‘Home-grown’ bulls on offer at Riddellvue Angus

‘Home-grown’ bulls on offer at Riddellvue Angus

It’s a home-grown affair at this year’s 2nd annual spring on-property bull sale at Riddellvue Angus.

All 30 bulls up for auction on September 8 at the Whanregarwen property near Alexandra are sired by the stud’s very own walking bulls with not one AI sire in the sale line-up.

Stud principal Ian Bates anticipates the spring sale to match prior sale results with the solid range of bulls being offered in a strong market.

Ongoing border closures are not expected to impact the sale with most bulls selling to clients throughout Victoria.  “I think we are all getting very familiar with buying online so this will help our interstate buyers”.

Mr Bates says there is great consistency in line-up of sale bulls who are by seven different sire groups.  Many of the bulls being offered are from Riddellvue Angus’s own walking bull sires including Bannaby Reality K63 and Te Mania Melfin. “They’re both good female and bull producers,” Mr Bates said.

“I feel we have a really strong cow herd with a lot of influence from North and South Dakota. The strength of the cows behind the bulls can’t be overlooked.”

Mr Bates says the sale group of bulls’ maternal lines proves the power of great genetics the stud has invested in and “We are extremely lucky to have a huge influence from the Anvil herd which was heavily built from USA genetics”.

Sons of sires include Merlewood Jarcevo M127, who is a Regent and A241 grandson, and last of the Anvil bloodline sires, Anvil N347 and Anvil Nox N392, along with Bellaspur Hallmark M83 & Riddellvue N329 are also featured throughout the catalogue.

Mr Bates said the 30 18-month bulls in the sale offered good value buying and ensures clients get good value for money. “They have a great confirmation, good feet and great structure,” he said.

“What makes these bulls’ on offer in September so good is that they are bred to breed good females and add depth to our client’s herds”

Investing in genomics and DNA verification of parents is underway for the spring sale.  Mr Bates said, “We have submitted DNA samples on all females and sale bulls. We are hoping the results will be available before the catalogue goes to print so clients can view the bulls genomic data and parent verification”.

Mr Bates said. “It’s been good to see repeat buyers coming back knowing that the bulls we sell stand up to all conditions, and if there is a problem they know that I’ll try my hardest to get the problem solved”.

The auction will be conducted by Nutrien Livestock and Elders and online via AuctionsPlus.

Riddellvue Angus Spring Bull Sale – Wednesday 8th September 2021 – On-Property in Whanregarwen, near Alexandra & Online via AuctionsPlus.  Visit riddellvue.com.au or our Facebook Page for the latest sale updates.