Stud’s sale agenda nar­rowed

Shepparton News - Country News - - BEEF WEEK 2018 -

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.

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