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CHAROLAIS MAGAZINE January 2018

Cross Into Profit


THE ASCOT ADVANTAGE

Polled

Commercial Performance

MSA Focused

Balance

Genetics

AUTUMN BULL & HEIFER SALE

SPRING BULL SALE

55 BULLS & 50 PTIC HEIFERS WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL, 2018

130 BULLS FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 2018

Performance Recorded

Jim Wedge M 0419 714 652 ascotcattle.com.au

Independently Assessed


Federal Council President: Chris Knox Borah Station, Borah Creek Road COONABARABRAN NSW 2357 Tel: 02 6842 9101 Mob: 0427 600 278 E: dskangusandcharolais@westnet.com.au

Charolais Society of Australia Ltd ABN: 45 147 918 279 PO Box 772, ARMIDALE NSW 2350 Suite 6, 188 Beardy Street ARMIDALE NSW 2350 Tel: 02 6771 1666 Fax: 02 6771 1561 Int: +61 2 6771 1666 Breed Development Manager Colin Rex 0408 661 255 manager@charolais.com.au Finance Manager Hayley Clark accounts@charolais.com.au Registrar/Member Services Deearn Kliendienst office@charolais.com.au Graphic Design - Lucy Main Technical Officer Catriona Millen 0409 102 644 catriona@sbts.une.edu.au https://www.facebook.com/ CharolaisSociety 4

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Vice President: Greg Frizell Wakefield, Wollomombi ARMIDALE NSW 2350 Tel: 02 6778 1346 Mob: 0427 781 346 E: wakefieldstud@bigpond.com

Honorary Life Members

David Ellis 318 Fishermans Road COOLUP WA 6208 Tel: 08 9530 3225 Mob: 0427 170 965 E: david.kooyong@hotmail.com Ken Manton 414 School Road HANSONVILLE VIC 3675 Mob: 0437 585 605 E: ken.manton@hotmail.com

Vice President & Honorary Treasurer: Matthew Collins PO Box 16 COBBITY NSW 2570 Tel: 02 9774 1544 Mob: 0412 265 017 E: matt@mcollins.com.au

Michael Osborne Ryeview, PO Box 387 MILLICENT SA 5280 Mob: 0408 838 568 E: ryeview@bigpond.com

Heath Dobson 499 Glenore Road WHITEMORE TAS 7303 Tel: 03 6393 1330 Mob: 0409 176 228 E: dobson@pinepark.com.au

Brendan Scheiwe PO Box 113 MARBURG QLD 4346 Tel: 0410 706 871 E: mscheiwe@bigpond.com

Anthony Hordern (dec) Harry Wadds (dec) J Martin Lenthall (dec) Rick Pistauro AM David Dixon Bill Hayes John Sullivan (dec) Harold Seeley AM (dec) Trevor Cottee (dec) Helen Trustrum Lesley Millner (dec) Rob Millner (dec) Michael Hargreaves Alex McLachlan AM Gary Noller David Bondfield


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Regional Office Bearers Queensland: Chairperson: Brendan Scheiwe Tel: 0410 706 871 E: mscheiwe@bigpond.com Secretary: Federal Office Tel: 02 6771 1666 E: office@charolais.com.au

Tasmania: Chairperson: Heath Dobson Tel: 03 6393 1330 E: dobson@pinepark.com.au Secretary: Samantha Dobson Tel: 03 6393 1330 E: dobson@pinepark.com.au

New South Wales: Chairperson: Warren Miller Tel: 0423 396 014 E: wmiller62.wm@gmail.com Secretary: Caitlin Warner Tel: 0419 238 216 E: ashlincharolais@hotmail.com

South Australia: Chairperson: Josh Wiltshire Tel: 0410 678 458 E: moohaki@optusnet.com.au Secretary: Sam Edwards Tel: 0424 240 520 E: charolais.sa@gmail.com

Victoria: Chairperson: Rob Abbott Tel: 0417 502 692 E: rob@mtwilliamcharolais.com.au Secretary: Gwen Robinson Tel: 03 5156 6397 E: kyra1@wideband.net.au

Western Australia Chairperson: Andrew Thompson Tel: 0429 379 135 E: venturon01@bigpond.com Secretary: Aimee Court Tel: 08 9755 9038 E: charolaiswa@hotmail.com

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Grass Powered Performance Scott River, Western Australia

Contents

Features

Society Contacts...................................... 4

World Congress 2018 - Sweden................. 10

President’s Message................................ 9

Brisbane Royal 2017................................... 24

From the Office........................................ 12

2017 Paddock to Palate ............................. 26

Technical: Understanding EBV Accuracy..72

Charolais Win Ken McDonald Shield......... 28

From the Archives - 1976.............................. 84

2017 EKKA Prime Beef & Trade.................. 30

2018 Calendar of Events..................... 86

Accurate DNA Testing is Here................. 32

Advertising Index.............................. 90

Vale: Lesley Millner..................................... 35

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A Modern Twist on Family Tradition Productivity Essential Avenue Range, South Australia Boyanup, Western Australia

Breeding the Beef Yea, Victoria

You Can’t Beat Them Walla Walla,New South Wales

Perth Royal Show 2017.............................. 36 Adelaide Royal 2017................................... 46

Melbourne Royal 2017..................................... 60 Developing the Future ............................. 78 Around the Ring: 2017 Sale Summary....... 80 Champion Row 2017.................................. 82

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Crossbreeding Kicks Goals Theodore, Queensland


Minnie -Vale Charolais 46 Years of Breeding

ESTABLISHED 1972

15th Annual on property sale 52 Registered Charolais Bulls

2018 Sale Friday

July 27

1pm at “Bexley” Narrabri

• Luke Scicluna - 0428 421 828 • Hunter Harley - 0447 925 700 • Matt Hann - 0409 844 773

Minnie-Vale Charolais

Jason & Sue Salier “Bexley”, Back Creek Road, Narrabri NSW 2390

Phone: 02 6783 4272 www.minnievalecharolais.com.au

Email: info@minnievalecharolais.com.au


Charolais x Angus

Charolais x Black Baldy

Charolais x Brahman

Charolais x Hereford x Brahman 8

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Charolais x Murray Grey

Charolais x Murray Grey

Charolais x Hereford Friesian

Charolais x Angus

Charolais x Red Angus

Charolais x Hereford Friesian

Charolais x Red Angus


President’s Message Chris Knox, CSA President

It is easy to be enthusiastic and positive when you discuss the beef industry in the Australian scene during 2017. The high market price now and during recent times has put confidence and certainty into the commercial producers throughout Australia. This has seen some outstanding auction sales recently with the record price at Auction for a Charolais sire broken twice. Congratulations must go to the Price family at Moongool on this outstanding achievement and creating a milestone for the Charolais breed. Charolais bull sales in general this year have achieved good averages and a high clearance. The Charolais breed continues to excel in carcase competitions, winning the Ken McDonald Shield at Brisbane Royal. This award is for a team of 3 purebred steers judged both hoof and hook. A wonderful result and exhibitors that make the time and effort to compete in such competitions must be congratulated for the focus these results achieve for the Charolais brand. Members of Charolais council were pleased with the response to the recent survey sent to all members. These results will be of great value to the board in the future for direction on decisions that will benefit the Charolais breed and society members. The combined national events held in Dubbo in July was an outstanding Charolais event. The Youth Stampede had record attendance and it was tops to see young beef enthusiasts handling and learning about Charolais and beef industry skills from some highly qualified instructors. The Silver Calf Championship was well supported with 30 plus Charolais sired calves competing for substantial prizemoney. The National Showcase was a strong showing with numbers making it the biggest Charolais show in Australia this year.

The National Sale was supported with outstanding quality lots. A true testament to the quality was the top priced bull going on to win Grand Champion Charolais and Interbreed Bull at Brisbane Royal. This National Event which includes the casual dinner and presentation night is a big social event for the Charolais breed to bring the Charolais family together. This is a must attend event for all Charolais breeders whether stud or commercial. On behalf of all members, I must give my sincere appreciation to all our sponsors especially our major sponsors, Pickles Auctions, Allflex, Clipex and Fairfax Media. This sponsorship makes the National a truly unique event for the Charolais breed with the diversity of the program that allows a broad spectrum of Charolais breeders to participate. Rockhampton Beef will be the venue for the 2018 AGM and we look forward to good attendance of members at this major livestock event. The 2020 World Charolais Conference planning committee has been formed by volunteers Anne Thompson, Nicole Nicholls, Ian Douglas and Rod Binny. Two Federal councilors from the newly elected council will also join the committee. There is a lot of work in front of this committee and I deeply appreciate the efforts that this committee will make. This is going to be an Australian Charolais breeders event and any assistance and ideas will be welcomed by the committee so please contact them. With the skill and effort of our Breed Development Manager, Colin Rex, the magazine is becoming a soughtafter publication. Thanks goes out to participating members that are supporting these publications.

At the time of writing this report we are approaching our ever-important council elections. Two councillors are retiring from the board. David Ellis has been on council for 10 years and he was the voice from the west supporting WA interests. Greg Frizell has made a valuable contribution with well thought out input and being close to Federal office the go to man for all the extra tasks and some not so pleasant. From all members and fellow board members I thank you both for volunteered time and effort over the years. At Federal office, Colin, Deearn, Hayley and Lucy must be congratulated on the cohesion and efficiency of their work. This is much appreciated by members which was shown strongly in the recent survey. Many thanks to a great team led by Colin and the comradery within the team makes the office an efficient place. This will be my final report as Federal President and it has been a pleasure to have served in this office. My three years as president has been made easy with the excellent work of Colin and many thanks must go to him. Also thank you to the council for your backing throughout this term. Seasons greetings to all members and hope they are good ones. 9


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World Congress 2018 Sweden Dear Charolais friends!

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The World Charolais Congress. We want you to remember the congress 2018 in Sweden for the excellent Swedish Charolais cattle, the dedicated farmers and breeders, the lovely Swedish countryside, the world’s most beautiful capital – Stockholm, the Swedish culture and food and finally great hospitality and fellowship! Swedish Charolais are well recognized for combining functionality and performance. We have the biggest polled population in Europe and calving ease is today a matter of course. Most commercial beef cows in Sweden are crossings and Charolais is used mostly as terminal breed. As purebred cows Charolais is the biggest beef breed. The congress will start in the middle of the summer when Sweden is at its best. With nature as green as it can be and long bright summer nights you will collect memories for your life! We await your arrivals on June 29 in Stockholm. On June 30 you will get a glimpse of our beautiful capital including the Royal Castle and Old Town. We also give you possibility to visit the Wasa ship or the ABBA museum. We end the first day with a welcome dinner in the Stockholm Archipelago. In the morning of July 1st we enter modern tourist coaches for our journey through southern Sweden. Beside several Charolais herds we visit some of the most known tourist attractions in Sweden like castles, abbeys and other cultural heritages. Another important part of a memorable congress is the food and the fellowship. The first is of course our responsibility and we aim to give you a broad variety of the Swedish kitchen from farm lunches and barbeques to formal dinners. And of course there will be a lot of fika - Fika = a typical Swedish coffee break. We also aim to give you good service on the buses and through the entire event! Please check out www.charolais.nu – click the WCC logo for full invitation including all details to the Congress.

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Welcome to Sweden in 2018 !


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ABOVE PHOTO: Roderick at Farmfest Toowoomba QLD with Yearling Bulls

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From the Office Colin Rex, Breed Development Manager

This year all roads lead to Rockhampton and the wonderful Beef Australia that attracts cattle producers from around the world. It offers an opportunity to celebrate everything that is successful about the Australian Beef Industry. Naturally the Charolais Society of Australia will be represented and you will find us at Sites 16 & 17 in the Durack Genetic Pavilion. We are aiming to again have a great display in the ring and commercial pens and several members will have their own display sites. We look forward to hosting some international Charolais visitors at this world class event. The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with this event and details will be released to members as soon as they are complete. It really is an event that everybody should visit once in their life if you have a remote interest in cattle. I know accommodation can be hard to find but something normally becomes available somewhere, so look into heading to Rocky, May 6 to 11. Looking back over the last six months we have seen a new auction bull price of $83,000 paid by 4 Ways Charolais for Moongool Lunar Rise at the Moongool sale. David and Prue Bondfield had an amazing average of $13,065 for 100 bulls at their on-property sale further highlighting the value proposition astute cattleman see in the breed. Across all sales we achieved a slight increase in bull average and grossed over $11 million. Consider this, in 2014 we grossed half that for Charolais sires sold at auction. 12

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I know the counter is coming, “but the cattle market has picked up�. That is so true and appreciated by our members and their clients. However the fact remains commercial producers could have swapped to another breed to join their cows with. Fact: more Charolais bulls are now being sold at auction and this should filter out through private sales. In 2017 we also saw several female sales through the auction process. Registered females met great demand topping at $18,500 at the Palgrove sale and overall some 350 registered females averaged over $4,000. Flushes and embryo lots also met with keen demand as breeders strive to improve their genetics within their herds. One female sale I would like to highlight was the sale of Minnie-Vale Primrose M18E. This heifer was donated by Sue and Jason Salier, Minnie-Vale Charolais and the sale proceeds, $4,600 will be used to develop our youth programs. Also thank you to Deborah and Sapphire Halliday, Waterford Charolais who purchased Primrose and to Landmark who donated their commission. Primrose was sold at the 2017 National sale and we look forward to announcing early in the new year our next donation heifer. Some of this funding will be used to offer a scholarship to the Canadian Youth Show. Every Charolais country in the world federation is invited to send a delegate to this event hosted by Canada in 2018.

The participants will not only be able to experience Canadian Charolais but also network with the representatives from so many other nations. Establishing an international network can only have positive spin offs for our continued Charolais development There are times when I wish I was just a few years younger! Our junior members continue to impress with their knowledge and commitment to the breed. Congratulations to Heidi Nicholls, Rukenvale NSW on winning the 2017 Garrett Youth Scholarship. Heidi is studying at the University of New England. This scholarship was started by the late Joe Garrett who at that stage worked with the American International Charolais Association (AICA). The scholarship provides funding for further education of junior members. Recently visiting the AICA in Kansas City I was blown away by the scale of their junior movement. Kaitlyn Chism (AICA Director of Youth Activities) reported over 650 head of cattle in attendance at their annual gathering. One new program introduced this year in Australia was the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association (ARCBA) Young Breed Leaders Workshop. Held in Brisbane last July, each breed society sent delegates aged from 20 to 35 years to a workshop designed to develop the next generation leaders. Lauren Platzer (Qld) and Nigel Spink (NSW) represented Charolais and their reports are included in this publication.


The road to success is always under construction

The workshop received excellent feedback and it was awesome to watch representatives from all breeds work together. Thank you to Lauren and Nigel for their participation and representing the breed so well. In the last 14 months I have been fortunate to have seen Charolais in Mexico, USA and Canada and this reenforces my belief in this breed. It’s clear that across our international Charolais population we have an excellent range of types that would facilitate a type change if market signals dictated a need. A common trend is increasing the frequency of the poll gene and all these countries are working to incorporate genomic data into their performance evaluation. These trips have given me the opportunity to visit with the administration staff of fellow Charolais societies. This has provided a wealth of information that we can utilise to assist us develop our breed locally. One strong message that you receive when you travel both locally and internationally, the bonds of the Charolais family are exceptionally strong. We all have a common goal in the development of the Charolais breed. Speaking of international Charolais, Sweden is hosting the 2018 World Congress and we look forward to a strong contingent of Australians sharing the fellowship these events offer. Ireland is hosting the 2019 Technical Conference and then 2020 we welcome the world to Australia.

Lily Tomlin

Our last hosting of the World Congress was 1992 and we look forward to emulating the success of that event. In 2020 we also celebrate 50 years of Charolais in Australia and what a great opportunity to involve the international Charolais community in this important milestone. Charolais paved the way for the European cattle breeds to influence the Australian beef industry and what an influence we have had. Each edition of this publication we feature commercial producers achieving great results with Charolais genetics. The calves that we saw producing these stories were exceptional, especially those in the southern and western regions where 2017 produced good rainfall. The Charolais sired calves came from such a diversity of dam breeds proving with force the attributes of the Charolais. The goal of building the Charolais breed in Australia is an ongoing process. As the quote on the top of this page states “the road to success is always under construction”. As we reach each new milestone we need to set the next goal and strive to always be improving. As a breed we need to be responsive to our clients’ needs and ensure that our product meets the standard and aspirations of their programs. The beef industry is a competitive arena and commercial producers have numerous breed choices to select from. We also need to be ethical in developing our market. Let’s all work together to ensure that Charolais feature in those selection decisions. cont page 14....

President Chris Knox presents 2017 Garrett Youth Scholarship winner Heidi Nicholls with her scholarship certificate and $2,000 scholarship.

Champion Heifer at the 2017 Youth Stampede was DSK TGL Flossie M50E held by Jack Robson shown with judge Mr David Bolton and Sue Salier, Minnie Vale Charolais. Minnie Vale donated a Heifer to raise funds for Junior Development in 2017 which was purchased by Waterford Charolais.

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From the Office ...cont from page 13 The Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that most breed societies use highlight that our breed is making progress. At a society level it is important to watch our trends and also equally importantly those of our competitors. I can happily report that Charolais maintain their position as the leading source of European genetics in Australia. Having said this we are not complacent and are constantly looking for ways to promote the attributes to the wider audience. Our Facebook page continues to grow with followers and this provides a fast and effective media to distribute news on the breed. We also hook into the International Charolais Facebook page with important Australian news and this page has just under 10,000 followers. This year will see our website relaunched with new and exciting features. The website continues to be high priority in our marketing strategy and if you have a website please let us know so we can load your address onto our site. Our regions are actively getting the Charolais message out and many regions have a strong focus on annual weaner calf sales.

Victoria with the continued support of Merial has eight sales where the focus is directed to Charolais and the results are highly supportive of our slogan “Cross into Profit�. Western Australia is commencing their promotion this year with two weaner sales at Boyanup and we look forward to the success of this initiative. South Australian members are hosting their first Charolais Bull sale this March including commercial cattle with Charolais infusion. New South Wales and Queensland also promoted the breed through weaner sales with excellent results. This reflects back in successful Charolais sale results in the media highlighting the industry acceptance of the Charolais quality. Regularly the gross price per head of Charolais exceeds the perceived premium paid for other breeds due to the increased weight gain of the Charolais. The best thing is that these reports are Australia wide. Producers in so many environments are realising the adaptability of our great breed. As this magazine goes to print our 2018 Council election will be coming to a conclusion. I know some Council members are electing not to stand again and I extend our sincere appreciation to those members for their time.

The willingness of members to contribute unselfishly to the betterment of the Society and breed should never be taken for granted. Our President Chris Knox is coming to his final year as President and his contribution needs to be acknowledged. Chris’s commitment to the task at hand is phenomenal and his drive has made my role considerably easier for the last three years. Lastly in this editorial I would like to thank Deearn, Hayley and Lucy. Feedback from a recent member survey echo my thoughts on the high level of service you provide. Your level of commitment to the Charolais Society is sincerely appreciated and offers a stability some other organisations would like to achieve. If the office can be of any assistance in your Charolais endeavours please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to a successful 2018 and hope that cattle markets continue to reward producers for their efforts.

Colin Rex, Breed Development Manager

2017 American Royal: Kansas City, MO, USA

Far Left: Grand Champion female KE Wonder Woman born 11/5/2016 sired by M&M Outsider 4003 and exhibited by Kelton Arthur, Stillwater OK. Left: Grand Champion Bull TR Mr Outkast 6605D born 8/3/2016 sired by M&M Outsider 4003 and exhibited by Boyert Show Cattle OH, Midwest Genetics IL, Randy Shuring SD and Thomas Ranch SD.

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Grass Powered Performance Black Point Grassfed Beef, John & Barbara Dunnet, Scott River WA The coastal plains of Scott River in Western Australia’s Deep South west provide an ideal environment for Charolais sired calves to flourish. John and Barbara Dunnet Trading as Milyeanup Pastoral Company have developed their Milyeanup property to a high standard and Charolais have been a key component for over 16 years. With a rainfall of 1,000mm a year and mild seasons Milyeanup provides an ideal environment for the Charolais cross to express their growth to full advantage. Milyeanup fronts the southern ocean and is 20 kilometres as the crow flies from Augusta, the most south western point of Western Australia. The Scott River region is 300km south of Perth. To the immediate northwest of the property are the forests including the massive jarrah and karri trees that the west is renowned for. John and Barbara farm just over 2,000 hectares that includes some coastal scrub. Their enterprise includes 200 hectares of pivot irrigation which is invaluable providing year round supply to their established beef brand, Black Point Grassfed Beef. Black Point is a local surfing point near the property which is less than 2 kilometres to the southern ocean.

Both John and Barbara are 4th generation farmers and the last 35 years have seen them grow a huge range of crops including wheat, barley, hemp, potatoes, canola and they’ve also run sheep for wool and lambs, but they have now focused their attention on producing the best quality grass fed beef. They love working with their animals and strive for continuous improvement with the production systems, raising the animals so that the meat is healthy and safe for humans (and incredibly tasty!). They have implemented soil management programs that manage, replenish and improve the soil biology and fertility which leads to high quality pasture and a healthy environment. John explained his family relocated from the west coast of South Australia walking their sheep across the Nullarbor Plains. In 1906 his family came to Nannup in the South West and they acquired a coastal run in 1908. In summer the dairy cows were dried off and walked on horseback the 80 kilometres to the summer grazing available on the coastal plains. This was an annual practise until 45 years ago. cont page 20....

Top: John and Barbara Dunnet on their beautiful property. Below: Charolais cross calves highlighting their muscle and growth on well developed pastures on Milyeanup.

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In 1968 John and his brother received by ballot a conditional purchase block at Scott River requiring them to clear and fence 10% of the block annually. The Dunnets shifted to Scott River in the early 1980s and have developed their property into a highly productive unit. John and Barbara first introduced Charolais sires in 1990. The neighbours were sceptical, however the introduction has been highly successful. In fact many of the neighbours are now using Charolais themselves. The breeding herd runs at 500 cows which initially was the favoured F1 Dairy cross but more recently John and Barbara are transitioning to a more beef based breeder. The Charolais was initially introduced to provide more growth and muscle in the dairy cross females and these bulls mate the majority of the breeding herd. Some breeders are joined to Angus or Murray Grey sires to produce replacement females. Some 700 trade cattle are purchased and finished to supply their brand. In the early 1990’s a centre pivot was installed to grow seed potatoes for Simplot. When the contracts for the potatoes finished the country was returned to pasture and now provides the family with year round grazing for their Black Point Grassfed Beef brand. There are now five pivots covering an area of approximately 200 hectares which is cell grazed on rotation. Barbara quoted that “irrigation in the Scott river region is five times more efficient than the warmer Gingin area north of Perth due to the milder climate”. Although the region has an extended growing season with its milder seasons the pivots are essential to turning off quality grassfed trade cattle at a carcass weight of 280kg. Black Point Grassfed Beef is available at the Capel Butchery and also is used in Nannup Pies who have been invited to exhibit at the next Perth Royal Show. The brand has also been available at some outlets in Perth. John and Barbara are now utilising an external marketing company to increase the outlets for their premium brand. Feedback on their product has been outstanding. 20

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John and Barbara are passionate about providing a clean green product and use no hormones and try to limit the use of sprays and chemicals. To this end they have used trace elements such as Cobalt, Selenium and Copper to increase production and Barbara explained how their “biological based” system looked after the soil. Sprays such as liquid Dolomite is used to get balances right and both dolomite and lime are applied to get ph balances right. When you drive through the property and see beautiful pastures supporting obviously healthy contented cattle it is obvious that John and Barbara’s strategy is paying dividends. Pastures are clover and rye based with lots of kikuyu common in coastal locations. Perennial pastures are established under the pivots and chicory is being trialed. The Dunnets working with Hi-Tech Ag Solutions have tissue tested pastures and the chicory has excelled for trace mineral content due to its deep rooting ability. Fertiliser and humates are applied through the pivot irrigation. Humates, which are composed of various forms of carbon, are naturally occurring material that is very rich in humified organic matter and humic substances. Humates are now recognized as the single most productive input in sustainable agriculture. The Dunnets have mapped their soil types and manage these to achieve the best outcomes. Barbara mentioned there are 42 different soil types in the area. The property has been fenced into 45 paddocks under the pivots and 19 paddocks in the dry land grazing. A central laneway with an all-weather gravelled main laneway assists in the management of the property. Drainage work has been done with purpose built spoon contour drains allowing better pasture utilisation. John and Barbara employ a full time manager on the farm. Charolais sires have come from the old Knutsford Grassfed Trials and Kooyong Charolais. John and Barbara prefer a compact type of sire to achieve earlier finishing and use EBV’s when available to make sire selections for the herd.


The beef herd is focussed on an autumn calving, and weaned calves can be either sold direct or utilised in the Black Point brand. Sires are multi joined with 2 to 3 sires per mob. Cattle are only drenched if required. Cull cattle are sold through local processing plants in the South West. Trade cattle are purchased from the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The trade cattle are turned off when they are 18 to 24 months when they are approximately 280kg dressed weight. (The extra age of the Trade weight cattle increases the flavour of the meat). Barbara and John have found over the years that cattle from different regions with mineral deficiencies have had varying temperaments supporting their desire to balance their soil and pasture with the best available mineral accessibility. John said that “cattle do well in the region due to the milder climate and clean disease free area”.

With the feedback from their grassfed brand, John and Barbara have found the Charolais sires have been the most consistent over their type of cattle and produce great calves. When you own a property with the diversity of Milyeanup its pleasing to see Charolais can deliver time and time again. The growth and muscle expression of the Milyeanup calves was exceptional and this followed through to the trade cattle on the farm. Although many breeds are fed, the Charolais influenced cattle had the capability to utilise the exceptional pastures to pack a punch with their development. The Milyeanup property is a credit to John and Barbara’s development and management strategy and their use of Charolais has been highly successful. When you feed into your own brand, quality and consistency is crucial and the success of Black Point is testament to John and Barbara’s management skills and passion.

Page 20 Top: Outstanding quality pasture on Milyeanup Middle & Bottom: Charolais cross calves on Milyeanup. Page 21 Below left: Charolais cross trade steers on pasture. Below right: Charolais cross calves with their beef bred dam.

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Western Australian Multi Vendor Charolais Bull Sales Great Southern All Breeds Bull Sale Mt Barker Saleyards Tuesday 16th January 2018

7th Annual WA Charolais Bull Sale Brunswick Showgrounds Sale Complex Thursday 1st February 2018

WALSA Supreme Allbreeds Bull Sale Brunswick Showgrounds Sale Complex Thursday 15th February 2018

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7th WA CHAROLAIS SALE, BRUNSWICK SHOWGROUND, THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2018

9 Sires including

Kooyong Mal (P)(TW)

H2EM34E Born 9/4/2016 Sire: Kooyong Jurien (P) Dam: Kooyong Hanna (P)

New Sire: Kooyong Glen (RF)(P)

KOOYONG Est. 1973

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Homozygous Polled

Sired the winning Interbreed group of three heifers Perth Royal 2017. Sired the top price heifer ($6500) at Liberty 2017 Yearling bull and heifer sale also sire of top priced bull ($11,000, first son offered) at the 2017 WA Charolais Bull Sale Semen Available

Progeny for sale at WA Charolais Sale include Liberty Mr Misunderstood (Y1KM68E (P)(RF))

FOR SALE

LIBERTY JUST RAMBLIN ALONG (AI)(P) (Y1KJ35E)

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LIBERTY MAJOR GENERAL (AI) (P)(RF) -4.7 46% (Y1K M38E) Sire: Rangan Park Redemption E42 (P) (R/F) Dam: Liberty Hourglass (P)

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Perth Royal Junior + Grand Champion Bull + Supreme Charolais Exhibit Interbreed Supreme Champ Junior Beef Bull, Interbreed Breeders Group & Group of 3 bulls. Selling at the WA Charolais Bull sale 1st Feb 2018, retaining semen rights and 50% share Scan data: Sept 2017 at 17 1/2 months of age weight 945kg, EMA 133cm2, P8 10mm

7th ANNUAL WA CHAROLAIS BULL SALE Brunswick Showground 1st February 2018

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LIBERTY CHAROLAIS LIBERTY YEARLING BULL & HEIFER SALE Muchea Selling Complex 21st May 2018

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Brisbane Royal 2017 Judge: Mrs Nicole Nicholls, Kyogle NSW

Senior & Grand Champion Bull & Interbreed Champion Pair, Colinta Levi (P) exhibited by Colinta Holdings Pty Ltd.

Senior & Grand Champion Female and Interbreed Champion Pair, TCW Livestock Kristal exhibited by TCW Livestock.

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Over 100 head paraded at the 2017 Brisbane Ekka under the watchful eye of judge Mrs Nicole Nicholls. Nicole from Kyogle in NSW, said the quality of the 101 head exhibited in the Charolais ring was “unbelievable, there’s been a beautiful line of cattle and I was really lucky to be able to select a group that are all similar in type.”. Nicole spent her formative years with her parents Temana Charolais stud developing a great understanding of the breed. Senior and grand champion female was TCW Livestock Kristal shown with her bull calf at foot, TCW Magic Mike. This strapping bull calf was sired by SVY Freedom. Mrs Nicholls described her as “an excellent exhibit of the breed. The cow I have as my Champion is an absolutely beautiful cow. She has length, depth, capacity, structurally sound, beautiful udder and doing a great job on her calf”. Breeder, Tyson Will commented that “the champion cow was out of a cow purchased about 12 years ago when he started his Charolais herd and by a bull that was actually junior champion here six years ago, Advance Ferrari.” Kristal was placed ahead of the reserve senior champion female Moongool Sharon 8, exhibited by the Price family. Sharon 8 was sired by Moongool Hucklebuck and from a granddaughter of Moongool super sire Minnie-Vale Sundance, himself an Ekka champion in his day. Moongool Sharon 8 at just 24 months on show day paraded with a young calf at foot, highlighting the fertility and productivity of the Charolais breed.

Moongool exhibited 3 class winners out of the four senior female classes and placed third in the other class won by the eventual grand champion. The Price Family continued their success in the junior female classes with junior champion Moongool Yeast 6 (P)(R/F) sired by Minnie-Vale Joker. Coming from the youngest heifer class this heifer impressed many with her growth and structural correctness. Mark and Chris Ickinger celebrated their best Brisbane result to date with reserve junior champion heifer Herlo Park Millingimbi . This heifer is a daughter of Advance Domino D36 who has bred consistently and was a sire in the BIN Project. Chris Knox and Helen Alexander exhibited DSK TGL Flossy M50E for a class win. This very classy red factor heifer was the reserve junior champion heifer at the Pickles Auctions National Showcase. The Taylor Family won a class with Palgrove Panache M44E sired by Silverstream Evolution E168E as did Ian and Katrina Bebbington with Mountview Melody sired by Canoona Flame Proof. Grand and senior champion bull was awarded to Colinta Levi (AI) (P), exhibited by Colinta Holdings. Advance and Brendale studs purchased Colinta Levi for $20,000 at the National Charolais Sale at Dubbo from Gary Johncock, Colinta Holdings, Hunter Valley. The two-yearold weighed in at 978kg with an average daily gain of 1.33kg and had an EMA of 138sq.cm. “He was a class winner in Sydney, we took him to Dubbo, he looked the part at Dubbo and it was a good indicator that good things lay in store for him in Brisbane,” Mr Johncock said. “We’re tickled pink that he was able to go all the way through here today.”


Mrs Nicholls described Colinta Levi as “a beautiful bull, with plenty of length, depth and stretch. He handles his feet and legs really well but he’s also got that smoothness through the front, which the Charolais breed has worked really hard at tidying up over the years,” she said. Levi a homozygous poll tested bull is sired by Keys All State 149X (P)and has a strong Full French maternal pedigree. Reserve senior champion bull was Moongool Lancaster sired by Airlie Easter. Lancaster weighed in at 1030kg at 26 months with an EMA scan of 139cm2. Moongool also exhibited the winner of Bull class 12 to 14 months with Moongool Mr Money also sired by Minnie-Vale Joker. At just 16-months of age, the junior champion bull, Tor-Galen Max (AI) (P) also impressed. Exhibited by Darren and AnneMaree Elliott, Tor Galen Charolais, Max weighed in at 726kg and had an EMA of 108sq.cm. “I really liked his muscle pattern and overall structural correctness,” Mrs Nicholls said. “He’s just a really correct young bull with a great future.” Max was also sired by Advance Domino D36 who sired the reserve junior champion heifer. Reserve junior champion bull honours went to DSK TGL Meridian M5E, exhibited by Chris Knox and Helen Alexander.

The 19-month-old bull recorded a weight of 928kg with an EMA of 133sq.cm. This bull was also sold at the Allflex National Sale and purchased by James Pisaturo, Veejay Downs Charolais. Meridian was sired by Temana Gold Logie G66E and from the Beatrix family. DSK TGL Max M69E a half-brother to the reserve junior bull won the Bull 8 to 12 month class for DSK Charolais. This young red factor sire had an average daily weight gain of 1.56kg/day. Roderick Binny exhibited Paringa Howler for a class win in the 16 to 18 months class. The Whitechurch family with their 4 Ways prefix had many placings during the day including a blue in the first senior bull class with 4 Ways Louie L65E (P). Robert Harris exhibited Mayfield Ridge Kenny also by Advance Domino D36 weighing in at 1230kg to win the senior bull class. Colinta Levi (P) and TCW Livestock Kristal then teamed together to win the Interbreed Champion of Champions Pair. This win gives Charolais 11 wins in the last fourteen years, and the record prior to that was just as strong.

Junior champion Heifer, Moongool Yeast 6 with exhibitor Ivan Price and Marnie Scheiwe

Helen Price sashes Junior Champion Bull Tor-Galen Max exhibited by Darren and Anne-Marie Elliott.

Tyson Will , Helen Price, Karly Crisp and judge Nicole Nicholls with Senior & Grand Champion Female TCW Livestock Kristal.

Senior & Grand Champion Bull Colinta Levi (P) with judge Nicole Nicholls, Brendan Scheiwe, Stephen Hayward, Gary Johncock, Ros Glasson and Blake Munro.

The presentation of Interbreed Champion Pair won by Team Charolais. (Photograph courtesy Fairfax Media)

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2017 Paddock to Palate #Charolais Success

Left: David and Prue Bondfield celebrating their Overall second place in Class 37 (100 day feed). Middle: James Millner won the Eating Quality Award with a Charolais Red Angus cross heifer in Class 37. Right: Riverglen Pastoral placed third Overall in Class 37. Michael Sullivan, Carol Heath, Penny, Lenore and David Sullivan were on hand to accept their awards.

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The Annual RNA Paddock to Palate Competition sponsored by Mort & Co attracted 111 teams comprising of seven animals per team. RNA Beef Cattle Committee Chairman Gary Noller said the Paddock to Palate Competition had been bringing together the nation’s top cattle producers for 20 years now. “The high quality of genetics entered into the competition this year presented average daily gains higher than normal feedlot conditions, so we’re pleased with the results,” he said. The three phased competition comprises best aggregate weight gain over 70-days for trade class; for the best weight over 100-days for the export class, a carcass competition and an MSA eating quality competition. The competition Carcass and overall results were announced at the Ekka with Charolais performing strongly in the Class 37 (100 day feed). In the overall event Palgrove Pastoral Pty Ltd placed Second and Riverglen Pastoral placed third. In a great showing for the breed Charolais cross teams filled seven of the top ten teams.

John and Estelle Drynan placed second in the Pen of Six Carcasses and Scott and Janelle McLellan placed third. Scott and Janelle also exhibited the Champion Carcass. Rosedale Livestock Partnership won this section’s Eating Quality award with their Charolais/Red Angus cross. In Class 38B (70 day feed) Tim and Phyllis Carlill placed third in the Pen of Six Carcasses Competition. The second place Palgrove team had an average daily weight gain of 2.93kg over the 100 day feed period. In the 100 day trial there were 84 Charolais infused entries with an average 2.60kg/gain/day. Twelve of the 84 steers had an average weight gain of 3kg/day or more and the highest Charolais weight gain per day was 3.36kg/day achieved by a steer from the team of Murray Smith. Scott and Janelle McLellan champion carcass had a dressing percentage of 57.23% scored maximum points for fat depth and fat colour. This steer had a carcass weight of 372kg and an EMA of 111cm2. REAL WORLD RESULTS IN COMMERCIAL CONDITIONS


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Charolais Win Ken McDonald Shield Brisbane Royal Show 2017

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The Ken McDonald Memorial Shield is a highly contested hoof and hook competition at the Royal Brisbane show. The Shield is contested by a team of three purebred steers entered in the led steer events. The team is selected by the respective breed societes and judged live for 150 points and as carcasses for 300 points. In the past fourteen years European breed steers have won this award 13 times with Charolais winning four of these. Most steers exhibited at Brisbane Royal are crossbred and not eligible for this competition. The Brisbane Steer show is widely regarded as the Premier led steer competition in Australia with close to 400 steers competing annually. RNA beef cattle committee chairman Gary Noller said numbers across the beef sections of stud, prime, led steer, carcase comps and Paddock to Palate were at record levels. He said “the led steer competition was just a few head from beating its record with steer sales now dedicated to offering potential exhibits. People might think that the led steer competition might be removed from the commercial reality but it’s the the elite of the elite,”. This year the Charolais team shown to the left exhibited by West Moreton Anglican College and Milford Charolais, DSK Charolais and Moongool Charolais won both the hoof and hook sections and Overall Shield. All three steers displayed excellent muscle and finish to win convincing the hoof section. On the Hook the three steers excelled. The steer exhibited by West Moreton and Milford Charolais which was also the Lightweight Champion Steer on the Hoof scored 85 carcass points from a possible 100. Dressing at 58.5% he scored maximum points for meat yield and 19/20 points for Eye Muscle Area.

The DSK Charolais steer also dressed well at 58.2% and also gained maximum points for Meat Yield and 18/20 points for EMA. Overall this steer scored 72 points for carcass judging. This steer achieved 92% of points available for fat depth & maximum points for Fat Colour. The Moongool steer achieved maximum points for Fat Depth at the Rib and Rump, Fat Colour and Meat Colour. This steer dressed at 56%. All three steers scored well for marbling. This carcass also won the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Eating Quality Award for the Heavyweight section. Topping off a great show for Moongool they were awarded the Bayer Animal Health Award for High Point Achiever for Stud and Hoof and Hook competions. In the Junior Led Steer Competition West Moreton and George Massum exhibited the Junior Led Steer Champion Carcass with a Charolais cross scoring 88 points. PLC Armidale School exhibited the Reserve Champion Junior Led Steer Carcass with a Charolais cross scoring 87 points. On the Hoof, Tractor Charolais exhibited the Reserve Champion in the Junior Led Heifer Section. Charolais cross steers also performed well in Carcass classes with Murray and Nicole Nicholls winning the Carcass Class 401kg to 430kgs with a score of 86 points. Travis and Sara Worth placed second in this class with 85 points with their Charolais cross steer.


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2017 EKKA Prime Beef & Trade Charolais achieved tremendous results in the 2017 Brisbane Royal Prime Beef competition. Judge Damian Gould selected a Pen of Charolais cross steers entered by Noel and Liz Cook as his champion pen of 6. Mr and Mrs Cook’s champion pen of six steers averaging 645kg sold for 404c/kg to return $2605/hd. The judge commented “This is a lovely soft pen and everything is right about them”. The lightweight pen of 6 was won by Palgrove Pastoral Co P/L also with Charolais cross. Palgrove also placed third in the Pen Class of 6 521 – 600 kg. RB & VA Budd & Willoise Grazing Co Pty Ltd exhibited a 3rd place in the Single Steer 380 to 450kg class and won the 451kg to 520kg class with Charolais Cross entries. Jundah Grazing placed second in the Pen of Three 380kg to 450kg with Silver Calf Heifers. Palgrove Pastoral placed third in the Pen of Three 451kg to 520kg with Charolais Silver Calves. RB & VA Budd & Willoise Grazing Co Pty Ltd won the Woolworths Champion Local Trade Weight Steer of Heifer.

Above: Palgrove’s Pen of Six.

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Brisbane Royal also has Trade based competitions supported by Coles and Woolworths. In the Coles Supermarket Pen of Three Pasture Fed or Grain Fed Steers and/or Heifers, Reg Thompson placed second with Charolais cross. Several pens with Charbray influence were successful including the Champion and Reserve Champion carcass awards. In the Woolworths MSA Value Based Marketing Carcass Competition, Ben and Megan Drynan placed first with Charolais and Riverglen Pastoral placed third. The Reserve champion carcass in this section was a Charolais/ Limousin cross exhibited by Midge Thompson. In the JBS Australia Grass Fed Jap Ox Chilled Beef Carcass competition Reg Thompson won champion carcass with a Charolais/Limousin cross and Midge Thompson won reserve champion carcass also with a Charolais/Limousin cross. Riverglen Pastoral Company won the Class and Reg Thompson placed second with Charolais influence.

Top: Char cross highlighting the muscle. Centre: Palgrove Pen of Six Silver Calves. Below: N & E Cook’s Pen of Six Steers.


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Ideally links are created between the sampling unit, NLIS tag and management tag on the animal when purchased as a matched set, ensuring the same identification information is used on all three. The next best alternative is to scan a link into a database, followed by writing the animals identification onto the lid of the TSU sample box. These options are designed to make the process of sample collection as efficient and mistake free as possible. After all, the process of disease and DNA testing can cost anywhere from $10 -$80 and this investment is a complete waste of money if this fundamental step of data integrity is incorrect. Many years of stud genetics could be sacrificed if the information is associated with the wrong bloodline. The TSU can be purchased either in packs of 10, 100, or trayed with matching electronic and/or visual tags, offering many efficiencies both on-farm and in the lab. Tissue Sampling Applicator

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Vale: Lesley Millner 13 September 1934 ~ 18 September 2017

In Joan Vickers book “Charolais in Australia” Joan wrote “there are photographs of Lesley Millner in so many archives of the Charolais Society that it seems that she has been everywhere where Charolais cattle are seen. Her involvement with the breed over three decades is unparalleled amongst members”

On the 18th September 2017 a significant chapter of Australian Charolais and Agriculture closed with the passing of Lesley Millner. Known widely throughout the agricultural industry and especially in her beloved Charolais breed Lesley was made a Life member of our Society in 1999. Through her many activities Lesley worked tirelessly with a get it done attitude contributing back to the industry and community in many ways including being one of the first female councillors on the Toodyay Shire Council 1979-1984. Lesley was a tireless promoter of the Charolais breed including working as a field officer for the Australian Charolais Society with her late husband Robert Millner. Lesley was the Chairwoman of the WA Branch of the Charolais Society from 1980-1987 and served 21 years on the Federal Council of the Charolais Society of Australia. Lesley was also awarded honorary life membership for both Federal and State Charolais Society and the front room of Charolais House on Perth Showground is named the “Lesley Millner Room”. Developing Youth was a passion and apart from assisting many youngsters in the Charolais breed, Lesley was also Patron of the WA Youth Cattle Handlers Camp since its inception. Lesley was raised on Newry Station in North Western Australia and was educated by the School of the Air followed by High Schooling in Alice Springs. Lesley was an accomplished horseperson being able to shoe front feet of her horse be the age of 10 so she could go cattle droving with her Father Hector. Lesley broke her own horses and rode a Wyndham Cup winner as a female jockey. Being raised on a station practical skills came naturally and Lesley was known for her skills with a stock whip.

Lesley trained as a Nurse at Royal Perth Hospital, Perth before returning to station life at Hooker Creek, Northern Territory. One of her many achievements was as an extra on the set of the movie ‘The Overlanders’. Back in Perth Lesley rode as Whip for the W.A. Hunt Club which was very much a male orientated domain. She also rode police horses in Mounted Police events at the Perth Royal Show and was a driver at the Empire Games 1962, including driving Prince Philip. Lesley was also actively involved in the formation of the Western Australian Rural Women’s Association and in 1970, became the first state president. After travelling to New Zealand on a cattle study tour (1973) Lesley saw the Charolais as the ideal breed to raise. She gained expertise in artificial insemination to develop her Culham stud to a purebred herd. As an early pioneer of Charolais in the West, Lesley actively promoted the attributes of the breed which has resulted today in a healthy Charolais market. Culham was passed to her daughters Deb and Robin when Lesley and Robert formed their Downunder stud. Downunder was formed in 1983 and was based on a wide gene pool. Regular travellers across the Nullarbor, Downunder Charolais were successful exhibitors in the eastern states. Over the years numerous championships were won for Culham and Downunder Charolais Studs. In 2005 Downunder exhibited both grand champions at Perth Royal show. Junior and Grand Champion bull Downunder Zink Pop went on to win the Interbreed Junior Champion Bull as did Senior and grand champion female Downunder Xpresso Candy. Her calf at foot Downuder Another Candy won the Interbreed Champion Calf of the show. An impressive performance by any standard.

Downunder was a regular exhibitor at Perth Royal and Lesley and Rob sponsored several awards every year. Fittingly the Supreme Charolais exhibit this year sponsored by Robly Grazing was presented by daughters Terry, Deb and Robin with two granddaughters Morgan and Jess Yost leading the two champions competing for the award. A special family moment to cherish. Lesley was the mother of five daughters (including a set of twins) Terry, Ruth, Robin, Deb and Tracy. Lesley was a grandmother of nine, Sam, Sally, Eugene, Reuben, Morgan, Jess, Mathew, Christopher and Isabel; and great grandmother of Arlo, Remy, Marcel and Jules. Lesley you will be missed by your Charolais family amongst whom you cultivated so many dear friends. 35


Perth Interbreed Groups

Perth Royal 2017 Judge: Mr Gavin O’Brien, Orange NSW

BREEDERS GROUP: 1st Liberty Charolais Stud

GROUP THREE BULLS: 1st Liberty Charolais Stud

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Lesley Millner’s daughters Robin Yost, Terry Wiffen and Deb Ferguson presenting the Robley Park Award for Supreme Exhibit awarded to Liberty Major General held by Morgan Yost with Judge Gavin O’Brien. The Robley Park Award was donated by the Late Rob & Lesley Millner. Liberty Major General was also Interbreed Junior Champion Bull.


Western Australian Charolais breeders presented an exceptional line of Charolais at the 2017 Perth Royal Show. Mr Gavin O’Brien from the well known Winchester Charolais stud at Orange NSW sorted the cattle and the breed won six of nine Interbreeds contested at Perth. Junior heifer classes were strongly contested with Venturon Charolais winning junior champion heifer with Venturon Madonna (P). This February drop heifer exhibited tremendous growth and balance to win her large class over 18 months. Madonna sired by Canadian sire Cedardale Zeal (P) had also won her class at Sydney Royal this year. Gavin O’Brien commented on his junior champion heifer “she is a lovely heifer with extension through the front, possesses body mass and looks like she will milk well”. Madonna was also Interbreed Junior heifer. Venturon also exhibited the reserve junior champion heifer Venturon Mariah (P) sired by Venturon Keystone (P), the 2015 Perth Royal Show Supreme Charolais Exhibit. Liberty Mapel Bomb won the other junior heifer class for the Yost Family. Mapel Bomb is sired by Liberty Just Ramblin Along, the Interbreed Champion Junior Bull at Perth in 2014. This sire also produced the third placed heifer in the largest class for young breeders Morgan and Jess Yost with their Culham Mystic Secret. The Quilty family had several placings in the junior heifer classes with a second in the large over 18 months class with Elgin Park Gracie 2 sired by Gaugin.

Senior and grand champion female was Liberty Lady Stardust exhibited by the Yost Family. Sired by homebred sire Liberty Jack of Hearts who in turn carries the Rangan Park Redemption E42 genetics, this 29 month female had calved at 22 months. Judge O’Brien thought this female was “really nice with a lovely udder, nice head and broad muzzle and plenty of volume”. Reserve senior champion female came from the Venturon string with their Venturon Josie (P) sired by homozygous poll sire Venturon Frankie. In the bull classes the junior and grand champion bull and later Supreme Exhibit came from the 18 to 21 months class. Liberty Major General (R/F)(P) weighing in at 942kg at 18 months really appealed to the judge. Gavin commented “he is just a really strong typical Charolais bull, all the growth in the world, 942kg at 18 months, double figures for fat, 130cm2 EMA, so he ticked a lot of the boxes there, combined with nearly fault free movement, he really was a lovely bull”. Major General was also the Interbreed Junior Champion bull at the show. Reserve junior champion bull came from the first class where Venturon Maximum Impact (P) weighing in at 468kg at 9 months impressed the judge. Along with the growth came the muscle with 98cm2 EMA in a very soft package and sire outlook. This calf was also sired by the Thompson families Venturon Keystone (P) sire.

Western Australian Patron Andrew Cunningham Western Australian Secretary Aimee (r) and wife Judy (l) recognised Bruce Campbell’s Court presenting Harris Thompson Junior promotion of the Charolais breed in Western Australia. Champion Heifer for Venturon Madonna (P).

Judy Cunningham presents Peter Milton the Senior Champion Bull ribbon with Billi Marshall and exhibit Copplestone Laxette L64.

Senior Champion bull was Copplestone Laxette L64 sired by Ascot Frederick and exhibited by Peter and Judy Milton. Most successful exhibitor winning the Cliff Emery Memorial Trophy was the Liberty stud. To cap off a great showing Charolais won nearly all the interbreed competitions including all the group classes. Liberty Charolais won the Interbreed Breeders Group, Three Bulls, Three Heifers, and Junior Champion Bull. Venturon won the Interbreed Junior Heifer as well as Interbreed Champion Calf.

Interbreed Junior Champion Heifer, Venturon Madonna (P) held by Bronny McNair and exhibited by Andrew, Anne & Harris Thompson, Boyup Brook.

Deb Ferguson presenting Liberty Lady Stardust Grand Champion Female with handlers Morgan and Jess Yost.

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Commercial Charolais sire in the Seriston herd.


With a strong family history in the Shorthorn breed it’s no surprise that Anthony Hurst utilises the maternal strengths of the breed in his Charolais crossbreeding program. The results are not only impressive in the pasture but keenly sought after when auctioned at Ballarat, Victoria every summer. Anthony has a strong belief the Shorthorn female offers the premium maternal base to work with in Australia and appreciates the hybrid vigour and muscle the Charolais contributes. The Hurst family is well known in the Lower South East of South Australia with their Lake Hawdon property. Originally running an orchard at Paracombe in the Adelaide Hills the Hurst family purchased Lake Hawdon in 1949. The first property leases around Lake Hawdon were taken up in 1846. There is a connection with a Lake Hawdon bred horse, poet Adam Lindsay Gordon and his famous leap on horseback to the crater of the Blue Lake in Mt Gambier. The Hursts ran sheep on Lake Hawdon until 1951 when the first commercial Shorthorns were introduced. In 1974 the Lake Hawdon Australian Shorthorn stud was established with the Poll Shorthorn stud following two years later. Anthony’s brother David retained the original Lake Hawdon property in a succession plan 16 years ago and Anthony took control of the 4,200 acre Seriston property in the highly regarded Avenue Range area. Avenue Range is located 55 kilometres west of Naracoorte and 330km south east of Adelaide. Highly regarded for its stock production, neighbouring properties have been home to nationally recognised studs such as Fellwood Angus, Cannawigra Poll Hereford and Woonallee Simmental have a property nearby. The area is highly serviced by saleyards with Naracoorte, Mt Gambier and Millicent within a 150km range. Teys have a processing plant at Naracoorte. A major focus on the property is the White Suffolk flock started when Anthony was 15 years of age in 1991. Currently running 800 stud ewes along with 150 Suffolk ewes, Seriston conducts a highly successful on property ram sale in October annually. In 2017 the sale averaged $1,461 for 185 rams. This is all achieved by Anthony and one staff member.

Close to 2,000 Merino ewes are joined to the White Suffolk rams and lambs are traded when opportunity arises. Anthony is the current Vice President of the Australian White Suffolk Association. The commercial cow herd currently comprises 400 Shorthorn females and 150 Angus females joined to Angus. The Angus females were introduced when replacements were required and Anthony found it hard to obtain suitable Shorthorn females. He now has located a Shorthorn herd that fits his criteria in Queensland and with females from this herd he anticipates calving 700 Charolais/ Shorthorn cross calves in 2019. With a suitable replacement program in place Anthony intends to phase out the Angus cows. The cows are purchased after they have raised at least one calf and this suits Anthony’s management. He questions the time frames involved in developing heifers if there is a good source of females available to purchase. Originally Anthony trialled Limousin, Simmental and Charolais sires over the Shorthorn females and the Charolais performed the best in his environment. Whilst Anthony concedes the pure Angus calves generally receive a small price/kg premium over his crossbreds, the Charolais influenced growth consistently returns a higher per head value. Anthony quoted in 2016 there was a $70 per head premium to the Charolais cross compared to the straight Angus. Cows calve March April with the progeny marketed typically early December. In 2006 after a tough season with large numbers of calves being sold through local saleyards, Anthony and his agent made the decision to truck the weaners to Ballarat in Victoria. Anthony said the extra freight was minimal and it opened up a whole new client base. Since then the calves have been sold through Ballarat and now they feature in the annual sale. Now with a solid clientele over three states for his calves Anthony is committed to the marketing strategy. He is in the process of European Union accreditation and this will open more marketing opportunities. Avenue Range is in the centre of the South Eastern district of South Australia and in above average rainfall years, the water table can be above ground level on the flat country. cont page 42....

Top: Anthony Hurst with his Charolais cross calves in the background. Below: Rams awaiting delivery from Anthony’s recent ram sale.

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A Modern Twist on Family Tradition ...cont from page 41 In 2016 the property received 37 inches of rain with 23 inches in 2017 which is around average. Seriston has a good range of country including approximately a third of the property being sandy loam rises which are essential in winter. The heavy clay based flats become very waterlogged in winter but come spring and summer they produce grass as good as any land in Australia. With the assistance of soil testing Anthony is fertilising specific soil types on a needs basis rather than a blanket single super approach. Along with timely applications of Urea in early spring Seriston is capable of producing a large quantity of quality fodder. A small cropping program is carried out with beans and wheat as a precursor to establishing new pastures. Pastures are aimed at phalaris, rye clover base with chicory and plantain. Lucerne is being established on the higher range sandy country. Anthony is a strong believer in good genetics need good nutrition to perform to their ability and having high performing pastures assists this. Cows are only drenched once a year and receive B12 and 5 in 1 vaccinations. Calves receive a booster and the herd has access to a mineral mix.

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Cull females are marketed through the local yards at Naracoorte or sent direct to Teys also at Naracoorte. Anthony trades cattle when suitable with up to 1000 head and these are marketed through the local Southern Eastern saleyards. Anthony places great emphasis on structure when buying bulls and quotes “in over eight years of calving out Charolais calves he has assisted only three calves�. Selection is made for medium growth sires with good muscle and essentially must have the ability to cover. Considering the number of cows being joined this is a great result. When looking at EBV’s more selection is placed on 200 and 400 day EBVs as this closely mirrors the marketing strategy. In the future Anthony is looking to select for homozygous poll sires as some of the Shorthorn females have some horned genetic in their makeup. For the first time Anthony is trialling a red factor sire in the herd and looks forward to evaluating the progeny. Anthony has paid up to $15,000 for commercial sires appreciating the impact a sire can have on productivity.

Anthony appreciates the uniformity of the Charolais Shorthorn cross calves and believes the soft red colour aids in visual marketing through the saleyard system. Even with the wide ranging Shorthorn colours the Charolais cross produces a very attractive soft red skin and are predominantly solid coloured. The calves exhibit tremendous length and have an excellent muscle pattern. He also appreciates the point of difference the Charolais adds to the marketing program. In 2016 Angus heifers from the property topped at $1230 with the Charolais cross heifers in the same sale topping at $1330 and averaging $1275. For Anthony it is pleasing to have designed a program that is a little different with the Charolais cross and have this validated with strong buyer support for the progeny. His numerous clippings of success weaner sales is a testament to a program on track and producing calves that buyers recognise offer value.


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Adelaide Royal 2017 Judge: Mr Tim Lord, Kangaloon NSW

Junior & Grand Champion Bull, Chenu Maverick exhibited by Chenu Holdings. Sam Edwards presents Rebecca Keeley and Colin Pickering, Chenu Holdings with the sash watched by Judge Tim Lord.

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A powerful heifer with a Royal Champion lineage dominated the judging results at the Royal Adelaide Show. It was the grand champion female Chenu Pussycat 78 (P), which was also named junior champion that was ultimately named supreme exhibit with judge Tim Lord, KO Angus, NSW, commenting he was a “sucker for a pretty girl”. Chenu Pussycat 78 dam JJ’s Pussycat 2 was sired by Sydney Interbreed Champion Sire Rosedale Navigator from Melbourne Interbreed Champion Female Airlie Polled Pussycat P43E. JJ’s Pussycat 2 has over 43 progeny registered in the herdbook. The Pussycat line has bred exceptionally well for Chenu over the years including the eventual grand champion male at Adelaide this year. Tim Lord commented “the champion heifer has power and growth for age, with a good front end and big, bold hip – such a powerful female,” he said. Chenu Pussycat 78 was sired by CCR Sureshot 1107F7. Chenu also had success winning the Reserve Junior Champion Heifer Chenu Eloise 4 sired by home bred sire Chenu Ferrari and from a Langi Ghiran bred female tracing back to breed super cow Fernvale Ja-cie. Chenu Eloise 4 has an interesting pedigree blend of Full French genetics and polled performance lines. The other junior heifer classes were won by Gumview and Arabar studs. Senior champion Charolais female went to first time royal show exhibitors Yankalilla Area School with Arabar Kara, which impressed the judge with its nine-month-old calf at-foot, Yankalilla Area School also won the reserve senior champion female with Arabar Livie. Both of these females were sired by Markowen Freedom. The senior champion bred back to the Katalpa herd of the late Mr Alan Thompson at Penola, a long-time advocate of Charolais in South Australia. The Yankalilla Area School have only just become members of the Charolais Society and this was their first event.


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South Australian studs started the bull classes well with Boulview exhibiting Boulview Masterpiece sired by DSK AC F33E winning the Bull 10 to 14 months class. Masterpiece weighed in at 620kg at 12.5 months with an EMA of 109cm2. His dam was sired by a half brother to the Supreme Exhibit, Chenu Bill Clinton sired by LHD Cigar and from JJ’s Pussycat 2. This bull was eventually the reserve junior champion bull. Tim and Louise Smith exhibited Scharwyn Moonshine sired by Minnie-Vale Jona and from the Rangan Park Showgirl line to win the 14 to 16 months class. Chenu returned to the winners circle with the junior and grand champion bull, Chenu Maverick from the 16 to 18 months bull class. Mr Lord said this bull was a clear winner on the day. “It’s admirable what the bull offers the industry,” he said. “his muscle, weight for age, testicular development, his freedom on the move, soft skin and hair type is a credit to the breed.” Chenu Maverick weighed 735 kilograms at 18 months old, with an eye muscle area of 119 square centimetres, 4-millimetre rump fat and 4mm rib fat. He was sired by Lt Ledger 0332 and from the JJ’s Pussycat 2 dam. Senior champion bull went to two-year-old Arabar Leader from RF & JJ & DR Wilson, Balaklava, who also scored reserve senior champion with Arabar Len. Both of these sires were sired by Markowen Freedom. A feature of judging at the Adelaide Royal is the large number of youth leaders across the exhibitors. A huge shout out to our judge Tim Lord for his work with these exhibitors which can only assist their professional development in ringcraft.

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Productivity Essential Laurie & Simone Scott, Boyanup WA

Laurie and Simone Scott operate a small scale beef enterprise on their Boyanup property Rangiora and make every inch work. Coming from a family dairy background Laurie is well aware of the need to supply the inputs required for efficiency and the productivity of the property supports his efforts. Laurie retired from dairying in 2002 and now his breeding herd is beef based. Rangiora is 210 acres and runs 100 traditional F1 Dairy beef mothers joined to a Charolais sire. Another block is nearby consisting of 250 acres which produces 100 acres of hay annually and runs 60 trade weight steers with 20 cows and calves. In the Margaret River area 100km further south west Laurie and his brother and sister run Rosebrook, a 480 acre property running 200 Friesian steers. These steers come in at 400kg live weight and are processed at 350 to 400kg dressed weight. Boyanup had a very wet year in 2016 with 876mm of rain and 2017 has seen 700mm to November. The area has a very reliable rainfall pattern and produces some outstanding calves. Growth is late winter early spring orientated. Laurie started with Charolais to do something different to his father who was using Simmental in a cross breeding program. His first Charolais was a bull from Quicksilver Charolais. Having used both Simmental and Charolais

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Laurie commented “after working with Simmental and Charolais calves there is an unbelievable difference, Charolais really suit the market”. The performance of a Charolais sired calf from the high milking F1 cow is phenomenal and this suits Laurie and Simone’s aims. Replacement females are purchased in calf from the Supreme Heifer Sale at nearby Boyanup. These females are keenly sought after in the west and don’t come cheap. Laurie has been purchasing his sires from Barry Bell’s Bardoo Charolais stud in the district. He looks for sires with good hindquarters, docile temperament and moderate frame. Laurie commented that “Bardoo offer great backup service to clients” and the bulls have performed for him. Sires are kept for three years and the policy is to mate the herd as one mob with the three sires in use. Laurie prefers an older bull and a younger bull so that there is a defined hierarchy with the bulls in use limiting fighting and injuries. Calving commences the first of February and goes for three months. The success of the program can be highlighted by the first draft in 2017 sold in October through Harvey Beef for a Coles contract returned an average of $1,238 for calves topping at 262kg dressed. The second draft was ready to go early November. Any later calves that don’t meet vealer specifications are run on to trade weight.


Cows are drenched twice a year on the high stocking rate and calves receive 5in1 vaccines. Recently a seaweed based supplement has been used in the water troughs from Beachport Liquid Minerals in South Australia. The product “Blue Cap� supports rumen development in young animals and assists in fertility rates. The product contains a high amino acid content which is the building block of protein Source: (www.beachportliquidminerals. com.au). Pastures on Rangiora are resown each year with rye grass and a little clover. Oats is also sown each year to provide early feed for the herd. Fertiliser is applied autumn and spring to support the high stocking regime. The F1 dairy cross cow is very productive but has a high maintenance requirement and this needs to be supplied to ensure maximum productivity. Hay is fed to the herd to balance out feed shortages in pasture growth. The herd is rotated and the temperament is outstanding assisting in growth. Laurie checks his calving herd on a regular basis and prefers to foster twins or hand rear to allow each cow to raise one calf. Laurie admits that he still looks after his beef based herd like dairy cows and this is reflected in the high quality calves the herd produces. Simone and Laurie prefer to yard their breeding herd as little as possible and keeping the herd healthy is a key component of this. Laurie and Simone have proven the Charolais influence given opportunity can really add value to an enterprise even in a smaller scale. Their Charolais calves allow them to hit the tight specifications to market direct to the processor and achieve top dollar. Although Charolais may have started as something different for Laurie they are now well established.

Simone and Laurie Scott with their F1 dams and outstanding Charolais cross calves. Their top draft was sold the week before these images were taken.

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Chancellor, Grand Champion Rocky Beef 2009 sold for $26,000. Semen is still available. His full brother Beaumont, sold to John Mercer Qld at the Nationals, sons regularly topped his sales in excess of $10,000. Bob McGill Qld bought a bull, ½ brother to Chancellor, & his sons regularly topped his sale in excess of $10,000. Stud bulls in Victoria for over $10,000. Females to the Lilydale Stud Qld, Embryos to the Palgrove Stud Qld. Semen exported to New Zealand. Bull show results at Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney & Nationals include:- 7 juniors, 7 grands, 1 reserve interbreed; 3 Supremes; plus other championships around Vic.

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these DNA bulls and others such as Red Barron, etc in excess of 600 straws (Polls plus Full French). Selling also embryos sired by: Earnmore Ulysses “P” Sedalia, Stylist “P”, Ijoufflu, Novetal, Sedalia Rascal, Suedois, Nelson, Chancellor, Pinay. All offers will be seriously considered low or high. Contact for details or bloodlines Ph 0402 749 413 or 0419 549 093 52

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Bulls & Females for sale

Committee Contacts: Colin Pickering 0417 885 277 Ken Manton 0437 585 605

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Breeding the Beef Gary & Wayne Tainton, Yea Vic

Gary and Wayne Tainton in their Yea Meat Supply store. Notice the Charolais Angus pictures on the wall.

When your calves are processed and the meat is marketed through your own butchery you need to make sure the product is great. Gary and Wayne Tainton combine their beef farming enterprise with the local butcher shop in the highly productive Killingsworth district on the outskirts of Yea. Raised in the local area and progressively adding land to their holdings, Wayne and Gary operate on 283 hectares they own and some lease country. Yea is in the Victorian Ranges just 100km north of Melbourne and their country varies from Goulburn River flats to undulating hill country. Rainfall traditionally in the area is 28 inches but recent years have seen considerably drier statistics than that. The brothers calve out 170 Angus females and have been using Charolais sires for the last ten years. Gary said “We’re a bit different to a lot of people, because we’re not trying to produce cattle for the store sale,” we’re solely focusing on producing a valuable carcase for the shop.” He said after working with a few other breeds and genetics, they have finally found a system that works. The brothers have operated the butchery, Yea Meat Supply for over 30 years and also supply another brother’s outlet at Wangaratta where they process their calves. There is obvious pride in the beef produced and marketed through the store.

Their clientele is spread over a large area highlighting the quality product being produced. Excellent feedback from client testimonials has led to increased interest in the beef produced with clients spread over a large area. Wayne said there is a real interest in their story as farmers and butchers and pictures of the Angus breeders with their Charolais cross calves are featured in the store located in Yea’s main street. “When we were pure Angus, we had issues with the Angus heifer being too fat as a carcase, so about 10 years ago, we started using Charolais bulls to get more growth in our calves and lessen the issue of the fat heifers,” Gary said. Being new to Charolais getting the right genetics to achieve their goals proved difficult, but a conversation with local Charolais identity Duncan Newcomen set them on the right path. The brothers prefer a sire that has impeccable temperament, softness and positive fat EBV’s. Successes have been achieved with the Ashwood Park Aristocrat line with Gary and Wayne using several sires from this line. They also bought a bull from Airlie Charolais, at the Southern Charolais Breeders Group Sale now held in Yea and he said experimenting with these different genetics has been a big learning experience. We now know that we need the vealer type Charolais bull, with high growth and a positive fat scan,” Gary said. cont page 56....

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Charolais x Angus Silver Calves bred by Gary and Wayne Tainton destined for the Yea Meat Supply store. The thickness and cover of these calves was outstanding. Look at the butt of the calf below.

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Cows calve for eight weeks February/March which gives the calves the spring flush to finish on. Some late calves that don’t finish are weaned and fed grain in large paddocks with feeders. This assisted feeding is short term and normally only 50-60 days. Hay feeding tends to be more on the colder river flats in winter than the sheltered hill country. Gary said that quality river flats in the district are worth around $10,000 an acre. Wayne said that some Charolais cross vealers have come off their dams at 470kg however the goal is to turn off their vealers at about 380-400 kilograms, around nine months of age. Fat specifications are in the range 5-8mm with some heifers laying down 10-12mm. About 18 calves are sent to Gathercole’s abattoir in Wangaratta a fortnight during spring. Interestingly Gary related that one property tends to turn off the earliest calves every year, he also related how the first vealers come off the hill country where it is slightly warmer than the paddocks on the river flats. Pastures are fertilised to ensure that calves have the best opportunity. Hay is supplementary fed only when required. Kill sheets for 2017 calves showed a draft of nine calves born February/March and processed 27th September 2017 averaging 217kg dressed and 5mm of fat. The heaviest calf was 248kg dressed, not bad for such young calves. A draft of 20 calves processed in late November averaged 226.5kg and averaged 7.3mm indicating the Charolais sired calves are consistently hitting their specifications. The cows are rotation grazed on a regular basis and stocking rates are set to achieve their goal of finished vealers. The brothers agree that they could run more breeders however with their product marketed through their own outlet it is crucial to focus on the end product. This constant rotation assists in worm control and only young females are drenched. 56

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The rotation also allows the brothers to know their breeders and appraise their productivity. Females are kept until about 12 years as long as they are producing. Replacement Angus females are purchased from the same source and they have been happy with the quality they are purchasing. Whilst running the two businesses is time consuming the brothers make it happen. Occasionally one heads home from the shop early afternoon to do farm work and Sundays can be cattle days if two people are needed to draft. Gary said different times of the year are particularly busy, for example when the cows are calving. Their father is now retired but lends a hand to check cows and assist where required. Gary’s son Jaxson (10) is also a keen participant in farming activities. “We’re operating two businesses, we’ve got to keep our customers happy in the shop, but we have to do the job right on the farm to get it right,” Gary said “we are always trying to improve “we want our customers 100% happy and the proof is in the pudding”, It’s satisfying to have a customer say “their steak was the best ever” both as a butcher and a farmer.

Top: Yea Meat Supply delivery van with Charolais proudly displayed. Middle: The store in the beautiful Yea main street. Left and Bottom: Outstanding calves bred by the Tainton’s.


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19th Annual On Property Bull and Female Sale February 9th 2018 at 1pm On Offer

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Melbourne Royal 2017 Judge: Mr Geordie Elliott, Byaduk Vic

The Inaugural “Harold Seeley Memorial Trophy” for Most Successful Exhibitor was presented at Melbourne Royal Charolais judging for the first time. Annie Seeley is flanked by Matt and Ann-Marie Collins, Kenmere Charolais who won the award.

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Fitting that in the inaugural year a trophy was awarded at Melbourne Royal show to remember deceased life member Harold Seeley, a stud using his genetics strongly won the award. Matt and Ann-Marie Collins with their Kenmere Charolais won the Harold Seeley Memorial Trophy with a team heavily influenced by Ashwood Park Synergy G29 bred by Harold. Kenmere won three of the broad ribbons on offer and all were sired by the Ashwood Park Synergy sire. Their best result was Junior and Grand champion bull with Kenmere Synergy’s Man (P) by Synergy G29 and from a Bluegrass bred female. Winning the 15 to 18 months class this exceptionally smooth calf weighed in at 730kg with an EMA of 124cm2 and fat scans of 9/5mm. This bull was the Reserve Junior Champion Bull at the 2017 National Showcase in July. Reserve junior champion bull also headed north of the border with Casey and Nigel Wieck exhibiting CB Godzilla. At just twelve and a half months this calf showed great length and growth weighing 666kg and an impressive 109cm2 EMA. Sired by a homebed sire with TR Red Smoke genetics this calf won the 12 to 15 months class. Kenmere exhibited another son of Ashwood Park Synergy G29 to take the senior championship with Kenmere Legwork (P). At 23 months this bull weighed in at 966kg and 131cm2 EMA. Maternally both the Kenmere champions descended from heifers purchased from Minnie Vale Charolais. The Minnie Vale heifers in turn desended from the original Kenmere herd developed by Matt’s father John Collins.

Reserve senior champion bull was the Nesbitt Families Curragindi Landcruiser (P/S). This bull was pure Rosedale genetics with a blend of LT Easy Blend, Fernvale Trapper and Paringa Novotel bloodlines. Tambo River Charolais won the other bull class with a LT Bridger son from an Ashwood Park Dam. The female classes at Melbourne were exceptionally strong and mirrored the quality from the feature show the previous year. Class after class paraded with depth from top to toe for judge Geordie Elliott to sort through. Deborah and Sapphire Halliay, Waterford Charolais won two of the junior heifer classes and Kenmere Charolais also won two. Taking honours for junior champion was Waterford Marshmallow M26E sired by Fernvale Trapper. This long bodied deep heifer has admirable volume and parades effortlessly around a ring. M26 was junior champion at the 2017 National Showcase. Waterford’s other class winner was the Heifer under 12 months with Waterford Moonbeam M32E sired by Moongool Just A Gigolo J281E. Both of these heifers are from the “Wildflower” family that is breeding so well for Waterford. A progeny group sired by Moongool Just A Gigolo J281E later won the Sire’s Progeny Class. Another Waterford heifer from the Wildflower line placed second in the strongest class of the day to her stable mate Wildflower Marshmallow M26E. This heifer Wildflower M27E was sired by successful sire Palgrove B Double. These two heifers then combined to win the Two Heifers under 20 months class with their uniformity placing highly in the judge’s comments.


Reserve Junior champion was won by Kenmere Tourmaline M102E previously winning the 12 to 15 months class. This heifer sired by Ashwood Park Synergy G29 showed length and depth of body and was very smooth fronted. The Ashwood Park Synergy progeny placed second in the Sires Progeny Class. Kenmere Mitchell M5E sired by Kenmere Chock E12 was the other class winner in the junior heifer section. Rangan, Tambo River and Curragindi studs also recorded second placings in the junior heifer classes. The senior cow class highlighted the maternal traits of the Charolais breed with five great calves trailing five super cows in the class. The eventual winner of the class and senior and grand champion female was Rangan Showgirl E41 shown by the Cook Family. The “Showgirl” family has bred the house down at Rangan and this huge capacity matron with a well developed bull calf at foot was no exception. Sired by Harvie Redemption Showgirl E41 was eight years of age and sound as they come. This female is a full flush sister to successful AI sire Rangan Park Redemption E42 who is trait leader for all growth traits in the Australian Charolais BREEDPLAN analysis.

Junior & Grand Champion Bull, Kenmere Synergy’s Man exhibited by Matt & Ann-Marie Collins, Kenmere Charolais. Pictured are Kenmere Manager Warren Miller, sponsor Deborah Halliday and judge Geordie Elliott.

Judge Geordie Elliott later selected this female as his Supreme Charolais Exhibit. Reserve Senior Champion Female placed second in the senior cow class. Waterford Emmaline E11 also paraded with a strong calf at foot. Sired by Waterford Bonaparte who is a son of Hordern Trophy winner MinnieVale Thunderbolt. On the maternal side of this female is grandmother and Melbourne Interbreed champion female Airlie Noisette Q303, who paired with Thunderbolt to win the Hordern Trophy in 2000. Best Two Bulls under 20 months was won by Waterford with Kenmere placing second. At the conclusion of judging a social function was held where Sue Pike announced the winning photograph in the Victorian Calendar competiton. Sarah Nesbitt from Curragindi Charolias took the winning entry and her photograph will feature on the 2018 Victorian Charolais calendar. Thank you to champion sponsors, Harvey Park, Hazel Downs, Karingal, Waterford, Glenfields, Mt William, Narweena, Vernola Charolais studs, T & G Robinson and Anne Seeley and family for their support in 2017.

Senior Champion Bull, Kenmere Legwork exhibited by Matt & Ann-Marie Collins, Kenmere Charolais. Pictured are Kenmere Manager Warren Miller, Sue Pike and judge Geordie Elliott.

Junior Champion Heifer, Waterford Marshmallow M26E exhibited by Deborah and Sapphire Halliday, Waterford Charolais, sponsor Loretta Harvey and handler Annie Pumpa.

Senior & Grand Champion Female, Rangan Park Showgirl E41 exhibited by Graeme Cook Family Trust, Rangan Charolais. Pictured are Graeme, Laura and Jess Cook, sponsor Narweena Pastoral’s Angela and Robert Perkins and International Health representative Jason Sutherland.

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Charnelle Charolais 8th Annual Invitation Female and Genetics Sale Toowoomba Showgrounds (undercover) 11 AM, 03/03/2018 Qld Time The Best Value for Money Charolais Female Sale in Australia!!!

63 Females including 14 Cows & Calves (including a Donor Cow with a Distinction heifer calf at foot) 30 Joined Heifers (including Show Prospects) 19 Unjoined Heifers (including Show Prospects) Sires include Pinay and Harvie Redemption Embryo Packages: Sires include CML Distinction, Elders Blackjack, Mr Perfect, Pinay, Impair, Palgrove Justice, LT Ledger, Fernvale Prime Mover & TR Red Smoke Semen Packages including CML Distinction, Pinay, Mac 2244, LT Wyoming Wind, Tattenhall Impeccable, Laurel, Tallow wood Emir, Duke 261, Duke 835, Novotel, Salopiau, Fleets Rascal, Rethel, Bowerhouses Topper & Fernvale sires F. Prime Mover, F. Monty, F. Magnum, F. Quarter Master, F. Trapper, F. Ripper, F. Roadster, F. Up Hill, F. Y-Mac & Palgrove Eclipse Invited Vendors include: Branchview, Challambi, Cheyenne, Cobblestone, Diamond L, Fernvale, Glenlea, Jay Tees, Kilkenny, Kooyong, Lower Tully, Milford Park, Mountain View, River Run, SanLara Park & Valley View

Silverstream Holster (P) Selling 4 embryos VLW H14E x Silverstream Holster (P) account Glenlea Charolais

VLW H14E (LHD Cigar) – Sold for top price of $10.250 at our 2017 sale. Selling 4 embryos by Silverstream Holster (P) account Glenlea Charolais

CML Distinction (Homozygous Polled) Selling 3 embryo packages and 1 semen package

GO D86E (Harvie Redemption) – Selling embryos by CML Distinction account N Spink Challambi Charolais

Pinay (FF) Selling several embryo and semen packages

GKA E10E (RC Charlie) (Imp embryo USA) Selling embryos by Pinay & two daughters. account Charnelle Charolais

Contact: Graham Blanch Ph 0427 622410 Email: charnellecharolais@bigpond.com Elders Toowoomba Michael Smith 0428 541711

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Mac 2244 (P) Selling embryo and semen packages


You Can’t Beat Them Kohlhagen Family Pastoral Co, Walla Walla, NSW

The ability of the Charolais sire to inject growth and muscle into his cow herd coupled with impeccable temperaments make Derek Kohlhagen a big fan of the breed. Derek had been interested in Charolais for a while and introduced them into his cattle enterprise six years ago after discussions with his stock agent. The results achieved over a mainly Angus cross herd are impressive enough to make Charolais the sire of choice. Derek, wife Selina, their four children and his parents operate Kohlhagen Family Pastoral Co farming 1,000 hectares, 13km north of Walla Walla in southern New South Wales. Walla Walla is 55km north of Albury on the River Murray and is essentially a mixed farming area. The enterprise includes Derek’s parents’ property where he is the third generation to farm. Cattle and sheep account for two thirds of the property income with cropping of barley, canola, lupins, wheat and oats rounding out the mix. Pastures for the stock are based on phalaris, ryegrass and fescue with balansia clover doing well on the heavier country, while Lucerne and arrow leaf clover is used on the cropping country. Italian ryegrass is sown for the production of hay and silage. This is used to provide for the livestock enterprises to cover feed shortages. With the sheep and cattle it can be a balancing act between the livestock enterprises for feed availability. Once harvest is complete, access to stubbles allows more resources for the stock. Derek fertilises the cropping country to achieve desired yields and operates the grazing country as low input. The sheep breeding comprises 1000 Merino ewes self replacing and 500 Border Leicester F1 ewes joined to White Suffolk and Poll Dorset rams. The merino flock averages 18 to 18.5 micron and Derek is achieving fleece weights of 6kg. Crossbred lambs lambed in autumn are sold as suckers in early spring. Merino ewes lamb in spring and this spreads labour requirements and feed allocation. Cattle breeding is based on 140 predominantly Angus and Angus cross females joined to Charolais. Some cows carry some composite breeding like Red Angus, South Devon and Simmental and others are more traditional Black Baldy type females. One aspect of the Charolais sire that Derek appreciates is the ability to add uniformity to the calf drop. The calves on the property exhibit abundant softness and excel for growth and muscle expression. The calves have also inherited their sires’ awesome temperaments and are very calm and easily approached. 64

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The cow herd is split into autumn and spring calving, allowing the bulls on the property to be used twice annually. Sires are sourced from Graeme Cook, Rangan Charolais at nearby Wodonga. Two Rangan Charolais, one with Pinay bloodlines and one with Western Spur genetics are currently in use. Interestingly the two Rangan bulls are from the same dam. Derek appreciates the after sales service from Graeme Cook and has been very happy with the progeny of the sires. One super quiet Rangan sire has been affectionately called “Cookie Monster” by the family and his calves are exceptional. When selecting sires Derek looks primarily at phenotype and then looks at performance data. His local stock agent is part of the decision making process and Derek appreciates the second opinion. Derek looks for big butted bulls, when selecting replacement sires with depth, softness and performance. Having used Charolais for six years now with excellent calving ability Derek is sold on the breed. He said “the results tick all the boxes for weight and growth and their temperament is a pleasure to breed with”. Derek has also been impressed with the libido of the Charolais and their calf getting ability. No heifers are kept in the system with replacements being bought in after their first or second calf. Derek mentioned that it can be hard to find replacements of the quality he seeks, but with limited labour resources calving heifers is not a preferred option. Derek’s father introduced Limousin sires over twenty years ago and one Limousin bull remains in use. Calving spring and autumn spreads the work load for Derek and offers some risk management advantages when marketing. The cattle herd tend to graze on the heavier clay type soils with cropping concentrated on the red loam soil nearer the homestead.

Top left: Derek Kohlhagen with Autumn drop calves indicating their quiet temperament. Top right: A family favourite “Cookie Monster” out working. Right & Bottom: Autumn drop calves in great condition.

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...cont from page 65 Walla Walla district is mainly winter rainfall with Derek quoting 600 to 650mm district average. In 2016 the property received well above average rainfall and Derek mentioned the calves were exceptional with the additional grass available. Derek keeps his marketing options open and regularly sells through local saleyards located at Barnawartha just over the Victorian border. Calves can be turned off as vealers or with on farm grain available Derek can add weight to calves to take advantage of the Charolais growth. Derek agrees with Graeme Cooks’ statement “if you have feed in front of Charolais cattle, you can’t beat them”. Supplementary feeding of the calves is done with self feeders in the paddock with rolled barley, lupins, chopped straw and Olsen’s Beef mix to ensure minerals are in balance. Typically the calves receive 50 days feed to finish them for market. Currently weaned calves have constant access to paddock roughage whilst receiving the supplement through self feeders.

Whilst Derek is getting good results with this method he is keen to try a more confined feeding regime in the future. He feels that this could maximise the growth of the Charolais cross calves on feed. A line of spring 2016 calves weaned in June and supplementary fed were marketed the first week of October 2017. The heaviest calves in the draft weighed a staggering 538kg at 14 months and returned $1,458. The market kicked the next fortnight and the second draft of steers averaged 512kg with a value of $1,547. Barnawartha is post sale weighing so these calves had been curfewed for transport and weighed after sale. A draft of autumn drop vealers was sold at Barnawartha in January 2017 with the steers less than 10 months averaging 352kg and returning $1,315. The heifer pen averaged 333kg and averaged $1,210 highlighting the value of the Charolais sired heifer. Results like these have convinced Derek that Charolais have the goods to offer his program. He continues to be impressed with what the Charolais sired calves can achieve both off their dams and when offered supplementary feeding. Add in the superb temperament and it’s likely that Charolais sires will be influencing the cattle program on Yalanga for many years to come.

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This spring drop heifer is already exhibiting outstanding muscle development and growth.

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An autumn drop Charolais sired calf with impressive growth, soft as butter and his Angus dam.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA REGION Chairperson: Josh Wiltshire Tel: 0410 678 458 Secretary: Sam Edwards Tel: 0424 240 520 E: charolais.sa@gmail.com


Annual Sale Date 17th August 2018

50 Bulls On property - Wollomombi via Armidale Customer feedback

Wakefield Marquis M196E Sire: PCC Spartan MGS: Gunnadoo Voodoo

Mort & Co are delighted to be feeding cattle of the quality of MacDougall steers. They perform well above average against thousands of cattle we feed with a consistent conversion ratio (kg dry matter ration to convert 1kg beef) of 4.5:1. The steers are young with excellent conformation, softness, and temperament and have the versatility to meet various markets – from domestic trade weight to 100 day export market. I can thoroughly recommend Wakefield genetics to add value to your breeding program. Berry Reynolds, Private client manager Mort & Co

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Wakefield Main Chance M201E Sire: Wakefield Jack Flash MGS: High Bluff Hank


Crossbreeding Kicks Goals Goodland Family, Theodore Qld

Halle, Alan, Indiah, Neil, Mac and Natalie Goodland.

Editorial by Lucy Ziesemer Media Images by Coulton’s Country Photography

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With 90 years of family history as Central Queensland cattle breeders, Alan and Natalie Goodland, Clare, Theodore, can offer a wealth of insight into their experiences as dedicated and passionate Charolais producers. A third generation cattleman, Mr Alan Goodland said the family could credit a lot of today’s success to the results of their first Charolais bull purchased by his parents Neil and Janet Goodland. “In 1989 they bought their first Charolais bull from the Noller family’s Gunnadoo Charolais stud at Oakey,” he said. “He was a bull with a lot of breed quality that worked well with our herd and the progeny excelled.

“We increased the Charolais influence from that point and currently have 150 purebred Charolais stud cows. Our three current walking Sires are Moongool Kartel (P), Palgrove How Awesome (P) and AYR Igloo. We use some of our own bulls in our commercial herd plus additional Charolais sires purchased from various studs. We also sell bulls in the annual Eidsvold Charolais Bull Sale as well as in the paddock.”


Clare is currently running about 1,000 commercial breeders including maiden heifers, with the majority being high content that are joined to Charolais sires for what the Goodlands describe as the perfect pair. “I believe it is important to plan a well structured cross breeding program,” Mr Goodland said. “If you breed the right type of Charolais bull demonstrating softness, structural soundness, weight for age, length and a great temperament to use over the Brahman cow, you will produce a high yielding carcase to always achieve the best price possible, no matter what market you are selling into.” A number of different breeds and crosses were trialed in the Goodland operation over the years, however when Charolais were introduced previous hiccups with environmental adaptability were resolved and cattle with superior weight gain and market suitability resulted. “They are an animal you can market at any time- as weaners straight off the cow, feeders direct to feedlots or as we’ve had success doing, growing them out on property through to bullocks and selling the finished product straight to the meatworks,” Mr Goodland said. Mr Goodland acknowledged Charolais’ earlier reputation of being unable to lay down fat, but said their practice with producing the right soft Charolais bull for use over any cows yielded no problems in achieving optimum cover. The Goodlands traditionally finished the majority of steers to Jap Ox export but since increasing breeder numbers on agistment, some were now sold to feedlots to meet carrying capacity demands. Current feeder cattle prices make selling earlier a great alternative for the Goodlands. “There is nothing lost selling feeder steers and the Charolais Brahman cross suits this market extremely well,” Mr Goodland said. “A recent feedlot buyer commented a line of our Charolais Brahman cross steers were the best he’d bought in a long time, which gave us confidence that we’re heading in the right direction.”

The Goodland family’s most recent success was placing first in 600 entries for the most suitable MSA carcase in the Callide Dawson Carcase Competition, with a standout eye muscle area of 90 square centimeters for a Charolais Brahman cross heifer. The family also won a number of places at the 2017 Moura Coal and Country Prime and Store cattle competition including champion steer- a Charolais Brahman cross two tooth animal weighing 730kg. With Alan’s parents, Neil and Janet Goodland, also hands-on within the business, the family agreed they have had some exciting times with their crossbred cattle. “Our first time exhibiting at the Burnett Livestock and Realty steer show and sale at Biggenden resulted in a win with a Charbray infused pen of steers out of high grade Brahman cows crossed with Charolais bulls,” Alan Goodland said. “The quality of this cross speaks for itself- they are versatile, soft and easy doing cattle that perform for us time after time.” cont page 70....

A walking sire at Clare with a stud breeder.

Above: Charolais Brahman cross calves in the yards at Clare. Below: Commercial Brahman breeders with their young Charolais calves

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The Goodland family believe Charolais are well suited to both scrub and forestry country, with the 11,000 acre Clare property comprised mainly of broadleaf ironbark country, 300 acres of Leucaena and 800 acres of cultivation for oats. Mr Goodland’s grandfather, Ernest Edward Charles Goodland, purchased the family’s original Theodore property, Wightfields, in 1927. Wightfields is 1100 acres of mostly brigalow softwood scrub country, fully developed to include 150 acres of cultivation and 200 acres of Leucaena. It was this early land acquisition and subsequent purchases and leases that tested the breed in varying conditions and proved Charolais’ versatility for the family. The Goodland operation also relies on a focus on fertility, with all breeders pregnancy tested annually at weaning in May and any subsequent empty cows finished and sold. “Our pregnancy rate does vary at times due to fluctuating seasonal conditions. Generally we achieve high results but as with everything we are always trying to improve,” Mr Goodland said. Seasons in recent years have not been particularly kind to the Goodlands, as with graziers across Queensland, but Clare finally received a break in March this year with 8 inches falling.

“That was followed by six dry months but we were fortunate to receive six inches in October and two and a half in November,” Mr Goodland said. “While there hasn’t been enough to run any water the country is looking the best it has for many years for this time of year.” A hands-on family feel was developed in the Goodland Enterprise from the outset at Theodore- a quality Mr Goodland said made their operation an enjoyable one. The Clare operation is currently run through the hands of Neil and Janet Goodland along with Alan and his wife Natalie and their three children, Indiah (6), Halle (4) and Mac (2). “Our children are eagerly becoming more capable as they grow and love being involved,” he said. “So far they love to be the first one to open the gate, they love spotting a cow due to calve and seeing their pet Brahman cow, Macey, in the paddock. “Showing led cattle would certainly be of interest to the family when it becomes more practical for the children- we believe it’s a fantastic pathway in the industry if that’s where their interest lies.” In the meantime, the Goodlands have plans to increase their breeder numbers and continue to invest in and produce strong bloodlines to consistently influence genetic improvements.

“Every breed seems to go through its cycle of popularity,” Mr Goodland said. “We would like to see Charolais continue their dominance as the best European breed. “Hopefully they will continue to be seen as the ideal commercial sire to use over Brahmans and other breeds in a broad range of environmental situations, no matter where our beef is being produced in Australia.”

Above: Charolais purebred females. Below: Two tooth Charolais/Brahman cross steers at Clare.

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Brisbane Royal 2017 Senior & Grand Champion Bull Member Supreme Interbreed Pair Top Price Bull 2017 National Sale CE DIR

CE DTR

GL

BW

200

400

600

MAT

MILK

SS

EBV

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+2.9

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+0.7

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+27

+32

+31

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Acc

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51%

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50%

49%

50%

46%

28%

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RUMP

RBY

+1.1

+0.0

-0.7

+1.0

DOM ($)

EXP ($)

NT ($)

39%

29%

29%

26%

+$22

+$28

+$17

EMA

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Understanding EBV Accuracy

Technical

An important step when making selection decisions using BREEDPLAN Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) is the consideration of EBV accuracy. The following information provides a guide to understanding and utilising EBV accuracy in selection decisions. What is EBV Accuracy? By definition, an EBV is an estimate of an animal’s true breeding value. The “accuracy” figure produced with each EBV provides an indication of the amount of information that has been used in the calculation of that EBV. The higher the accuracy, the more likely the EBV is to predict the animal’s true breeding value and the lower the likelihood of change in the animal’s EBV as more information is analysed for that animal, its progeny or its relatives. How is Accuracy Reported? Accuracy figures are reported as a percentage (%) between 0 – 99. In most cases where an EBV is presented, the accuracy of the EBV will be reported in either the column immediately following the EBV or the row beneath the EBV. CE

CE

DIR

DTR

GL

BW

200

400

600

MCW

MILK

SS

EBV

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-7.6

-2.3

+1.4

+16

+26

+41

+53

+8

+1.3

Acc

45%

43%

53%

69%

61%

63%

67%

60%

50%

65%

Figure 1: EBV accuracy figures are reported as a percentage % (0-99)

Interpreting EBV Accuracy? The following guide is recommended when interpreting accuracy: • less than 50% accuracy - the EBVs are preliminary. In this accuracy range the EBVs could change substantially as more direct performance information becomes available on the animal. • 50-74% accuracy - the EBVs are of medium accuracy. EBVs in this range will usually have been calculated based on the animal’s own performance and some pedigree information. • 75-90% accuracy - the EBVs are of medium-high accuracy. EBVs in this range will usually have been calculated based on the animal’s own performance coupled with the performance for a small number of the animal’s progeny. • more than 90% accuracy - the EBVs are a high accuracy estimate of the animal’s true breeding value. It is unlikely that EBVs with this accuracy will change considerably with addition of more progeny data. 72

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What Influences the Accuracy of an EBV? A range of factors influence the accuracy of an EBV including: • The heritability of a trait: Heritability is defined as the proportion of observable differences in a trait between individuals within a population that is due to genetics. The higher the heritability of a trait the higher the EBV accuracy, all other variables being equal. For example, this is one of the reasons why we generally see higher accuracies for the Weight EBVs (e.g. 400 Day Weight) compared to the Days to Calving EBV. • The accuracy of the parents: An animal that has sire and/or dam with high EBV accuracy will generally have higher accuracy EBVs compared to an animal with parents of lower accuracy as more information is known about the relatives of the animal. • The amount of performance information available: EBV accuracies will increase as more performance information is analysed for a specific trait. This includes performance information on the animal itself, as well as progeny records. EBV accuracies of 90% and greater are generally only observed on animals that have had progeny with performance recorded for the specific trait. • Effectiveness of performance information: Animals that are in large contemporary groups will generally have higher EBV accuracy compared to those in small or single animal contemporary groups. • Genetic correlation with other measured traits: As BREEDPLAN uses a multi-trait model, genetic correlations between traits are utilised to calculate EBVs and associated accuracies. For example, recording 200 day weight will also add information to the generation of the 400 Day Weight EBV. Therefore herds that are recording a range of traits (e.g. calving ease, weight, fertility , carcase) will have higher EBV accuracies than a herd that is undertaking limited recording (e.g. 200 day weights only).


Acc

Calv Ease Dir Calv Ease Dtrs

EBV Accuracy Confidence Ranges The maximum likely change to EBVs at different accuracy levels is described by the confidence range (also known in statistical circles as the standard error of estimate). The size of this value decreases as the accuracies increase. Statistically, there is a 67% chance that an animal’s true breeding value will be within 1 standard error of its EBV, and a 96% chance that it will be within 2 standard errors of its EBV. As an example, table 1 shows the Trans-Tasman Angus BREEDPLAN confidence ranges associated with different accuracy levels for various traits. For example, a 600 Day Wt EBV with an accuracy of 90% will have a confidence range of ± 8.5 kg. If an animal’s EBV is +100 then, with the addition of further information (e.g. progeny or sibling records), the EBV would be expected to still fall within the range of +91.5 kg to +108.5 kg (i.e.100 ± 8.5kg) 67% of the time; and, within the range of +83 kg to +117 kg (i.e.100 ± (2 X 8.5)kg) 96% of the time.

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+0.3

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70%

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90%

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1.8

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1.4

1.3

1

0.7

0.3

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1.9

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.4

1.3

1

0.7

0.3

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7.7

7.3

6.9

6.3

5.8

5.1

4.2

3

1.4

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12.4

11.8

11.1

10.3

9.3

8.2

6.8

4.9

2.2

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15.5

14.8

13.9

12.8

11.6

10.2

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26

24

22.8

21.4

19.8

18

15.8

13.1

9.4

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Mature Cow Wt (kg)

To assist with the understanding of confidence ranges, a graph has been developed when viewing animals within the EBV Enquiry facility on Internet Solutions. This is available for implementation by Breed Societies that have upgraded to ABRI’s new generation of breed registry software known as ILR2. Known as the EBV Standard Error graph, it depicts in graphical form the possible change in an animal’s EBVs for each trait. The horizontal bar for each trait displays one standard error either side of the current EBV value, meaning that statistically, there is a 67% chance that the true breeding value for this trait will be within this range. Figure 2 shows an example Standard Error graph for a young animal of lower accuracy, compared to a proven sire of higher accuracy cont page 74....

Easier

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Shorter

-5.0

Lighter

+77

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+72

+134

Heavier

+92

+170

Heavier

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+203

Heavier

+40

Higher

Gest Length

99%

Longer

Birth Weight

99%

Heavier

+14

+39

200 Day Wt

99%

Lighter

+1

400 Day Wt

99%

Lighter

+10

+30 +55

600 Day Wt

99%

Lighter

+14

Mat Cow Wt

99%

Lighter

+37

Milk

99%

Lower

-16

+12 +1.5

+73 +38

+1.7 +3.1

+2.2

+19

Scrotal Size

99%

Smaller

-3.7

Days to Calving

98%

Longer

+21.6

Carcase Wt

99%

Lighter

-7

Eye Musc Area

98%

Smaller

-9.5

-1.0 +0.3

+6.8

Fatter

+7.8

Fatter

-0.2

-3.2 -2.8 +51 +53 +3.9

+10.9

+6.7

Bigger

-28

Shorter

+109

Heavier

+17.3

Bigger

Rib Fat

99%

Leaner

-7

Rump Fat

99%

Leaner

-7.8

+0.0 +0.4 +0.2

+6.0

Higher

+1.1

+5.1

Higher

Retail Yield

98%

Lower

-5.2

IMF

98%

Lower

-2.9

-3

-2

Calv Ease Dir Calv Ease Dtrs

99% 98%

Harder Harder

-5.3

Gest Length

99%

Longer

Birth Weight

99%

Heavier

+14

200 Day Wt

99%

Lighter

+1

400 Day Wt

99%

Lighter

+10

600 Day Wt

99%

Lighter

+14

Mat Cow Wt

99%

Lighter

+37

Milk

99%

Lower

-16

Scrotal Size

99%

Smaller

-3.7

Days to Calving

98%

Longer

+21.6

Carcase Wt

99%

Lighter

-7

Smaller

-9.5

98%

+2.8

+2

Breed Average -6.8

+6.4

Eye Musc Area

+1.4

-1 0 +1 Standard Deviations

Acc

50%

Easier

+5.9

-3.1 -3 +4.5

Table 1: Confidence Ranges for EBVs at different levels of accuracy Trait

+6.8

+6.4

-4

Accuracy

High Accuracy Sire

Breed Average -6.8

Rib Fat

99%

Leaner

-7

Rump Fat

99%

Leaner

-7.8

Retail Yield

98%

Lower

IMF

98%

Lower

+0.0 +0.6 +0.3 -3.1 -2.8 +4.5 +4.2 +39 +41 +72 +73 +92 +95 +83 +84 +12 +73 +1.5 +1.3 -3.2

-2.3

+3

+4

Young Animal

+1.5

+51 +55 +3.9 +5.3 -1.0

+6.8

Easier

+5.9

Easier

-12.6

Shorter

-5.0

Lighter

+77

Heavier

+134

Heavier

+170

Heavier

+203

Heavier

+40

Higher

+6.7

Bigger

-28

Shorter

+109

Heavier

+17.3

Bigger

+6.8

Fatter

+0.0

+7.8

Fatter

-5.2

+0.4

+6.0

Higher

-2.9

+1.1

+5.1

Higher

-4

-2

-3

-2

+1.7

-1 0 +1 Standard Deviations

+2

+3

Figure 2: Example EBV Standard Error Graph for a Proven Sire and Young Animal

+4

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Understanding EBV Accuracy

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Considering EBV Accuracy for a Group of Animals While many beef producers look at EBV accuracy in relation to an individual animal, it is also worthwhile considering how accurate the EBVs are in describing the genetics of groups of animals within a breeding program. In conducting a breeding program, it is normal practice for multiple animals to influence the genetics of the breeding herd rather than just an individual. It is therefore important to understand the accuracy of the EBVs describing the breeding value for a group or team of animals. For example, the EBV accuracy for the team of females being flushed in an embryo transfer program, or the team of bulls being joined. This may be a group of bulls used in a specific joining (e.g. Spring/Summer 2013) or a group of bulls used over subsequent joinings (e.g. all bulls used over last 3 years). Figure 3 illustrates the EBV accuracy for a group (or team) of animals with an average EBV accuracy of 30% for a trait. While individual bulls within the team may have “low” EBV accuracy, the accuracy of the EBVs describing the breeding value for the entire team of animals will be considerably higher. Put in practical terms, while individually some bulls within the team will perform above expectation, some will perform below expectation and some will perform exactly as expected, across the entire team, the EBVs will describe the breeding value of the team of bulls with considerably higher accuracy.

Consider Accuracy in Selection Although the accuracy of an EBV should be considered, animals should generally be compared on EBVs regardless of accuracy as they are still the best estimate of an animal’s breeding value. In the case where animals have similar EBVs, the animal with the higher accuracy would be preferable because the results can be predicted with more confidence (i.e. less risk). If seedstock producers prefer to minimise risk through the use of animals with higher accuracy EBVs, consideration could be given to: • Undertaking a higher level of performance recording across a range of traits and managing their seedstock herd to maximise contemporary group size. • Sourcing bulls, females and genetics (e.g. semen, embryos) from herds with a history of performance recording. • Using high accuracy proven sires (e.g. AI sires) or dams. • Spreading the risk of using younger, lower accuracy animals by utilising the bull “team” approach. For more information regarding EBV accuracy, please contact staff at BREEDPLAN.

Figure 3: Accuracy of a Bull Team when EBV Accuracy of Individuals is 30%.

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The Silver Calf Advantage

Silverstone Livestock sold a line of Chargrey heifers in 2015 that averaged 401kg at 10 months. This highlights the strength of the Charolais breed to produce heifers that are as marketable as steers. Harnessing heterosis through the maternal attributes of the Murray Grey and Angus females with the growth ability of the Charolais sire has produced an exceptionally even line of calves that meet the goal of maximising productivity. Albany WA

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The top 82 mixed sex calves of Leigh Cliffords 2016 drop sold in late November direct for processing with an average dressed weight of 263kg and a return per head of $1,683. Leigh achieved the same value for his heifers as steers highlighting the ability of the Charolais breed to increase profitability. The crossbred heifers had muscle and growth to burn and achieving price parity with the steer portion of the drop increased the return for the herd. Furner SA.


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The Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association (ARCBA) undertook an exciting new initiative in 2017 hosting the inaugural Young Breed Leaders Workshop in Brisbane. The workshop was targeted at young breeders in the age range of 20-35 years of age to help inspire and prepare them for senior management roles within the beef breeding industry. The underlying theme of the workshop was “What is the role of genetics in a modern Australian beef industry”, a topic facing all industry sectors. The Workshop content was designed by an ARCBA working group of Arthur Rickards, Steve Skinner and Colin Rex (Charolais Society) with strategic inputs from Ben Noller and Alex McDonald. Sponsorship was provided by Fairfax Media (The Queensland Country Life and The Land) with facilitation provided by Agri Alliance. The workshop had several key objectives in the planning stages. High on the list was providing the framework to facilitate networking with the leading future leaders from across all breeds. Another objective was to provide a learning experience in industry management through a program designed to stimulate conversation and participation in the future of our industry. The support from the industry was tremendous with each ARCBA member having a quota of delegates based on their membership numbers. As an ARCBA member our Society had the opportunity to send two delegates with Lauren Platzer, Queensland and Nigel Spink from NSW representing the Charolais breed. Wagga based facilitators Agri-Alliance worked with the ARCBA Executive to provide sessions that encouraged and challenged participants. The attendees were split into groups to replicate a Board meeting environment with a group Chairperson and Secretary. After hearing from a guest speaker the groups then had to find consensus on the topic and report their findings back to the room.


Nigel Spink: I was sponsored by the Charolais Society to attend the ARCBA Young Breeders conference, in Brisbane. Guest speakers included Alex McDonald, Tom Maguire, Hamish Chandler, Colin Rex and Ben Noller. This conference proved very informative, with discussions including the registered end of the cattle industry and its future, the commercial industry, and what will be driving the industry in years to come. It was clear from the conference that all breed societies face similar challenges and the role breed societies play is important not just for now but into the future. Emerging technology in Genomics and objective carcase measurement are two key topics we discussed. Genomics is a game changer but needs careful consideration prior to implementation. Costs are high and a DNA trail is needed to build a database that can then be used to prove accuracy. This database takes time to build. The Charolais Society has been recording DNA on all sires giving the Charolais breed a head start. If this was to be fully implemented across all breeds it would remove all environmental factors and accuracy percentages in large and small herds. Another important discussion was the implementation of objective carcase measurement (DEXA). This will make easily available important data to the commercial producer from the buyers of cattle who implement this technology. The processors that do will have a payment system that rewards the high end yielding cattle, providing better returns for both the processor and producer. This is great for the Charolais breed! As the conference was geared towards young breeders, I met people of similar ages and with similar views of the beef industry across all breeds. There are many benefits in getting together to discuss issues and opportunities and we need to work closely together as an industry to meet future market driven returns. We, as registered cattle breeders, need to be aware of what is happening in the industry as the end product is beef on the plate, and the consumer is always right! Attending this conference was a great experience and I sincerely thank the Charolais Society for giving me the opportunity to attend. I encourage all young Charolais breeders to take the opportunities provided by the Society, after all we are the future of the beef industry!

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For example Alex McDonald spoke on Genomics and then the groups were tasked with a Primary question - do you consider genomics as a challenge to the registered sector and if so, how do we turn it into an opportunity? Where do young breeders learn about genomics? Their Secondary question was - those breeds using genomic profiling of sires are finding that some pedigrees in the breed database are not correct. Should breed societies have a policy in place to handle this? These are real time issues the registered cattle sector are engaged in and the attendees engaged in robust discussion both within group and during the reporting sessions. From the ARCBA perspective seeing northern, southern and western attendees from across all breeds participating together and forming networks was particularly pleasing. Comments from attendees like Imogen Wathen “The opportunity to be in a room surrounded by young people in the industry from such diverse but amazing personal achievements was truly inspiring – I have made many new friends and learnt more than I thought was possible in such a short space of time” highlighted the success of the workshop. Guest speakers including Tom Maguire, Teys Australia, Hamish Chandler, MLA and Geoff Cornford, NAPCO as well as ARCBA representatives Alex McDonald, Ben Noller and Colin Rex. Attendees also had the chance to visit with either AA Company or CPC. Guest speaker Geoff Cornford, Chief Operating Officer at NAPCO gave a great address concluding with “ Quite frankly I can’t imagine a better job doing what we all do working in the beef cattle industry. When I think about a hierarchy of professions I’ve always considered that one of the noblest things we can do is provide beef for people, up there with being a doctor. Often we are challenged in our businesses but I ask you to remember how lucky we all are to work in the industry we do because I can’t imagine a better way of making a living.” The following day ARCBA organised a mini Symposium with speakers Dr Tad Sonstegard, Chief Scientific Officer, Acceligen, ST Paul USA, Dr Anna Campbell, Managing Director AbacusBio New Zealand and Prof Ben Hayes, Brisbane. This rounded off a very educational three days for the attendees.

f Lauren Platzer: During July, I was fortunate enough to participate in the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association’s two-day Young Breed Leaders Workshop held in Brisbane. The theme of the workshop was focused on the role of genetics in a modern Australian beef industry. Representatives across nearly all breed societies came together to discuss multiple topics about emerging technologies such as: genomics; EBVs and Breedplan and its ongoing challenge to the registered sector of cattle; how genetics could be used to improve the needs of the supply chain and enhance the long term profitability of beef production; how to ensure the ongoing growth and sustainability of the registered cattle sector; and how more management opportunities could be created for young breeders. The workshop was a great way to foster development of cattle breeders within the cattle breeding industry. It gave us the opportunity to learn of the varying perspectives towards breeding cattle within Australia, as well as the opportunity to develop our own perspectives. The Breedplan process was an interesting idea to learn more about, and we were given the opportunity to discuss both the fundamental issues and suggestions of implementation. It was not only the debate over EBVs and Breedplan which were covered, but also how young cattle breeders can become more involved in their respective breeding societies. However, I believe the most important part of the Young Breeders Workshop was not only the learning aspect, but the chance for young cattle breeders to meet over a common passion for a future in such a growing industry. It was an illuminating workshop as well as a valuable learning opportunity. I wish to cordially thank the Charolais Society for inviting me to attend. 79


TOP 10 BULL SALES AT AUCTION 2017

#1 Moongool Lunar Rise (AI)(P) Sire: Silverstream Evolution E168 (P) 4 Ways Charolais. Inverell NSW $83,000 #2 Moongool Lazarus (P) Sire: DSK GQ Bronze Cross B20E (AI)(R/F) Doug Logan, Warrinilla Qld $64,000 =#3 Palgrove Legacy (P) Sire: Silverstream Holster (P) Len Bode, “Percol Plains� McKinley Qld $40,000 =#3 Palgrove Legend (P)(R/F) Sire: Palgrove Hannibal (P)(R/F) M, M & S Hopgood, Goondiwindi Qld $40,000 =#3 Palgrove Lustre (P) Sire: Palgrove Jacko (P) L & Z Appleton, Yarmina Charters Towers Qld $40,000 #6 ANC Lastovski Sire: ANC Hectare J & R Holzwart, Bauhinia Park, Emerald Qld $37,000 #7 Palgrove Leadtime (P) Sire: Palgrove Heritage (P) Avery Pastoral, Blackall Qld $36,000 #8 Palgrove Lonestar (P/S) Sire: Silverstream Evolution (P) Hacon and Co, Cloncurry Qld $32,500

Summary of 2017 Charolais Bull Auction Sale Results (*From results provided to the CSA)

$83,000 New Record Its pleasing the beef industry has recognised the impact Charolais genetics can make to the profitability of beef enterprises. The sale trends in 2017 were again positive with the exception of clearance rates dropping slightly. Dry conditions for the early sales in Western Queensland may have impacted this. Some autumn sale recorded a lower clearance although more bulls were catalogued. A new record of $83,000 for a Charolais sire at auction was one of the many highlights of the 2017 bull selling season. The Price Family had a tremendous day when their Moongool Lunar Rise (P) sold for $83,000 to David, Lynette, Blake and Amy Whitechurch. David Whitechurch was attracted to the sires overall sire appeal plus his weight for age, EMA and other raw data. Sired by Silverstream Evolution, Lunar Rise weighed 1,008kg on sale day with an impressive 149cm2 EMA. Lunar Rise will front the sire team at their 4 Ways Charolais stud at Delungra in New South Wales.

SALE SUMMARY BY STATE State

Also at the Moongool sale commercial operator Doug Logan paid $64,000 for Moongool Lazarus (P) after being the losing bidder on the top price bull. This bull weighed in at 1180kg with an EMA of 153cm2. Mr Logan runs 1,500 crossbred cows and purchased five Moongool sires to average $19,600. Palgrove Charolais achieved their top of $40,000 three times on the way to record the top average for the year. Their September on property sale averaged $13,065 for a line of 100 bulls. David and Prue Bondfield also achieved the fourth top average for the year with $8,664 at their June Scone sale. Overall the breed again lifted the number of bulls sold at auction and increased the average price to $6,648, up $212 on the previous year. Queensland sales lead this with an increase of $342 per head lifting their overall state average to $7,061. The gross of bulls sold in Queensland was $7,251,511, 65% of the national total. For the first time gross sales eclipsed the $11 million mark.

(*Auction results only)

# Sales

Offered

Sold

Clearance

Top $ Average $

Gross $

#9 Rondelay Lucca (P) Sire: Silverstream Evolution (P) Allison Past Co, McKinley Qld $31,000

Queensland

21

1,128

1,027

91%

$83,000

$7,061

$7,251,511

New South Wales

13

423

363

86%

$24,000

$6,636

$2,408,978

Victoria

6

221

180

81%

$25,000

$5,121

$921,862

=#10 Moongool L697 (P) Sire: Moongool Freedom Gibson Grazing, Dalby Qld $25,000

Western Australia

5

121

82

70%

$11,500

$5,116

$419,506

South Australia/NT

1

21

17

81%

$8,000

$5,800

$98,600

Tasmania

1

5

3

60%

$7,000

$5,000

$15,000

2017 Total

47

1,919

1,672

87%

$83,000

$6,648

$11,115,457

2016 Total

44

1,793

1,655

92%

$52,000

$6,436

$10,650,815

2015 Total

40

1,713

1,538

90%

$35,000

$5,219

$8,026,995

=10 Paringa Linked In L410 Sire: Paringa Harvey H338 (P) Ascot Charolais, Warwick Qld $25,000 80

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Compare this to the gross in 2014 of $5.4 million and analyse the numbers, demand is increasing for Charolais. The average price from 2014 -2017 has risen by $2,352 driven no doubt by the increase in the cattle market. However another 31% more sires have been sold in 2017 compared to 2014 which indicates a rise in demand for Charolais genetics. It’s a simple equation when you consider the extra growth that the Charolais can inject into so many breeds. More kilograms and great prices per kg equals profit no matter which way you look at it. As seasons return to normal in western Queensland and restocking occurs we see the trend to utilise Charolais in planned crossbreeding increasing demand for Charolais sires. The top price bull in New South Wales was Palgrove Lincoln (P) at $24,000 selling to Maureen Jackson, Werenta, Forbes. Sold at the Palgrove Scone sale, Lincoln has a homozygous poll sire with tremendous EMA and scan data. The National Sale achieved the top average of $13,00 with Palgrove averaging $8,604.

Paringa Charolais sold the top price in Victoria when Jim and Jackie Wedge paid $25,000 for Paringa Linked In L410 This sire was also a homozygous poll sire. There has been a distinct trend across all states offering a premium to poll sires as is the case in many other breeds. In Western Australia Doug and Dani Giles took top honours in the ring with Quicksilver Lawman topping at $11,500. Offered at the Great Southern Sale, Quicksilver averaged $8,500 for their draft of nine sires. The top price bull was purchased by Silverstone Livestock who run a very disciplined commercial program at Narrikup WA. The results information tabled on the previous page does not take into account private treaty sales and these contribute greatly to the number of Charolais sires entering the industry. Credit must be given to our members who have listened to their clients and have bred the “Australian Charolais” type that is well suited to their clients requirements. It’s never too late to introduce Charolais into your commercial herd, why not consider this option in 2018 if you are yet to “Cross into Profit”.

#1 $83,000 Moongool Lunar Rise (P) Sold $83,000 Sold by Moongool Charolais Sire: Silverstream Evolution E168 (P) Dam: Moongool Rowena 8 (P) Purchased by 4 Ways Charolais (Whitechurch Family) Inverell NSW

#2 $64,000 Moongool Lazarus (P) Sold $64,000 Sold by Moongool Charolais Sire: DSK GQ Bronze Cross B20E (RF) Dam: Moongool Carmen 4 (P) Purchased by Doug Logan, Warrinilla, Qld

#=3 $40,000

#=3 $40,000

Palgrove Lustre (P) Sold $40,000 Sold by Palgrove Charolais Sire: Palgrove Jacko (P) Dam: Palgrove Jelena 52 (P) Purchased by L & Z Appleton, Yarmina, Charters Towers, Qld

Palgrove Legend (P) (RF) Sold $40,000 Sold by Palgrove Charolais Palgrove Legacy (P) Sold $40,000 Sold by Palgrove Charolais Sire: Palgrove Hannibal (P)(RF) Dam: Palgrove Festoon 313 Sire: Silverstream Holster (P) Dam: Palgrove Freisia 44 Purchased by M, M & S Hopgood, Goondiwindi, Qld Purchased by Len Bode, Percol Plains, McKinley, Qld

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CHAMPION ROW 2017

Brisbane Royal 2017 National Showcase 2017

Sydney Royal 2017

(Judge: Mrs Nicole Nicholls)

(Judge: Mr Peter Cook)

(Judge: Mr Neil Watson)

Winchester Quist J24E (P) Exhibited by Gavin & Kristie O’Brien Senior and Grand Champion Female

TCW Livestock Kristal (R/F) Exhibited by Tyson Will & Courtney Atkins Senior and Grand Champion Female Interbreed Champion Pair

Boongatti Fantasy Exhibited by Allison McCabe Senior and Grand Champion Female

Caloona Park Little Hero Exhibited by Steven & Louie Franco Senior and Grand Champion Male Supreme Exhibit Interbreed Champion Bull 82

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Caloona Park Little Hero Exhibited by Steven & Louie Franco Senior and Grand Champion Male Supreme Exhibit

Colinta Levi (P) Exhibited by Colinta Holdings Pty Ltd Senior and Grand Champion Male Interbreed Champion Pair


Melbourne Royal 2017 Perth Royal 2017 Adelaide Royal 2017

(Judge: Mr Geordie Elliott)

(Judge: Mr Gavin O’Brien)

(Judge: Mr Tim Lord)

Rangan Park Showgirl E41 (AI)(ET)(P)(R/F) Exhibited by Graeme Cook Family Trust Senior and Grand Champion Female Supreme Exhibit

Liberty Lady Stardust (P) Exhibited by Liberty Charolais Stud Senior and Grand Champion Female Chenu Pussycat 78 (AI)(ET)(P) Exhibited by R Keeley & C Pickering Junior and Grand Champion Female Supreme Exhibit

Kenmere Synergy’s Man (P) Exhibited by MJ & AM Collins Junior and Grand Champion Male

Chenu Maverick (AI)(ET)(P) Exhibited by R Keeley & C Pickering Junior and Grand Champion Male

Liberty Major General (AI)(P)(R/F) Exhibited by Liberty Charolais Stud Junior and Grand Champion Male Supreme Exhibit Interbreed Junior Champion Male

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From the Archives - 1976 “the message has stood the test of time and still rings true” MANAGER’S EDITORIAL 1976 MAGAZINE

Charolais Wins Again (Jan 1976)

Sometimes I sit and think but most times I just “SIT”! Seriously though – have you ever thought why and how a Beef Cattle Breed becomes popular and just what one must do to keep it at the top and throbbing with vitality? In the first 4½ years since our inception, I was more than content with membership growth; registration statistics; breeder involvement and all those factors contributory toward our Breed becoming one of the leaders in beef cattle modernity. In the last 18 recessional months I have been amazed and delighted to realize just how much our members have sacrificed for these Great White Cattle. The most gratifying thing of all is the fact that our Breed has taken on a new stature in these times of hardship and our shape for the future must gain many development years due to members now becoming selective-conscious. Of course, the answer to my “How” and “Why” is the expertise of talented people with a thing called evolution. It is PEOPLE who make cattle breeds popular. It is their enthusiasm; it is their acumen; it is their dedication but more than anything else it is their acceptance of the fact that they want to establish Charolais as a Breed and also a name synonymous with all that is desirable in Beef. From time to time, some members express the fear that our Society is not developing quickly enough or that we are not advertising sufficiently but you will usually find that only shallow thought has been given to the overall position of the Breed. It must always be recognised that a Breed Society and the Breed it represents should always keep in step as any form of imbalance can negate years of progress. When Charolais were introduced to North America one of its best-known and respected cattlemen expressed the view that Charolais could become a household word in the Beef Cattle Industry there, provided that the Breed Gun did not go off when it was “half-cocked”. Australia is in a similar position and I sincerely hope that we do not go off with a premature bang as it is imperative that we produce the “goods” before we lay claim to being the “greatest”. Let us then be careful how we proceed and ensure that our Society is always in step with our Breed. The danger is in extremes so it becomes very important that mature thought be given to every step in our up-grading programmes. The way to hasten is but slowly and it is imperative that the “homework” be complete before any fresh steps are contemplated. FRANK HODDER Editor

Dear Sir, We thought you may wish to publish in the Newsletter our recent success at the Albury Spring show Carcass Competition. We won the First Prize and Champion in the Two Tooth steer on the hoof Section with a Charolais/Angus/Shorthorn cross beast. This entry went on to win First and Champion in the Two Tooth steer on hook. Our other entry was Second and Reserve Champion in the Two Tooth steer on hook. This beast was a Charolais Shorthorn cross. My wife and I started breeding Charolais four years ago. DL & ME Enders, “Lanbruk”, Euroa Victoria.

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Charolais Shine at Homebush (Nov 1976) The Homebush Hoof and Carcass Show promoted and sponsored by the Metropolitan Meat Industry Board attracted a large showing of steers of all breeds. On the Hoof Awards went to Mr & Mrs J.D. Hawkins, Ginghi, Bylong NSW, Mr & Mrs Stan Hilditch, Cobrabald Station, Walcha NSW and Mr & Mrs Ken Kelly, Riverview Wallah Pty Ltd, Rugby NSW. Reserve grand champion on the hoof went to a Riverview Wallah steer selected from a pen of nine. In the Carcass section, Charolais crosses accounted for five first prizes and three thirds. Mr & Mrs Jim Hawkins had a first and Reserve Grand Champion Carcass of the show. Mr & Mrs Kelly won the Pen of Nine, two Pens of Three and also a third award. Mr & Mrs Stan Hilditch won a Pen of Three Carcasses award and a Third in a Single Steer event. Other exhibitors with Charolais crosses were the Millner Family from Blayney, Rick Pisaturo from Mandalong and Hawkesbury Agricultural College. Once again Charolais crosses performed well at this major New South Wales fixture and it is quite evident that the Breed is now well accepted by the Trade. Judges now refer to Charolais as though they have always been here and the early attitudes are now fading out. I would like to congratulate both Mr & Mrs JD Hawkins and Mr & Mrs Ken Kelly for their continuing support with such excellent cattle. Perhaps next year the big one will be theirs. Mr & Mrs Stan Hilditch’s cattle caused considerable interest. This was the first consignment from Cobrabald and I am certain that we will hear a lot more of these top cattle. Thanks Charolais supporters you made everyone work for their awards. (Editor)

Charolais Tops Brisbane Royal (Aug 1976) The Champion Beef Carcass at the recent Brisbane Royal show was a Charolais cross bred and exhibited by John Sullivan, Riverglen Charolais, Condamine Queensland. This is a repeat of John’s success last year and we offer our sincere congratulations. (Ed)

Good News (Jan 1976) We have received further supplies of our attractive Charolais T-Shirts. Colourfully designed in yellow or blue or white material, they are in sizes 8 to 14. Reasonably priced at $3.50 plus .20cents postage from the Sydney office.

Bushfield Julian by Apollon from Tipapa Henrique by Aylsham Fistic. (Both sires quoted are free of genetic defects). Julian was Junior and Grand champion bull at Sydney Royal 1976, Senior and Grand Champion Bull Melbourne Royal 1976 and Grand Champion at Adelaide Royal 1976. A show record not equalled in any other breed and obtained in competition with leading imported and local bulls, including past champions. Judge at Sydney Royal said “An outstanding bull with length and muscle, looks like a bull and walks like a bull, beat runner up on length, absolutely sound on feet and legs, obviously an exceptional champion bull. Julian was born in 1974 and has 112 progeny registered including the well known female Gilmandyke Park Rebecca R42. 85


2018 Events For the latest information, event updates and new events go to

www.charolais.com.au Jan 3rd

Charolais Office reopens for 2018

Jan 16th

Great Southern All Breeds Bull Sale Mt Barker, WA

Jan 29-31st Victorian Beef Week www.beefweek.com.au Feb 1-6th

Victorian Beef Week www.beefweek.com.au

Feb 1st

6th Annual WA Bull Sale Brunswick Showground WA. Contact Andrew Thompson 0429 379 135

Feb 2-6th Feb 9th

Stock Journal South Australian Beef Field Days

Feb 15th

Mt William On Property Charolais Sale Willaura Vic. Contact Rob 0417 502 692 www.mtwilliamcharolais.com.au WALSA Supreme Bull Sale Brunswick Showground WA. Contact Agents: Landmark & Elders

Feb 23-25th Canberra Royal Show Canberra ACT www.canberrashow.org.au Feb 28th

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Mar 3rd

Charnelle Charolais 8th Inv. Female Sale Toowoomba Showgrounds. Graham Blanch 0427 622 410 www.charnellecharolais.com.au

Mar 5th

Goodnwindi On Property Bull Sale Furner, SA. Steve Bellinger 0438 043 433 http://goodnwindi.com.au/

Mar 7th

16th Southern Charolais Breeders Sale Yea, Vic. Contact Ken Manton 0437 585 605

Mar tba

Paringa On Property Autumn Bull Sale Yea, Vic. Contact Tom 0434 146 795 www.paringalivestock.com.au

Mar 8th

Rangan On Property Bull Sale Sandy Creek, Vic. Contact Graeme 0419 429 696 www.rangancharolais.com.au

Mar 9th

Kenmere 5th On Property Autumn Bull Sale Holbrook, NSW. Ann-Marie Collins 0412 608 043 www.kenmerecharolais.com.au

Mar 9-10th Wagin Woolarama (inc Cattle) Wagin WA. www.woolorama.com.au Mar tba

Rosedale Southern Bull Sale Yea, Vic. Contact James 0425 341 341 www.rosedalecharolais.com.au

Mar 22-26th Sydney Royal Show Cattle Judging http://www.sydneyroyal.com.au/cattle.htm

Mar 23rd

Inaugural South Australian Charolais Sale Mt Pleasant SA. Contact Sam Edwards 0424 240 520

Mar 31st

2018 Autumn Charolais HMF deadline

Apr tba

Pine Park Cream of the Crop Bull Sale Cluan, Tas. Contact Heath 0409 176 228 www.pinepark.com.au

Apr 18th

Ascot Autumn Bull & Heifer Sale On property, Warwick Qld. Jim 0419 714 652 www.ascotcattle.com.au

May 3rd

Violet Hills 8th On Property Bull Sale Rydal NSW. Contact Daryl 02 6359 3221 www.violethillscharolais.com.au

May 7-11

Beef Australia Rockhampton Qld www.beefaustralia.com.au

May 18th

Rosedale 29th On Property Bull Sale Blayney, NSW. Contact James 0425 341 341 www.rosedalecharolais.com.au

May 21st Jun 1st

Please check individual websites or the events calendar on www.charolais.com.au to confirm information.

Liberty Yearling Bull & Heifer Sale Muchea, WA. Contact Kevin & Robin 08 9574 2035 Palgrove Hunter Valley Bull Sale Scone Saleyards, Scone NSW. www.palgrove.com.au David 0419 665 971


Jun 28-29th Supreme Beef Bull Sale AgGrow Field Days, Emerald Qld www.aggrow.com.au

July 10-14th Charolais National Youth Stampede Pickles Auctions Charolais National Showcase Allflex Charolais National Sale Clipex National Silver Calf Championship Dubbo Showground, Dubbo NSW. Contact 02 6771 1666 www.charolais.com.au

Jun 29-Jul 7th Swedish World Congress www.charolais.com.au for details Jul 10-14th Jul tba

Charolais National Events Dubbo NSW. Contact 02 6771 1666 www.charolais.com.au Victorian Stud Beef Handlers Camp Bendigo Showground, Bendigo Vic. http://handlerscamp.studbeef.com.au/

Jul 16-19th

South Australian Junior Heifer Expo Adelaide Showground, Adelaide SA http://jhe.sabeef.com.au/

Jul 17th

Golden Guitar Bull Sale Tamworth NSW. Contact Steve 0407 599 567

Jul 27th

Minnie Vale On Property Bull Sale Bexley, Narrabri NSW. Jason 02 6783 4272 www.minnievalecharolais.com.au

Jul 27th

Kilkenny & Barambah-Dale Charolais Sale Woolooga Saleyards M Lawlor 0428 745 095 or W Davis 0471 639 454

Jul 28th

Kandanga Valley 15th On Property Bull Sale Kandanga via Gympie Qld. John 07 5484 3359 www.kandangavalley.com.au

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2018 Events For the latest information, event updates and new events go to

www.charolais.com.au Aug 1st

Lilydale Charolais 10th Invitation Sale Toogoolawah Showgrounds. Ross 0438 625 505 lilydalecharolais@bigpond.com

Aug 8-10th Royal Brisbane Show Cattle Judging www.royalqueenslandshow.com.au Aug 16th

DSK Annual Bull Sale Gunnedah Saleyards, Gunnedah NSW. Chris 02 6842 9101 or 0427 600 278 www.dskangusandcharolais.com.au

Aug 17th

Wakefield Annual Bull Sale On property, Armidale NSW. Greg 02 6778 1346 www.wakefieldcharolais.com.au

Aug 17th

Advance Annual Bull Sale Roma Selling Centre, Roma, Qld. Stephen Hayward 0419 642 992

Aug tba

Coolabunia Classic 6th Bull Sale Coolabunia Showgrounds, Kingaroy Silverwood, River Run, Diamond L & Charnelle

Aug 21-23rd AgQuip Field Days Gunnedah NSW Aug 27th

6th Elstow On Property Bull Sale Baradine NSW Bruce & Marg 02 6843 6258

Aug 30th

Temana On Property Bull Sale Baradine NSW Terry & Maylene 02 6843 8200

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Aug 31st

ANC Annual On Property Bull Sale Glen Laurel, Guluguba Qld. 07 4628 2109 www.anccharolais.com.au Andrew 0428 286 660

Aug 31st

2018 Spring Charolais HMF deadline

Aug 31 Sep 6

Royal Adelaide Show Cattle Judging http://www.theshow.com.au/show-entries/schedules-entry-forms.jsp

Sep 4th

7th Eidsvold Charolais Bull Sale Eidsvold, Qld. D Reid 0427 102 257 R Warren 0438 866 213 A Goodland 0434 594 721

Sep 6th

Elite Cattle Co Inaugural OnProperty Sale On property, Meandarra, Qld. Glen 0427 614 979 Kim 0433 333 805 www.elitecattleco.com.au

Sep 14th

Palgrove Annual Bull Sale On property, Strathgarve, Dalveen, Qld. www.palgrove.com.au David 0419 665 971

Sep 14th

Bettafield 14th Annual Bull Sale Aggrow Yards, Emerald Qld Stephen & Alison Kajewski 0438 761 214

Sep 17th

AYR Annual Bull Sale On property, Moura, Qld. David 07 4996 3127

Sep 21st

Ascot Annual Spring Bull Sale On property, Warwick Qld. Jim 0419 714 652 www.ascotcattle.com.au

Sep tba

www.rasv.com.au /Events/RMS_Home/RMS_BeefCattle_Home/

Royal Melbourne Show Cattle Judging

Sep tba

Royal Perth Show Cattle Judging www.perthroyalshow.com.au/

Sep tba

Moongool On Property Bull Sale Yuleba Qld. Ivan 0428 265 031 Ian 0427 235 215 www.moongool.com.au

Oct tba

Royal Hobart Show Cattle Judging www.hobartshowground.com.au/show/

Nov tba

Kandanga Valley Nebo Bull Sale Nebo Qld. John 07 5484 3359 www.kandangavalley.com.au

Nov 23rd

Bardoo On Property Bull Sale Capel, WA. Contact Barry 0427 966 126 https://www.facebook.com/bardoocharolais


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Advertising Index: January 2018 Charolais Magazine

CHAROLAIS STUDS Airlie Advance / Brendale

IFC 71

Rangan 27 Rosedale

IBC

ANC 15

Sedalia 52

Ayr 53

Silverstream

Ascot

1

Temana 38

Bettafield

57

Venturon

31

Charnelle 62

Wakefield

67

Clare 16

Waterford

17

Clarinda 52

Wundam Glen

34

44

Elite 55 Elridge 59

COMMERCIAL ADVERTISERS

Elstow 34

Allflex

33

Fairbrass Park

Bartholomew & Co

47

Glenlea 11

Clipex

89

Kandanga Valley

Fairfax Media

39

Kenmere 48

Herdlink Software

22

Kilkenny 57

Pickles Industrial

75

Kooyong 22

Pioneer Seeds

45

Liberty 23

Southern Breeders

52

Minnie Vale

Southern Region

66

43 38

7

Moongool

63

Sweden 10

Mount William

58

Western Region

Palgrove

BC

90

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Charolais Magazine: January 2018 Editor: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd Design: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd Printed by Lithoart, Darra Qld. Contributors: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd, SBTS, Lucy Ziesemer Media. Photographic Credits: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd, Queensland Country Life, Moongool Charolais, Palgrove Charolais, Coulton’s Country Photography.


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