Coomberdale-based Cookalabi Angus stud will offer 11 well-bred bulls at the 34th annual Gingin Multibreed Bull Sale on March 3, at 1pm. The stud, ran 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. Mr Topham said the stud had been recording with Angus Breedplan since the early 1980s. “This year’s sale bulls have a full complement of Estimated Breeding Values, including docility which has been measured for a number of years,” he said. “All the sale bulls in this year’s catalogue have recorded positive EBVs for this trait.” Cookalabi’s bulls feature three to four generations of proven WA pedigree breeding to back their sound performance. Mr Topham said the stud’s line-up of quality bulls was testament to the results being achieved by the good work of WA Angus breeders. He said a standout bull in the stud’s sale team was Cookalabi R51, offered as lot 47 which has EBVs of + 3.3 for birthweight, +49 for 200-day growth, +6.2 for EMA, +1.3 for Rib fat, +1.0 for rump fat, “This bull also has a docility of + 29, which is in the top four per cent of the Angus breed for this trait,” Mr Topham said. Another high-ranking bull, Cookalabi R50 offered as lot 49, recorded EBVs of +3.3 BW, +50, +92 and +119 for 200, 400 and 600-day weights along with a docility of +20. All Cookalabi sale bulls have tested negative for BVDV and had all the vaccinations qualifying them for Zoetis Star accreditation. They are also J-BAS 8 accredited which is the highest Johnes disease-free level possible. For further information or a pre-sale on-property inspection of the sale bulls contact Mr Topham on 9651 8015.