Genetics must be top shelf
CLINT and Robyn Whitaker’s Whitaker Charbray Stud has always tried to secure top-shelf genetic charolais bulls for use in its charbray breeding program.
In the next phase of its stud charbray bull and female breeding program it has now sourced the Australian semen rights to the elite Canadian charolais bull CML Encore 4Y.
Encore has won most major beef expositions across Canada and the United States including the 2013 Canadian Agribition and Farmfair and the Fort Worth Stock Show.
This powerful polled sire will be used to produce charbray bulls for the Whitakers to present at the Charbray National Sale, Monto All Breeds sale and also for inclusion in its on farm paddock sales.
Visitors to the Whitaker Open Day on August 22 will have the opportunity to view bulls destined for these forthcoming sales.
“We’ve also secured the Nargoon Charolais Stud’s principal polled charolais donor cow,” stud co-principal Clint Whitaker said.
“We plan to use Encore 4Y with this female to produce polled charolais bulls for our own operation and we’re really keen to see how it eventuates for us.
“Whilst our main preference is horned first-cross charbrays, we are trialling an entire paddock of registered charbray females (a large percentage of these polled) and covering them with a very impressive polled charbray sire.
“This will allow us to meet varying market preferences at the National Sale and our open day.”
Once again the Whitakers will be offering a select group of charbray females on the day.
Intended purchasers of these commercial heifers will enjoy being able to make offers over the course of the day via the Helmsman auction system.
This means people can make a bid throughout the day whilst not physically being present.
The highest bidder at the day’s conclusion will be the successful purchaser.
Apart from these heifers, Clint and Robyn will have cattle for sale during the day including brahman and charbray bulls (both polled and de-horned).
Anyone with an industry association will find it an enjoyable day, again with rural orientated trade displays including a select section for the ladies.
The property is open from 9am-4pm.
Entry, morning tea and lunch is free and a variety of lucky gates prizes are up for grabs.
Signs will direct from Mundubbera to the property, Burnett Park, 117 Gayndah-Mundubbera Rd.
NO BULL: Whitaker Charbray Stud is holding an open day on August 22.