Faces in the crowd at the Reiland Angus sale

BULL buyers paid to a top of $16,000 at the Reiland Angus autumn bull sale on Tuesday.

Held at Tumut by the Lucas family, the sale drew 27 registered buyers and was interfaced with AuctionsPlus, with six bulls sold via the on-line bidding

A total of 55 bulls sold from the 64 offered to a top of $16,000, gross of $347,000 and average of $6310.

Reiland Angus co-principal Mark Lucas was "over the moon'' with the result, saying the sale was underpinned by repeat commercial buyers plus new clients from Victoria and NSW.

Graham and Judy Houston, Towong Pty Ltd, Burrowye, Victoria, paid the top price of $16,000 for Lot 23, Reiland Norseman N818. Sired by Esslemont Lotto L3, the July 2017 drop bull weighed 840kg and was out of Reiland New Design L924.

Norseman ranked on BREEDPLAN in the top five per cent for intramuscular fat at +3.2sqcm, top 10 per cent for 600 day weight at +125kg and had a grain index of +$152.

Towong Pty Ltd bought four bulls averaging $11,000, with Graham and Judy also securing seven bulls averaging $7357 for Houston Pastoral, Burrowye.

Repeat clients Gordon and Leigh Paton, "Canberra House'', Corryong, secured the second top-priced bull, Reiland Ned N250, for $14,000. The April 2017 drop bull was sired by Reiland Hilary H874, weighed 982kg, had a scrotal circumference of 43cm.

Ned ranked on BREEDPLAN in the top 5 per cent for 600 day growth at +131kg, top 4 per cent grain index at +$167 and top 2 per cent for scrotal at +3.5cm.

Leigh Paton said the family looked for high growth bulls with good 600-day weights.

Repeat buyer Glenn Lucas, Taranee Pastoral Co, Oberne Creek, paid to a top of $11,000 for three bulls. Gavin Hodge, Ballandry Pastoral Company manager, Strath Creek, Victoria, invested in three bulls to a top of $7500.

Vicki and Caddie Dixon, Tudor Valley Limousins, Braidwood, selected Reiland Nash N213 for $5500.