Welcome Swallow’s last Benalla-bred bulls sold
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...