Bull Sale Completed
Dear fellow cattle producers,
Welcome to our 19th on-farm Angus Bull sale which will be held on Wednesday 31st May 2023 at Storth Oaks starting at 1pm.
Every year we get more excited by the line-up of bulls we are putting up, knowing that they have the right genetics to improve most programs. This year is no exception, and we are proud of what we have to offer.
We have for the first time some outstanding sons of new bulls G A R Hometown who has topped sale in both the USA and Australia. Also new is H P C A Zephyr who adds some nice carcase to his progeny. Beast mode, Fireball and Dusty are back with some more impressive sons and another new one in WR Full House along with a great mix of our own breeding with sons of P23, Q31, Q35, Q52 and Q93 to name some.
It is very pleasing to see our own sons footing it well with top bulls from both the USA and Australia and again a good representation from 1st calving R2 heifers coming through.
Every bull catalogued qualifies to have either the A or A+ endorsement with the vast majority carrying the highest A+ endorsement. This gives you a quick guide in knowing that the sons and daughters of these animals will increase your herd’s performance and steers fed right should qualify for premium beef programs.
The most rewarding part of stud breeding is seeing the success that people have using our genetics and being rewarded with payments that reflect that quality, along with no assisted calvings and increasing fertility.
We are seeing more and more Angus genetics being used in the dairy industry to create quality premium beef. We are delighted with the results of one dairy farmer locally who has used six of our bulls each year and finished the progeny. His latest unit load to go to Silver Fern Farms had a 100% EQ hit rate! Well done Ross.
Please use the breed indexes to make your initial selections and then target particular traits that you wish to improve on. By using a selection index, you are ensuring you are not single trait selecting as both the $A and $PRO indexes cover several traits to help secure a balanced trait selection. These indexes are both based on self-replacing breeding systems where heifers are retained for breeding.
We highly recommend either Heifer Select or Zoetis Inherit Select DNA tools to help you make sure that you are retaining the most profitable replacement rather than just the pretty ones that won’t produce the goods.
As always if you have any questions or issues you wish to discuss, please give us a call or chat with us on sale day. We look forward to catching up again.
Tim and Kelly