On Thursday 6th of March Gingin played host to the Midlands Cattle Breeders Association who held their 26th Annual Gingin Bull Sale.
80 Bulls from within the boundaries of the Northern Agricultural Region were offered to the highest bidder by livestock representatives from both Elders and Landmark. Angus, Limousin and Murray Greys were joined this year by Blonde d’Aquitane and Speckle Park breeds to create the multi-breed sale and
represent impressive international genetics in the stockyards at the Gingin Recreation Centre.
The Kapari Angus “Kapari Hawk H42” from breeders Ian and Kay Sudlow and family of Northampton attracted the top bid of $8000. During the sale local breeder Ian (Sam) Collard was honoured with life membership of the Midlands Cattle Breeders Association.
Enthusiastic breeders, bidders and the public were able to purchase Barbecue lunches, drinks and snacks provided by, and to raise money for, the Gingin Hockey Club. During speeches the Midlands Cattle Breeders Association expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the Gingin Shire, Community and local businesses for their ongoing support and cooperation.
President and Sale Coordinator Tony Sudlow and Vice President Peter Kupsch thanked the advertisers, including Withnells Stock Yards who were in their 26th year of support. They also expressed their gratitude to Landmark, Elders, Bruce Park, W & J Greenwell, Milne Feeds, Zoetis, BOS Veterinary Services, RSM Bird Cameron, Commander Ag-Quip, and Guardian print. Tony also praised the Borrello family of local business and advertiser Gingin Meats for capturing an international market for their produce.