The Gingin Bull Sale set for March 3 promises to be just as quality-backed as the record breaking sale from last year, with 80 bulls in the line-up from some of the State’s best northern studs. Touted as the richest sale in its history, the Midlands Cattle Breeders’ Association 2021 Gingin Bull Sale reached a record equal top price of $24,000 on three bulls and a record average price of $11,213 with all 68 bulls sold for a 100 per cent clearance. In its 34th year, the sale has grown in numbers and this year the catalogue includes 57 Angus bulls from three studs, 13 Limousin bulls from two studs and 10 Murray Grey bulls from one stud vendor. Leading off the sale, the Kupsch family, of Black Tara stud at Walkaway, will offer 15 Angus bulls. Their line-up includes first sons of Millah Murrah Kloony N310, Beast Mode B074 and S Whitlock 179. Black Tara stud co-principal Brad Kupsch said after they purchased MM Kloony N310 at the 2018 Millah Murrah sale, there was excitement when his sons began to trickle through to the bull sale team. The Sudlow family, of Kapari Angus stud in Northampton, will offer 31 bulls at Gingin after cyclone Seroja ripped through their property on April 11 last year. Kapari stud co-principal Tony Sudlow said the stud herd was oblivious to the storm in some areas of the farm. “We pride ourselves on having elite genetics that are tested under commercial conditions,” he said. Mr Sudlow said the Kapari sale bulls had benefitted from a very strong pasture-based feed season and his family couldn’t be happier with how they had grown out. Cookalabi Angus stud in Coomberdale will offer 11 bulls at Gingin. The stud, run by the Topham family for more than 60 years, has been a member of the Midlands Cattle Breeders Association since it first hosted the sale in 1988. Stud co-principal David Topham said the Cookalabi sale bulls had presented very well as an even line-up with good temperaments and sound structure. “Over the years, we have also placed a strong emphasis on fertility and milk production in our stud females, in addition to ease of calving and good feet,” he said. From the Limousin section of the sale, the Kupsch family, of Tara Limousin stud, in Walkaway, will offer 10 bulls in what they believe will be their most even line-up. Tara stud co-principal Brad Kupsch said first sons of Raven Red Nuclues will be in the offering. “This sire has passed on its impressive traits of muscle, soft skin and docile temperament while keeping true to Limousin carcase characteristics,” he said. The Stickland family, of Woronyne Limousin stud in Wongan Hills will offer three bulls by two differed homebred sires, including W Nemo 17 and W Nigle 17. From the Murray Grey catalogue, the Stickland family, of Mungatta Murray Grey stud in Wongan Hills, will offer 10 bulls. Mungatta stud co-principal John Stickland said the bulls represented low to moderate birthweights and were very even in their growth rates. All Mungatta bulls have been semen tested and examined by Farmwest as sound and Zoetis Five Star accredited.