The 2018 Bottlesford stud open day attracted strong interest from a steady flow of visitors for the day. The Koopmans sold Murray Grey bulls to an impressive $12,000 high – Bottlesford Mocha, a grey bull in the top 1pc of the breed for Supermarket and European Union heavy steer Breedplan indexes. Mocha was bought by the Lindsay Murray Grey stud, Pigeon Ponds, Vic. Bottlesford has retained a one-quarter semen share.
In the female offering stud PTIC heifers averaged $3,000, and commercial PTIC heifers and mixed age cows averaged $2,200.
(courtesy Stock Journal)