Reiland Angus top at $16,000, average $6309

Reiland Angus sale tops at $16,000, averages $6309


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Reiland Angus principal Mark Lucas with auctioneer Lincoln McKinlay, GTSM, and Matt Macri, Skyfall Angus, Camden, who purchased Reiland bulls at the spring 2018 sale.

Reiland Angus principal Mark Lucas with auctioneer Lincoln McKinlay, GTSM, and Matt Macri, Skyfall Angus, Camden, who purchased Reiland bulls at the spring 2018 sale.

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Confidence in quality Angus despite the dry season excited cattle producers to bid up during the Reiland Angus bull sale.

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The Lucas family, Reiland Angus, Killimicat Station, Tumut, achieved a solid sale result on Tuesday when 55 bulls sold from 64 offered to average $6309 and top at $16,000.

Speaking after the sale, stud principal Mark Lucas said he and his family were thrilled with the result.

"We know it has been a tough season, but we are gratified with the loyal support for our breeding program," he said.

"Our bulls are run under a fairly vigorous selection process and although they have been supplementary fed silage, we want to ensure they will meet the standards required by our clients." 

Top price of $16,000 was paid by repeat buyer Judith Houston, Towong Pty Ltd, Albury, for Reiland Norseman, a 21-month-old son of Esslemont Lotto.

Our bulls are run under a fairly vigorous selection process...we want to ensure they will meet the standards required by our clients. - Mark Lucas, Reiland stud principal

Mrs Houston said she was attracted to her future sire for his outstanding conformation backed up by impressive estimated breeding values in 600-day weight, eye muscle and intramuscular fat combined with a low birthweight.

"We are trying to lift the IMF in our herd but still maintain the good mature growth rate," she said. 

With a weight of 840kg and scrotum size of 40cm, his 600-day weight sat in the top 10 per cent at +127, EMA was +5.7 while he was in the top five per cent for IMF at +3.3.

Mrs Houston also selected a bull for $12,000, included in her draft of four new sires averaging $11,000.

Reiland Angus stud principal Mark Lucas

Another significant sale was $14,000 paid by G.J and F.A Paton, Corryong, for Reiland Ned, a son of Reiland Hilary weighing 982kg with a 43cm scrotum.

Other repeat buyers included Riverview Wallah, Rugby, who added to their sire battery with three new sires for a $8333 average and Houston Pastoral Co, Burrowye, Victoria, who selected a draft of six for an $8000 average.

Longtime supporter, Taranee Pastoral Co took three bulls home for an average price of $6833, T.E.F Hughes purchased a bull for $9000 through Elders Goulburn while Hopewood Pastoral, Coolac, paid $7500 for their selection. The sale was interfaced with AuctionsPlus, who bought six bulls, and was settled by Elders Tumut. GTSM's Lincoln McKinlay was auctioneer.

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