Southern breeders sale to yard 700 quality females

The sale will feature heifers artificially joined to the $28,000 Reiland Plymouth P960.

One of the first high quality breeders’ sales in NSW will yard 700 females at the Gundagai saleyards on Friday, March 12.

The multi-vendor Reiland Genetics Feature Female sale will feature pregnancy-tested-in-calf Angus females for a spring calving along with PTIC cows and autumn and spring drop heifer weaners.

The spring calving heifers will be joined to Reiland and industry sires.

Included in the offering from Reiland Angus, Tumut and Gundagai, will be 70 PTIC spring calving heifers, 12 PTIC autumn calving cows, 50 autumn drop heifer weaners, and 10 cows and spring drop calves.

Some of the heifers will carry an AI joining to top price bull, Reiland Plymouth P960, which sold for $28,000 at the autumn 2020 bull sale.

“The sale represents one of the few, physical (yarded) feature sales of the Angus breed in southern NSW and Victoria in many years due to the impact of drought and COVID-19 restrictions,” Reiland Angus co-principal Mark Lucas said.

“The quality of females is outstanding according to the inspecting agents of Nutrien and Elders.

“Reiland Angus has initiated a “buyer’s bull incentive” where all successful buyers will enter a draw.

“The draw will be held at the end of the sale with the lucky bidder winning a $2500 credit towards the purchase of a Reiland bull at one of the 2021 public auctions in April or September, 2021.”

The sale will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus and will follow on from the highly successful inaugural Reiland female sale at Gundagai in February, 2018.

“It is with pride Reiland Angus, with the support of loyal clients, has initiated a genuine Angus breeder sale outlet for quality surplus females, selected for soundness and docility,’’ Mr Lucas said.

“Undoubtedly, the current profitability is forecast to remain, favouring the breeder cycle.

“The heightened interest back into breeder cattle is heartening given the past drought.

“The fact the sale will be one of the first true quality female offerings producers can attend and physically bid since COVID-19 restrictions is a significant plus for a positive outcome.”

Selling agents are Elders and Nutrien Ag Solutions.