CLIENT success is a huge focus for the Branson family for their Mortlake-based Banquet Angus herd.
Banquet Angus stud principal Stephen Branson said the family has great pride in the many sale topping successes clients are regularly achieving around the country.
The stud’s success verifies the family’s belief that its Banquet-type consistently produces young cattle that grow quicker to market weights and that growth rate can be sustained for longer through to heavy weights if desired.
This also makes them a favourite for processors and backgrounders.
“The Banquet type is bigger, wider through the loin and hindquarters and stronger boned than most Angus, having the skeleton to carry the extra muscling that comes with exceptional growth off grass,” explained Mr Branson.
“The two standout features are power with softness, plus the extreme docility of the herd.
“The versatility these attributes give commercial beef cattle producers allow them flexibility in marketing and subsequently, to target a range of markets depending on prices and feed availability.
“These types are more efficient feed convertors and we find they are more profitable more often.
“It is very pleasing when clients continually verify this,” he said.
Restructuring of Banquet’s female breeding program meant numbers needed to be adjusted in the short term, so for the first time in the stud’s 24-year history, it offered a substantial number of females for sale in November last year.
Such was the demand that this resulted in a clearance of 110 head to a top of $30,000 and an average of $6681. “Our clients are very faithful. “They also realise they get much more than just a bull when they purchase at Banquet,” Mr Branson said.
Banquet Angus will host its second annual spring bull sale on Friday, September 30 starting at 2pm, with 40 bulls on offer.
For more information visit www.banquetangus.com.au.
EXCEPTIONAL GROWTH: Banquet Angus’ top sire, Banquet Frederick F683 20 sons averaged $9100 at the stud’s February sale with more on offer at its upcoming September sale.