News 2014

RAWBURN BOSS HOGG joins the IA sire team for 2015

We have been fortunate to secure the Australian semen  rights for Rawburn Boss Hogg. He is a Scottish bred bull from an imported embryo from the USA. His structural soundness combined with his carcasse attributes and softness make him a great fit for our program.




Willie arrived in Australia from Aberdeenshire Scotland in 1964 disembarking from Adelaide. His first stud groom position was with a Poll Hereford Stud near Bordertown.

During his time in Australia he’s worked with many breeds including Herefords, Shorthorns and Charolais, but mostly with Angus studs including Lubra Bend, Tibboburra and Alpine Angus.

“Over the years many changes have take place in breeding stud cattle and great improvements have been made in all breeds and this is shown in the cattle we see today. I am probably classed as being old school, but I have always accepted and embraced new technology and hopefully have moved with the times”. Willie Milne

Willie says his greatest joy is his family and the many friends he has made on the journey. He has particularly enjoyed working with young people including the many he has met through his tirelass support for the Angus Youth Roundup programs.

A very sucessfull cattle breeder in his own right, we are very grateful to have Willie’s input in our program and are guided by his experience and knowledge when selecting sires and for the future direction of our program.


Aside from our interest in cattle breeding, the Irelands team travel most weekends in winter to play polocrosse in the South West Slopes and use horses all year round for cattle work and mustering. Will Ireland made his debut in 2013 in the subbies division (U/12) and travels under the watchful eye of Jess Fletcher. We are also proud sponsors of the Australian Junior Polocrosse test and Albury Holbrook Polocrosse club.

Over 2013/2014, Irelands Angus have also sponsored the Omeo Rodeo Assoc, Open Saddle Bronc competition and annual Illabo campdraft and continue to seek out opportunities to support our local and rural communty.

Those of you that know Blake Ireland will notice his absence from our Autumn 2014 sale for the first time ever. Blake is spending 2014 in Camooweal – QLD to experience large scale cattle operations and gain valuable life experience before returning to his active involvement in the Irelands program.


Left: Will Ireland on Berragoon Pink |  Centre: Blake Ireland, mustering at Rocklands Station QLD | Right: Jess Fletcher riding Jackie.


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The females topped at $16,000 twice, with 14 of 25 sold to average $6785. Corey Ireland, Irelands Angus, Wagga Wagga, sold both the $16,000 heifers.

Irelands Pleasure J20 sold to Ryan Brady, Kempsey, to start his new custom Angus stud herd. The second heifer, Irelands Wargoona H3444, was purchased by Greendale Hill Estate, Bringelly, through Elders Dubbo.