Charity bull auction to benefit cancer patients

The auction of young sire Reiland Port Louis on April 22 will benefit regional cancer patients.

March 26, 2020

Wagga Wagga branch of Can Assist will benefit from the proceeds of a young bull to be sold at the Reiland Angus sale next month.

The August 2018 drop bull, Reiland Port Louis P410, will be offered as Lot 3 in the stud’s autumn bull sale on Wednesday, April 22, at Killimicat Station, Tumut.

The sale will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus to enable buyers to bid from the comfort of their own home.

Reiland principals, the Lucas family, are generously donating 10 per cent of the bull’s price to Can Assist, which distributes assistance locally for cancer patients.

Sired by Avalon Angus Kimba K29, Port Louis boasts BREEDPLAN indexes of $124 ABI, $115 Domestic, $124 Grain and $122 Grass.

Reiland Angus will offer 65 “industry relevant’’ bulls, providing buyers with the opportunity to assess the herd’s balanced selection program first hand.

Co-principal Mark Lucas said the sale bulls have been rigorously assessed for growth, type, soundness and temperament.

“Data recording on all registered animals is exhaustive so buyers can operate on genetically superior bulls run in large contemporary groups,’’ Mr Lucas said.

“There are several star lots offering faultless performance data constitution and with strong Angus breed character.’’

With regard to COVID-19, Mr Lucas said all government guidelines would be followed and increased hygiene measures as recommended would be in place.

“Additonally, short videos are being initiated to allow viewing on the internet,” he said.

“Inspection afternoons will be announced in the lead up to the sale for thorough bull assessments by clients and interested parties. Take advantage of the AuctionsPlus online bidding system and bid yourself on the day.”

“Purchasers at this year’s autumn sale affected by the 2019-20 bushfires will go into a draw for a three night stay on the NSW south coast (to be taken in future) courtesy of Reiland Angus.”