Ge­net­ics must be top shelf

Central and North Burnett Times - - WHITAKER OPEN DAY -

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.

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