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Landfall Angus Autumn Sale Result 2015

 

The Landfall Angus Autumn Sale was held on Monday the 13th of April in beautiful sunshine. A total of 111 bulls were sold to achieve an overall clearance of 87% and an average price of $4,818. Bulls were sold to NSW, Vic, SA, King and Flinders Island and to many local clients. Top price was for Lot 3- Landfall Docklands J55 (pictured above), selling for $13,500 to the Rowlands Family from Woodstock in NSW.

 

"We are extremely happy with the sale result", Co-Principal Frank Archer said. "We maintained our number sold from last year but had a larger offering, hence the reason for a lower clearance rate. We are highly motivated to supply the best value bulls in Australia and certainly today there were a large number of top quality bulls at great value for money".

 

The first 15 lots were bulls used in the Landfall herd for spring joining in 2014 and these bulls were highly sought after. Feature sire Carabar Docklands sons were the highest price average on the day.

 

The Archer Family thank all purchasers and underbidders for their solid support of the Landfall program. 

 

 

Landfall and Landfall Farm Fresh are winners!

 

 

Landfall and Landfall Farm Fresh were recently announced the winners of the 2014 Fonterra Agricultural Award at the Community Achievement Awards in Hobart. Ellie and Tim (above) attended the Gala Dinner in Hobart to represent both the retail and primary production businesses.

 

Click here to see the Awards Australia Finalist Video

 

Landfall Angus Spring Sale Result 2014

The Landfall Angus Autumn Sale achieved an outstanding result with 71 of the 74 bulls offered sold for an average of $4,688. The three passed in bulls sold soon after the sale to achive an overall 100% clearance. The top price was $8,500 achieved twice for Lot 2 Landfall Upward H501 and Lot 8 Landfall Prosperity H818. Lot 2 went to David Brennan of Dunedoo in NSW for stud use. A thickset Upward son out of donor cow Landfall Archer X118, he was a full brother to two bulls sold in to stud use in the Autumn Sale. Another brother from the same flush has been retained for use in the Landfall herd. Lot 8 sold to repeat buyers and loyal supporters of the Landfall program, Gary and Barb Lindsay from Bracknell in Tasmania. Lot 8, Landfall Prosperity H818 was an imported embryo calf from the SAV herd in South Dakota, USA. The bulls presented very well on the day with tremendous thickness and depth whilst possessing a well balanced performance package.

 

"Achieving a 100% clearance on a catalogue containing 74 bulls compared to 47 sold in last years Spring Sale is very pleasing", Ed Archer Co-Principal of the Landfall herd said. "We also manged to all but maintain the average price from last year which is fantastic given the extra offering", Ed added.

 

Feature sires TC Aberdeen and Sitz Upward sons were keenly sought after. Bulls were sold to Victoria, NSW, King Island, Flinders Island and to local clients.

 

"We are extremely satisfied with the continued support of our program, we work really hard at producing bulls that will help to improve our clients herds and offer a service that will add value to their business'. We are extremely grateful to all who attended our sale", Ed Archer said.

 

The Archer Family and the Landfall team thank all buyers and under bidders for their endorsement of the Landfall program.

 

 

Landfall Angus Autumn Sale Result 2014

The Landfall Angus Autumn Sale achieved an outstanding result with 113 of the 114 bulls offered sold for an average of $5,414. Top price was $12,500 for Lot 4- Landfall Emporer H409 (pictured left), sold to repeat buyers Gary and Barb Lindsay from Bracknell. The lineup of bulls was very consistent and displayed tremendous depth and thickness. Many positive comments were received on the good "type" of the bulls.

 

"The average price and clearance rate was outstanding but more importantly we are thrilled with the support shown for the Landfall program", Landfall Co-Principal Frank Archer said. "We are extremely humbled to achieve this result under trying times and feel well rewarded for an exceptional level of hard work and dedication that goes into producing Landfall genetics. We would rate this as one of our best sales ever", Frank added.

 

Feature sire TC Aberdeen sons were keenly sought after selling for an average of $7,300 and a top of $10,000. A number of bulls were sold to mainland Australia and King and Flinders Island, with the local buyers providing good competition and taking home a good run of bulls.

 

"It is always pleasing to see repeat buyers back to secure more Landfall genetics but obviously the word is spreading as a number of bulls found homes with new buyers this year as well", Frank Archer said.

 

The Archer Family and the Landfall team thank all buyers and under bidders for their endorsement of the Landfall program.

 

 

Landfall Angus Spring Sale Result 2013

The Landfall Angus Spring Bull Sale was held on Thursday the 15th of September in beatiful Spring weather. A fantastic result was achieved with a 100% clearance of 47 bulls, averaging $5,031 to a top of $11,500. The team at Landfall would like to thank all purchasers and underbidders for their continued support of Landfall.

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Landfall Angus QLD Sale Result 2013

The Landfall Angus Annual Queensland Sale was held on Thursday 15th of August. 71 bulls were sold to achieve an 82% clearance rate for an average price of $3,492. The top price for the day was $9,000. The passed in bulls were sold soon after the sale to achieve an overall 100% clearance. The Archer Family thank all the purchasers and the underbidders for their continued support of the Landfall program and also welcomes new clients.

Landfall Angus Autumn Sale Result 2013

The Landfall Angus Autumn Sale was held on Monday 15th of April. 107 bulls were sold to a top of $12,000 to average $4,750. Six stud heifers were sold to a top of $4,000 to average $3,166. The Archer Family are thrilled with the result and thank all the purchasers and underbidders for their support.

Landfall Angus Spring Sale Result 2012

The Landfall Angus Spring Bull Sale was held on Thursday the 13th September. Fifty three bulls were offered with 52 selling to top of $18,500 and average of $5,461. The top priced bull Lot 3, Landfall Modest F72 was purchased by Woodbourn Angus for stud use. Woodbourn stud principal Charles Wallace said, "F72 combined a good set of EBV's with impressive phenotype". Volume purchaser was Darren Grace of Markarna Grazing on Flinders Island, taking home a total of 11 bulls. Among the 53 bulls offered were 12 yearling bulls selling to a top of $7,000 and averaging $4,127.

Landfall Co-Principal Ed Archer said, "We are extremely happy with the result. It was a sale that achieved a good average, whislt still providing bull buyers the opportunity to secure good quality bulls at value for money".

 

Landfall would like to thank all purchasers and under-bidders for their support on sale day and their continued confidence in the Landfall program.

 

Landfall Angus Queensland Sale Result 2012

Strong demand resulted in a record result for the 2012 Landfall Angus Queensland Sale. The largest offering to date of 71 bulls achieved a 100% clearance and averaged $5,437. The top price of the day was $9,000 paid by Mark Brawne, Yerura at Meandarra for Lot 3, a Landfall Direction son Weighing in at 844kg.

 

A mix of both new and repeat customers competed for the bulls which were a very even and consistent offering. Landfall Co-Principal Frank Archer said, "We are extremely pleased with the support shown for our program here in Queensland. Many existing clients bought bulls, proving that Landfall genetics are performing well in northern conditions".

 

The Archer Family would like to thank all purchasers and under bidders for their support of the sale.

Landfall Angus Autumn Sale Result 2012

Strong demand resulted in a record result for the 2012 Landfall Angus Autumn Sale. The largest offering to date of 105 bulls achieved a 100% clearance and averaged $6,709. The top price of the day was $16,000 paid by repeat buyer Dennis Ginn of Yancowinna Angus, Inverloch Victoria for Lot 9, an Ardrossan Modest D145 son out of a Te Mania Sheen cow. Volume purchaser was Russel Robinson, Tumbe Munda Pastoral at Narcoorte in South Australia for a run of eight bulls. Ardrossan Modest sons were keenly sought after with 17 sons selling for an average of $9,058.

 

The heifer offering was also highy sought after with eight heifers selling for an average of $3,468 to top of $4,500 for a Te Mania Infinity daughter. All eight heifers were purchased by John Cleeland of King Isle Farms, King Island.

 

The high quality and consistency of the offering drew comment from a number of people attending the sale.

 

"We are extremely happy with our sale result and thank all purchasers and under bidders for their strong support", Landfall Angus Co-Principal Frank Archer said. "A tremendous amount of hard work goes into our program to achieve a high level and consistence of quality, it is very rewarding and humbling for us to achieve such a good result".

Landfall Angus Genetics Sale 2012

The Landfall Angus Genetics Sale was held on Friday the 13th of April 2012. The sale resulted in 90 females being sold at an average of $1258, with a top of $1410 for PTIC Rising 2 Year Heifers. Landfall Angus Co-Principal Ed Archer commented the average sale price received was great but clearance rates were down slightly on last years sale.

Landfall Angus Spring Sale Result

The Landfall Angus Spring Sale was held on Thursday the 15th of September with 48 out of 48 bulls sold to achieve a 100% clearance. The 48 bulls sold to a top of $13,000 and averaged $6197.

Lot 5, TFAE490, a son of TeMania Infinity out of an Ardrossan Admiral daughter was the top price bull going to successful purchaser Alpine Angus in Victoria.

The volume buyer on the day was Markarna Grazing Co., Flinders Island, taking home nine bulls. The Archer Family is extremely happy with the sale result saying it reflects a lot of confidence and herd re-building that is currently underway in the industry.

 

Pictured above is Frank and Ed Archer with Jock Gibson of Roberts Ltd and Ross Munro, buying on behalf of Alpine Angus.

Landfall wins Paddock to Plate Prime Lamb Competition

Stock and Land

 

THE Archer family might be celebrated for their Angus cattle at East Tamar, Tasmania, but their Landfall operation is fast gaining a reputation for raising prize-winning lambs.

 

 

 

Ed Archer’s composite lamb placed first in the export section of the Campbell Town Show’s Paddock-to-Plate champion prime lamb competition and went onto to be named supreme carcase.


Mr Archer, who runs 1800 cattle alongside 5000 ewes, says the competition has been great for recognition of the family’s products.

 

“We run a retail butcher shop in Launceston, which has grown three-fold since we opened 18 months ago,” he said.

 

The family supply their own Angus steers and composite lambs to the Northern Tasmanian outlet, Landfall Farm Fresh, while other products such as pork and chicken are all sourced locally.

 

“It’s always been a goal to take our product to the consumer and we thought it was one area we could expand into,” he said.

 

It was their meat brand ‘Landfall Fresh’ that kicked off their dream and the Archers are now seeing the many benefits of running a paddock to plate enterprise.

 

“You have control of the product right down the supply chain, so you get the chance to improve it all the time,” he said.

 

Despite the Landfall stud Angus bulls claiming much of the applause so far, it’s the Archers lambs that have been gaining a steady following.

 

“We’ve been getting some great feedback in the shop,” he said. “And the paddock-to-plate competition has helped improve our operation too.”

 

The Archers breed a base of Coopworth ewes, which are joined to Texel-White Suffolk rams to produce their composite lambs.

 

“We’ve been breeding prime lambs for the past 20 years, but it’s only in the last five that we’ve started to get serious,” he said.
Traditionally, the family ran a Merino wool enterprise on their 4000 hectare property.

 

But the fifth generation of Archers, which includes siblings Ed, Will, Frank, Ellie and Mimi, see a solid future in prime lambs - especially given the record prices of the past 12 months.

 

Mr Archer says a third of the lambs are now sold and processed at the shop, while the balance is cleared at store or on-farm sales.

 

“The Texel-White Suffolk-Coopworth lamb is a really quick-finishing animal, with a good maturity pattern,” he said.
“They are suitable to finish at 20 kilograms up to 28kg.”

 

The Texel bloodlines have also added an extra dimension to the lambs.

 

“Texels are one of the few sheep that carry that double-muscling gene, so you get a really high-yielding carcase,” he said.

Archers keep eyes on target

Weekly Times Now, Matilda Abey, 5 March 2010

 

INNOVATIVE Tasmanian Angus breeders the Archer family are well known across the state for their herd's genetics.

 

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