Poll power proven over decades
GUILFORD Poll Hereford stud will be offering 42 bulls at its 44th annual sale on May 1.
All bulls are performancerecorded and have been reserved for the on-property sale, with bulls available to suit all breeding programs.
This year’s bulls are of an exceptionally even line, with depth of quality and performance through the catalogue, combined with high performance EBVs.
Bulls on offer include four sons of Allendale Anzac E114, a widely used bull whose sons have sold for up to $110,000.
Homegrown sire Guilford Governor G38 is the sire of seven sale bulls and he has great EBVs for growth, muscle, fat, IMF and milk and this has been passed onto his progeny. Guilford Governor G38 is a son of NZ sire Otapawa Spark, whose bulls have sold very successfully at Guilford.
Allendale Bushman F119 has sired seven bulls in the sale. Bushman was purchased in 2012 for $28,000. He is a very sound, easy-doing bull with tremendous muscle, thickness, length and depth of body. He is siring calves with extra thickness and growth.
Kidman Biography H008, bought at Dubbo in 2014 for $26,000, has four bulls on offer. He has produced good long easy-doing calves.
Other new sires are Days Enforcer J126; Guilford Jeweller J29, a high growth, easydoing bull by Allendale Washington C77; Guilford Jocular excellent early J139, a Bushman son in the top 5 per cent of the breed for fat and IMF; and Guilford Juggernaut J78, another long bodied Allendale Bushman F119 son.
Other sires include Guilford Hedonist H27, who is siring long thick calves with extra muscle, and Guilford Graduate G23, a Debarry Eden son siring dark coated, long bodied calves with top growth and muscle.
Guilford has again tested a number of bulls for the poll gene, with 70 per cent of the sale bulls identified as homozygous polled. If mated to horned cows, these bulls could genetically dehorn all of their progeny.
An online catalogue and photos are at www.guilford. com.au. For enquiries phone Philip Davie on 0427 871444. NOVA Poll Herefords will be offering 11 bulls at its first onproperty sale on April 20.
The stud will be offering bulls by five different sires but they all carry the same traits of good muscle, bone structure, substance and length.
Cam Clements from the stud says the sale bulls are all well grown and suitable for a variety of commercial operations and stud operations.
Nova Poll Hereford bulls or their progeny can now be found in leading interstate Poll Hereford studs. At one of these studs, Oldfield, six sons of Nova Royalty have sold to a top prize of $11,000 to average $8000.
Mr Clements said it was also pleasing to see commercial calves by Nova bulls selling well with pure Hereford calves at seven months of age selling for $1135 per head, or 367c/kg, and Black Baldy calves of the same age making $1100 each or 374c/kg.
Mr Clements said that as the stud believed it was that each bull was backed up by good cow families, dams or relatives of each of the sale bulls would also be on display.