Kan­danga of­fer­ing a range of top-qual­ity bulls

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

THE 8th an­nual Kan­danga Val­ley ‘Satel­lite’ bull sale will be held at the Brae­side Sa­le­yards, Nebo. This year the sale has been brought for­ward to Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, the day fol­low­ing the Nebo beef coun­try brah­man bull sale.

Thirty five qual­ity coastal-reared charo­lais and char­bray bulls will be pre­sented for buy­ers’ com­pe­ti­tion on the day and the sale starts at 10am.

Lead­ing off with 17 mus­cle-packed charo­lais bulls, stud prin­ci­pal, John Mercer said Kan­danga Val­ley charo­lais bulls were bred to cross with bos in­di­cus fe­males to achieve max­i­mum re­turns.

“We like to see plenty of mus­cle, good bone, a strong mas­cu­line head, plus mo­bil­ity and sound struc­ture in our charo­lais bulls,” he said. “Add to this the fact that we run our stud cows like a com­mer­cial herd with fer­til­ity be­ing a ma­jor pri­or­ity.

“This year we have some very nice polled charo­lais bulls on of­fer with six of the 17 be­ing polled, plus two red fac­tor bulls (in­clud­ing one polled and red fac­tor).”

As a spe­cial treat this year the stud is of­fer­ing a qual­ity young bull straight from their show team as Lot 17 Kan­danga Val­ley Nike.

“Just nine months of age, this stylish lit­tle dude would be an as­set in any herd and a real find for any­one want­ing to grow their new bull with their herd or take him on to show,” he said. Of the 18 char­brays, six are polled and John says this is as good a line of young char­brays that we have ever pre­sented at Nebo. A fea­ture is Lot 19, a cherry red char­bray with qual­ity writ­ten all over him. From nose to tail, John says he is a rip­per.

“He is deep and soft with plenty of bone and has a very good tem­per­a­ment. He would do jus­tice to any herd of red cows,” he said. There are also some pink-nosed, gold-coloured bulls that would cer­tainly fit into a char­bray stud herd or a good com­mer­cial herd look­ing for depth of body and that lit­tle ex­tra fin­ish. Lots 18 and 29 by Kan­danga Val­ley Frisco are just two that re­ally stand out.

There are also some higher brah­man con­tent bulls that would do the job of a brah­man but with a lit­tle more bone and muscling.

All bulls have been vac­ci­nated with three-day, three germ blood, 7in1, pes­tivirus, and bot­u­lism.

Mus­cle and fat scans plus se­men re­sults are avail­able prior to sale. Kan­danga Val­ley bulls are used to be­ing mus­tered with dogs, horses and quad bikes. Agents are Land­mark, Mackay and Hayes & Co, Nebo. For videos of the bulls visit their Face­book page by search­ing Kan­danga Val­ley Charo­lais & Char­bray Stud.

Kan­danga Val­ley 2017 sale bulls.

Lot 7 for sale at the Kan­danga Val­ley, Nebo, 2017 bull sale.

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Stylish Lot 18 for sale.

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