First sale of the season
Quality angus and charolais for auction
ASCOT Cattle Co is having its first sale of the year next month.
The autumn sale will offer 29 angus bulls and 30 charolais bulls, 54 joined heifers and 21 unjoined heifers. The sale will be held on-property at North Toolburra, just 12km outside of Warwick.
The stud is one of the first in Queensland to have its bulls independently assessed.
“It gives our customers more confidence, if they’re independently assessed for structure and temperament,” said stud owner Jim Wedge.
“The rating that independent person gives them is put in the catalogue next to the bull.
“This is the first sale we’ve had where they have been independently assessed and all sales from now on will continue to do it.”
All the bulls and all the females are bred from artifical insemination (AI) quality bulls.
“Our customers will be accessing the latest genetics,” Mr Wedge said.
“The heifers in the sale have also been joined to AI quality sires.
“Our whole breeding program is based on a Meat Standards Australia (MSA) quality approach. That means bulls that we will produce will have the traits that contribute to higher meat quality, including docility, fertility, high weight-for-age, finishing ability and eating qualities.”
All animals in the sale have been three-germ blooded, which enables them to travel into tick areas.
Ascot Cattle Co recently had a visit from a South American tour group.
“We had a South American tour group doing a tour of feedlots and abattoirs and — Jim Wedge they wanted to do a tour of the one of Australia’s leading cattle studs,” Mr Wedge said. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED
“We were the only cattle stud they visited on their trip.
“They just wanted to see how feedlots and stud operations work in Australia and see how our cattle industry runs over here.”
The sale will start at 1pm on Wednesday, April 18. More information at www.ascotcattle.com.au.
It gives our customers more confidence, if they’re independently assessed.
CATTLE BREEDERS: Jim and Jackie Wedge of Ascot Charolais and Angus Stud in Warwick.
OVERSEAS INTEREST: A South American tour group visited Ascot Cattle Co to see how a stud operation runs in Australia.
UP FOR GRABS: Some of the angus bulls on offer at the upcoming sale.