TOP quality Red Angus genetics from leading NSW and Queensland studs will be available in the Red Reflections II Red Angus Genetics sale, on April 17.
This year's sale, featuring lots from Goonoo, GK, Goondoola and Yallambee studs, will be entirely online via Elite Livestock Auctions and AuctionsPlus.
The catalogue includes 31 registered females, four registered sires, 15 commercial PTIC cows, 10 commercial yearling heifers and 13 genetic packages.
The online sale begins at 11am on Friday, April 17, with a live feed of Paul Dooley auctioneering remotely from the Elders branch in Tamworth.
Buyers are able to bid via AuctionsPlus and Elite Livestock Auctions, with details and photos for all lots on both platforms.
The Jordan family of Goonoo Red Angus had the highest selling female in the inaugural sale, and this year they'll have 10 heifers, one bull and a pick of the herd flush on offer.
The Nemingha-based stud has been breeding Red Angus cattle for a decade, after a long history with Simmental cattle.
The Goonoo breeding program includes genetics from GK Dina, Trevone Park Kite and Snoopy, RRA Imp, BST Tullatoola Dutchess and Kansas Goldmine high performance maternal families, and the Jordan family continues to invest in quality genetics, including Canadian female Red Redrich Lexie 133E, Red Northline Chuck Norris 305X, K5X Jackpot J20, and Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P.
Queensland stud GK has been breeding Red Angus cattle at Dalby since 1996, with a focusing on high performing red cattle with the calving ease, meat quality and maternal attributes the Angus breed is known for.
Among the successes over the years include breeding the Australian record making GK Red Maple 26 H33, who sold for $20,500 in 2016, and breeding trait leader and triple royal show interbreed winner in 2012, GK 26 Federer F23.
The stud also won the Hordern Trophy in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017, and the Urquhart Trophy in 2017 with GK Red Ruba 26 G40.
While the Iseppi family has stepped away from promoting the breed through the show circuit, they're continuing to breed top quality, commercially relevant Red Angus cattle.
In this sale they'll have a bull, a cow and calf, a young heifer, a flush of GK red Diamond Mist M16, as well as an embryo package and semen packages (Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P, Red Cockburn Assassin 624D and Red Lazy MC Tradition 111C).
Goondoola Livestock is a family run operation owned by Paul and Sue Powe along with their daughters Nicole and Hannah and their families.
Since its establishment in the early 1980s breeding Murray Grey cattle, Goondoola diversified into Red Angus in 2009, purchasing their first female, RRA Miss Rumba D2, out of the Sydney Royal All Breeds Sale, and adding BST Tullatoola Robin's Doll C104 and BST Tullatoola Gold C13.
The family has added to that genetic base with outcross genetics from North America, including two females, Red JCC Roxie 20S and Red Blair's Monique 175A, from Blairs.Ag in Canada, as well as securing the Australian semen rights in KJHT Power Take Off.
The Goondoola stud is focused on breeding moderate, easy doing cattle with longevity and performance in the paddock and the show ring, and in their first year selling in the Red Reflections sale, they have six heifers, one bull, a pick of the herd flush and a semen package (KJHT Power Take Off).
Southern Highlands stud Yallambee Red Angus has commercial and stud cattle on offer in this year's sale, including daughters of Red Northline Revival 122C.
Yallambee is owned by Richard and Lynne Crookes who purchased the stud, previously known as Wollumbi, in 2015, and with help from stud manager David Croker, the team is breeding structurally sound, easy care cattle with an emphasis on phenotype that can all market criteria.
Red Northline Revival 122C is the newest addition to the Yallambee program, and combines genetics of two of Canada's best bloodlines, Red Northline Rob Roy 122K and Red Bar-E-L Kassie 3P. Yallambee has the exclusive semen rights to Revival in Australia and New Zealand.
Included in their draft are 13 heifers, one bull, 10 future breeders, 15 PTIC cows, a pick of the herd flush and three embryo packages.