Del­e­gates im­pressed

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST -

GAYN­DAH drought­mas­ter cat­tle have im­pressed a del­e­gate of South African cat­tle­men and stud stock breed­ers.

Wa­ja­tryn Drought­mas­ter Stud, owned by War­ren and Carolyn Kenny’s fam­ily, hosted the del­e­ga­tion on April 22.

Carolyn Kenny said the cat­tle­men were vis­it­ing Aus­tralian studs to source bet­ter qual­ity ge­net­ics to take back to South Africa.

“They’re se­lect­ing for a breed that can mother its calves, han­dle chal­leng­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions, yet pro­duce a good car­case,” Mrs Kenny said.

“They have quite a bit of preda­tor stress.

“As a lot of the preda­tors are pro­tected, they rely upon the cows to pro­tect the calves.”

The vis­i­tors toured the prop­erty to in­spect fod­der crops, the breeder herd, sale bulls and the stud’s ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion pro­gram fe­males.

“They were very in­ter­ested in the proven, to­pline Aus­tralian cat­tle ge­net­ics,” Mrs Kenny said.

“In an ef­fort to show­case lo­cal prod­uct our fam­ily pre­pared the del­e­gates a ‘drought­mas­ter beef’ lunch, with a cit­rus dessert.”

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