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Record-breakers’ progeny to be showcased at Absolute Angus spring sale

August 9, 2022

POWERHOUSE progeny from the same bloodline as Australia’s record-breaking bull TeMania Emperor E343 will headline the upcoming Absolute Angus Spring sale on Wednesday 12 October at the West Gippsland stud.

Stud principal Anthony Pisa this week revealed the sale will offer three bulls from the full-sister of TeMania Emperor, along with progeny from other top-performing bloodlines that include stand-out names such as Landfall New Ground N90, TeMania Berkley VTMB1 and TeMania Lowan VTMZ45.

“By combining the best of old and new genetics on offer, our bulls have all the core elements of top genetic performance, durability, longevity and adaptability,” Mr Pisa said.

“These are cattle that complement any herd, with good phenotype and strong structure.”

The Spring sale will also include feature sires such as Sitz Stellar, GB Fireball 672, Sydgen Enhance, yearlings by Beast Mode and Landfall Leonardo P145.

As far as TeMania Emperor is concerned, it’s almost a full circle for Mr Pisa. He was the losing bidder when TeMania Emperor sold in 2011 for $91,000, achieving an Australian record price for an Angus bull sold at auction.

He might have missed out then, but Mr Pisa has since more than made up for it by investing in elite genetics. Top purchases include the 2013 acquisition of the full sister to TeMania Emperor, and in 2019, the purchase of one of Australia’s most sought-after sires, Landfall New Ground N90.

The results speak for themselves: the stud had a near total-clearance at its Autumn sale earlier this year, when 50 of the 52 bulls presented were sold, with an average of just under $10,000 per head.

Mr Pisa puts the impressive results down to his laser-like focus on top-of-the range genetics, backed up by strong data.

“Investing in bringing in specially selected pedigree sires and females with the genetic depth and right performance data is now paying dividends,” Mr Pisa said.

“Our bulls are naturally good, tough bulls that are true to the Angus breed. They suit every commercial breeder, and you can take them anywhere.”

With one eye on the future, Mr Pisa is continuing to cement Absolute Angus in Australia’s stud landscape, with the Gippsland-based enterprise recently expanding to include a 450+ acre grazing and breeding property at Echuca in northern Victoria.

Taking in Murray River floodplains, the new property offers sandy loam soils and more hours of sunshine in each day, which brings with it a range of breeding and grazing benefits.

It’s here that yearlings will be prepared for the October sale, while Mr Pisa will keep the 24-month-old bulls under his watch at the stud’s Trafalgar South base.

“We’re focused on having these cattle in peak condition for the sale,” Mr Pisa said.

“The Spring sale is the first time we’ll be selling bulls off the Echuca property, and this sale is also one of our biggest to date.

“The Echuca property gives us the chance to extend the breed-leading genetics Absolute Angus is known for, while continuing to invest in the depth and performance of the herd.”

Currently boasting around 500 breeders across both properties, Absolute Angus is expecting to run in the order of 700 cattle in 2023.

“I will cull that number when the time is right, but extending the herd is an important step in ensuring we are able to continue to meet the needs of commercial buyers and cross-breeders,” Mr Pisa said.

“People are understanding more and more about the value of good genetics, and they know they can rely on Absolute Angus to deliver.”

The Absolute Angus 2022 Spring bull sale will be held on-property and online from 1pm on Wednesday October 12 at 292 Trafalgar South Road, Trafalgar South.


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