Angus bull sets new $225,000 breed record

Beef Central, 29/07/2021

15-month old Texas Iceman R725, set a new Angus breed record this morning, selling for $225,000 to Salt Ash-based Robert McKenzie, Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef at the Mayne family’s annual Texas Angus sale held near Warialda. Image:


THE 2021 spring bull selling season is off to a cracking start, with a new national Angus breed record of $225,000 set this morning at the annual Texas Angus bull sale in northern NSW.

The new record holder, 15-month old Texas Iceman R725, was bought by Salt Ash-based Robert McKenzie, Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef at the Mayne family’s annual sale held near Warialda.

The result surpasses the previous Angus record of $160,000 set by for Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15 sold by Millah Murrah Angus, Bathurst at its spring bull sale in September 2019.

Texas Iceman is a son of boom US Angus sire Poss Maverick, whose first sons were offered in Australia by Texas Angus this season. Maverick is ranked top 1pc in the US for IMF, SC, SB, top 5pc heel and top 35pc REA.

Rapidly becoming one of North America’s most sought-after sires, Maverick’s sons have sold to A$1.157m, the highest price in the US in 2021, and the second highest Angus sale bull ever. His daughters have sold to A$137,0000 in the US.

Iceman’s maternal brother out of Texas Undine H647 sold last year for $108,000. Her 12 sons sold prior to this morning’s record had averaged $26,400.

“He is one of the widest, most heavily-built muscular bulls we have bred for a long time, with a huge back-end,” the Maynes’ catalogue comment entry said about Iceman.

At 11 months of age weighing 660kg, he produced an eye muscle scan of 98sq cm, and 7.2 for intra-muscular fat. His growth figures include +149 for 600 days, +90 for CWT, and +11.1 for EMA, placing him in the top 1pc and 5pc for 200, 400, 600 day, CWT, EMA, AB, Domestic, and Heavy Grainfed indexes. See his full BreedPlan data below.

As a measure of the current extraordinary trading environment for bulls, this morning’s Texas Angus sale averaged an incredible $20,967 for a complete clearance of 181 bulls. The same sale last year averaged $14,052 for 151 bulls, representing a 49pc increase in 12 months.  Buyers came from all over Australia, with 203 registered bidders online, plus 703 other viewers plus 120 registered bidders on-property.  There was a total of more than 1000 people engaged in the sale, either online or in person.

The new $225,000 record elevates Angus up the list of breed record prices compiled by Beef Central, jumping both Wagyu ($185,000) and Droughtmaster ($180,000) on the list, now sitting only behind Brahman bulls on $325,000.

Click here to access Beef Central’s comprehensive summary of breed record prices for bulls and registered females.







































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