Ev­ery­one loves a Ken­mere Charo­lais

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - BEEF WEEK -

KEN­MERE Charo­lais will be of­fer­ing a rare in­sight into their breed­ing op­er­a­tion as part of 2019 Beef Week.

On dis­play will be more than 50 bulls, all of them be­ing of­fered for sale at the stud’s an­nual sale held in March.

Ken­mere’s aim is to con­cen­trate on breed­ing bet­ter qual­ity bulls, fo­cus­ing on traits of a con­sis­tent type, high traits in rib, rump and IMF per cent, milk and shorter ges­ta­tion.

All the bulls are soft and meaty with strong car­case traits, bred to meet the strong de­mands within the mar­ket place.

Ken­mere par­tic­i­pates ac­tively in breed plan and use EBVs as a guide to im­prove and mon­i­tor herd per­for­mance.

2019 will show­case a group of heifers in the heifer chal­lenge that Ken­mere have bred, show­ing an ex­am­ple of the con­sis­tently good qual­ity lines of cat­tle they pro­duce year after year.

Ken­mere has an ex­clu­sive fe­male breed­ing herd bred from lines of fe­males dat­ing back to 1970.

Dur­ing 2018, Ken­mere - males from orig­i­nal lines.

Over 60 eggs were se­cured, and later were im­planted into a com­mer­cial herd with 30 eggs - with 20 preg­nan­cies re­sult­ing - from the en­deav­our.

The re­main­ing eggs will be stored as the ge­net­ics of these fe­males will al­ways be valu­able within the breed.

AI pro­grams were un­der­taken to en­sure the traits Ken­mere is al­ways look­ing to main­tain in its herd will con­tinue to pro­vide ge­netic dif­fer­ences within the breed.

Ken­mere Charo­lais are open on Day 5 of Beef Week, and can be found at “Moorak”, Rank­ins Lane in Hol­brook.

BIG BOY: Ken­mere Charo­lais will be open on Day 5 of this year’s Beef Week, and can be found at Hol­brook in New South Wales.

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