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Press Release – March 2013
Lawsons Angus 43rd Victorian Autumn Production Sale was rolled out last Friday at their Bull Unit, Glenburn where Lawsons Angus Victorian operations are based.
The total clearance of 191 bulls and 92 females was a very pleasing result for Harry Lawson who said that the season’s mixed Sales results to date made it hard to predict the outcome of the Sale. As the day rolled on, it was clear that dry conditions in many parts of southern Australia wasn’t going to hold back the buyers from taking home the bulls they need to give their herds a genetic boost.
With Lawsons Angus’ focus on producing large, even lines of genetically superior Angus, when the market is down it can really put a big dent in cattle breeders’ confidence to keep investing in upgrading their genetics. But Harry commented that the result reconfirms they are on the right track with their breeding program focusing on large numbers of balanced and affordable cattle for the commercial cattle breeder.
Harry said. “Achieving consistency across our herd is the core objective of our breeding program. It is really pleasing to again be able to offer our clients a large selection of high performing cattle whose progeny will perform extremely well in the paddock across a range of production environments across Australia, and also on the rail.”
‘We couldn’t be happier with the show of support for what we do here’ he said. ‘We have more buyers here this year, with clients coming from all states of Australia and the atmosphere was positive and encouraging. We would like to thank all our clients who have supported us this year and in the past 40 years that our family has been breeding Angus cattle’.
The top priced bull, Lot 38 a beautifully balanced Tank son, was purchased by Dunoon Cattle Company, Holbrook, but not without strong competition from another top stud Rennylea, with its final price pushed to $37,000.
Volume buyers were Carpenter Beef, WA who averaged $6,500 for their purchases of 6 bulls, King Islanders Tim Schurring and Claire Perry and Sustainable Agriculture Fund who bought 7 and 8 bulls respectively and Roy and Carol Peddle from Flinders Island bought 7 bulls. Panshanger Estate Tasmania bought 8 bulls and has 200 Lawsons Angus bred PTIC females for Sale on the 26th April at Cressy, Tasmania.
Amongst the volume female buyers were King Isle Farms taking home 20 PTIC females, Ironstone Creek Angus, Tasmania with 21 and Balmoral Park Angus bought 20 PTIC females, all in calf to some of the top Angus bulls available in Australia.
Lawsons Angus next sales will be held in September 2013 in Victoria, September in Nindigully/St George, Queensland October 2013 in Roma Queensland and in February 2014 at Jerdacuttup Western Australia . For those requiring bulls in between sales, Lawsons Angus also offer a limited selection of bulls for paddock sale across the year.
For further information please contact:
M 0407 101 145
Press Release – October 2012
Lawsons Angus held their annual Queensland sale on Wednesday 10th October 2012 and it was a resounding success. This is the first Sale that Lawsons Angus had conducted independently in Queensland and Harry Lawson was more than satisfied with the crowd that attended and the resulting competition for their bulls. There was outstanding value for money with bulls available from $3,000, which is great value considering the quality of proven performance genetics on offer.
A total clearance of 64 bulls was achieved with an average of $5,015 and gross value of $317,500. The sale included 52 two-year old Angus bulls sold for an average price of $5,048 and 12 Angus yearling bulls were sold with an average price of $4,583.
The top selling bull was sold to RA & RJ Nobbs at Moura for $12,000, and who also bought a second bull for $6,000. The top selling yearling bull Lawsons Dinky Di G8093 sold for $11,000 to Mal and Sue Burston from Nebo.
Volume buyers included Mal and Sue Burston and David and Kate Lyons from St George, both of whom bought 9 bulls each. Mal Burston focused his buying on bulls with high EMA and marbling scores as he is looking to achieve better meat quality and feedlot performance from the cattle he puts through his feedlot.
Harry Lawson said the sale was especially rewarding because there were so many repeat buyers from a wide geographical base which gives him confidence about the suitability of Angus cattle across a wide range of environments.
“Our clients here have a lot of confidence in our bulls and its great to hear the stories about how our bulls are thriving in the north” Harry said
“One of our clients from Charleville bought some bulls from us 5 years ago in working condition and was a little skeptical about how the bulls would perform based on their actual weight at the time of sale. I had to convince him to trust the objective performance data we provided. He told me this week that the Lawsons Angus bulls he had bought were now 6 years old and still performing well. We take pride in the fact that our bulls adapt so well in the Queensland environment.”
Harry said it was good to see Queensland buyers taking advantage of the information on hand this year.
“From the conversations I had with clients at the sale, they weren’t just selecting visually. Our buyers were using key Breedplan information, looking at calving ease, carcass traits, and growth. To see this approach is very heartening and will contribute to greater and faster genetic gains in their herds and our breed over time” he said.
Harry said “We don’t aim to sell our cattle at the highest prices in the country, because we believe outstanding genetics should be affordable to the commercial producer. Our business is built around providing value for money genetic gains to the larger, and also small herds. As well as being accountable to cow and calf producers, we also see the requirements of the end user as key drivers, so we also focus our breeding program on feed efficiency, yield and meat quality.”
Lawsons Angus is the largest Angus seedstock producer in Australia, with sales of over 800 bulls annually in their 4 annual sales in Victoria, Queensland and WA as well as out of the paddock sales.
For further information please contact:
M 0407 101 145
WA sale a great success
8th Feb 2012
Lawsons Angus have just completed our first Western Australian Production Sale. The Sale was conducted by Elders Esperance and bulls were sold on property at “Woolahra”, 799 Springdale Rd, Jerdacuttup, which is approximately 135 km west of Esperance and 35km east of Hopetoun.
This was an exciting Sale for us as we offered an outstanding contemporary group of bulls to our WA clients. These bulls were July-August 2010 drop calves out of two year old heifers and have run together from birth. Over half of these (19 bulls) are below breed average for birth weight EBVs (
We believe that WA producers have great potential to capture the productivity gains available on-farm and on the rail from the superior genetics of Lawsons Angus. This inaugural sale was the starting point for that progress.
Our WA business is well led and managed by Tim Stokes and Andy Robertson who have been up for the challenge of building a new production system from scratch. Please contact Tim or myself anytime to inspect the bulls or our breeding program. We always enjoy our interaction with WA producers and the sharing of ideas and information is what all keeps us moving forward.