Stud’s sale agenda narrowed
n 2018 Days Whiteface will only be offering bulls by auction on property and at Alice Springs Show and Sale.
Previously the stud has also offered bulls at Dubbo and Wodonga with considerable success. Dubbo highlights include Grand Champion and record price of $90 000 with Calibre G74 in 2014.
In 2016 the stud ’ s team of five bulls averaged $34 800. Importantly, the stud has won the commercially relevant EU performance class every year since its inception in 2013.
The 2018 on-property offering at Bordertown on February 19 will be the first offering of Whiteface bulls in the state to have a selection that has genomic-enhanced EBVs.
Main sires represented in 2018 include new sire Injemira Anzac J188 which is a trait leader for 200-day, 400-day and 600-day weight. He is also in top one per cent of the breed for EMA and IMF. Proven American sire Mr Hereford 34Z is also a trait leader for 200-day, 400-day and 600-day weight. He is in the top one per cent of the breed for EMA and milk.
Home-bred sires include Robin Hood H38 which is a trait leader for EMA and gestation length.
For the Allendale property, balanced phenotype and genotype have long been the central focus of the breeding program. High to elite level performance across multiple traits is complemented by outstanding structure, mobility and docility. This is reflected in the team of 45 Poll Hereford bulls reserved for the stud’s annual sale, combined with Days Whiteface, on February 19, plus their teams for the Wodonga and Dubbo nationals.
Allendale continued to set high standards throughout 2017 as indicated by its results at the Wodonga and Dubbo national shows and sales. At Dubbo in 2017, Allendale won three classes and was second in another with its four bulls averaging $20 250, and being the most successful exhibitor over the show and sale segments combined. The stud’s lead bull, A. Gambler L143, was a perfect example that Allendale selects for both outstanding phenotype and performance, it being Intermediate Champion plus the winner of the Supermarket Index Performance class. It then sold for $40 000. ➤ Allendale’s field day will be on Tuesday, February 6, on property at Bordertown during SA Beef Week. ➤ The Days Whiteface and Allendale studs will offer 92 Poll Hereford bulls at the Bordertown sale on Monday, February 19, starting at 1.30 pm.
The first cross sire is the key to continuity in a two-breed combination cattle breeding system, according to the Brian family.