Livestock

Top Angus bulls to be sold at NSW stud sale

By Rodney Woods

Thirteen industry-changing sires ranking in the top five per cent of the Angus breed for a multitude of carcase, fertility and production traits will be on offer at the Reiland spring sale, which will be held on September 4.

There will be a total of 68 bulls on offer with 60 per cent suited to heifer joinings.

The Lucas family's breeding objectives focus on calving ease, low/medium birthweight combined with a shorter gestation and top 10 per cent for growth and carcase data.

Co-principal Mark Lucas, from Tumut in NSW, said buyers could invest in bloodlines to maximise on-farm returns and focus on building strong maternal traits of calf survival, milk performance and quick rebreeding.

He said many of the bulls emanated from artificial AI and embryo transfer technology to maximize genetic progress.

“These bulls record outstanding maternal and carcase data sets and have undergone rigorous structural and fertility assessment by veterinarians,” Auctioneer Michael Glasser said.

“I have inspected what I believe to be one of, if not the best, representation of young sires yet represented by Reiland Angus.

“Balancing both phenotype and performance data, the Reiland draft is raised under commercial conditions.

“As I often say, it is a pleasure to stand over cattle that are truly representative of their data.”

The sale will be held on Friday, September 4 at 1 pm at 786 Brungle Rd, Killimicat, NSW and will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus.