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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.

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