First sale of the sea­son

Qual­ity an­gus and charo­lais for auc­tion

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

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 at­cot­cat­

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.

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