Early Bidder Discount will apply to each purchased lot where initial qualifying bid was placed Thursday.

The Auction is Now Closed. Thank you to all who participated.

Special Thanks to the many bidders and buyers. 10 Lots Sold averaged $5725.


Thurs, May 12 8 AM NZ Time - Fri, May 13 12 PM NZ Time with Extended Bidding to follow.

2016 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Absolom family’s involvement in the breeding of Angus cattle and the 45th Anniversary of breeding Simmentals. The emphasis has always been on producing animals that will enhance the productivity and profitability of cow herds around the country. Modern technologies continue to allow us to speed up the generation gap so that our clients can share in the measured progress we are making.

We are again solely concentrating as a family owned and operated business on breeding cattle that we know deliver bottom line performance without compromise. This offering is a prime example with all our natural sires being offered for sale. With continual use of large scale embryo transfer (implanted in the spring) and artificial insemination we continue to invest in the genetics that deliver on farm.

One of the most exciting advancements is now being part of the Leachman global genetic evaluation which is a multi-breed database of in excess of 600,000 animals. While we have worked with the Leachman family for decades it is only now with current database technology and evaluation techniques that we can measure our animals against the best globally on a regular basis. This close association was born out of sharing the same passion for breeding great cattle using science and it is great to still be partners after almost 30 years.

The sires in this sale represent the cream of their particular year groups, all have been used within our herd this last season, and three are sires with progeny in the BLG Progeny Test. So invest with confidence in these bulls to deliver the performance in your herd.

Daniel Absolom


  • Please feel free to call either Daniel or John to discuss your bull requirements or to arrange a visit.

  • All buyers will need to register even if you have with us for prior sales. We encourage you to do this as early as possible in advance of the sale opening. When registering remember your username and password, upon approval you will be issued a bidder number. If you need help registering ring Daniel and he will assist.

  • Take advantage of Early Bidder Discount on Thursday 12th May and read Auction Tips or ask about Proxy Bidding as many clients find this a great way to do their bidding.

  • This is an online auction. You can bid online or you can call Daniel or John to place bids on your behalf.

  • Livestock agents registering on client's behalf receive 6% rebate.

  • Sale lots will have various opening bids.

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  • Seller's website is: http://www.rissington.com

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  • Be sure you are at your computer before Midday on Fri, May 13 when extended bidding starts to finalize your bidding. Call us if that's not possible.

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