ANGUS studs will have the opportunity to purchase some of the breed’s leading genetics in the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Sydney Angus Bull and Female Sale.
Twelve Angus studs – Bandaroo, Kelvin; Spring Hill Highland, Woodlands; Billaglen, Braidwood; Circle 8, Marulan; Dalwhinnie, Byng; EJ, Book Book; Mt Hunter, Camden; J&C, Wildes Meadow; KO, Kangaloon; Premier, Roslyn; RRA, Bundanoon; and Trowbridge BBB, Orange – will offer 19 prospective stud sires, 10 elite females and nine embryo packages.
Among the sires on offer is Trowbridge BBB Equator M15, a half brother to the 2017 RAS senior champion bull who sold for $21,000, and a full brother to the 2016 RAS reserve junior champion bull who made $15,000.
“He was shown for the first time at Blayney Show last weekend and won interbreed champion,” stud principal Chris Garvin said.
J&C Angus principal Chris Halliday said there had been strong interest for both bulls offered by the stud, including J&C Mouse Trap M20, which won supreme exhibit at this year’s Royal Canberra Show.
”This sale is also a rare opportunity to buy one of our females as we don’t usually offer them for sale,” Mr Halliday said.
“The last female we sold was junior champion that year, then came back and won senior champion with Hollywood Angus. She was the first to win both.”
Dalwhinnie Angus stud’s draft of four includes Dalwhinnie Magic Man M42, a son of Millah Murrah Hercules H250 with Matauri Reality 839 blood on the dam side, and Dalwhinnie Maximum Impact M58, by Ardrossan Princess W38 son Dalwhinnie 24J Knight K21 and from one of the stud’s highest performing cows Dalwhinnie Wilcoola F24.
Organising agent Paul Jameson, Elders stud stock, said the catalogue featured an outstanding line-up of quality stud cattle.
He hoped the sale would continue to reach new highs, following two record-breaking sales in 2016, when bidding reached $30,000 for J&C Kingpin K18, and again in 2017, which topped at $29,000 for Irelands Eclypta L327.
The sale is on Sunday, March 25 at 5pm in the RAS sale amphitheatre, and will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus.
Angus sale marks two records in two years
PRICES will need to top $30,000 to beat the past two years of record breaking at the multi-vendor Royal Agricultural Society Angus sale, held following the Angus section at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
New sale records for both bulls and females were set in 2016 and 2017 respectively, with a strong commercial market over the past few years underpinning demand for quality stud cattle.
The record for bulls sits at $30,000, set in 2016 for J&C Kingpin K18, sold by J and C Angus, Wildes Meadow to Trent O’Donnell, Kempsey.
Kingpin K18, by US sire Vermilion Dateline 7078 from J&C Miss Cheyenne W3, was a full brother to J&C Appeal A10, who has sired multiple Sydney Royal champions.
The 24-month-old bull was the reserve senior champion Angus bull and had strong growth figures, with estimated breeding values of +52, +91 and +122 for 200, 400 and 600-day weight.
A female took out the top spot at the 2017 sale, with Irelands Eclypta L327, offered by Irelands Angus, Wagga Wagga, selling for a female record of $29,000 to Helma and Henk Van Den Heuvel, Greendale Hill Angus, Greendale. The 16-month-old unjoined heifer, by Rawburn Boss Hogg N630 from Irelands Eclypta B8, was one of the first Boss Hogg daughters to be offered for sale.
Bulls reached a high of $21,000 last year, with Trowbridge BBB Powertool L1 selling to David Dance, Dance Angus, Glen Innes, and Darryl McCarthy, “Silverdowns”, Tenterfield.
Woodlands stud keen for first royal sale
THE 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show will be a show of firsts for Southern Highlands stud Spring Hill Highland Angus as the stud shows cattle for the first time and offers its first bull in a multi-vendor sale.
The stud was established by the Probert family in 2012 with foundation animals from Reiland Angus and now includes 120 breeders on 185 hectares at Woodlands. The family also runs a 220-breeder commercial herd on 405ha at Lake Bathurst.
Stud manager Peter Robertson said the herd had used mainly imported genetics with artificial insemination and embryo transfer programs using donor cows from J&C and Kenny’s Creek Angus studs.
“We’ve used a lot of RB Tour Of Duty 177 and some SydGen Black Pearl 2006 and Connealy United 1116, as well as a few New Zealand sires,” Mr Robertson said.
“We’ve sent bulls to Crookwell, but it’s mainly been the local area, and there have been a few dairy farmers chasing bulls to put over their heifers.”
Mr Robertson said the stud would also sell 14 18 to 20-month-old bulls in a private treaty sale through the Angus Australia website in April, but the team also has plans to hold its first sale, with 30 bulls, next year. Mr Robertson said the stud was looking forward to showing and selling at Sydney.
“I think going to Sydney is a good way to get the name out there and let people know what we’re all about.”
While Spring Hill Highland Angus is the only stud new to the multi-vendor sale, a few studs will be returning as vendors this year.
Jeremy Cooper’s Circle 8 stud, based at Marulan, is offering one bull – H P C A Proceed son Circle 8 Prelude M150 – in the sale after a break last year, and Kelvin stud Bandaroo Angus, owned by Greg Watson, will have one bull in the sale – Millah Murrah Conversion J151 son Bandaroo Manganese M15 – after a few years off showing.
Des and Carol Grylls, EJ Angus, Book Book, will sell two bulls, both by Canadian sire Young Dale Xcaliber 32X, as well as an embryo package by LD Capitalist 316 and from EJ Blackbird G32, a granddaughter of Leachman Right Time.