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Raising the bar on quality genetics as Reiland marks 50 years

Embryo packages from the joinings of Reiland Bouquet Q36 to Sterling Pacific and Reiland Quarterback Q011 will be sold as Lots 19 and 20 at the Raise the Bar female sale at Reiland Angus on February 11.

Reiland Angus is preparing to celebrate 50 years of committed Angus breeding with the “Raise the Bar” sale of 100 elite registered females next month.

To be held on Friday, February 11 at Killimicat Station, Tumut, the Raise the Bar registered female sale will feature 34 joined females with calves, 46 pregnancy-tested-in-calf females, six leading edge weaner heifers and 11 elite embryo and semen packages.

The sale marks the 50 years of the registered herd although the Lucas family were breeding commercial Angus prior to this time. 

Co-principal Mark Lucas said the offering focuses on the leading-edge genetics selected from the significant number of young cow/calf pairs and heifers within the herd.

“The Reiland Angus herd is rich in maintaining Angus breed type with exceptional growth and carcase performance,” Mr Lucas said.

“There are significant numbers of females being offered emanating from live imports from New Zealand in the early 1980s.”

Artificial breeding, via extensive artificial insemination and embryo multiplication, has been used since the late 1970s by the founding principals Roland and Eileen Lucas.

Reiland conducts a sizable commercial herd in conjunction with the registered herd and have consigned 300 steers to Stanbroke Pastoral Feedlot, Chinchilla, QLD, in 2021.

Past steer performance has resulted in top 5 per cent compliance for growth, carcase and marbling.

Mr Lucas said the offspring and/or genetics of all pre-eminent cow families will be offered.

“The sale represents a major opportunity for registered and commercial producers to invest in quality, young females with exceptional genetic contribution via either calf at side or pregnant.”

The sale will be conducted at Killimicat Station, Tumut, on Friday, February 11 starting at 2.30pm.

It will be both physical through the ring and interfaced with AuctionsPlus with a catalogue available through the selling agents Elders/Nutrien Ag Solutions or online at AuctionsPlus.

Inspection of the offering is being combined with the 2022 Beef Week Field Days at Moreton Park, Gundagai, on January 27 prior to the sale day.