Landfall Angus Spring Sale tops at $19,000

Tasmanian stud sell all 109 bulls offered to an $8853 average

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The top-priced bull, Landfall Keystone N666, with Landfall's Ed Archer and the bull's purchaser, Josh Harvey, King Island.

The top-priced bull, Landfall Keystone N666, with Landfall's Ed Archer and the bull's purchaser, Josh Harvey, King Island.

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Landfall clear all 109 bulls for $8853 average.

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Tasmanian stud, Landfall Angus sold all of their 109 bulls offered to a top of $19,000 and average of $8853 at their Annual Spring Sale.

The results follow their record-breaking Autumn Sale where they sold a bull for $75,000, the top-price ever recorded in Tasmania.

Stud co-principal, Frank Archer said for their Spring Sale buyers came from Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria but it was King Island bidders that were some of the most competitive.

The top-priced bull was the first out of the gate, Landfall Keystone N666 selling to the Harvey Family of King Island for $19,000.

Mr Archer said the bull was sired by Landfall Keystone K132, one of the heaviest used sires in the Angus registered herd over the last 12-months.

"We've had two groups of bulls now in our Autumn and Spring sales which totals about 40 bulls that have sold for an average of $11,300," Mr Archer said.

Landfall Keystone N666 had stand out growth figures, ranking in the top five per cent of the breed for 200-day weight (+57), 400-day weight (+107), 600-day weight (+139) and carcase weight (+85).

The volume buyer of the day was Tim Roberts-Thomson of TRT Pastoral Group, who took 13 bulls home to their King Island property.

Mr Roberts-Thomson said they bought Landfall bulls because they were grown under similar conditions to King Island.

"We have higher rainfall, softer country, so feet are important," Mr Roberts-Thomson said.

"Landfall not only have good performance figures but they're also structurally sound which is crucial for the longevity."

Mr Roberts-Thomson said they look for good IMF and growth rates with low to moderate birth weights.

"We supply to feedlots and we also do grass fed, so the cattle need to yield well but we're also chasing good IMF," Mr Roberts-Thomson said.

The sale was conducted by Roberts Livestock and interfaced with AuctionsPlus.

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