Wel­come Swal­low’s last Be­nalla-bred bulls sold

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

THE last of the Wel­come Swal­low bulls owned by Jim and Suzy Martin were sold in the stud’s joint Au­tumn 2016 Bull Sale with Alpine An­gus, with the top-priced bull sell­ing for $8500.

The S wal l ow F l i e s t o Alpine s al e al s o i ncluded Alpine An­gus stud own­ers pur­chas­ing t he l ast l i ne of Wel­come Swal­low’s br e d bulls f r om t he Deep­wa­ter co-op­er­a­tor herd.

“These were em­bryo calves pro­duced from the heart of the Wel­come Swal­low herd, born in Au­gust and Septem­ber 2015 which will be of­fered for sale by Alpine An­gus in 2017,” Mrs Martin said.

“There was also a group of em­bryo heifer calves in this trans­ac­tion.

“These heifers, plus the fe­males pur­chased by Alpine from the Wel­come Swal­low dis­per­sal will help in­te­grate Wel­come Swal­low ge­net­ics into the Alpine herd.”

One of the loose ends that trou­bled the Martin’s with the dis­per­sal of their Wel­come Swal­low herd was the still cur­rent guar­an­tees they had of­fered at pre­vi­ous bull sales, how­ever Alpine An­gus stud prin­ci­ples Chris Oswin and Jim De­lany have agreed to hon­our these, should any prob­lems oc­cur.

One of the new ven­tures be­tween the studs has been the pur­chase of Texas Mount K2 in a syn­di­cate with Glenoch An­gus, Queens­land.

This in­vest­ment was based on the sig­nif­i­cant earn­ing po­ten­tial of K2 in do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional se­men mar­kets.

Alpine An­gus pur­chased se­men from this syn­di­cate and is one of many An­gus studs ea­gerly await­ing his first calves to hit the ground.

“Con­trary to ru­mours cir­cu­lat­ing in the in­dus­try, there are no hid­den agen­das or ar­range­ments as­so­ci­ated with ei­ther the Alpine An­gus pur­chase of the Wel­come Swal­low bulls or the in­vest­ment by Jim and Suzy in K2,” Mr Oswin said.

“Our new logo re­flects the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion we ex­pect Wel­come Swal­low to have in the ex­pan­sion of Alpine An­gus and ac­knowl­edges the won­der­ful pro­gramme that the Martins cre­ated and have since dis­persed.

“The end re­sult is our curr ent sit­u­a­tion - a stronger herd and ex­pe­ri­enced team work­ing to­wards the com­mon goal of breed­ing bet­ter cat­tle and of­fer­ing re­li­able, gen­uine ser­vice.”

TOP-PRICED BULL: Alpine An­gus man­ager Chris Oswin, buyer Jeff Brind­ley (Lucy­vale), Alpine An­gus prin­ci­pal Jim De­lany and auc­tion­eer Michael Glasser with the high­est priced bull at the Alpine An­gus and Wel­come Swal­low An­gus au­tumn of­fer­ing at Rose­white...

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