Angus built tough

Clunie Range Angus: The bull sale will be held on-property at “Springfield”, Wallangra, on Friday, August 4, at 12.30pm with 140 bulls on offer.
Clunie Range Angus: The bull sale will be held on-property at “Springfield”, Wallangra, on Friday, August 4, at 12.30pm with 140 bulls on offer.

Hugh Guest registered his first cattle brand in 1957 and the Guest family have been breeding Angus cattle ever since.

The Clunie Range Angus stud was established over 30 years ago, named after Mount Clunie, nestled in the hills along the Queensland border between Killarney and Woodenbong.

The females learnt to forage in that environment before re-locating to the Coolatai and Wallangra districts. This long association and passion for the breed came long before the Angus breed was popular.

The Guest family believe in a balanced breeding program, and maintaining the real core strengths of the breed that has built the modern day demand for Angus cattle. Brett Guest said a strong focus on fertility and temperament and performance data, is then followed by attention overall structure, muscle and capacity.

“We know generations of selection pressure has produced a herd that is made of tough stuff and that’s why we enjoy a strong reputation for producing bulls that handle the tougher environmental conditions,” he said. 

The 2017 sale bulls are on average 25 per cent above breed average for IMF, 14 per cent higher for carcase weight, 17 per cent higher for 600 day growth and 26 per cent higher for EMA.

“We feel that we have the right type and enough breeding behind the cattle, and the performance data to back them up as well,” Mr Guest said.

The 2017 sale draft is the largest offering to date and Mr Guest feels without doubt they are the most consistent and even line offered at Clunie Range.

There are some outstanding yearlings, as well as a run of 16 to 20 month olds with the majority being rising two year olds.

The Clunie Range Angus bull sale will be held on-property at “Springfield”, Wallangra, on Friday, August 4, at 12.30pm with 140 bulls on offer.

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