Decades of data help build qual­ity in herd

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LAND­FALL An­gus stud will hold its 14th an­nual spring bull sale on Septem­ber 13, of­fer­ing 110 per­for­mance-recorded twoyear-old bulls.

The bulls on of­fer rep­re­sent in­dus­try-lead­ing sires as well as elite young Land­fall sires com­ing through the breed­ing pro­gram.

The team at Land­fall con­tinue to travel across Aus­tralia and glob­ally to in­spect and se­lect ge­net­ics for use in the breed­ing pro­gram that are most suitable for and rel­e­vant to com­mer­cial beef pro­duc­tion in south­ern Aus­tralia.

The sale bulls have been se­lected for their abil­ity to en­hance the rate of ge­netic gain while main­tain­ing sound and con­sis­tent phe­no­type.

Land­fall’s Frank Archer said the sale of­fer­ing pro­vided a great op­por­tu­nity to breed­ers cur­rently grow­ing their num­bers with ap­prox­i­mately half of the of­fer­ing suitable for heifer join­ing.

Mr Archer said Land­fall had been record­ing per­for­mance with Breedplan for nearly 40 years with large vol­umes of data an­a­lysed to en­sure the ge­netic pack­age is ac­cu­rate and re­li­able.

An­i­mals are run in large con­tem­po­rary groups in a com­mer­cially ori­en­tated pro­duc­tion sys­tem with a par­ticu- lar fo­cus on the num­ber one profit driver in fer­til­ity.

The past six months has seen fur­ther growth in the Land­fall herd with an in­crease in breed­ing num­bers. This spring 1350 reg­is­tered fe­males will calve, an in­crease of nearly 200 on last year, with in­creas­ing num­bers help­ing main­tain a low cost of pro­duc­tion. One of the key mo­ti­va­tors in grow­ing the Land­fall busi­ness is to con­tinue to pro­vide the best value ge­net­ics to the com­mer­cial beef sec­tor.

Mr Archer said Land­fall ge­net­ics had a proven track record for nearly 70 years and were backed by in­tegrity and high qual­ity of ser­vice.

Sale bulls can be in­spected by ap­point­ment.

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