Tara stud offering 18 of top quality
The Kupsch family, of Black Tara Angus and Tara Limousin studs, is looking forward to offering another quality line-up of bulls at the Gingin Bull Sale on March 1.
In total 18 bulls will be on offer, representing the Kupsch family’s two studs.
Tara stud co-principal Brad Kupsch said both breeds complement each other and bring a wider selection to the sale for discerning buyers.
“We aim to produce quiet, soft, fertile and easy-doing cattle with good early growth that are commercially relevant to the southern WA beef cattle market,” he said.
“Our focus on structure, temperament, growth and Estimated Breeding Values are to ensure Tara bulls are of the highest quality.”
The comprehensive artificial insemination program used within both studs allows the Kupsch family to source worldwide genetics.
“We are seeing the results of some exceptional bloodlines coming together now,” Mr Kupsch said.
“Obviously it is up to producers to grow what best suits their conditions, but the Limousin and Angus cattle are stand-outs when it comes to meeting market demands.
“There is no better proof of this than the Limousin cross Angus cattle that won the Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge for two consecutive years.”
At Gingin, Tara will offer seven Limousin bulls.
“They are showing particularly good conformation, growth and softness with an outstanding muscle pattern,” Mr Kupsch said. “The Tara sale team are sons of the highly successful and proven sires including Tara E16 (by Romn Justice), Mandayen Fortune and Mandayen Eveready.”
This will also be the first year Tara will offer black-coated Limousin bulls at the sale.
“For those producers who want to add the muscle definition, carcass traits and profitability of the Limousin breed and still retain a black coat, the black Limousins are a fantastic option,” Mr Kupsch said.
“Limousin and Limousin cross cattle are proving to be suited to every demand of the WA market.
“The feed conversion traits, carcase quality, growth and yield, all propel the producer towards better profits.
“The carcase quality is most relevant in our own Tara beef label, with clients consistently returning requesting pure Limousin or Limousin cross Angus processed beef packages.”
Mr Kupsch said 11 Black Tara Angus bulls will be the first bulls into the sale
ring at Gingin and consist of bloodlines from S Chisum, SAV Pioneer and Connealy.
“Black Tar Final Product M28 will be offered as lot 2 and is a very similar package to last year’s $25,000 sale topper, with an outstanding phenotype and a great spread of data from start to finish,” he said.
“The sale team consists of easy-doing bulls with softness and thickness and very true to the modern Angus. The bulls also rate well above average in their EBV growth rates (top 15 per cent or better) and moderate in birth weight, fat traits and gestation lengths.
“The Black Tara bulls will be well suited in any southern herd within Australia and are bred to breed profitable cattle for the WA commercial industry.
“From the EBV information, docility, structural correctness, easy on the eye style of bulls, to the semen morphology testing and Zoetis STAR approval, all Tara bulls are performance-tested and ready to work.”