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Raff AngusVogels' success with top Raff Angus bulls
Queensland Country Life
27 February 2020

The decision to focus heavily on purchasing Raff Angus bulls to place over their mixed breeding herd has proven to be a winning one for Clermont-based commercial beef cattle producers Eli and Michelle Vogel....read more

 

Raff Angus King Island22 month old Raff Angus pedigree recorded Autumn born steers.

View the Video of our 22 month old Raff Angus pedigree recorded Autumn born steers. These steers were weighed on 5 February. The complete group averaged 708kg having gained 205 kilograms over the past 120 days for a daily gain of 1.715kg/day - 100% pasture raised. These are full genetic brothers to our Autumn sale bulls currently for sale. We will receive individual carcass feedback on these steers within the next few months – it will be posted once received.

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Raff Angus King IslandRaff story shows its ok to change beef business direction
Queensland Country Life
23 January 2020

If ever a time could reinforce the Raff family's decision to sell up at Drillham and move to King Island, Tasmania, it's now. As they watch livestock operations on the mainland battle bushfires, floods and one failed season after another, the Raff's herd has doubled.... View story here

Raff Angus New stud sire - Raff Fonzie K135

Raff Fonzie K135 was the last lot to sell at the Raff Family’s last on-property bull sale held at Drillham before re-locating to King Island in 2015. Selling to the McNicholl Family “Arklow” Dulacca his catalogue sale comments noted – “…Stud sire potential. We may just decide to keep this bull as his pedigree contains four of the most influential cows – Moriah 822, Blackbird 5217, Burnette M51 and Doris S128 – all of which have had a major impact in our herd…”. 4 ½ years later Fonzie K135 has crossed Bass Strait to re-join the Raff Angus breeding program on King Island.

Pictured – Lee McNicholl pictured feeding cottonseed and sorghum stubble to Fonzie and other herd bulls on farm when in severe drought at Dulacca December 2019.

Raff Angus Angus thriving in Goodwins' Blackwater-based Operation

Queensland Country Life, November 2019

 

 

Raff Angus heifers ultrasound scanningRaff Angus Feedback Sheets from Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd
Feedback Sheet 26 July 2019
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Feedback Sheet 10 January 2019
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Feedback Sheet 13 November 2018
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Feedback Sheet 24 May 2018
Feedback Sheet 13 April 2018
Feedback Sheet 18 January 2018

Raff Angus bulls for saleSydney Show Angus Feature Breed Sale 2019
The Raff Family would sincerely like to thank the successful purchasers and underbidders who supported us at this years Sydney Show Angus Feature Breed Sale. This was our first public outing showcasing Raff Angus following our relocation to King Island. We were very proud of how our cattle presented and extremely humbled with the sale results – 4 bulls averaged $21,250, 1 x cow/calf unit sold for $19,000 and 2 un-joined heifers averaged $9,000 for an overall average on seven head @ $17,428.
Raff Magnum M165 – sold to Greenlands Pastoral Co. Ben Lomond NSW for $17,000
Raff Nugget N29 – sold to Llandarlo Angus Stud, Cudgewa VIC for $9,000
Raff Nightcap N42 – sold to Wallangra Angus Stud, at Wandoan QLD for $25,000
Raff Necessity N205  – sold to Oakland Park Angus Stud, Kempsey NSW for $34,000
Raff Blackbird J460 - sold to Greenlands Pastoral Co. Ben Lomond NSW for $19,000
Raff Lady Durham N135 – sold to Oakland Park Angus Stud, Kempsey NSW for $10,000
Raff Duchess N168 - sold to Oakland Park Angus Stud, Kempsey NSW for $8,000

Read post-sale write up. https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/6065207/angus-centenary-sale-tops-at-34000/?cs=4592

 

 

 

Raff Angus 2019 NewsletterRaff Angus 2019 Newsletter

Seven of our best destined for the Sydney Royal Angus Feature Show and Sale
Drillham Queensland to King Island, Tasmania - was the move worth it?
Weaning weights break records

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Raff Angus heifers ultrasound scanningRaff Angus heifers yarded for ultrasound scanning for carcass data collection.

 

View scanning results for heifers here



Raff Angus Golden AnniversaryNew AI sire from the United Kingdom – semen packages available.

Following the success of recent United Kingdom genetics carefully introduced into our herd over recent years we are now pleased introduce Idvies Eric S735. Weighing 1100kg’s at just 20 months he is a moderate frame score 7. Semen packages of 10 straws sell at $100/dose. Click here for his pedigree and performance information.


Raff Angus Golden AnniversaryRaff Angus purchase new cow - Vermont Champagne C371 CCVC371

Her sale comments from Stephen Handbury Anvil Angus – C371, one of the original Right Time cows we purchased at the Vermont Dispersal. Anyone who has travelled to the US will know the significance of Right Time to the Angus cow herd. He was the first cow maker of the modern Angus era. Only a very limited amount of semen was ever bought into Australia and at one time I even sold a single straw for $2,600. So knowing this we chased what Right Time cows we could both here and abroad. When C371 came up in the dispersal and she was physically everything we expected we added her to our herd. At the time of writing the catalogue she has calved 9 calves all within a month of each other each spring, including her last calf that featured in our Autumn bull sale. I fully expect she will make the sale with her 10th calf at foot. Even for her age she still offers great birth weight, positive fat and fantastic net feed efficiency. If we were to continue our program she was certainly entering our donor program.

Raff Angus Golden AnniversaryHow drought pushed well-known Queensland cattle breeder to move to King Island for rainfall
Landline Story - October 2015

The Raff family have bred Angus bulls for 50 years and celebrate this milestone with their 2015 bull sale on property at Mundibulanga, Drillham, August 10.A well known Queensland stud cattle breeder says years of drought and the changing climate is why his family sold its Queensland property and relocated half their herd to King Island. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-10/cattle-breeders-move-from-queensland-to-king-island/6842102

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