A sale between two Angus studs from opposite ends of the nation offering elite Angus heifers with calving ease, docility and positive carcase traits has topped at $7750.
The East Meets West sale was instigated by Reiland Angus, Tumut, NSW, and Little Meadows Angus, Dardenup, Western Australia.
The online sale was hosted by AuctionsPlus on December 4, 2020, and featured 70 heifers joined for an autumn calving, and elite embryo packages.
Overall, 29 of the 58 heifers were sold for an average of $3905.
Reiland Angus topped at $5250 for Lot 6, Reiland Wilcoola Q13, purchased by first-time client Clive March, Tocumwal.
A Bushs Easy Decision 98 daughter, out of Reiland Wilcoola N903, the 584kg heifer was sold joined to Reiland Pete P912 for a February calving.
Q13 offered an outcross performance pedigree, ranking top 13 per cent for calving ease at +7.8, and with 600 day growth of +130kg combined with neutral fat and superior marbling at +2.6.
Mr March also outlaid $3750 Lot 44, Reiland Poppy Q162 and $4250 for Lot 61, Reiland New Design Q124.
Other buyers on the day included Skyfall Angus, Camden, NSW, paying $4000 for Reiland Bradshaw Q20, Granite Ridge Angus, Avenue Range, SA, paying $5000 for Reiland Vickey Q139 and $4000 for Reiland Princess Q268, and Benledi Pastoral Group buying Reiland Lowan Q22 for $4250, Reiland Rosebank Q101 for $4000, Reiland Queen Q95 for $4000, Reiland Rosebank Q100 for $3000 and Reiland Vixen Q164 for $3000.
Livingstone Pastoral bought two heifers for $3500 each while NG Andrews took home four heifers to a top of $4250.
Little Meadows offered the $7750 high seller, Little Meadows Edwina Q221, bought by the Thompson family, Venturon Livestock, Boyup Brook, WA.