Studs of­fer the X Fac­tor

Countryman - - CLASSIFIEDS - Bob Gar­nant

The X Fac­tor Bull Sale, fea­tur­ing Bos Indi­cus bulls, will take place at Muchea Live­stock Cen­tre on Fri­day, April 6, start­ing at noon, con­ducted by El­ders and Pri­maries.

Three studs will of­fer 107 bulls, up 25 head on last year, in­clud­ing 69 Drought­mas­ter bulls, 33 Santa Gertrudis bulls, and 5 Santa Mas­ter bulls.

Af­ter last year’s Muchea X Fac­tor sale, when a Mer­ryup Drought­mas­ter bull sold for the $6500 top price and 60 bulls sold for an av­er­age price of $3517, this year’s sale prom­ises to of­fer ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion and value again.

Mer­ryup Drought­mas­ter and Santa Gertrudis stud, of Mt Barker, will of­fer a qual­ity se­lec­tion of 49 Drought­mas­ter bulls and 27 Santa Gertrudis bulls.

Mer­ryup prin­ci­pal Bill Soun­ness said his stud’s Drought­mas­ter bull, Mer­ryup 14/16, lot 7, rep­re­sents a stand-out with a deep red coat, ex­cel­lent weight for age and sound feet. “In the Santa Gertrudis cat­a­logue, Mer­ryup 480 is a clas­si­fied Poll Scur bull with depth of body on sound feet,” he said.

Also back this year, Tan­gle­wood stud, of Pi­awan­ing, will of­fer six Santa Gertrudis bulls and five Santa Mas­ter bulls.

The Hall­mark stud will of­fer 20 Drought­mas­ter bulls. Mer­ryup stud prin­ci­pal Bill Soun­ness said he was pleased with last year’s re­sults and the re­cent sale move to Muchea proved kin­der on the sale bulls.

“Sell­ing at Muchea means our bulls don’t have to travel so far and the lo­ca­tion also of­fers con­ve­nience to many prospec­tive buy­ers,” he said.

“We are tak­ing ad­van­tage of the state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity and of­fer­ing good con­for­ma­tion bulls with good mus­cle and fer­til­ity to go to work.”

David Hall, of Tan­gle­wood Santa Gertrudis and Santa Mas­ter studs and Hall­mark Drought­mas­ter stud, said his fam­ily’s bulls were all show­ing ex­cel­lent beef breed­ing po­ten­tial and would ben­e­fit any com­mer­cial en­ter­prise.

“All in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the sale are most wel­come and will find some of the best Bos Indi­cus types avail­able in the State,” he said. “For those want­ing some hy­brid vigour, we have two Santa Mas­ter bulls, 50-50 Santa Gertrudis/ Drought­mas­ter cross that will add some growth into any com­mer­cial en­ter­prise.”

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bill Soun­ness, of Mer­ryup stud, on 0427 352 012; David Hall, Tan­gle­wood and Hall­mark studs, on 0428 188 922, Ben Hall on 0427 545 042, or El­ders or Pri­maries agents. Food and drink will be avail­able.

Mer­ryup 14/16 is one of 69 Drought­mas­ter bulls to be of­fered at Muchea.

Mer­ryup 480, pic­tured, is one of 33 Santa Ger­tur­dis bulls on of­fer at the X Fac­tor Bull Sale on April 6 at the Muchea Live­stock Cen­tre.

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