Lawsons Angus Strength in Numbers

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:

Harry Lawson
M 0407 101 145
E lawson.h@lawsonsangus.com.au