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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

Raff Angus Golden AnniversaryGlory of Golden Anniversary for Raff Angus
Queensland Country Life 30 July 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.

They are presenting a draft of bulls that truly reflect the type of animal they set out to produce from their humble beginnings in 1965. >> Read more

View 2015 Sale Prices and Supplementary Sheet.

On Property "Mundibulanga" Monday 10 August 2015, 12 noon

>> Download Catalogue

Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 3 Raff Hercules H411 Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 4 Raff Hulk H420 Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 5 Raff Jacko J30 Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 6 Raff Jumbo J125 Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 7 Raff Jackpot J448 Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 8 Raff Jumbo J445 Raff Angus Bull Sale
Lot 9 Raff Knightrider K16

Raff Angus 50 years of stud breedingRaff's 50 Years of Stud Breeding by David Raff
Queensland Country Life 30 July 2015

From a very young age I developed a fascination for breeding stud beef cattle - my ambition in life was to become a successful beef bull breeder... >> Read more

Hercules and Jackpot stand out from the herd

Over a 1/4 of the sale catalogue are Raff Empire E269 sons... >> Read more

Raff Angus Land Aggregation


Raff Angus Land Aggregation Auction ~ View Video | View Property Brochure

Raff Angus Land Aggregation - 2713 ha (6705 acres) approx
A Multipurpose Investment in Agricultural Production

Raff Angus Land Aggregation, the home of Raff Angus is located in the heart of some of the country’s leading bull breeding, fattening, backgrounding and feedlot enterprises. Offering the astute buyer quality country, infrastructure and improvements with location being a feature.

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Newsletter, May 2015

Celebrating 50 years of Breeding Angus 1965 - 2015

How it all began
Major Cattle achievements
King Island - the land of opposites
Fifty years in the breeding - all records broken
Beef Australia 2015
Raff Angus Bull Sale brought forward - 10 August 2015

>> Newsletter (8mb)

Raff Angus Bull & Female Sale 16 February 2015
On-property @ “Mundibulanga” Drillham
Sale starts at 12 midday. Interfaced with Auctionsplus | Sales Manager – GTSM

>> View Lot Photos (NB scroll down to view)
>> Download Sale Catalogue Please Note: Printed Catalogues will not be sent to all members. If you wish to receive a printed catalogue please click here to Request a Catalogue.
>> Lot breakup - 348 head sell within 179 lots
>> Female and Bull Sale Supplementary Sheet
>> Click here to view Angus Australia Catalogue

Queensland Country Life

Raff Reliability
01 April 2015
Andrew Raff, Raff Angus, Drillham, reflects on his time in the beef industry.

Click Full screen on left of video to enlarge

2014 Bull Sale
September 2014

>> BULL SALE CATALOGUE available now
>> Click here to view Bull Sale Editorial Preview
>> Click here to view catalogue listing
>> Click here to view YouTube Video Raff Angus Breeding Females
>> Updated Weights and Measurements (27 Sept 2014)

Country Life, October 2014
Interview with the Wilkinson family, “Messines” Guyra NSW – buyers of the top and second top priced bulls.

Interview with Tim Joseland “Eltham” Isisford QLD – volume buyer at Raff Angus bull sale

Raff Angus purchase new Australian sire
June 2014

Raff Angus is excited to announce the purchase of Cherylton Stewie D19 for $20,000 from Cherylton Angus in Western Australia. The sale agreement allows Cherylton Angus to retain 100% semen and marketing rights with Raff Angus securing 100% walking rights to him. >> Read more

Raff Empire son available for export
April 2014

We are pleased to advise that Raff Hercules H411 has now qualified for export to the EU and his semen is now
available. Raff Hercules H411 was calved on 13th September 2012. He is sired by the world acclaimed Raff Empire E269 >> Read more

Raff Angus Newsletter
April 2014

A Visit to the United Kingdom by David Raff : In June 2013 Jill and I spent a month in the United Kingdom visiting Aberdeen-Angus herds in England and Scotland culminating in a visit to the Royal Highland Show at Edinburgh. The purpose of the visit was to research the Angus breed in that country, the founding country of the Angus cattle breed over 200 years ago, and to search for suitable genetics to import to take the Raff Angus to the next level. I last visited the UK in 1980 when I spent six months there on a Nuffield scholarship. >> Read more


Raff Angus sells semen into Zimbabwe
Raff Angus sells semen into Zimbabwe

An ambitious Angus stud and beef breeding operation through to branded premium beef production is being established in Zimbabwe, a country dominated by tropically infused cattle. >> Read more

Raff Angus supports the 2014 National Youth Angus Roundup
Raff Angus supports the 2014 National Youth Angus Roundup
January 2014

Raff Angus supported this year’s event with a team of eight heifers and eight beef enthusiasts who joined with over 150 fellow young people from all over the country who gathered in Toowoomba to participate in the Angus Youth event of the year – the Angus Youth Roundup 2014 in January. >> Read more

Raff Angus Bull Sale 23 September 2013

>> 2013 Bull Sale Catalogue

For more information on our Bull Sale go to our Sales page




Raff Angus claims Australian 'first' with Prime Star genetics

Raff Angus claims Australian 'first' with Prime Star genetics
7 March 2013
Queensland Country Life
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Raff Angus claims Australian 'first' with Prime Star genetics

Raff Angus Newsletter
August 2013


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Raff Angus claims Australian 'first' with Prime Star genetics

Raff Empire wins Bronze Medal in Angus - Champion of the World 2012
April 2013

The "Angus - Champion of the World 2012" and "Angus - Miss World 2012" competitions were judged between April 1st and April, 7th 2012. The competition consisted of 92 National Champions from 42 countries. Raff Empire E269 won Gold in Class 10 and then went on to win Bronze in Class 15; which judges the winner of the Angus - Champion of the World title.

>> Link to Angus Australia website >> Angus Australia article >> Champions of the World 2012

Raff Angus claims Australian 'first' with Prime Star genetics

Raff Angus female creates $30,000 Queensland record
By Peter Lowe
21 March 2013
Queensland Country Life
>> Read More and View Video
>> Article

A new $40,000 record for Raff Angus bull at 2012 sale
24 September 2012

A large crowd of 250 buyers and spectators were at “Mundibulanga” Drillham on Monday to witness a new Raff record auction top price sale of $40,000 selling to regular buyers the Wilkinson family of ‘Messines’ Guyra New South Wales.
>> Read More >> View YouTube Video

Three year mission to sell ‘Northern Angus’ concludes
by Jon Condon 13 Aug 2012 - courtesy www.beefcentral.com

The Raff family, perhaps Queensland’s best-known breeders of Black Angus cattle, on Friday completed a three-year mission to elevate the national awareness of the quality of ‘northern’ Angus seedstock on a high note. >> Read More

Beef Australia Rockhampton 2012 Results

Senior and Grand Champion Angus Bull - Raff Empire E269 >> Read More

Raff Angus Eyes Export Market After Beef Week Success
by James Nason 8 May 2012 - courtesy www.beefcentral.com
The Raff family’s champion sire Raff Empire E269 has finished his all-conquering stud showing career in fine style by winning grand champion Angus bull honours at the triennial Beef 2012 exhibition at Rockhampton today >> Read More

Dubbo Beef Spectacular Results
March 2012

Reserve Junior Champion bull  - Raff Flash F187
Reserve Senior Champion bull - Raff Freddo F143
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Raff Purchase New Sire - Stoney Point Fever Pitch F93

Earlier this year Raff Angus purchased Stoney Point Fever Pitch F93 at auction for South Australia's highest priced sale bull at $19,000. >> Read More

Sydney Royal Easter Show Results 2012
Senior Champion Bull – C S Gordon Perpetual Trophy – Raff Empire E269
Reserve Senior Champion Bull – Raff Flash F187
Grand Champion Bull – The Fordhouse Perpetual Trophy - Raff Empire E269
Most Successful Exhibitor – Raff Beef Cattle >> Read More

2012 Female Sale - Raff Blackbird G306 tops at $17,000
26 March 2012 - 145 lots

>> Download Female Sale Catalogue

Allora Show Results 10 February 2012 Clifton Show Results 18 February 2012

Allora: Supreme Beef Exhibit - Raff Doris D48 with bull calf at foot by Raff Duke D367
Clifton: Grand Champion British Breed Exhibit - Raff Duchess E14 with heifer calf at foot by Raff Exterminator E201 >> Read More

Guyra Show Results
18 February 2012

Supreme Beef Exhibit - Raff Doris D48 with bull calf at foot by Raff Duke D367
>> Read More

Raff Storm Melbourne Royal - Empire Strikes Back
September 2011

The barnstorming Raff Empire E269 who missed major accolades at Brisbane has thundered back in Melbourne claiming Supreme Angus Exhibit at the breed’s feature show along with Supreme Interbreed Bull and Supreme Beef Exhibit of the Show. >> Read More

2011 Bull Sale Report
September 2011

A record crowd of 200 buyers and visitors attended the annual Raff Angus bull sale at “Mundibulanga” to witness the largest offering of bulls to ever sell for a record average price of $7,165 with all lots selling through the ring in just 120 minutes. >> Read More

Brisbane Royal Show Results 2011
August 2011

1st Sire/Dam Progeny Group -Raff Angus; 1st Breeders Group - Raff Angus
2nd Pair Bulls - Raff Angus >> Read more

Show Results
January - June 2011

Results for Farmfest, Longreach, Mitchell, Taroom, Goondiwindi, Sydney, Dubbo, Tara, Guyra, Clifton, Allora, Stanthorpe >> Read More

Back to the Future Field Day
23 March 2011
Five years after scientists mapped the bovine genome, the cutting edge science has moved out of the laboratory and into the paddock at Drillham in western Queensland.  In an Australian first, the Raff family has tested its entire Angus seed-stock breeding herd with Pfizer Animal Genetics’ HD50K tool for Angus cattle. >> Read More

Raff Bull Builds Show Empire
February 2011

If he was a horse he'd be virtually unbackable having achieved four wins from as many starts.
>> Read More

Bullish Outlook at 100th Clifton Show
February 2011

Unrivalled star of the stud beef cattle was supreme exhibit and earlier grand champion Angus bull Raff Empire E269, shown by David and Jill Raff and family, Raff Angus, Drillham. >> Read more

Show Results 2010

Results for National Youth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Farmfest, Miles, Taroom, St George, Bell, Sydney, Dubbo, Glen Innes, Allora >> Read More


Raff Angus Storms to $20,000 Success
September 2010
102 bulls av $6088, top $20,000, 100% clearance

CONSOLIDATED Pastoral Company's Isis Downs complex has secured a Raff Angus bull to serve as one of its leading sires in an ongoing bid to inject more British meat quality into their northern herd. >> Read More

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