Sale the fi­nal chap­ter in quest for qual­ity

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THE joint sale of the Quamby Plains and Ch­ester Poll Here­ford studs on April 30 will be the last for Ch­ester.

It is the 34th an­nual bull sale of the studs and 50 grass­fed bulls will go on of­fer at Ch­ester in West­wood.

Stud op­er­a­tors say the sale bulls have been raised un­der com­mer­cial con­di­tions and the line-up is one of their best.

The Ch­ester stud is dis­pers­ing and af­ter suc­cess­ful cowdis­per­sal sale last Novem­ber this bull sale will be its last.

All fu­ture sales will be held at Quamby Plains, Ha­gley.

All sale bulls have been struc­turally as­sessed. Af­ter struc­tural sound­ness bulls are se­lected on their tem­per­a­ment and then on their EBVs across all traits.

High em­pha­sis is placed on calv­ing ease and birth weight as well as 200-day growth, 400-day growth, milk and in­di­ca­tors of car­cass qual­ity.

Fer­til­ity is ex­tremely im­por­tant in both studs as they are run un­der com­mer­cial con­di­tions. All heifers calve down at two years of age and must rear a calf.

Sires used in ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion pro­grams are cho­sen on phe­no­type and EBVs.

Ch­ester stud used In­jemira Red­ford J084 for bal­anced EBVs for growth and car­case traits. Days Pa­trick H37 is breed­ing well at both studs and pro­duces out­stand­ing fe­males. Ch­ester Shan­non F14 has a low birth weight and high growth.

Both studs have used Wir­runa Jen­son J218, which has ex­cel­lent calv­ing ease and low birth weight.

Quamby Plains used Glen­trevor Wal­lace H427, which hs ex­cep­tional calv­ing ease, low birth weight, high milk and high IMF. Elite Trust K215 has sired very good sons at Quamby Plains while Quamby Plains King­pin K438 is a home-bred bull of­fer­ing high growth.

The stud op­er­a­tors say Poll Here­fords of­fer value in cross­breed­ing with their easy do­ing, quiet tem­per­a­ment and ex­cel­lent growth.

All bulls are vac­ci­nated and tested for pes­tivirus.

The sale starts at 1.30pm on April 3 and the studs wel­come pre-sale in­spec­tions by ap­point­ment. Bulls are freighted free to Flin­ders Is­land, King Is­land and Mel­bourne.

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