Huge bull sells for $160,000, sets new Australian price record

At least 30,000 units of semen will be retrieved from Paratrooper.
At least 30,000 units of semen will be retrieved from Paratrooper. Photo credit: Supplied/Elite Livestock Auctions

An Angus bull has set a new Australian price record after selling for AU$160,000.

The 19-month-old bull, called Paratrooper, weighs 840kg and reached the record price at a stud sale in New South Wales.

Paratrooper was bred by Millah Murrah Angus stud, near Bathurst, which also held the previous price record of AU$150,000 set in 2015.

The bull was sold to the Cowan family from Oldfield Angus stud in Western Australia.

Breeder, Ross Thompson told the ABC that he realised the bull was a standout earlier in the year.

"I started noticing that he had a magnificent carcass pattern on him," he said.

"To get AU$160,000 is like a dream come true," said Thompson.

At least 30,000 units of semen will be retrieved from Paratrooper, and Millah Murrah stud would retain 80 percent of the semen rights as part of the sale.

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