Our 7th Annual Bull sale was held on Thursday 23rd of August 2018. Despite trying seasonal conditions for much of regional NSW throughout 2018, the bulls were very well supported, resulting in a fantastic sale outcome. 100% of the 37 bulls offered sold to a top of $15,000 and an overall average of $6459. We were extremely pleased to see 21 of the 37 bulls sell to new clients spread right across NSW and into Victoria as well. It was great to see long term repeat clients competing hard for the top end bulls. The Combes family from Lue Station purchased lot 4, a Millah Murrah Klooney son for $15,000. Another long term client Dick Croake, representing the Blackwell family, purchased 3 bulls on the day, including lot 5, a Te Mania Emperor son for $15,000. As well as around Mudgee, bulls went to a massive spread around NSW to commercial operations at Bylong, Rylstone, Mandurama, Oberon, Wagga Wagga, Bourke, Guyra and across the border to Dumbalk, Victoria. We look forward to hearing feedback on the cattle and eagerly await some rain in the coming months.
Coffin Creek steers have taken out 1st Place for MSA Eating Quality and run 8th Overall at the 2018 EKKA Paddock to Palate Competition (Class 38 Trade 70 Day).
This ranks them as the highest placed pure-bred Angus team in a very strong, multi-breed competition.
We are stoked with this news! Furthermore, the bulls that sell on August 23rd are the lead cattle of the exact same cohort of male progeny from which these steers were chosen. They represent a fantastic opportunity to access genetics that work!
With Autumn calving done and dusted we look ahead to joining 300+ registered females at the end of the month. The girls are in great order and we can't wait to match them up to the cracking new sire lines we have spent the last 12 months sourcing.
Our first ET program has yielded a fantastic result. 7 cows flushed to retrieve a total of 53 A Grade embryos. A lot of lessons learnt and a massive thanks to Dave Christie. We are thrilled to have plenty of eggs from the females we purchased at the 2017 Millah Murrah female sale. Their first ET calves will be arriving in April 2019.
The 21st Annual Mudgee Angus Breeder's Sale was held on Thursday 27th April 2018. It was a fantastic day for many of our clients, who received strong market recognition of their product in deteriorating seasonal conditions. The highlight for us as seed stock producers was seeing Jamie & Sarah Inglis of Kalilett Pastoral win the Champion Pen of Females for the 3rd year in a row with pure Coffin Creek blood PTIC heifers. It was also pleasing to see long time clients John & Sue MacDonald sell steers to the top price of the day in a yarding of over 1400 head. Other clients Berry MacDonald, Damian Cover and Charles Armitage had strong results with their respective offerings.
We're really happy with the progress of the Te Mania Emperor sons headed to our sale this August. From a diet of grass only, they're exhibiting plenty of ability to convert feed into beef with N13 recently weighing 605kg at 12 months of age.
With 2018 underway, we are welcoming the next generation of genetics coming through at Coffin Creek. We are currently weaning our 2017 autumn drop calves and have been pleased with the new sire groups to our programme. In particular, the calves by the $80,000 Millah Murrah Klooney. We look forward to offering a quality selection of his sons at our sale later in the year, but are also delighted with the prospect of his daughters as future breeders.
Wattletop Docklands M301 was purchased at the 2017 Wattletop Bull Sale at Guyra. M301 brings an outcross pedigree, excellent weight for age and a superb set of numbers.
May was a very busy month for us at Coffin Creek. Some highlights below:
Autumn 2017 going well to say the least.
We purchased Revenue M4 for $35,000 at the 2017 Booragul Angus Bull Sale in partnership with Knowla Livestock and Palgrove. A stand out young sire in our eyes, he will go to work in July 2017 in our Autumn calving herd. Revenue brings super length, balance and a fantastic set of carcase numbers.
For the 2nd year in a row Coffin Creek females have won Champion Pen at the Mudgee Angus Breeders Sale. Congratulations to Jamie and Sarah Inglis who offered 16 PTIC heifers (Coffin Creek Bulls) at the 20th Annual MAB sale last Thursday. They sold to $2180 and took out the top prize. A great result!
A particular highlight of the 2016 drop calves are the progeny of Coffin Creek Joker J202. They display excellent weight for age and a quiet disposition as well as a strong resemblance to their maternal grand dam Coffin Creek Abigail C22. Both Joker J202 and Abigail C22 are featured on this website.
We had a busy day at our Open Day on Friday July 29th as part of Day 5 The Land Southern Beef Week. We received great support from people both locally and regionally. Thanks to everyone who made the trip out, we had a great day. We will definitely be doing it again next year.
Left: Ben Kidd, Virbac Dubbo, Nigel White, Coffin Creek Angus and exhibitors Jamie and Sarah Inglis, Havilah East, Mudgee.
A pleasing result for Jamie & Sarah Inglis of "Havilah East" was also enjoyed by Coffin Creek Angus at the 19th Annual Mudgee Angus Breeder's Sale on Friday 22nd of April. A pen of rising two year old PTIC heifers offered by the Inglis' were awarded Champion Pen of the sale and went on to top their category at $1760. The heifers were Coffin Creek blood, joined to Coffin Creek bulls. Great to see our cattle take out the award in a large yarding of quality Angus cattle.
This year Coffin Creek Angus was recognised for 25 years membership with the Angus Society. Jack and Harry attended the presentation, hosted by the NSW State Committee on Saturday the 19th of March at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Coffin Creek Angus would also like to congratulate all other recipients for their contribution to the industry. The event was a great opportunity to catch up with other members of the Angus world. Bring on the next 25 years!
Left: Jack & Harry White accepting award on behalf of Coffin Creek Angus. Image credit: Angus Australia
Coffin Creek heifers met a strong market when offered on Auctions Plus on the 12th of February 2016. The line of 30 Angus heifers, which were pregnancy tested in-calf to low birthweight Coffin Creek bulls, started at a reserve price of $1700 and received a steady stream of bidding before selling for $2110.00 per head. We are thrilled with this sale result. It goes to show there is a premium for high quality genetics.
We had a great morning on Tuesday showing Paul Dooley our cow herd and sale bulls for 2016. Paul has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the seed-stock industry and we look forward to working with him this year. We are excited to have Paul take on role of auctioneer at our sale, alongside our existing agents Bill Lawson, Terry McDonald, Andy Carter and Steve Rose of McDonald Lawson Agency, Mudgee.
We are thrilled with the performance of our team of 6 steers in the RNA Paddock to Palate Steer Competition presented at the EKKA in Brisbane on the 7th of August. In the 70 Day Trade Division our team performed extremely well picking up a number of prizes. Our steers proved that pure-bred Angus really can compete against all other breeds.
Our team of Coffin Creek steers were awarded:
We are over-the-moon with these results. It strengthens the belief in our breeding program and reinforces the carcass merit of our cattle. The bulls who sired these steers, in particular Coffin Creek Deliver D71, are still in use in our herd and their sons will feature highly in our future bull sales.