka Angus over 20 years ago – we were one of the first Victorian breeders to purchase from the very successful Millah Murrah Angus in NSW, and we also have Te Mania as well.”

“These genetics, the best in the country, are all through our herd.”

Witherswood have a breeding herd of more than 350 registered cows and have developed a reputation for producing cattle with thickness, length, muscle and bone structure.

Stud Manager, Ian Peake, said:

“We work hard to retain the Witherswood type of functional high fertility, soundly structured cattle that are in good working order, and not over fat.

“We believe that in maintaining these traits, as the foundation of any breeding program, gives the breeder more options in targeting various markets along the supply chain.

“To put it bluntly, our success is the buyer’s success.”

Ideally, the Witherswood team would like to see their hard work carry on through other studs.

Considering the sale of the property, John said:

“The sale of our property is the final stage, which will present a great opportunity for an opening in the North East for someone to set up and supply bulls to our loyal clients.

“A ready-made stud property, with facilities and viewing yards made for on farm selling will be offered when Witherswood goes on the market.”

After the dispersal is complete, John and Joan will trade the country for city life – keen to spend more time with their children and extended family.

About Witherswood
Witherswood is based at Taminick Glenrowan, in the Warby Ranges and has been the home of highly sought after Angus cattle for over 20 years. Witherswood’s breeding herd of 350 registered cows has been developed using the best genetics available, both Australian and imported, and the use of AI and ET has enabled Witherswood to stay at the forefront of the Cattle industry.

The Witherswood Method of success has always been to use superior genetics, with particular emphasis on structure, growth, fertility and muscle. Structural assessment has always been a major part of our programme. This means we are highly focused on what you, the Bull buyer is looking for in a Bull.

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