“Koojan Hills ends era on a high”
It was history in the making. Koojan Hills Angus, one of the most prestigious Angus studs in WA – and many may argue Australia – ceased to call Kojonup home as Lew and Pam Smit called it a day at the studs 39th on-property bull sale on Monday. And what a way to go. With all 52 bulls offered selling to a record breaking average of $10,788 and a top of $25,500. The average is believed to be the best recorded at a bull sale in WA and is the second highest average achieved ever at an Angus bull sale in Australia. (This record lasted only two days, but a week by press reports, before Coonamble stud broke it.) While cattle prices, the studs incredible track record and the quality of breeding of the bulls indicated that the final sale under the Smit name would be red hot, the result was above anyone’s expectations.