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CHAROLAIS MAGAZINE January 2017

AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CHAROLAIS SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA LTD.


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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 Technical Officer Catriona Millen 0409 102 644 catriona@sbts.une.edu.au

www.charolais.com.au https://www.facebook.com/ CharolaisSociety

Honorary Life Members Anthony Hordern (dec) Harry Wadds (dec) J Martin Lenthall (dec) Rick Pistauro AM David Dixon Bill Hayes John Sullivan (dec) Harold Seeley AM Trevor Cottee (dec) Helen Trustrum Lesley Millner Rob Millner (dec) Michael Hargreaves Alex McLachlan AM Gary Noller David Bondfield 2

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Vice Presidents: Heath Dobson 567 Cluan Road CLUAN TAS 7303 Tel: 03 6393 1330 Mob: 0409 176 228 E: dobson@pinepark.com.au Greg Frizell Wakefield, Wollomombi ARMIDALE NSW 2350 Tel: 02 6778 1346 Mob: 0427 781 346 E: wakefieldstud@bigpond.com Honorary Treasurer: Matthew Collins PO Box 16 COBBITY NSW 2570 Tel: 02 9774 1544 Mob: 0412 265 017 E: matt@mcollins.com.au Councillors: David Ellis 318 Fishermans Road COOLUP WA 6208 Tel: 08 9530 3225 Mob: 0427 170 965 E: jade_84@live.com.au Ken Manton 414 School Road HANSONVILLE VIC 3675 Mob: 0437 585 605 E: ken.manton@hotmail.com Michael Osborne Ryeview, PO Box 387 MILLICENT SA 5280 Mob: 0408 838 568 E: ryeview@bigpond.com Brendan Scheiwe PO Box 113 MARBURG QLD 4346 Tel: 0410 706 871 E: mscheiwe@bigpond.com


Regional Office Bearers

CHAROLAIS SOCIETY MERCHANDISE

Queensland: Chairperson: Brendan Scheiwe Tel: 0410 706 871 E: mscheiwe@bigpond.com Secretary: Federal Office Tel: 02 6771 1666 E: office@charolais.com.au New South Wales: Chairperson: Warren Miller Tel: 0423 396 014 E: warren.miller@mclachlan.com.au Secretary: Caitlin Warner Tel: 0419 238 216 E: ashlincharolais@hotmail.com Victoria: Chairperson: Geoff King Tel: 03 9775 3369 E: kingcharolais@bigpond.com.au Secretary: Gwen Robinson Tel: 03 5156 6397 E: kyra1@wideband.net.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 South Australia: Chairperson: Robyn Wilson Tel: 08 8864 5030 E: arabar@rbe.net.au Secretary: Daryl Schaefer Tel: 08 8210 5229 E: dschaefer@adelaideshowground.com.au Western Australia Chairperson: Andrew Thompson Tel: 0429 379 135 E: venturon01@bigpond.com Secretary: Aimee Court Tel: 08 9755 9038 E: truleecharolais@hotmail.com

Year Letter for

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Editor or the Council of the Charolais Society of Australia Ltd. Neither the Editor nor the Charolais Society of Australia Ltd takes any responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained within this publication, nor for the outcome (including consequential loss) of any action taken by readers or other based on information contained therein. The publishers reserve the right to refuse or cancel without notice any advertisement in a publication issued by them.

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Society Contacts...................................... 2 Charolais Merchandise............................ 3 President’s Message................................ 7 From the Office........................................ 8 Paddock to Palate.................................... 12 2016 Beef Challenge/Ekka Led Steers..... 14 Brisbane Royal Show 2016....................... 16 Brisbane Royal Prime Cattle 2016............ 18 Hitting Specs/Karinda Sponsors.............. 20 $1683 Weaners, thats Profit..................... 22 Garrett Youth Scholarships.................... 26 Dear Diary, Today I Moved to Texas...... 28

Adelaide Royal 2016..................................... 30 Perth Royal 2016........................................... 34 Reviewing the Stats..................................... 36 Performance Pays.............................. 38 From the Archives - 1976.............................. 40

Contents

Harnessing Heterosis with Success... 42 Melbourne Royal Feature.................. 46 Royal Sale a Great Sucess.................. 48 2016 National Youth Stampede......... 50 National Showcase 2016.................... 52 National Sale...................................... 52 Charolais Cross Breeding Report...... 54 Genomic Selection Benefits.............. 78 Around the Ring................................. 82 Champion Row................................... 84 2017 Calendar of Events..................... 86 Advertising Index.............................. 88

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Minnie -Vale Charolais

ESTABLISHED 1972

45 Years of Breeding

14th Annual on property sale 56 Registered Charolais Bulls Wishing all our clients and members a happy and prosperous 2017

2017 Sale Friday

July 28

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

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Temana Charolais Stud

out & about

Temana Louie - Junior Interbreed Champion Bull North Coast National 2016

Temana Lilly - Junior Interbreed Champion Female North Coast National 2016

Temana Louie’s brothers at our on property Sale topped at $15,000.00 and averaged $10,000.00 at fifteen months of age and they all went to commercial breeders. Here at Temana we would like to thank all the buyers and under bidders for their support throughout 2016 and wish all the people who purchase our animals all the best and get the pleasure from them as we have.

Heifers with their first calves grazing at Temana

Temana Female with calf

Terry & Maylene griffin 02 6843 8200 baradine nsw

Make a note of this date; Thursday 31st August 2017 On property bull sale


President’s Message Chris Knox, CSA President

It has been exciting and rewarding being involved in the beef industry since my last report in the July magazine. Commercial beef operators have seen record prices across all sectors with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator at a record high and coinciding with excellent high rainfall through the eastern states has seen a tremendous confidence lift in the beef operations both large and small. Improved seasonal conditions and high prices resulted in big increases in both average price and clearances during the spring with big improvement throughout Queensland due to a break in weather through large dry regions across the state. I personally have witnessed some very good prices for Charolais sired calves going to feedlotters and backgrounders. Industry players are aware of extra weight gain, muscling and high eating quality and low grain prices are driving feedlot demand into the future. Federal office has arranged for our valued supporter Allflex to produce Charolais Silver calf tags for members to encourage their bull buying clients to use to bring valued promotion to Charolais sired calves. Council would encourage members to support this promotion and make all buyers aware of these tags and their availability. In my last report, I mentioned the upcoming National event and what a great occasion for the Charolais breed. Three major Charolais events with a Youth Stampede, National Showcase, National Sale and a well-attended dinner.

This was a wonderful event held over 4 days with plenty of top quality Charolais cattle and a large group of people both young and old including representatives from the Canadian Charolais Association enjoying Charolais cattle. The highlight of the event was the auctioning of a donated heifer from the renowned Airlie Charolais stud for the youth programme and I would like to thank Alex and Barbara McLachlan for this very generous donation of a valuable breeding female. I must thank Colin, Deearn and Hayley for the effort put in to making this a very successful and well run event. Members who supported or attended must also be thanked and I look forward to your continued support in future years. Preparations are already underway for the 2017 event and with minor changes for the better this will be a Charolais event not to be missed. I must thank all fellow councillors for their efforts this year and look forward to next year with big optimism for the future of the Charolais breed. Congratulations must go out to Colin for his enthusiastic commitment throughout the year and to Deearn and Hayley for their excellent work. All members must appreciate the work and effort that goes in at the Federal Office which makes for an efficient and functional office. Wishing all members and friends a good year ahead with good grass and fat cattle and the best of health.

Chris Knox, President

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From the Office

Colin Rex, Breed Development Manager

Remembering - Christine Clayton January 2017 marks ten years since the Charolais breed lost one of the most devoted staff members ever. Popular Registrar Chrissie lost her battle with ill health on the 13th January 2007 (aged 41). From her background in the industry Chrissie had a great deal of empathy for the membership and a genuine love of the Charolais breed. Junior development was high on her priorities and she was often seen behind the scenes at youth events making things happen. Missed greatly.

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Welcome to another exciting year in the beef industry. We have witnessed in the last year producers being rewarded for their faith and investment in the industry. In its 2016 Beef Research Report, Rabobank identified six key factors that will influence cattle farm gate prices in the next few years. The report stated lower domestic production, record global beef production, increased competition from cheaper proteins, and China’s role in global trade, market access and currency movements will be the main drivers of where cattle prices eventually settle. While the forecast is for a positive outlook for several years, it seems like a great time to reinvest into your herd. Technology and advancements in genomic research will drive industry improvement at a more rapid rate than in the past and potentially this could lead to a wider spread in the quality and reliability of genetics available within the industry. The incorporation of genomic information into Charolais BREEDPLAN is very close and this will lead to improved accuracy on traits and the ability to assess the genetic value of animals in the population earlier, reducing the generation interval. The writing is on the wall, genetic suppliers to the industry need to be at the top of their game to remain relevant in the future. Why is it that some people across all walks of life become successful and others tread the pathway of mediocrity? There are many factors determining success but the ability to focus energies on factors that can be controlled or influenced seems to be paramount.


don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius

Those people with Little Minds syndrome that expend a huge amount of energy on factors that they have no control tend to take the early exit off the freeway of success. Look beyond your boundary fence to determine opportunities but focus within, to get your program achieving goals. It shouldn’t be considered unachievable to leap from a LM syndrome to playing successfully in the big leagues, but it may require a complete change in mindset. Remove the inhibitors to taking action, all great plans require starting and then energy to keep them rolling. The first push may be hard and inconceivable but the potential rewards are huge. The editor of the Canadian Charolais Banner, Helge By wrote “ the future of the Charolais breed in Canada is in your hands”. Replace Canada with Australia and the comment holds true. No one else can take responsibility for the role of the Charolais breed here in Australia but us, we have the vested interest and the passion of the product, we have the key to whether we become another “zoo” breed or maintain and increase the European dominance we have. Every day on the way to maturity is a learning opportunity and one should never close the mind to taking on board new technology, concepts or systems. Now I don’t particularly consider myself an aged person but even in my lifetime I have seen significant changes in the Australian Beef Industry. I have seen breeds enter the country with varying degrees of success. I have seen breeds become almost extinct and breeds conflict internally to almost self-destruction. I have seen the rise of the black influence and a market place that is prepared to accept coat colour as a yardstick for quality. Right now a black animal in the yards could be any number of genetic possibilities with huge variance in merit.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,

We still get paid on weight in our production systems and there are vast areas of Australia where lighter coloured, pigmented animals have merit in the production system. I know that Charolais sires have proven their ability to handle heat in our Australian northern environments. I know that the science of heterosis and the growth ability of the Charolais breed can offer real profit potential to beef enterprises. The weight advantages of a Charolais Silver Calf offer value within a beef breeding enterprise. The role for Charolais in the Australian Beef Industry is as relevant today as it was when introduced in the late 1960’s. The sheep industry proved beyond doubt the advantage of cross breeding with first cross ewes mated to a terminal sire and the same holds true for the beef industry. Keep your cow herd adapted to your environment and use Charolais to apply punch into your calves. The two calves shown below from Red Angus dams highlight the extra growth that Charolais can inject into commercial herds. cont page 10....

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From the Office ...cont from page 9 When I hear breeders reporting weaner calves making over $2,000 straight off their dam it confirms my belief in this breed. It never ceases to amaze me how a Charolais can stamp uniformity of colour and type into almost any cow herd. I have seen exceptional calves from Angus (Black & Red), Murray Grey, Dairy cross, Brahman F1, Santa Gertrudis, Hereford and some dams that could not be accurately determined (not all crossbreeding ends well). The Final Report from the Charolais Research Project (BIN) is included in this magazine and I strongly recommend reading through the data. We have not reproduced earlier reports published as the BIN was progressing. The strong take home message is that Charolais sired calves offer tender options to the retail sector. The meat science results concluded the effect of ossification was stronger than marbling and rib fat but ossification does not feature in price grids even though it is a better predictor of tenderness than the “fat� measures such as marbling or rib fat. Rib and P8 fat are very poor contributors to tenderness and those carcases with larger muscle areas and lower ossification scores will produce more tender meat. The BIN project also highlighted that Charolais calving was not an issue in a well planned cross breeding program with appropriate sire selection. This has also been validated by commercial cattle breeders that I have spoken to using Charolais successfully. Our modern Australian Charolais is a credit to our members that have strengthened our advantages and selected against non productive traits.

Visiting the recent Canadian National Charolais Show and Sale in Toronto, it was obvious the Charolais benefits were applicable there as here. In the 4H junior farmers competitions for market animals the number of black animals was overwhelming. End of the day an #awesome Charolais cross steer pictured above took the major award. I had the opportunity to discuss our Australian genetics and there was strong interest expressed in importing genetics. There is no doubt that we have a strong and functional gene pool here in Australia that has merit to many other countries. I also had the opportunity to visit with Canadian Charolais Manager Mel Reekie, and many members of the CSA Board which is always productive. If you are in any doubt the value Charolais can contribute to a commercial enterprise read the editorials in this magazine from operations where Charolais have proven themselves beyond doubt. The Charolais Society has a tremendous team with Hayley and Deearn in the office, Lucy working externally and a Council committed to progressing the breed. We pride ourselves on offering service and if the office can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Colin Rex, Breed Development Manager

WUNDAM GLEN CHAROLAIS by

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Canadian Charolais General Manager, Mel Reekie and Colin at the Toronto Winter Fair, host of the Canadian National Show and Sale in 2016.


KOOYONG Est. 1973

New Sire: Kooyong Glen (RF)(P)

Sale Bulls Sired by Winns Man Lanza (3)

OFFERING 11 QUALITY 2YO BULLS, 6th WA CHAROLAIS SALE, Silverstream Performer (1) TR Mr Firewater (1) BRUNSWICK SHOWGROUND, THURSDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2017

Kooyong Eric (6)

DAVID & JAN ELLIS: PH 08 9530 3225 Mob: 0427 170 965 PINJARRA WA

Stud Sire: Kooyong Eric (P) KOOYONG HAS LINES OF FEMALES & PADDOCK BULLS AVAILABLE ON PROPERTY

CLARINDA CHAROLAIS Easy to manage: New generation on the way

Bulls & Females for sale

Ken & Georgie Manton MOBILE: 0437 585 605 EMAIL: ken.manton@hotmail.com PROPERTY: 414 School Road, Hansonville Vic 3675

Kenmere Charolais

CKS

Enquiries always welcome

Sale: 10th March 2017 On property Holbrook NSW

Breeding high quality registered Charolais for commercial and stud markets. Kenmere Charolais for genetics with a difference.

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“your golden opportunity”

Paddock to Palate For the second year running Charolais has won the overall 100 day export section of the RNA Paddock to Palate competition. With close to 800 head of cattle being evaluated in the two sections of the competition this is a major reward for the commitment of Charolais breeders to produce genetics that perform in the real world. The competition is contested over three phases, weight gain, carcase and eating quality requiring cattle to be as close to real world specifications as possible. Steers are fed at the Mort and Co Grassdale feedlot at Dalby for either 70 day trade or 100 day Export. The contest has a prize pool of over $45,000 providing incentive to enter the best of the best of competitor’s breeding programs. Charolais performed strongly in the weight gain section especially in the 100 day Export section. David and Prue Bondfield, Palgrove Charolais team of six Charolais Silver Calves produced an average 2.95kg/day to place first. Charolais also placed second and third in this Weight gain section of the Export class. Yulgilbar Pastoral Co was second with their Charolais/Santa cross steers gaining 2.90kg/day and Palgrove Charolais placed third with their Charolais Silver Calves at 2.89kg/day. The highest individual steer in the 100 day weight gain was a Santa Gertrudis x Charolais entered by D & AD Bassingthwaighte & Co gaining 3.30kg/day. Brodie and Ayesha Clifford from Ettrick NSW placed third with their Charolais in the 70 day trade section at 3.09kg/ day. The Clifford’s team of Charolais also won the champion carcase in the export class as well as placing third in the export carcase class. They also placed third overall in the Export section. In the 100 day export section Charolais dominated the Pen of 6 Carcases with Riverglen Pastoral Co placing first, Jeff Noller second with the Cliffords third. One of the Noller carcases also won the reserve champion export carcase. The big winner in the 100 day export section was Riverglen Pastoral Co winning overall champion for the second consecutive year. The Sullivan family name is well known for success in carcase competitions and Michael and David have continued the foundation set by their late father John. The Riverglen team scored an impressive 649.92 points in the carcase section.

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Palgrove steers that placed first in the 100 day weight gain with Berry Reynolds and Gary Noller. (Image courtesy QCL).

Michael Sullivan, Carol Heath, Sam, Penny and David Sullivan from Riverglen Pastoral and their Overall Winner sash. (Image courtesy QCL).

Noller Charolais placed fourth in the export overall section and Palgrove placed nineth giving Charolais four of the top ten placings overall. Drilling down in the data the winning Riverglen team of Charolais averaged a daily weight gain of 2.63kg/day and a dressing percentage of 56.7%. Across the 100 day export section Charolais steers had the highest average Eye Muscle area of 95.3cm2 compared to the competition average of 89.7cm2. J & K Dougherty placed third overall in the 70 day Trade section with Angus x Charolais cattle. The results of this competition clearly indicate the ability of Charolais and their crosses to perform to industry relevant specifications.


Moongool January 2017 Charolais Infused Female Sale, Roma

24th Annual On-Property Bull Sale Late September 2017

400 Females

100 Charolais Bulls

2016 Lot 2: $24,000 Sire: Temana Golden Logie G66

2016 Lot 3: $23,000 Sire: Silverstream Evolution E168

2016 Lot 4: $20,000 Sire: Silverstream Evolution E168

Paddock Reared Bulls available at all times 2016 Lot 20: $16,000 Sire: Advance Garson G16

Ivan Price 0428 265 031 (07) 4626 5031

Ian Price 0427 235 215 (07) 4623 5215

www.moongool.com.au


2016 Beef Challenge The ability of Charolais to generate profitability in feedlot conditions was proven again at the 2016 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge. Rosedale Charolais acheived great success in the 2016 Beef Challenge taking out Grand Champion Export Team with a pen of Charolais/Angus Steers fed for 100 Days at Wilga Feedlot before being slaughtered at Kilcoy Past. Co. This team won the Live Assessment section of the competition as judged by Andrew Herbert from Gundamain Feedlot and then went on to win the Grand Champion team after accounting for profitability, Feedlot performance and Carcase points. The Team came 1st for Carcase points, 2nd for profitability, 1st Live Assessment combined with a top 5 position for feedlot performance before being awarded Grand Champion Team.

In the Individual component of the competition Rosedale also had the Reserve Champion Steer. In the Domestic Section of the Competition, Rosedale came an honourable 3rd/55 Teams with a pen of Charolais Heifers. Over 70 Days on feed these heifers had an average daily weight gain of 1.92 kg/Day (HGP Free) and an average MSA Index of 61.74. They came 4th in profitability and 2nd in the taste test. In the Individual component a Rosedale Charolais Heifer returned the 2nd highest MSA Index Score of the competition. Paul Boland came 3rd in both the MSA Team Section with a pen of Charolais/Hereford Steers and 3rd in the Individual MSA Index Score with a steer from the same pen with a score of 66.43.

Ekka Led Steers One of the highlights of the Brisbane Royal (a.k.a. The Ekka) is the judging of the led steer competition. Attracting the cream of steers across Australia, Brisbane is regarded as the steer show to win. Charolais member Mrs Donna Knox, Whitestone Charolais had the honour of judging Lightweight and Medium weight steers along with Jeff House in the Heavyweight section. A Charolais steer entered by GA & LJ Ball, Singleton won the reserve medium weight champion steer. This calf on the hook was placed 1st in Class 6 for MSA Eating Quality. In the carcase results a Charolais cross won the Open Medium Weight Champion Carcase. This carcase was exhibited by Glen Innes High School and had a 63.22% meat yield. This carcase scored 93 points.

Leonie Ball, Singleton with her Reserve Mediumweight Champion Led Steer.

Bruce & Marg McConnaughty 02 6843 6258 Shannon McConnaughty 0427 197 901

Elstow Charolais 5th On Property Sale

Monday 28th August 2017 â—? 30 Poll Bulls â—? 10 Poll Females 14

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Thank you to e who suppo veryone rte Annual Sale d our 2016

AN C Australia’s Largest Full French & Poll French stud Quality y unique gen netics, EU accred dited – “GLEN LAUREL” GUL LUGUBA 4418

ON-PROPERTY SALE

ANC KIND

sold for $ P 18,000

MOONGO

OL QLD / D SK NSW

FRID DAY Y 25th h AUGUS ST 2017

STUD SIRES

ANC KILO WA

sold for $ TT P 13,000

TONY FARR

ELL – CALM

ANC KINGDOM K198F POLL

ANC KNOWLEDGE K319F POLL

ANC SIRES OVER DROUGHTMASTER COWS TAKE THE CARCASE DOUBLE

VIE EW W, NSW

ANC KELS

sold for $ O 13,500

G&N LUCA S, BEAUDE SRT, QLD

The McLellan’s won n 4 out of 8 categories in n the Supermarket Trade Carcasss competition 2016 Ekka’’s Prime Beef.

WOOLWORTH’S Champion Pen of 3 Reserve Champion Carcass

(taking 6 of the 9 top placings of 168 entries)

COLES Champion Pen of 3 Reserve Champion Carcass (equal)

ANC KING

sold for $ 10,000

BEAUMON

T GRAZIN G CO, QLD

This is the first time this outstanding result has been achieved by an exhibitor.

ANC KENN

sold for $ ET 10,000

PETER HA NNIGA

N, CASINO ANC KEITH

sold for $ 5500

BIG SNOW , VIC ANC KHAM IR (P)

sold for

$7000 KACTUS P OINT PASTO RAL, VIC ANC SUPE RIEUR’S IR ENE sold for $5000

KILKENNY , QLD

6 females sold for $ 22,000 IR

& KC TIND ALE, NSW ANC KING SFORD P so

ld for $95 00

ANDREW & NORAH CASS

email: anccharolais1@bigpond.com website: www.anccharolais.com.au

mobile 0428 286 660 phone 07 4628 2109 fax 07 4628 2241

MOONGO

OL, QLD

7 heifers sold for $ 25,00

TONY FARR

ELL – CALM

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Senior & Grand Champion Charolais Female Crathes Estella 33 exhibited by Ron Johnstone, Milford Charolais, Beaudesert Qld. Blake Munro, Elders, judge David Bondfield, West Moreton Anglican College student Elsie-Mai Wright, Prue Bondfield and exhibitor Ron Johnstone.

Brisbane Royal 2016 Judge: Mr David Bondfield, Palgrove Charolais

Life Member and highly respected Charolais breeder David Bondfield had the honour of judging the 2016 Brisbane Royal Charolais section. A long time exhibitor at Brisbane this was Davids first time officiating as judge in the Charolais classes. In the junior female classes Elite Estella L6 (P) worked her way through to junior champion heifer. Estella L6 won the baby heifer class under 12 months. Sired by 4 Ways Hallmark and from a Kindara dam this heifer was very balanced, feminine and well grown for her age. The Reserve junior champion heifer came from the Moongool stable with Moongool Typhena 9 (P) claiming the award. Typhena 9 was the calf at foot on the reserve senior champion female at the Charolais National Showcase 2016 in Dubbo the month before. Class winner Crathes Liberty K22 had also performed well in Dubbo. Crathes Liberty K22 was the Reserve Intermediate champion heifer in the Showcase event. Moongool and 4 Ways studs both won a junior heifer class at Brisbane. The senior female class is always impressive in the Charolais ring and this exhibition was no exception. Colinta Holdings exhibited their Colinta Kate to win the first senior class. This female exhibited tremendous depth. 16

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A heifer that calved out at 22 months won the next class for Moongool with their Silverstream Evolution daughter Moongool Radical 17. Also calving on the point of two was class winner Airlie Rebecca K2 from the McLachlan Group. Both these young females highlighted the depth in the Charolais breed. They both exhibited volume and growth as well as tidy udders & functional traits. The real power in the senior female was the class 30 to 48 months. Ron Johnstone exhibited Crathes Estella 33 (P) by Advance Domino to win this class. Estella 33 has previously been awarded Junior champion at Beef 2015 and is a half sister to the 2015 champion cow Crathes Estella 32. Mr Bondfield used this deep bodied female with super length as his senior and grand champion female. The reserve junior champion female from 2015 returned with her first calf at foot to take the reserve senior champion female for Alison McCabe with Sapphire Kool Fantasy. Crathes Estella 33 went on to be named the Interbreed champion cow under the judging of Mr Tom Baker, Woonallee Simmentals. Mr Baker described the female as “ a functional feminine female with a great udder, who was doing a great job on her heifer calf�.


Brisbane Royal Interbreed Champion Pair: Crathes Estella 33 exhibited by Milford Charolais, and DSK TGL Legacy L34E exhibited by Moongool and Elite Charolais.

In the junior bull section a young sire with an impressive history rose to junior champion. DSK TGL Legacy L34E shown by Elite and Moongool won his 14 to 16 months class on the way to junior champion. Legacy was a calf at foot on the top price female at the 2015 National Sale. He then won junior and grand champion bull at both Sydney Royal and the National Charolais Showcase 2016 at Dubbo. Mr Bondfield commented “I really cannot take my eyes off him, he is just 15 months of age and with a weight of 814kg he is mobile, has the visual softness, good fat coverage and an EMA of 123cm2”. Mountview Lithium won the first junior class for Ian and Katrina Bebbington as well as the reserve junior champion bull sash. Mr Bondfield commented that Lithium was “a calf I like a lot”. Elite Lethal Weapon won the class for junior bulls 12 to 14 months. Sired by Moongool Gunman and RNJ Charolais won the other junior bull class with a Silverstream Performer son RNJ’s Loredo. Moongool continued their success in the senior classes with their Temana Gold Logie son, Moongool Kartel awarded senior champion bull. Kartel was praised by David Bondfield for his strength of spine and overall structure.

Steve Hayward exhibited Caloona Park Kracker to win the Class 20 to 22 months with Elite Kustom Made placing second in this large class. Caloona Park Kracker was also a class winner at Sydney Royal this year and was sired by Airlie Farlane. Steve also won the senior bull class 22 to 24 months with Advance Kenworth K41. The Reserve senior champion bull was David and Lynn Whitechurch’s 4 Ways Kiwi sired by Moongool Elite. This well grown bull placed second to the senior champion in his class. Most successful exhibitor for the day was the Price Family with their Moongool prefix. In the interbreed following judging the Charolais Pair of DSK TGL Legacy L34E and Crathes Estella 33 was announced as the Champion of Champions Pair. Queensland Country Life headed their report with “ The Charolais breed confirmed its domination of the Royal Queensland show interbreed competition....”. With the announcement of Charolais success in the Paddock to Palate that morning, a great breed display and two of the three interbreeds the Charolais breed really had a very successful day at the Ekka.

Junior Champion Heifer, Elite Estella L6 exhibited by Glen Waldron and Kim Groner, Elite Charolais. Kim is seen with sponsor Marnie Scheiwe, Brendale Charolais.

Senior champion bull Moongool Kartel with exhibitor Ivan Price and sponsor presenting the sash, Michael Sullivan, Riverglen Pastoral Co.

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Noel and Liz Cook, Moruya Feedlot, Goondiwindi exhibited the Grand Champion Prime Pen at Brisbane Royal with their Champion Pen of Six Charolais cross steers.

Brisbane Royal Prime Cattle 2016 Judges David Bassingthwaighte, Waco Santa Gertrudis, and Glen Franz, Jandowae, agreed the quality of entries in the Prime Cattle pens was second to none.“The prime cattle this year are a credit to all vendors and they should be rewarded with a good sale tomorrow,” Mr Franz said. Mr Franz said he and co-judge Mr Bassingthwaighte made clear cut decisions in their role as judges and were happy with the end results. At the conclusion of judging, Noel and Liz Cook, Moruya Feedlot, Goondiwindi, claimed the title of grand champion pen with their pen of six Charolais x steers. Mr Bassingthwaighte said “the steers were a powerful pen, their evenness as a group got them over the line. The width and depth of these steers is outstanding, there’s no waste on them and they suit the 100 day job down to a T,” he said.

Champion Single Steer exhibited by the O’Dwyer Family, Tallara, Roadvale Qld.

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Exhibitor Noel Cook said the steers averaged 663kg and were bought as weaners out of the Toogoolawah sale. “They’re all milk tooth steers and they’ve been fed for 120 days after being grown out in the paddock,” he said. Kel and Greg Kelly, Juandah Grazing, Guluguba, won the champion pen of three ribbon with their Charolais cross heifers. Juandah grazing operates under organic accreditation. This was the second consecutive year the Kellys have won Prime championships with their Charolais Angus cross heifers. Mrs Kelly said the heifers were rising 12-months-old and their sisters were awarded grand champion last year. The Queensland Country Life champion single steer ribbon went to the O’Dwyer family, Tallara, Roadvale, for their entry of a 694kg Charolais cross steer.

Champion Pen of Three, Charolais Angus cross heifers exhibited by Greg & Kel Kelly, Juandah Grazing, Guluguba Qld.


CHAROLAIS

WWW.DSKANGUSANDCHAROLAIS.COM.AU G66E owned in partnership with Moongool Charolais

TEMANA GOLDEN LOGIE G66E (P) Breeding Exceptional Progeny DSK TGL Legacy L34E

Junior & Grand Champion Sydney Royal 2016 Junior & Grand Champion Dubbo Charolais NSS 2016 Junior & Grand Champion Brisbane Royal 2016 DSK TGL Wendy K50E Reserve Junior Champion Female Sydney Royal 2016 DSK TGL Kakadu K69E Class winner Sydney Royal 2016 & Dubbo Charolais NSS 2016 Sold to Kenmere Charolais Dubbo NSS DSK TGL Lamebrain L21EClass winner Sydney Royal 2016 & Dubbo Charolais NSS 2016 Top price 2016 DSK Charolais Bull Sale sold to Elstow Charolais DSK TGL Beatrix K64E Junior Champion Female Dubbo NSS 2016 DSK TGL Beatrix K57E Junior Champ. Female Dubbo NSS 2015 sold to Veejay Downs Charolais Moongool Kartel Senior Champion Brisbane Royal 2016 Top price 2016 Moongool Charolais Bull Sale sold to Clare Charolais

2016 DSK Charolais Bull Sale Golden Logie sons averaged $7,830 2016 Moongool Charolais Bull Sale Golden Logie sons averaged $13,300 More progeny in 2017 including the DSK team at the Dubbo Charolais National

With Thanks to Elstow Charolais & Kenmere Charolais Studs & all Commercial buyers & supporters of DSK throughout 2016. Wishing all a happy, safe & prosperous 2017.

2017 24th Annual DSK Bull Sale

1pm, 17th Aug, Gunnedah Sale yards Chris Knox & Helen Alexander, Borah Station, Coonabarabran, NSW 02 6842 9101 0427 600 278 dskangusandcharolais@westnet.com.au

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Hitting Specs At the Brisbane Royal, Charolais Silver Calves proved their ability to hit tight market specifications. In the Supermarket Trade Carcase competitions held as part of the Ekka’s Prime Beef schedule, Durong exhibitors, Scott & Janene McLellan with daughters Courtney and Bonnie, took out both the Cole’s and Woolworth’s Competitions with their Charolais X Droughtmaster entries. This is the first time an exhibitor has won both sections of these industry relevent classes. The McLellan family run a predominantly Droughtmaster female herd introducing ANC Full French Charolais Bulls as a terminal sire. The McLellan entries into both competitions were a maximum of eleven months of age at slaughter. Both Supermarket competitions require exhibitors to enter pens of 3 head that are then judged against the requirements of each Supermarket with a Champion & Reserve Champion Carcase drawn from these cattle. In the ‘Woolworth’s MSA Value Based Marketing Carcase Competition’ the McLellan family were awarded Champion Pen of 3 with one of these entries then being awarded Reserve Champion Carcase. The Pen of steers had an average EMA of 83cm2 with P8 fat depth of 6mm and Rib fat depth of 7mm. With 168 entries in this year’s competition, the McLellan family dominated exhibiting six of the top nine placed carcases.

Scott & Janene McLellan with daughters Courtney and Bonnie and their major awards from the Supermarket classes at the Ekka.

In the Cole’s Supermarkets Carcase Competition which requires all cattle to be HGP free for trade cattle with HSCW of 220-285kg, the McLellan Family were awarded the Champion pen of 3. The results are a clear indication of the success of the Charolais breed and its ability to meet MSA compliance and the requirements of both supermarkets. Ben and Megan Drynan, Esk won the Cole’s Champion Carcase with their Charolais cross entry and the RS & KM Stevens Family Trust won the Woolworth’s Champion Carcase with a Charolais Silver Calf.

Karinda Sponsors Bob & Margaret Ferguson, Karinda Charolais have undertaken to sponsor the Charolais team in the Ken McDonald team for three purebred Charolais steers at Brisbane Royal. Bob and Margaret hope that by offering a cash incentive that more breeders may be inclined to show their purebred steers. Maybe its worth having a look in the calf pen and seeing if you have a purebred steer that may be suitable for 2017?.

Margaret Ferguson is shown with the three Charolais purebred steers in the Ken McDonald team at the 2016 Royal Brisbane Show.

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Charolais proudly presents

JC’s Lannister (P) CJCL1E

Sire: Rangan Park Gauguin C15 (P) Dam: Rangan Park Nanette H102 (P)

Jessica Cook E: cook6434@gmail.com 41 Miller Lane, Charleroi, Vic, 3695 20

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Raw Data @ 14 months: 760kg | EMA: 121cm2 | Scan: 8/8

Sells as Lot 1 Rangan Annual Bull Sale March 2017


Andrew, Anne & Harris Thompson, Boyup Brook WA 6244 T: 0429 379 135 E: venturon01@bigpond.com

The Sire Pen for the Next Generation

Keystone at 30 months Tested: Homozygous Poll 98% First calves exceeding expectation! Homozygous Poll, thick and Gentle.

Semen $33.00 straw inc GST

Venturon Keystone (P) Soc ID: VE7 K14E Sire: Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y(P) Dam: Venturon Electra (P)

Keystone progeny

Venturon Frankie (AI)(P)

Soc ID: VE7 F10E Sire: EC No Doubt 2022(P) Dam: Venturon Brownie (P) Trait Leader: 400 & 600 Day weight Tested: Homozygous Poll 98% $33.00 per straw (inc GST)

WA Charolais Breeders Sale Brunswick Junction WA February 2nd

Keystone progeny

Sparrows Kingston 139Y (P)

Winn Mans Skaggs 663x (P)

Sold as a mature proven sire for CAN$155,000, impressive in the flesh and breeding superbly. Looking forward to first calves in 2017

His progeny at Sparrows Charolais (Can)are easy doing bulls with excellent muscle shape and good temperaments. Sparrows have three years of females in production with excellent udder type and consistency.

Charolais National 2017, Dubbo NSW July 3rd

Bulls available on farm Boyup Brook WA Inspections welcome by appointment

Soc ID: OAC G139E Sire: Winn Mans Lanza 610S (P) Dam: Sparrows Delight 374P (P)

Soc ID: OAC F663E Sire: MD Ali Trade U1059(P) Dam: Winn Mans Beverly 663S(P)


$1,683 Weaners, thats Profit With over twenty five years of Charolais cross breeding under his belt it’s no wonder Leigh Clifford’s Charolais sired Silver Calves pound the scales down. The “Gowan Brae” herd graze some of Australia’s most productive country at Furner in the lower South East of South Australia. The land ranges from heavy dark soil flats over limestone to lighter range country. The heavy country here is as good as it comes for productivity and Leigh takes full advantage of his asset with a dairy infused base herd and Charolais sires. The Furner district approximately 370km south of Adelaide enjoys an annual rainfall of 750mm with Leigh recording 870mm for 2016 to mid November. The drawback to this is 50% of the properties flats were under water this winter. The lower South East of South Australia has a highly developed drainage system with some 2500km of drains that run water out to sea to lower the water table and increase productivity. One of these major drains runs through the property. Gowan Brae was purchased by Leigh’s grandfather in the mid 1930s and Leigh is the third generation to run the property taking control in 1976. Now consisting of 450 hectares the property has the Gowan Brae Poll Dorset sheep stud of 300 stud ewes and 130 breeding females in his cattle program. The Poll Dorset stud has achieved 27 years of on property ram sales with 120 rams sold this year. The beef herd is based on predominantly Hereford/ Friesian cross females with about 10% Angus Friesian cross. Leigh buys in replacements, normally as two year olds with calves at foot and regularly buys the top pens to assure top quality breeders. These are all joined to Charolais sires. Last year some yearling heifers were purchased and these will be joined to a Limousin for their first calf.

Leigh’s late brother in law Ian Nettle had a Charolais stud and this influenced his decision to use the breed and then the results have proven themselves over and over again. In 2015 the properties calves averaged $1,415 over the hooks with the carcase average of 251kg at ten months. The top 82 mixed sex calves of the 2016 drop sold in late November direct for processing with an average dressed weight of 263kg and a return per head of $1,683. The top three calves made $2,099 per head, indicating the quality and growth of the calves. 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 increases the return for the herd. Leigh commences calving in January and aims to market his calves in November. The tops of the drop go direct straight off the cow and the lighter calves are weaned and grown out. Leigh buys in some Charolais cross calves with the aim to feed about 90 head through to March when they are marketed through the local Millicent saleyards 35km away. Local Charolais breeder Steve Bellinger reported “Leigh’s finished calves always look magnificent”. The calves are fed on silage, hay and grain to finish them to the required specifications. Leigh has renovated most pastures over the last twenty years with phalaris, ryegrass, fescue and clovers, Trikala, balansia and strawberry making highly productive pastures. All hay and silage is made on property and Leigh feeds hay to his highly productive cows early in the season to assist with maintenance through joining.

November 2016: 82 mixed sex vealers, Ave 263 kg carcass weight

$1,683 per head average, straight off their mother and grass

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Above: Outstanding Charolais sired Silver Calves at Gowan Brae. Below: Local Charolais breeder and genetic supplier, Steve Bellinger, Goodnwindi Charolais and Leigh Clifford, Gowan Brae, Furner SA with the super quiet Charolais Silver Calves in the background. Bottom: Impressive lambs from Leigh’s Gowan Brae Poll Dorset genetics.

Paddocks are fertilised 4 out of five years. In November 2016 after a “wet” winter the feed potential of the property was apparent with well-conditioned stock and pastures still growing well. Calves on the property are given two 5 in 1 and a Multimin vaccination. All new stock introduced to the property are drenched but the existing herd is not drenched. Cows are pregnancy tested and empty cows are marketed through Millicent saleyards. The herd averages around the 90% conception with about 5% twins giving Leigh 100% calving. Leigh has no issue with calving in his herd and is able to hit specifications straight off the productive cow herd with his Charolais Silver Calves. With the cow herd half dairy influenced Leigh harnesses the milking ability of the herd to full advantage through top pasture and supplementary feeding. When cows have calves weaned they are treated with antibiotics to reduce mastitis issues that the high milking dairy cross females can have. By this annual treatment Leigh has reduced this issue by a large percent with only the odd cow needing attention now. Whilst this is extra work when you see the outstanding high value calves that these cows produce the extra work is well and truly justified. Sires have been used from the local Goodnwindi stud of near neighbours Steve, Barb and Danny Bellinger, Boulview, Yaccamoo and Mt William. The bull paddock featured deep bodied, well-muscled sires with length, all traits evident in the calves on display. Leigh prefers to buy poll sires with good muscle expression. cont page 24.... 23


$1,683 Weaners, thats Profit from page 23.... The cow herd being mostly bucket reared is exceptionally quiet and it is easy to walk around the herd. The cows are great milkers and the calves with the benefit of Charolais growth and heterosis would be rated as exceptional by any standard. When you see calves 90% of the size of their dams you know something is right. With such highly productive pastures and excellent milking females it would be remiss not to utilise European genetics in this production system.

Whilst dairy cross females won’t fit in every production system Leigh has fine-tuned his system to harness the capabilities of the females and generate increased profitability. The Gowan Brae calves are sort after and for the last five years Leigh has been able to see direct to the processing sector. The fact that he can realise equivalent value for his heifer production as his steers speaks highly of the quality of his calves. Whether it be Poll Dorset rams or Charolais sired calves the livestock that are raised on Gowan Brae are top class and a credit to Leigh’s management.

South East Drainage System Source: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au

The South East Region of South Australia is a highly modified landscape. Broadscale land clearance and an extensive cross-catchment drainage system have converted what was once a wetland dominated landscape into agricultural production on a vast scale. There is a long history of drainage in the South East. The first drains in the lower South East commenced in 1863 and the majority were constructed between 19491972 largely to remove water-logging to maintain the region’s productivity and improve accessibility. 24

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More recently the lower South East drainage system is also being managed to enhance natural wetlands. The typography of the South East, which includes a low gradient from South to North, means that shallow drains of less than .5 metre have the potential to have a significant impact on the landscape. Much of the regional economy of the South East has developed over time on the basis of a fully functioning drainage system.

The South East drainage system (comprising 2589 kilometres of drains and floodways) is a critical part of the region’s economic and social infrastructure that supports the region’s capacity to undertake economic activity, maintain transport networks and protect highly valued natural environments.


LIBERTY CHAROLAIS Proudly presenting 11 sires at the Western Australian Charolais Bull Sale Brunswick Showground, 2nd February 2017

LIBERTY LEVITATE (AI)(P) (R/F) Ident: Y1K L42E Sire: Rangan Park Redemption E42 (P) (R/F) Dam: Liberty Gota B Cute (Y1K G13E) CE Dir

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LIBERTY LOUIVILLE (P) Ident: Y1K L87E Sire: Liberty Just Rambling Along (AI)(P) Dam: Liberty Jiffy (P) (Y1K J10E)

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LIBERTY JUST RAMBLIN ALONG (AI)(P) (Y1KJ35E) SEMEN PACKAGES $35/straw ($38.50 Inc) - package of 10 $30/straw ($33.00 Inc) - package of 20 Larger quantity - price negotiable

Contact your local Landmark agent or Brad Demarti 0407 462 688

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“Ramblin” progeny

LIBERTY YEARLING BULL & HEIFER SALE Muchea Selling Complex 22nd May 2017

Further enquiries contact Kevin and Robin Yost PH: (08) 9574 2035 E: libertycharolais@gmail.com


Garrett Youth Scholarships After a short hiatus the Garrett Youth Scholarships have been awarded in 2016. The Garrett Youth Scholarships were set up with the guidance and assistance of Joe (dec) and Carolynne Garrett from Arkansas, USA. The Garrett Youth Education Scholarship assists young Charolais members to gain assistance with further education in their chosen field. It is the legacy of the late Joe Garrett. Joe Garrett was the executive director of the American International Charolais Association for many years and visited Australia on numerous occasions. “His passion for the beef industry and his vision for the future led him, with wife Carolynne, to establish the scholarship to assist young breeders and enthusiasts by alleviating some of the financial obstacles of further education.” He set up the foundation, and now Australian members contribute, as it provides an opportunity for our young members to gain assistance with further education in their chosen field. The Society conducts the National Youth Stampede which focuses more on practical skills with the Garrett Youth Scholarship more based on tertiary based study. Three scholarships were awarded in 2016 to Lauren Platzer, Nellie Patterson and Laura Nesbitt. Laura is in her third year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga NSW. Hailing from Cooma in New South Wales, Laura attended Hurlstone Agricultural School where she was introduced to the Charolais breed. Violet Hills Charolais stud had supplied steers for the school to exhibit. Laura and her sisters Sarah and Grace commenced their Curragindi stud in 2015. Lauren, who is in her third year studying agribusiness at the University of Queensland, will use the scholarship towards travelling to the Texas A & M University, US, for a four month semester. An enthusiastic young stud breeder, Lauren hopes to forge a career in the livestock industry once she completes her study and graduates next year. Lauren and her family operate the Sanlara Park Charolais stud at Karrabin Queensland.

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Lauren Platzer is presented with her Garrett Youth Scholarship at Brisbane Royal by President Chris Knox.

Nellie is studying a Certificate III in Business Studies. Nellie runs her own stud, Llenova Downs at Riddells Creek in Victoria. Bloodlines in Nellie’s herd include Ashwood Park, Clarinda and Chenu. Application forms will be supplied to all members early in 2017 for the next round of Garrett Youth Scholarships and any member that fits the qualification criteria is strongly recommended to apply. Members and friends are also most welcome to make a contribution to the Garrett Youth Fund. We would like to fund as many scholarships as possible and it is essential we continue to add to the reserve that is invested. Please contact the office if you would like to assist in the funding of future scholarships.


SILVERSTREAM EVOLUTION E168

2017 BULL SALE WED 14th JUNE

SILVERSTREAM LAZARUS L111

An Evolution son we think highly of. Semen being collected for export.

SILVERSTREAM CHANDLER H46

A 4 year old Evolution cow. Supreme Champion Livestock Exhibit at the 2016 Canterbury A & P Show. Embryos being collected for export.

SILVERSTREAM

CHAROLAIS.HEREFORDS www.silverstreamcharolais.co.nz

Fisher Family

2105 Chch Akaroa Rd RD2 Christchurch 7672

03 329 0994

027 251 4791


AYR

The Beefy Charolais Thank you to everyone that supported our Annual Sale 2016

Est

1972

94 Charolais Bulls , avg $6414 , 100% clearance

Dear Diary, Today I Moved to Texas

by Lauren Platzer, (GY Scholarship Recipient)

Ayr Egypt’s Gypsland 2nd FF

Top Price $24,000

Sold to Matthew, Lisa & Damien Vinicombe ,Eurongilly

Ayr Isidor’s Fulman FF

$20,000

Sold to Timor Grazing , Emerald

Ayr Mintee’s Major FF

$18,000 Sold to Nobbs Grazing Moura

$16,000

Ayr Mintee’s Vincent 2nd

Sold to Ross Stiklen & Janine Lau Lilydale

Paddock Sales Available George , Ruth & David Cass P/F (07) 49963127 grdcass@activ8.net.au 28

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Firstly, I would like to thank the Charolais Society of Australia for generously awarding me the Garrett Youth Scholarship, and the Garrett Family for providing this Scholarship opportunity. This Scholarship has helped me to pursue my dream to study on exchange at Texas A&M University in the United States, as part of my studies of the Bachelor of Agribusiness at the University of Queensland. The opportunity to study agriculture in the US has been a fantastic learning experience, and has reinforced my desire for a career in the beef industry. I chose Texas A&M because of the university’s leading agricultural programs and its connections to the cattle industry in Texas (which is the beef capital of the U.S.). While here in Texas I have met some amazing people. Everyone I have come across has gone out of their way to make me feel at home. However, adjusting to the cultural and educational differences at Texas A&M understandably took a bit of time. While perhaps not all that different from universities in Australia, there are still some differences. For example, class attendance and participation is mandatory and graded at Texas A&M. Universities in the US also have a significant assessment load, with weekly graded assignments and exams for each unit or subject. So rain or shine, with health or sickness, I was at every class prepared to learn and study! What I loved most about learning at Texas A&M was how the Professors take the accomplishments of every student personally. They are driven to help their students achieve success in their course and in their future professional career. There is a staggering amount of industry-specific opportunities which are available to Texas A&M students. They are passionate about helping students build their resumes through internships and other training programs. During my exchange, I was fortunate to have my family visit me briefly. Together we attended the Brazos County Livestock Auction, and visited M6 Charolais in Alvarado, Texas. The Brazos County Livestock auction is the local weekly store sale, only one town over from Texas A&M University. Their set up is very different; they bring the cattle to the people instead of taking the people to the cattle. The sale was conducted in an air-conditioned theatre, with the cattle being bought in via an enclosed show ring of sorts. The whole process required lots of double handling and was, overall, a highly stressful situation, which I have no doubt effected the meat quality. Following the livestock auction, my family and I visited M6 Charolais stud, which was less than an hour outside of Dallas, Texas. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Kevin Moore from M6 Charolais for taking time out from his busy annual sale preparations to show us around his operation. Mr. Moore firmly believes Charolais are the most efficient breed due to their ability to convert pounds faster, and more proficiently, than any other beef breed. M6 Charolais AI and ET all their females, only using bulls to clean up.


Above: Lauren at Texas A&M, Kevin Moore, M6 Charolais with our Australian Charolais Magazine, Below: Lot 4 in the M6 sale, a 13-month old bull.

Most Successful Exhibitor 2016 Royal Melbourne Feature Show

The market for older females in the U.S. is rather weak. Therefore, to increase cash flow and still retain coveted genetic material, M6 sells females when they around 5 years old. These females are flushed to obtain all the genetics they want before selling them. As for the bulls, Mr. Moore explained how in previous years the bull market got quite weak and ranchers had to start selling their bulls younger in order to obtain necessary cash flow. Mr. Moore showed us a sample of his stock going into the M6 Annual Sale. In the sale catalogue, M6 provides potential customers with a personalized genetic selection guide based on what buyers could be looking for (e.g. calving ease and growth, maternal, yield and grade). This enables customers to determine which bulls or females would best suit their operation. Another personalized concept utilized for this sale was the ‘sweep or pick’ idea. For instance, two half or full siblings enter the ring and the highest bidder has the option to either ‘sweep’ the pen at that price per bull or ‘pick’ the bull they desire most. This concept could have merit for our sales at home. During my time at Texas A&M, I was given the opportunity to attend the Texas Cattlewomen Fall Convention, where Kelli Sullivan from Santa Rosa Ranch (Navasota, TX) was a guest speaker. Ms. Sullivan addressed the importance of women in the beef industry, and shared her advice for all women working in cattle operations. Her advice was simple: be humble, be kind, be informed, and (most of all) remember to always be a lady. Studying at Texas A&M University has been an amazing opportunity which I am very grateful for. I have met many beef industry participants and will be taking home a greater knowledge of the US beef and agricultural industries. For any prospective students wishing to learn about Texas (or Texas A&M) I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Just ask! Lauren

Junior champion female -Junior Interbreed Female

Waterford My Gina

Calf & Junior champion bull -3rd in interbreed.

Waterford Lambrusco

Reserve Senior Bull 1st Sires Progeny & Breeders Group and Best 2 Bulls All by Palgrove Hermes Waterford would like to thank the private and auction purchasers of cattle from our show team:

Waterford Lambrusco & Waterford Lightning David & Prue Bondfield ‘Palgrove’ QLD

Waterford Lady Gina

Ron Johnstone Milford Charolais QLD

Waterford Lavender

Sarah Nesbitt Curragindi Charolais NSW

Deborah & Sapphire Halliday

Sapphire: 0447 117 676

Deborah: 0428 605 060

E: waterforddowns@bigpond.com

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Junior champions Boulview Lucy (P) & Boulview Lane (P) with exhibitors, Alizah, Thomas & Eleni Fogden, Boulview Charolais, Loxton SA.

Adelaide Royal 2016 Judge: Miss Jasmine Nixon, Summit Livestock

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Jasmine Nixon may have been judging at her debut Royal show but her ringcraft and comments showed a level of experience beyond her debut. Miss Nixon was very skilled at instructing the large number of junior paraders that participated in the Adelaide Charolais judging. The Fogden Family exhibited the junior champion heifer with their Boulview Lucy (P) sired by DSK AC F33E. DSK AC F33E was in turn sired by a bull bred in South Australia Arabar Caelan who was champion bull at Adelaide in 2008. Miss Nixon commented that her junior champion heifer had “ a marvellous level of softness and capacity”. Reserve junior champion heifer was Arabar Lollie (P) exhibited by the Wilson Family. This heifer was sired by Markowen Freedom.

The dam of the reserve junior champion heifer Arabar Fantashia paraded in the mature cow class with her fourth calf at foot. This female won the class and went through to be senior and grand champion female. Miss Nixon leaned to the older female for champion as “she had done a sound job on her four week old calf. Both females are such a great representation of the breed, with good capacity in both, but the cow has the runs on the board”. Reserve senior champion cow was another Arabar stablemate Arabar Jalena also sired by Markowen Freedom by SVY Freedom PLD 307N. Dr Shirley Barker exhibited a class winning heifer with Caithness Alice 100 as did Imperial Partners with their return to Adelaide showing. Their Moohaki Miss Kitty won the first senior female class.

Junior & Grand Champion Bull Boulview Lane (P) with judge Jasmine Nixon, Elders Tony Wetherall and exhibitor Alizah Fogden.

Junior Champion Heifer Boulview Lucy (P) exhibitor, Alizah Fogden, Boulview Charolais, Loxton SA and her grandfather Barry Boulton, Boulview founder.


Reserve Junior Champion Heifer Arabar Lollie (P) and her Senior and Grand Champion dam Arabar Fantashia (P) with Scott Carter and Amelia Wilson.

Boulview also won the junior champion bull with Boulview Lane (P). Lane was also sired by DSK AC F33E and won the class for bulls under 14 months. At thirteen months he weighed in at 575kg with 105cm2 EMA and 5/5 fat scans. The dam of this calf was purchased from the Gumview herd. Boulview Lane was described by the judge Jasmine Nixon as “ a power performer with strength of spine, strong carcase characteristics with softness and do-ability, he really is an impressive young calf” Reserve junior champion bull was Caithness Lamborgini L77E exhibited by Dr Shirley Barker. Lamborgini L77E was sired by homebred sire Caithness Get Cracking G11, in turn sired by Rangan Park Gaugin C15. This young bull had impressive performance data behind him weighing in at 745kg with an 115cm2 EMA.

Senior & Grand Champion Female, Arabar Fantashia (P) with Anne Pike, Amelia Wilson, Arabar Charolais and Scott Carter.

Mat Fairbrass and Aimee Court placed second in their heifer class with Fairbrass Park Lemon Tart. Mat and Aimee travelled back to Adelaide from Margaret River in Western Australia after enjoying exhibiting at the Adelaide Feature show in 2014. Tim & Louise Smith received a third ribbon for their young bull calf Scharwyn Larriet (P) in their Adelaide debut showing. In other Adelaide events Duane Wilson, Arabar Charolais won the Open Beef Handlers competition also judged by Jasmine Nixon. Duane also won Senior Champion Handler at the South Australian Junior Heifer Expo in July. Duane will now represent South Australia in the National Parader’s Final in Victoria in 2017. Miss Nixon commented Duane “had great control of the animal and awareness in the ring, making sure he never got caught in a corner”. As aways after Charolais judging members and friends enjoyed a social get together in the Charolais room on the showground. Great to see breed supporters like Graham Wohling attending judging and the get together. Hamish Gosse as usual MC’ed for the judging and we thank Hamish for his efforts over many years.

Carcase Champions South Australian Charolais breeders took three of the four major carcase championships at Adelaide Royal in a commanding display of the breed’s capabilities. Gladstone High School exhibited the champion Heavy Domestic carcase that was also awarded the Grand champion carcase overall. The steer was bred by Clarrie and Anne Pike, Yaccamoo Charolais, Mundulla SA. This steer carried Rio Bravo bloodlines. Yaccamoo Rocky scored 91.54 points had an EMA of 98cm2, 8mm rump, 297.8kg carcase weight and a dressing % of 55.1%. This carcase scored maximum points for fat , meat colour and eye muscle area and had a MSA Marbling score of 490. This score was only bettered by three steers in the class of 64 carcases (including 35 Angus, Murray Grey & Shorthorn steers). Eleni, Alizah and Thomas Fogden, Boulview Charolais topped off a great show winning the Champion Export Carcase award. Boulview Lucas scored 88.59 points, had an EMA of 105cm2, 12mm rump, 366.4kg carcase weight and a dressing percentage of 60.6%. This carcase also scored maximum points for fat and meat colour. A carcase bred by Caithness Charolais had the second highest MSA Marble score of all the carcases in the competition.

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Perth Royal 2016 Judge: Mr Scott Myers, Myers Limousin

Senior Champion Female, Venturon Fiona with judge Scott Myers, David Ellis, Bronwyn McNair and Bianca Ransome

Junior and Grand champion Bull, Copplestone Ltd Edition L9 with Greg Dunkley, exhibitors Peter & Judy Milton and Abigail Lindsay.

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Charolais were again the major breed at the Perth Royal show where exhibitors welcomed Judge Scott Myers from Crookwell NSW. Well known in the industry Scott engaged the excellent crowd watching judging with clear and concise comments on his decisions. Junior heifer classes were exceptionally well supported with large entries. In the youngest class for heifers under 14 months eight heifers paraded with Jim and Belynda Quilty’s Elgin Park Lyistrata winning the class. With a home bred pedigree going back to DR Revelation 467 and LT Bluegrass this heifer appealed to the judge for her structural integrity and growth. Second was a growthy red factor heifer from Doug and Dani Giles program. Quicksilver Krystal L81 was sired by Crathes Gold Digger, the sire of their 2015 junior champion heifer also from the Krystal family. Third in this strong class was Venturon Louise sired by Venturon Frankie for the Thompson Family. The Yost Family took first and second in the intermediate heifer class with two classy young heifers by Liberty Jack of Hearts and Liberty Hawkeye respectively. In the 18 to 20 month class Elgin Park took the honours again with their Elgin Park Californian Girl. Sired by Merit Roundup 9508W and from the respected female family originating at Blaweary this well grown heifer really impressed the judge. Californian Girl tracks back in the pedigree to the renowned Blaweary Val-End Caramel. Mr Myers commented on the structural soundness of this heifer, her balance and femininity. Mr Myers used this female as his junior champion heifer. Reserve junior champion heifer also came from this class with Venturon Lets Elope getting the judge’s nod. Another well-developed heifer, Venturon Lets Elope was sired by Venturon David, a grandson of well-known sire Liberty Unforgetabull. The Thompson family continued their success in the senior female classes with a magnificent deep female Venturon Fiona (P) winning the senior championship. Fiona is a daughter of CCR Sureshot 1107F7 with the judge commenting on her volume, capacity and ability to parade with the weight she possesses. She paraded with a welldeveloped calf benefiting from her milk production. Liberty Hereseys Kisses won the reserve senior champion female for the Liberty stud. The judge then made his junior champion female his grand champion female commenting on her superb structure and capacity, saying “she is going to be a hell of a good cow”. “The grand champion female is the type of female that as a judge you want to replicate in your program” as he made his grand champion summation. Peter and Judy Milton achieved tremendous success in the junior bull section with their young team. Copplestone Ltd Edition L9 (P) sired by Ascot Frederick caught the judge’s eye in the 18 to 20 months class before being promoted to junior and grand champion bull.


Supreme Exhibit Elgin Park Californian Girl with Judy Cunningham, judge Scott Myers, Andrew Cunningham, exhibitor Belynda Quilty and Amanda Cavenagh

Weighing in at 810kg at 19 months, Ltd Edition L9 scanned 125 cm2 EMA and 11/10mm fat. Scott Myers commented the young sire “could be used to breed heifers and cows, he was a bull that can breed calves with extra skin and capacity and doing ability”. Copplestone Lunch Money L16 (P) came second in the same class before taking reserve junior champion bull. Lunch Money was sired by Palgrove Hagar. Copplestone also won the junior bull calf class with another Ascot Frederick son. Mr Myers commented that this 776kg calf “had softness, lovely skin and hair type and enough bone for age”. Kevin and Robin Yost won the other junior bull class with a Liberty Jack of Hearts son, Liberty Locked N Loaded (P). Standing out in the class the judge described this sire as “a super long bull, power with weight for age”. The Supreme Charolais exhibit was awarded to the grand champion female Elgin Park Californian Girl exhibited by the Quilty Family. Liberty Charolais won the Breeder’s Group and progeny of Venturon Frankie won the Progeny class for Andrew, Anne and Harris Thompson. Liberty then went on to be awarded the most successful exhibitor for the show. In the Interbreed competitions Liberty placed first in the Interbreed Group of three Bulls with Copplestone Charolais placing second. Liberty also placed second in the Breeder’s Group of three. Venturon came second in the senior female interbreed class. Elgin Park Californian Girl came second in the Interbreed Heifer Class. Venturon also had success in the carcase competition with a steer from a Charolais cross dam winning the Extra Heavyweight Champion on the hoof and hook. Another Venturon Charolais cross carcase was placed third overall in the total carcase competition.

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Charolais breeders in Western Australia erected a life size image of a Charolais bull with a real halter for the public to take their photograph with as a momento of their show visit. Many visitors took the opportunity to take an image of their family or friends with the #Charolaisbull. Photographs could also be uploaded to a Facebook page to enter a draw for IGA vouchers.

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Reviewing the Stats A review of registration data from the Charolais Society of Australia database has provided the data on influential sires shown on this page. It is pleasing to see that eight of the top ten sires based on registration data were locally bred here in Australia. LT Ledger 0332 is a USA bred sire, Merit Roundup 9508W is Canadian and Silverstream Evolution E168 hails from New Zealand. Australian Charolais breeders invest an enormous amount of time in sourcing the best genetics worldwide to compliment our existing bloodlines and this effort is reflected with Australian Charolais being the dominant European bred here in Australia. In the last ten years Pinay remains the most influential sire. Highlighting the trend to breed poll cattle all of the Top ten sires in 2015 are polled.

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TOP 10 SIRES 2015 CALVES

TOP 10 SIRES 2007-2016

#1

#1 Pinay (965)

Lt Ledger 0332 (P)

#2 Palgrove Hallmark (P)

#2 LT Bluegrass 4017P (759)

#3 Paringa Rio Bravo D213E (P)

#3 EC No Doubt 2022 (492)

#4 Rangan Park Bluegrass D55 (P)

#4 SVY Pilgrim PLD 655S (436)

#5 Palgrove Heritage H135 (P)

#5 Paringa Rio Bravo D213E (389)

=#6 Rosedale Fairlane (P)

#6 LT Easy Blend 5125 PLD (382)

=#6 Moongool General (P)

#7 Gauguin (347)

=#8 Palgrove Gallant (P)

#8 Paringa Novotel A100 (346)

=#8 Merit Roundup 9508W (P)

#9 LT Western Edge 4057 PLD (341)

=#10 Palgrove Formula (P)

#10 Platinum Windfall W75E (331)

=#10 Silverstream Evolution E168 (P)


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Charolais sired calves from Angus dams showing their growth and uniformity.

Performance Pays Charolais form the common denominator for Silverstone Livestock’s cattle program based approximately 35km from Albany on the southern Western Australian coastline and 370km south of Perth WA. The enterprise operates on three properties totalling 1,200 acres of grazing land. The three properties are spread over twenty kilometres with differing soil and topography. Soil types vary on the properties from gravel loams to heavy flats which produce excellent feed well into summer. The district averages about 750mm rainfall annually with 2016 being an excellent year and the calves in the paddock reflected this. Jon has purchased genetics from many of the Western Charolais studs and his sires in the paddocks were exceptionally impressive for their growth, muscle and structural integrity. When purchasing sires, Jon looks for good feet and leg structure with the ability to move freely, well-structured shoulders, length, depth and thickness of muscle. Temperament is also sought after and his herd is exceptionally quiet even with strangers in the paddock. BREEDPLAN EBVs are used as a guide and Jon has a preference for poll sires. Some pure and composite bull calves are kept entire and marketed successfully. The cow herd comprises pure Charolais, Angus and Murray Grey females. There are 100 breeding females in the Charolais herd, 150 Angus cows and 150 Murray Grey cows. Jon breeds some of his replacements but also purchases quality females from Western Australian studs. These females are usually purchased as PTIC and Jon retains some heifers from the resultant calving. Jon is looking to retain 50 heifers this year including some pure Angus heifers from genetics recently introduced. 38

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Charolais sires are used in all three breeding herds and Jon has no qualms about using proven calving ease Charolais sires on the Angus and Murray Grey heifers for their first calf. One of these two year old Angus heifers had an outstanding Charolais sired Silver Calf at foot equal to any calf a mature cow could produce. Jon calves all his heifers at two years of age. Calving commences February 1 and runs for eight weeks. Some Chargrey, Murray Grey and Angus bulls are used in the herd along with the Charolais sires. Jon has a very good knowledge of his sires with many calves weighed at birth. Jon admits to using many beef breeds over the years with Charolais consistently producing the “maximum growth calves� he is looking to breed. Jon said his Charolais cross calves on average return $50 to his pocket over and above the other breeds that he has used.

One of the impressive Charolais sires in the bull paddock.


Charolais sired calves from Murray Grey and Angus dams.

Charolais cross calves on average return $50 over and above to our pocket because of the extra weight of the calves.

He mentioned weaner bull calves over 450kg at eight months off grass. Certainly the calves at foot the day I visited were very well grown and with the advantage of highly maternal dams and excellent paddock feed well on the way to being finished at high weights. Jon uses his agent to assist in marketing calves and regularly uses the Mt Barker saleyards 20km away from the farm. Calves are typically marketed about nine to ten months of age. His calves meet strong competition and Jon 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. Jon markets his calves from 350 to 450kg and lighter calves may be retained to be grown out before marketing.

With a strong ethos of treating his livestock right, Jon’s herd is exceptionally quiet. These cattle are rotationally grazed and with regular handling the benefit is obvious with the herd calm. Having used other breeds along with his Charolais, Jon is a strong advocate of the advantages the Charolais breed can offer to a breeding program. 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 Jon’s goal of maximising productivity.

Charolais sired Silver Calves with their Angus dams.

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From the Archives - 1976 “the message has stood the test of time and still rings true”

Charolais Success

Lulu is too beautiful to die

(Jan 1976)

Lulu, the 14½ month old cross bred heifer that won the supreme champion award at the 1975 Royal Smithfield Show held recently at Earl’s Court in London, will not share the fate of most of her predecessors. Her new owners, the Dewhurst chain of butchers, have decided that Lulu’s too beautiful to be slaughtered, so instead she will be sent to the company’s farm for breeding. She is a cross between the Charolais bull “Sujet” (sire of last year’s champion) and a domestic Aberdeen Angus/ Shorthorn, and is the first heifer to win at Smithfield since 1966.

(Jan 1976)

At the recent Beef Cattle & Carcase Competition conducted by The Clarence Pastoral & Agricultural Society at Grafton, the Champion Carcase was won by a Charolais Cross exhibited by V. Phelps. This entry was awarded 2nd on the Hoof in a 2 tooth Class of 17 animals and realised 28 cents lb. Mr Phelps other entry gained 2nd in the Carcase Awards. Other awards were:1st Hoof & Hook (6 tooth) – Bianca Charolais Stud; 3rd Hoof in Class no permanent teeth over 800 lbs – W. & M. Kingsley; 1st Hoof 2nd Carcase (Pen of 3-2 tooth) – A.P. Fahey.

The 1975 Royal Smithfield Show – 164th in a long line stretching back to 1799 – once again attracted a very high entry of some 1,702 livestock and carcases, only a few less than last year’s record. The British farm machinery manufacturers, for whom Smithfield is an important ‘shop window’, announced that their 500 million (pounds sterling) export target for 1975 had already been exceeded by 15 million (pounds sterling) in the first 10 months alone – 51 per cent up on the same period in 1974.

Stanthorpe Success

(Jan 1976)

With a total of 180 entries in the Fat Cattle Section and against competition unequalled at any country show, Charolais breeders again kept the breed to the fore at the 1976 Stanthorpe Show. First in the class for Bullock, any age, was A.P. and V. Bondfield’s Charolais Cross entry, while they were awarded a second in the 2-tooth Steer Class. W.T. & E.A. Potter of Derrymore, Texas, added to their list of successes with a first in the Pen of Three and Reserve Champion Pen. Congratulations to these two consistent promotors of Charolais. 40

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Front Cover Image - April 1976 Sundowner Ranches Giant, with owners Trevor Cottee and Noel Johns with Queensland Regional Secretary Grace Searl and judge Peter Bondfield in the foreground. This was taken at the Feature show held at Toowoomba.


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Harnessing Heterosis with Success

The muscle through the topline is evident on this young calf.

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Charolais offer many advantages to the Cooke Family breeding program located on the Richmond River just north of proclaimed beef capital Casino in Northern New South Wales. Wayne and Angela Cooke with Wayne’s parents Barry and Joan run 200 F1 Brahman Hereford breeders as well as a well-established piggery operation. Barry and Joan purchased the property in 1962. With the goal of breeding highly marketable weaners the Cookes have used Charolais for over twelve years now with great results. With a rainfall of 1270mm the Cooke Family can run their herd at high density on the 214 hectare property and Charolais have become a key component of their program. The property has a range of soil types from riverbank loam to sandy soils on the higher country. Being located on the coastal side of the Great Dividing Range with high rainfall the country leaches nutrients and is copper deficient. Pastures include Rhodes Grass, paspalum and kikuyu that take advantage of the summer rainfall. Effluent from the piggery is spread on the property with recent additions of single super and sulphur to encourage pasture productivity on the property.


Temperatures in the region range from 0-5 degrees in winter to low forties in summer with high humidity making for challenging conditions for the breeding herd. The 200 F1 breeders suit the local area exceptionally well with Wayne commenting that “some breeders have lasted with full mouths until 17 years of age”. These large framed females have the ability to hold condition and retain a strong salvage value with Wayne quoting cull F1 females making $1,400 when sold in 2016. Cull cattle are sold through Casino saleyards 18km from the property. Wayne said “the Brahman Hereford F1 females have great mothering ability and the F1 Brahman females opened access to many markets looking for some content”. Replacements are joined to a Limousin sire to calve as three year olds which is standard practice on the coast. They are then joined to Charolais for their subsequent calves. Calving starts in August with the goal to market these calves late March at the local George & Furhmann weaner sale held in Casino. This long running event attracted over 1821 European infused weaners in 2016 being the 41st annual sale. This sale is highly regarded and attracts repeat buyers from a large buying area. The Cooke weaners averaged 280kg liveweight at the 2016 sale. Cows receive an annual drench, fluke treatment and 7in1 with calves vaccinated with 5in1. Although ticks are in the area no cattle are treated for ticks. Cows are fly tagged for Buffalo fly when required. The herd is supplemented with silage, their own molasses mix and calves are creep fed to assist with growth potential. For the first time Wayne is planting 16 acres for corn silage this year. Ryegrass is direct drilled with great success for feed and after grazing is finished, soy beans are direct drilled into the paddock. Sires have been used from Temana, and Palgrove with Wayne looking for good temperament and ability to produce softer easy finishing progeny. Wayne leans towards a sire with strong muscle attributes as his females have plenty of frame. Adding the Charolais to the F1 Brahman Hereford captures both direct and maternal heterosis and makes for a highly productive breeding herd. The calves on their dams showed significant muscling, depth and growth rate with that all important softness of skin. Wayne aims to market 80% of his weaner steers in one line at Casino and finds the Charolais sired calves can achieve this. The Charolais sires calves have more colour uniformity aiding visual marketing more than other sires used in the past. The F1 cows have significant variation in colouration with the majority of calves exhibiting a beautiful soft cream colouration. Lighter calves are retained and grown out if required to marketable weight. Wayne and other breeders in the area with similar breeding programs can work together to market lines of cattle when larger numbers are required. Wayne commented “the uniformity that Charolais pass onto their progeny means that calves from many programs can be consolidated with the only real difference their earmark”. This ability is significant when orders are available that cannot be filled by one breeder.

Seeing the herd grazing in what has been a dry period, it is apparent that the Cooke Family program is achieving results with the calf drop extremely uniform and marketable. Harnessing heterosis and keeping the cow herd adapted to the local environment has provided a springboard for the success of the Charolais sires. Proof of the quality of the breeding program is Wayne and Angela’s children Riley and Ella, exhibited one of the Charolais sired calves to place first on the hook at the Lismore North Coast National Steer Show. Riley and Ella also purchased a Charolais Angus cross steer and this calf produced the champion carcase at Lismore. A picture on the wall shows Barry’s considerable success with their pigs at the Sydney Royal showing the family’s eye for quality livestock has been passed down the generations. Wayne is proud of the success of his calves with return buyers regularly operating on the properties annual draft at Casino and Charolais are a key component in this achievement.

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Elders Echo 62D Daughter of Blackjack Sire: Gerrard Pastor 35Z – Sire of many wonderful females in Canada, sold in 2015 for $75,000 Dam: SVY Starstruck 8X – 2013 Agribition Royal Bank Supreme Champion Female. BlackJack is ranked in the top 10% for Weaning Weight & top 15% for Yearling Weight.

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Dam: SVY Starstruck 8X

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WORLD CLASS CHAROLAIS SIRES Elite calving ease sires

VPI FREE LUNCH 708T

PARINGA HARVEY H338

• Homozygous polled • Elite calving ease sire • Leading sire for SC EBV +5.1

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FIRST

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• Homozygous polled • Excellent maternal traits • Functional daughters with excellent udders • Suitable for heifers

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Rebecca Keeley with her Calf Champion Heifer Chenu Rebecca 13.

Senior & Grand Champion Female & Supreme Exhibit, Rangan Showgirl H130 with Laura and Jessica Cook, Matt Coleman, RASV Chairperson, Bernie Lamers, judge Brent Fisher and kneeling George Crocombe.

Brandon Sykes kneeling with Junior Champion Heifer Waterford Lady Gina L33E exhibited by Sapphire and Deborah Halliday, Waterford Charolais and sashed by Victorian Chairperson Geoff King.

Brandon Sykes with Junior Champion Bull Waterford Lambrusco L43E exhibited by Sapphire and Deborah Halliday, Waterford Charolais.

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Glen Waldron and Kim Groner, Elite Charolais exhibited the Senior & Grand Champion Bull, Elite Kustom Made sashed by Roderick Binny.

Top price female at the Sale Waterford Lady Gina L33E offered by Sapphire and Deborah Halliday, Waterford Charolais and purchased by Ron Johnstone, Milford Charolais, Beaudesert Qld with sale coordinators Chris Norris, Elite Auctions, auctioneer Brian Leslie and the Waterford Crew.


Melbourne Royal Feature Stepping Out In Style Judge: Mr Brent Fisher, Silverstream Charolais NZ

A five year old cow with an exceptional calf at foot has won the top award at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Feature showing of Charolais. Graeme Cook’s Rangan Showgirl G84 sired by Harvie Redemption won the senior and grand champion female on the way to being awarded Supreme Exhibit by judge Mr Brent Fisher, Silverstream Charolais, New Zealand. Brent worked through the superb entry of Charolais from four states giving clear and concise commentary in all the classes. Silverstream is internationally recognised as a leading source of genetics and this was Brent’s second Melbourne Feature show as judge having previously officiated at the 1999 Feature show. Calf champion heifer was won by Chenu Charolais with their six month old Chenu Rebecca 13 sired by MD Sentinal Ruler G1520 from the well known Rebecca female family. Glen Waldron and Kim Groner made the trip down from Queensland successful when their Elite Doris L12 won the Reserve Calf Champion Heifer. The junior heifer classes were exceptionally well supported at Melbourne with large numbers parading. In the 12 to 14 class Waterford Lady Gina L33 sired by Palgrove Hermes took the judges eye. This well grown heifer with tremendous softness and appeal also won the junior champion ribbon for exhibitors Deborah and Sapphire Halliday. The Reserve junior champion heifer came from the oldest junior class with D & S Newcomen’s Tambo River Looking Good taking the sash. Rangan Showgirl won the 14 to 16 month class for the Cook Family. This heifer was sired by Merit Roundup and from their highly successful Showgirl Family. Katie McIntyre placed second in this class with Hazel Downs Lucy. This was Katie’s first Royal and she also had a third in the 18 to 20 months class. Junior members, the Fogden Family from Loxton SA placed third in the strong 14 to 16 months class with their Adelaide Royal junior champion heifer Boulview Lucy.

The remaining junior heifer class was won by Waterford with Waterford Lavender L22E. Senior champion judging was contested by the three winners of the age classes which were all Rangan Showgirls from the Cook Family. The senior champion Rangan Showgirl G84 paraded with a hefty bull calf at foot sired by Rangan Park Homer H24. Mr Fisher described Rangan Showgirl G84, a five-year-old cow with eight-month-old bull calf at foot, as “so soft, so sound. She has a great udder, doing a great job on the calf, and a female that I really appreciate,” he said. “She’s miss dependable, the type of cow you have in your herd, and will have in your herd for a long time, and you can breed her any which way and you will always end up with something good.” Showgirl G84 was sired by Harvie Redemption 36P. This female was a real powerhouse and the calf at foot was ample evidence of her maternal abilities. The winner of the Senior female 20 to 24 months was a daughter of the senior champion and a full sister to the champions calf. Reserve senior champion female was McLachlan Group’s Airlie Katrina G751.This female also paraded with a powerful calf at foot and was similar in type to the senior champion with both females having tremendous depth of body and volume. Katrina G751 is sired by homebred Airlie sire, Airlie Xist whose dam Airlie Noisette Q303 was the Supreme Exhibit at Melbourne Royal in 1999 when Brent last judged at Melbourne Royal. The baby bull class was won by Rangan Melman, the calf at foot on the Senior Champion cow. Calf and Junior Champion bull was eleven month old, Waterford Lambrusco for Deborah and Sapphire Halliday. This stylish bull was sired by Palgrove Hermes. The junior champion bull weighed 618kg, and measured 9mm rump, 6mm rib and 101cm2. cont page 48.... 47


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Waterford also won another junior bull class with the progeny of Waterford Gilbrator G82E, Waterford Lionheart L34E. Elite Lethal Weapon sired by Moongool Gunman won the 14 to 16 months class and Airlie Lancelot won the 16 to 18 months junior bull class. Elite Charolais won the Senior and Grand Champion bull with their entry Elite Kustom Made sired by Kindara Captain Jack. At 23 months this sire weighed in at 988kg with scans of 9/5mm and 130cm2 EMA. A half brother Elite Kryptonite placed second in this class for Elite. Reserve senior champion bull was Deborah and Sapphire Halliday’s Moongool Just A Gigolo J281E sired by Silverstream Evolution E168. Airlie Koradji won the 24 to 30 months class for McLachlan Group. Waterford Charolais continued their outstanding day in the group classes winning the Breeder’s Group award, placing first and second in the Progeny Class and first in the Two Bulls Class. In the Progeny Class the progeny of Palgrove Hermes won blue and progeny of home bred sire Waterford Gilbrator took the second placing. Waterford Charolais were announced as the most successful exhibitor after a rewarding day in the ring. Graeme Cook and family won the best two females with their Showgirl family to cap off a great showing. One of the great attributes of the Melbourne Feature was the large number of junior breeders leading in the ring. Engaging our youth with Charolais can only have positive advantages for the future of our breed. The Society extend their appreciation to all the members of the Victorian committee that made the feature show such an outstanding success which was celebrated with a social function after the conclusion of judging. Many sponsors had supported the event and their contribution was greatly appreciated by all the exhibitors.

Interstate visitors at Melbourne Feature show, Helen Alexander, Glen Waldron, Kim Groner and Society Prsident Chris Knox.

Mt William ???????? Sire: Bleblack Digger

Three men who have made a significant contribution to Victorian Charolais, Bernie Lamers, George Crocombe and State Chairman Geoff King waiting for the judge to make his championship selection.

Royal Feature Sale a Great Success The Victorian Committee organised a Feature Sale as a special event. This is the first time a sale has been held on the Melbourne Showground for many years and the crowd watching indicated the public was very interested. The sale was streamed on Elite Livestock Auctions online and Brian Leslie was the auctioneer. The online streaming was well received and strong bidding was done online. Lot 1 in the ring, Waterford Lady Gina L33 (P) offered by Deborah and Sapphire Halliday topped the sale at $14,000. This heifer was the junior champion female and sold to Ron Johnstone, Milford Charolais stud in Queensland. Rangan Showgirl L83 (P) sired by Merit Roundup made $9,500 selling to the Apriash Charolais Stud. A class winner this heifer is a grand daughter of Palgrove Showgirl 6 and ranks in the top 1% for 200 day weight. The Nesbitt Family from Cooma selected Waterford Lavender L22 (P) sired by Gerrard Montezuma 6T for $6,000. 48

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Top price bull was the senior sire Hazel Downs Kakadu (R/F) selling for $5,500 to the Wieck Family, Maffra. The only cow and calf unit in the sale captured spirited bidding before being knocked down for $9,500 to Katie McIntyre. Ashwood Park Freedom (P) sired by Paringa Rio Bravo D213 had a six month bull calf at foot. McLachlan Group offered the pick of eight embryos from their embryo inventory. Brendan Scheiwe paid $600 per embryo. Tambo River offered six embryos from the joining of Silverstream Geddes and donor Ashwood Park Cindy C1E and these averaged $516 from Winter Hill Charolais. All lots sold at auction except one which was sold immediately after the event. Females averaged $6,437 with bulls averaging $5,250.

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The 2016 Team

2016 National Youth Stampede The Charolais National Youth Stampede made a comeback in 2016 with an outstanding level of support from industry youth. Eighty competitors attended the Dubbo based event and the level of participation was outstanding. Attendees had the benefit of industry recognised instructors and they gave the event format a huge thumbs up. Competitors attended from Canada, Western Australian Queensland and New South Wales. Coonabarabran and Wellington schools in central NSW were well represented with their cattle teams. It was also great to see the next generation of established Charolais families participating, some of the parents were attendees at the original Youth Stampede in Dubbo back in the 90’s. Education had a strong focus and we are fortunate in Charolais to have a significant talent pool prepared to pass on their expertise to our Stampede attendees. Starting early on the Friday competitors attended workshops on topics relating to the beef industry and life skills. All competitors were involved in public speaking with Kel Bridges offering the opportunity to learn one of the best skills to master in everyday life. Kristie O’Brien gave a highly informative session on Social media and the implications of posts and using platforms for marketing. A huge shout out to Kristie O’Brien for her great games session which had the entrants participating as teams across the age groups. Donna Robson and Nicole Nicholls gave highly informative sessions on assessing structure before judging the junior judging competitions for all exhibitors. Senior competitors attending a workshop with Brett Littler at St Johns evaluating carcase and live animals. Casey & Nigel Wieck, Warren Miller, Gavin O’Brien, Nicole Nicholls, Chris Knox, Kim Groner, Steve Martin, Lonnie Stone, Steve Franco and Steve Hayward all offered their expertise to lecture the competitors. It is not everyday that you get access to this level of experience.

Ced Wise gave a lecture to the senior competitors on artificial breeding and this generated some excellent questions in the lecture. Adam Little from sponsor Pasture Genetics took the seniors for a discussion on opportunities with improving pasture and this lecture also generated many questions. Mr Chris Garvin judged the cattle being looked after by the stampede entrants and this gave another opportunity for contestants to see how a ring works before parading classes. Champion Steer was Elite Alfie paraded by Sophie Day. Champion heifer was Moongool Oregan 6 paraded by Carmen Sowden and Champion Bull was Blue Gate Leonardo paraded by Sharnie Franco. Mr Roger Evans judged the paraders and did a superb job. With wife Niaomi stewarding he took the contestants through their paces and then gave a thorough explanation on why competitors were successful or tips on improving skills in the ring. William Dimmick and Miley O’Brien won the Pee Wee Champion and Reserve Champion Parader respectively. Junior parader was Jack Steele with Emma Steele Reserve champion. Intermediate champion Parader was Carmen Sowden with Amy Whitechurch awarded reserve Intermediate Champion. Canadian visitor Shae-Lynn Evans won the Senior and Grand champion Parader in her first visit to Australia. Reserve senior parader was Chloe Janic. Champion Herdpersons in their divisions were Sharni Franco (Pee Wee), Lannah Sowden (Junior), Isobel Robertson (Intermediate) and Brendon Lydford (Senior). Isobel Robertson from Armidale was announced as the Champion Herdsperson for the 2016 Youth Stampede. Brendon Lydford was the Senior and Grand champion junior judge with other division winners William Dimmick (Pee Wee), Emma Steele (Junior) and Carmen Sowden (Intermediate). There are so many people behind the scenes that contributed to the success of this event and the Charolais Society wishes to thank each and every one.

Supporting Sponsors: Allflex, Fairfex Media, Virbac, Ridley, Semex Beef, Herdlink, Ced Wise AB Services, Bovine Scanning Services, The Cattle Shop, Elanco Animal Health, Pasture Genetics, Ascot Charolais, Pine Park Charolais, Venturon Charolais, Waterford Charolais, Palgrove Charolais, Wakefield Charolais, Elite Charolais, Winchester Charolais, Myona Charolais, Quicksilver Charolais, Landmark, DSK Charolais, 4 Ways Charolais, Airlie Charolais, Temana Charolais, Aussie Rural, Colin Rex, Charolais Society of Australia Ltd. 50

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Casey N Nigel Wieck “Awesome event!!! Super well run. Kids ranked it best youth show they have ever been to!!! Kel N Gaz Steele A massive congratulations on the running of the youth stampede. You all need a big pat on the back. It was brilliantly run and our kids had a great time, plus the classes you put on were very informative and practical. Thanks so much Maylene Griffin “what a great experience for the young ones. Congratulations to all”.

ns arolais, judge Roger Eva Michael Bond, Airlie Ch ada Can ns, Eva n Lyn aeSh and Champion Parader,

Airlie Rebecca L34E

$7,500 for Charolais Youth

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Airlie Rebecca L34E & Air

The heifer Airlie Rebecca L34E donated by Alex and Barbara McLachlan, Airlie Charolais was knocked down for $7,500 at the annual dinner held in July 2016. Rebecca L34E seen above with Airlie manager Warren Miller was purchased by Ron Johnstone, Milford Charolais, Beaudesert Qld.

a Charolais with Beverley Hogland, Myon en Lydford, Dubbo. Champion Judge Brend

Rebecca attracted strong interest and the bidding was lively until the hammer fell. At just 12 months of age this heifer comes direct from the Airlie embryo transfer program and represents one of Airlie’s leading families with a strong highly distinguished pedigree. Alex and Barbara donated the full proceeds of this heifer to benefit the development of Charolais Youth in Australia. It is hoped to be able to offer an overseas award as part of the 2017 Youth Stampede. It is hoped that each National we can feature a donation heifer/genetic package to continue to fund our youth. We aim to provide the opportunity to experience not only cattle handling but be exposed to other opportunities in the beef industry both domestically and internationally.

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National “Showcase 2016” For the first time the Charolais breed had the opportunity to participate in a true National Show where breeders were not required to offer their animals for sale. This event, the “Fairfax Agricultural Media Showcase 2016” attracted 124 entries from three states with the promise of more support at Showcase 2017. Judge was the master breeder Mr Peter Collins of the Merridale Angus stud, Tennyson. Peter not only has great skills in evaluating animals in the ring as well as conveying his thoughts to the audience. Merridale Angus has provided high quality genetics to the Angus world for many years following on from Peter’s involvement in his families Merrigrange Angus stud. The first three heifer classes averaged sixteen head and provided a spectacle for the great crowd in attendance. Class after class paraded with depth from start to finish highlighting the efforts members had taken to support this event in its first year. Junior champion was from the sole Victorian exhibitor Rebecca Keeley and Colin Pickering with their exhibit Chenu Ziggy 34. Mr Collins commenting on this champion said “ this heifer had it all, with her leg extension she shows herself off well. She has that thickness along the spine and deep hindquarter. She looks a wonderful cow which I believe will become an outstanding cow”. DSK TGL Wendy K50E stood out to the judge in the Intermediate Heifer section. Exhibited by Chris Knox and Helen Alexander Wendy showed excellent growth and appealed to the judge for her smooth muscle and great length of body.

Senior and grand champion cow was Airlie Katrina G751E exhibited by the McLachlan Group. Mr Collins said “the cow was full of appeal, she’s a big volume cow with a lot of depth and a lot of thickness, but still has the refinement up front, which I like in females as that means they are going to breed”. Reigning Sydney champion bull DSK TGL Legacy L34E took the top honours in the bull section. Mr Collins said the grand champion bull, although a “youngster” had enormous eye muscle area and was structurally very sound. “He’s a bull that’s built right and damn near perfect, an exceptional young calf, and they are hard to find.” Legacy was the calf at foot on the top price female at the 2015 National Sale when purchased by Elite Charolais and Moongool Charolais studs. Legacy was then awarded the Allflex Supreme Exhibit award. Senior champion exhibit also came from north of the border with Steven Hayward’s Advance Kenworth K41E (P) winning the top award. Kenworth weighed in at 1094kg at 23 months with an EMA of 146cm2. The two groups classes were strongly contested with the highlight 9 breeders group competing for the $1000 on offer in the “Presidents Cup” sponsored by Chris Knox and Helen Alexander. Airlie Charolais won this strongly contested class and was later named as the Premier Exhibitor of the event. The Showcase achieved its goal of displaying the best of the breed and we look forward to a bigger and better Showcase 2017.

National Sale The National Sale capped off a tremendous Charolais weekend with bulls reaching $17,000 and heifers $8,000. Lot 1, Colinta Krusty topped the sale at $17,000 selling to the Rowlands Family, Humboldt Charolais, Comet Qld. Krusty offered by Colinta Holdings Pty Ltd weighed 1050kg with a 142cm2 EMA. Chris Knox and Helen Alexander sold DSK TGL Kakadu K69E for $11,000 to Kenmere Charolais. Kenmere also selected Airlie Lawrence for $4000. Top price female was offered by Col Pickering and Rebecca Keeley, Chenu Charolais Victoria. Chenu Ziggy 34 (Showcase Junior Champion Heifer) was purchased by CCJ’s Charolais, Wulkaraka Qld. CCJ’s also purchased four other heifers to be the volume buyer. Terry and Maylene Griffin sold Temana Liberty L14E for $6,000 to CCJ’s Charolais. McLachlan Group sold Airlie Katrina L72E for $7000 to Stoney Creek Charolais. Palgrove Charolais sold a package of four embryos from the joining of Silverstream Evolution and Palgrove Refine 58 for $10,400 to the Bell Family, Capel WA. This package of embryos was from a Palgrove donor dam that had averaged $21,500 for her first three natural bull calves. 52

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Top price bull, Colinta Krusty on display in the ring before being sold for $17,000 to the Rowlands Family, Comet Qld.

Airlie sold a flush of 6 embryos for $6600 in donor dam and Showcase 2016 grand champion female Airlie Katrina G751E to Elite Charolais. Airlie also offered a pick of eight embryos from their tank and these sold for $700 to Tractor Charolais, Denman. Rebecca Keeley and Colin Pickering had a great National debut selling three yearling heifers to average $5,083. All three sold to CCJ’s stud. Overall bulls averaged $7,0714, females $4,100 and embryos averaged $1,333 each. The sale grossed $148,500 for the 28 lots sold.


Showcase 2016 Champion Row

Junior Champion Heifer Sponsored by Virbac: Chenu Ziggy 34 (P) - R Keeley & C Pickering

Intermediate Champion Heifer Sponsored by Semex Beef: DSK TGL Wendy K50E - C Knox & H Alexander

Reserve Junior Champion Heifer Sponsored by Virbac: CB Lady In Red (AI)(P)(R/F) - N & C Wieck

Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer Sponsored by Semex Beef: Crathes Liberty K22 (P) - KD & RB Glasson

Grand Champion Senior Champion Female Sponsored by Wakefield Charolais: Airlie Katrina G751E - Alex McLachlan A.M.

Sponsors

Reserve Senior Champion Female Sponsored by Wakefield Charolais: Moongool Thyphena 7 (AI)(P) – Keddstock Pty Ltd

Grand Champion Junior Champion Bull Sponsored by Elite Charolais: DSK TGL Legacy L34E (P) - Elite & Moongool

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Sponsored by Pasture Genetics: Elite Lethal Weapon (R/F) - Elite Cattle Co

Senior Champion Bull Sponsored by Landmark: Advance Kenworth K41 (P) (R/F) - SB Hayward

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Sponsored by Pasture Genetics: Elstow Kit Kat (P) (R/F) - B & M McConnaughty

Aussie Rural Bovine Scanning Services Ced Wise AB Services Elanco Animal Health Herdlink Landmark Pasture Genetics Ridley Semex Beef The Cattle Shop Virbac 4 Ways Charolais Airlie Charolais Ascot Charolais DSK Charolais Elite Charolais Myona Charolais Palgrove Charolais Pine Park Charolais Temana Charolais Venturon Charolais Wakefield Charolais Waterford Charolais Winchester Charolais Quicksilver Charolais Colin Rex Charolais Society of Aust. Thank you to all our sponsors for their contribution to our event. 53


Technical

Charolais Terminal Cross Breeding Project Beef Information Nucleus (BIN) This progeny test project is designed to: • Demonstrate and establish the value of crossbreeding to commercial beef producers by using high performance terminal sires (Charolais, Limousin), in commercial British bred (Angus) females in Southern Australia. • Demonstrate and establish the value of crossbreeding to commercial beef producers by using high performance terminal sires (Charolais, Limousin), in commercial Brahman type females in Northern Australia. • Through the use of Limousin sires in the test, contribute information to AGBU on the formulation of multi- breed EBV’s, EBVM • Collect information on the calving effect, weight performance, feedlot performance, carcase suitability and carcase makeup of all Charolais cross progeny generated by the test. • Gather genomic information as determined by AGBU to add to genetic information on the Charolais breed. • Submit raw data to Charolais Breedplan enabling the development of highly accurate carcase estimated breeding values. • Investigate the role of scanning and other live measurements in identifying superior carcase sires. • Use the test outcomes generated to demonstrate the benefits of well structured breeding programs. • Provide a beef industry extension, learning and training programme focused on beef production, meat quality and meat safety issues. • Progeny test young, performance recorded Charolais bulls for carcase and reproductive traits. • Create the opportunity to export Australian bred and evaluated Charolais genetics to seed stock and commercial herds internationally. 54

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Meat & Livestock Australia acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support the research and development detailed in this publication.

Project code: P.PSH.0552 Prepared by: Terence C Farrell


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The collection, validation, documentation and dissemination of breed genetic information will enhance the role and relevance of a modern day breed society and reduce reliance on third party providors for Bob Freer breed genetic information.

Abstract

Executive Summary

The progeny of fifty Charolais, eighteen Limousin and four Angus sires were evaluated to enhance the estimates of the Charolais Society crossbreed EBV traits. The 1200 progeny were produced from either Angus or Brahman cows. Birth, growth, feedlot and slaughter data were recorded for all progeny. A random sample from the progeny of all sires was collected for meat science analysis.

The aim of this project was to collect and analyse data on Charolais and Limousin sires to enable the Charolais Breedplan parameters to be updated. The Charolais scanning and meat quality data were insufficient at the time to produce reliable trait estimates and the data provided through this project would enable more reliable trait parameters to be estimated.

The data show that dystocia was not a major problem for any of the breeds represented with less than two per cent in the worst year and less than one per cent in the typical year. The other clear result was that meat tenderness was not affected by subcutaneous fat depth and had only a weak correlation to intramuscular fat percentage. The most efficient and profitable animals were those with higher yields and high growth rates.

Progeny data from 50 Charolais sires, 18 Limousin sires and 4 Angus sires were collected over a period of four years. The progeny were produced from either Angus or Brahman dams. The progeny were produced at five farms in Victoria in 2011, one farm in Queensland in 2012 and the same Queensland farm and a farm at Walcha in 2013. The Walcha trial ran into a drought period and only data on parent verified steers was collected for the analysis.

The data was loaded onto Breedplan in November of 2014 and updated trait values were produced for that run. The Society will evaluate these results and utilise the collated data in the BREEDPLAN analysis to identify leading sires which will improve the breeds rate of genetic gain. This project was estimated to produce a benefit cost ratio of 2:1 due to the projected increase in the use of superior animals within the breed and the industry in general.

Progeny were grown on pasture and then the majority was grain fed for a period of either 65, 80 or 100 days. In the first year of the project all of the heifers and half the steers were retained on pasture to test the significance of the steer growth rates on pasture versus grain feeding. The remaining steer group was grain fed at Charlton Feedlot.

References: Breedplan Charolais Index Values http://breedplan.une.edu. au/tips/Interpreting%20Australian%20Charolais%20Selection%20 Indexes.pdf Gee, A., Coffey, D., Porter, M., and Polkinghorne, R. (1998). Design and protocol for steak grilling trials. MSA, Sydney. Peter Honey 2013 A genetic approach to internal parasite control in Australian cattle: Final Report B.AHE.0066. SAS Institute Inc. 2010. SAS ÂŽ 9.2 Reference, Second Edition. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc

In the first year, the project was varied to include meat science data on samples that were collected from progeny that were slaughtered. The project was conducted over a period when the industry was changing from using satellite DNA markers to SNP DNA markers. The progeny were all tested with satellite markers for parent verification purposes. Hair samples have been retained at the University of Queensland for SNP analysis to facilitate the development of marker traits in the future. A small proportion of the Charolais Sires have also been tested with 20, 50 or 80K SNP. The birth, growth, feedlot and meat science data was loaded on to Breedplan in November 2014. The birth data showed that the rate of dystocia was less than two per cent in the first year and less than one per cent in the second and third years. No one sire produced more than two progeny with calving difficulties to estimate any reliable dystocia scores. The meat science data show that subcutaneous fat level had virtually no effect on beef tenderness and that intramuscular fat only had a very weak effect on tenderness. Semen has been retained from the leading sires in this project for use across the breed. The management plan for the dissemination of the semen has not been provided at this time. The Charolais Council will evaluate the results from this analysis to select the leading sires and promote their use within the breed. Samples have been retained by the UNE Meat Science Department for fatty acid profiling; however, that research will require a separate project. cont page 56.... 55


Table 1: Sire Linkage Map

Key CRC III BIN 1 BIN 2 BIN 3 BIN 4

Name

Breed

1

HASA12E

Ashwood Park Aristocrat (AI)(ET)

Char

1

2

ONZC26E

Silverstream Colorado C26)

Char

1

3

TOLD190E

Paringa Grid Maker D190 (AI)(ET)(P)

Char

1

4

TOLD194E

Paringa Pinay D194 (AI)(ET)

Char

1

5

OAUA5113E

LT Easy Blend 5125 (P)

Char

1

6

IAEC535F

Elgin Columbo

Char

1

7

OAUW3377E

M6 Grid Maker 104 (P)

Char

1

8

OAUA5186E

LT Thundering Wind 5200P (P)

Char

1

9

TOLD196E

Paringa Western Spur D196 (P)

Char

10

TOLD213E

Paringa Rio Bravo D213E (AI)(P)

Char

11

NCFD9D

Baroola D9D (P)

Char

2

12

PKD1134E

Palgrove Dexter

Char

2

13

JDSH374E

Riverglen High Performance

Char

2

14

RANE18E

Rangan Park Rio Bravo E18 (AI)(ET)(P)

Char

2

15

NCFD903D

Baroola D903D

Char

2

16

JDSP170E

Riverglen P710E

Char

17

TOLD101E

Paringa Max D101 (AI)(ET)(P/S)

Char

2

18

PLTD4E

River Run Dynamite

Char

2

19

TOLD250E

Paringa Rio Bravo D250 (AI)

Char

2

20

TOLD121E

Paringa Bluegrass D121 (AI)(ET)(P)

Char

2

21

TOLD123E

Paringa Bluegrass D123 (AI)(ET)(P)

Char

2

22

TOLD146E

Paringa Grid Maker D146 (AI)(ET)(P)`

Char

2

23

OAUB7002E

HCR Success

Char

24

WFMN54D

Warreden Nick

Char

25

KAVC24E

Kandanga Valley Cerulean

Char

3

26

KAVC156E

Kandanga Valley Chablis (P)

Char

3

27

WETD18E

Waterford Drawcard

Char

3

28

DP2D303E

Moongool Derringer

Char

3

29

BVCE20E

Branchview Eldorado

Char

3

30

CVWE30E

Calmview Extra Bull (P)

Char

3

31

PLTE29E

River Run Esky

Char

3

32

OAUF6550E

Leachman White Gold P200X

Char

3

33

SCBF5E

Shiiloh Filleroy

Char

3

34

GKAF34E

Charnelle F1-11

Char

3

35

IAEW2476F

Allanfauld Superscot (P)

Char

3

36

4HHE5E

Melplash Escargot

Char

3

37

IAFZ3344F

Virgil (P)

Char

3

38

ADVD36E

Advance Domino D36 (P)

Char

3

39

KRLV80F

Big Snow Gold Bullion (R/F)(Tw)

Char

3

40

OACC3106E

Gerrard Montezuma 6T (P)

Char

3

41

PLTE16E

River Run Excalibur (AI)(P)

Char

3

42

BSD62E

Mount William Dash D62 (P)

Char

4

43

MRD22E

Rosedale Donotello (P)

Char

4

44

GAVD15E

Winchester Davey Crockett D15E (P)(R/F)

Char

4

45

OAUZ6616E

LT Western Edge 4057 (P)

Char

4

46

DSKE38E

DSK HJ Expect No Better E38E (P)

Char

4

47

WETF3E

Waterford Foriegn Affair F3

Char

4

48

MPCE66E

Moona Plains E66E (AI)(ET)(P)

Char

4

49

SGSB126E

Minnie Vale Bonanza (P)

Char

4

50

VHVB24E

Violet Hills Barclay (P)

Char

6

51

OAUZ2022E

EC No Doubt 2011 (P)

Char

6

Females Brahman cows Angus Cows Brahman Cows Brahman Cows Angus cows

Link Breed Lim Bulls Lim Bulls Lim Bulls Ang Bulls

BIN 1

BIN 2

BIN 3

BIN 4

LIM BIN 2

Ident

BIN Project Rockhampton CRC Beef Project 2010-2011 BIN Yea Victoria 2011-2012 BIN Toogoolawah QLD 2012-2013 BIN Toogoolawah QLD 2012-2013 BIN Walcha NSW

CRC III

LIM BIN 1

#

5 5 2

5

1

2

5

1

2

5

6 3

4

5

2 0

Key LIM 1 LIM 2

2

4

6

4

BIN Project 2010-2011 Limousin BIN in NSW 2011-2012 Limousin BIN in NSW

6

Link Breed Char Bulls Char Bulls


Project Summary

Charolais Terminal Cross Breeding Project cont...

This project was completed over three joining years commencing with the first joining in 2010. The progeny from the first joining were slaughtered in January and February of 2012. The calves from the second year were slaughtered in September 2013 and the third cohort at Moona Plains was slaughtered in February and March 2014. The Ashvale cohort were slaughtered in September 2014.

Year 1 Charolais, Limousin and a Shorthorn sire

were joined to 500 Angus cows on 5 farms in Victoria. The Shorthorn sire was used as a link to CRC data. There were 407 progeny from this cohort. Fifty per cent of the steers and all of the heifers were pasture finished and slaughtered separately at Packenham abattoir in Victoria. The remaining fifty per cent of the steers from the Fox and Larnoo farms were purchased and sent to Charlton feedlot in Victoria for 100 day grain finishing and then slaughtered through JBS at Yanco in NSW.

Year 2 The first cohort of Charolais and Limousin

sires over Brahman cows was raised at Ashvale Station at Toogoolawah in Queensland. Warenden Nick was the CRC link sire. Several sires were used to link year 1 to the year 2 cohorts. There were 15 Charolais sires and 485 progeny from this cohort. The progeny were grain finished at Toogoolawah and Smithfield feedlots in Queensland for 100 days. The progeny were then slaughtered at either JBS Dinmore or Kilcoy Pastoral Company depending on their carcase weights. Link animals were transported to both locations to accommodate the feedlot and abattoir fixed effects.

Table 2: Other Breed Sire Linkage Map CRC III

BIN 1

0

1

BIN 2

BIN 3

BIN 4

LIM BIN 1

LIM BIN 2

Name

Breed

Broome Waco L82

SH

Goldstar Drawcard

Lim

1

White Lakes Duke Of York

Lim

1

Bruangil Park Domino

Lim

1

Roma Park Clints Powerhouse

Lim

1

Donna Valley Poll Cocoa Bean

Lim

1

Palmdale Utah

Lim

1

Parkview Cobalt

Lim

1

Donna Valley Cabernet

Lim

1

Spring Creek Enviable (P)

Lim

2

5

Morrisvale Emperor (P)

Lim

2

5

Bruangil Park Dynamite (P)

Lim

2

5

Glencairn York 03 309 (PN)

Lim

2

5

Longreach Contestabull (P)

Lim

2

Stevens Blackheart

Lim

2

3

5

6

Bernicia Polled Eleazor

Lim

2

3

5

6

Warrawindi Easy Going

Lim

2

3

5

6

Mandayen Eveready E1385

Lim

2

3

5

6

Birubi Executive E148

Lim

2

3

5

6

Boyd Beef Maker 3069

Ang

4

Te Mania Ada A149

Ang

4

Boorooooka Warwick W245

Ang

4

Year 3 Charolais and Angus sires were joined to

Angus cows at Moona Plains, Walcha, NSW. The sires were linked to year 3 progeny at Ashvale Station in Queensland. The breeding group included 10 Charolais sires and 220 cows. This cohort ran into the drought of 2013 and 2014 and therefore the animals did not grow at their full potential even though the steers were supplementary fed. The steers were fed for 100 and 135 days in two pens at the University of New England feedlot (Tullimba) and then slaughtered in two groups at Bindaree Beef, Inverell, NSW.

Year 3 The second cohort of Charolais and Limousin

5

sires over Brahman cows was also raised at Ashvale Station. The same cow cohort was used as for year 2. 18 Charolais sires and 360 cows were joined to produce 248 progeny. This cohort included progeny from five of the 10 Limousin sires that were used in year two and these were effectively the link sires for this group. The progeny were grain fed for 100 and 80 days respectively for the steers and heifers at the Toogoolawah feedlot. All progeny were slaughtered at JBS Dinmore.

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Methodology The first draft of sires for this project was selected on several points. The first cohort were leading international sires from the UK, the US, or New Zealand. The first cohort also included top Australian sires for either growth or fat traits. Furthermore the first cohort included a Shorthorn link sire. The second cohort of sires was primarily from Australian or US lineage and from the Beef CRC project (at Rockhampton in QLD). When selecting the third cohort members of the Society were able to nominate sires and the final group was selected by the Charolais council. The most common joining was a single AI insemination followed by backup sire if the cow returned to heat. The Walcha trial included double AI, three weeks apart, followed by a single sire backup program. For each cohort it was essential to link the AI sire progeny group to the backup sire progeny group and therefore at least one AI sire was also included in the backup sire group to provide a link. Each of the cohorts also included at least two links to the other year cohorts to enable all three cohorts to be statistically compared. In the northern herd at Ashvale Station five of the ten Limousin sires that were used in the second year were again used in the third year and these effectively provided the links for these cohorts. Progeny were weighed and tagged at birth. This date also provided the gestation length if an AI sire was used. The calves were next weighed at 200 days and in most cases also weaned at this point. An earmark, vaccines etc were applied at this time. The hair sample for DNA testing was extracted at this point. In most cases the male and female progeny were separated into two contemporary groups at this stage. Flight time was tested on all cohorts with a view to correlating flight time to pH decline or ultimate pH. Early results indicated that faster flight times did not correlate with pH declines or ultimate pH. Two times were recorded on the second cohort at 200 and 300 days. The correlation between the two times was 0.60. The dams were also tested and the correlation was 0.30. The correlation to pH was 0.16. Flight times were also recorded on the third cohort but again no significant correlation was detected.

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The 400 day weight was taken as near to the day as possible. The next weight was typically a feedlot entry weight (or a 500 day weight). There were generally three weights recorded for the feedlots: entry, mid and exit weight. Pen numbers were recorded where animals were separated. In cases where animals were fed in two different feedlots, care was taken to ensure that a number of progeny from the same sire were sent to each facility to ensure a link to the other feedlot existed. Scan data was recorded at 200 days and 400 days for most of the first cohort as a trial to see if the 200 day scan would be useful as a predictor of 400 day scans. The conclusion from the data was no and therefore only 400 day scans were recorded on the remaining cohorts. A worm test was conducted on the second cohort following methods described by Dr Peter Honey (2013) in his B.AHE.0066 Final Report. The results showed that the worm burden was too low to cause a significant issue for the progeny. Feedback on the test method from Dr Rob Woolaston indicated that the animals should have been provided with a standard dose worm challenge as opposed to the natural selection method proposed by Dr Honey. Owing to the disagreement in the two methods no further testing was conducted. These points were raised with the BREEDPLAN Technical Liaison Group (BTLG) which sought to clarify which method should be used in the future. Steers from the Walcha trial at Moona Plains were grain fed at the University of New England’s Tullimba feedlot for 110 days. The results indicated no significant difference between the weight gains of the progeny of the sires. The progeny were slaughtered by sex and AI or backup group in lots of between 50 and 60 animals. Where possible the average weight and fat of the group would meet the carcase specifications and penalties were accepted where animals did not meet specifications. In the first year the animals were slaughtered in groups of 100; however, this proved to increase the risk associated with an abattoir malfunction or error. The ideal lot size was the 50-60 head that would fit on a double-B. This number was also efficient for recording pH declines and for sample collection in the chillers. In the first year abattoir data were collected by the MSA grader in the plant. For the second and third years the regional MSA supervisor graded the carcases and the data were included in the MSA research data set.


Charolais Silver Calves (Charolais x Angus) steers produced in the Southern BIN project on feed.

Data storage and upload In the first two kills, the meat science samples were extracted in the chiller. In the third kill the sample was extracted from the LT muscle while on the boning room table. This second option proved to be a poor location as the number of errors increased, and in one case a set of samples had to be DNA matched. All subsequent samples were removed from the carcases while they were in the chiller which was very effective. Samples were Cryovaced and then boxed and stored in the abattoir retain chiller (2 -4 degree Celsius). The boxed meat was transported fresh at 2 degree Celsius in large esky with ice and with temperature recorders to the UNE Meat Science Lab. The samples were aged in the UNE lab chillers to 14 days from the slaughter date and then tested or frozen and then thawed until tested. The samples were tested using the standard MSA Beef protocols for shearforce, meat colour (L, A, B), fat colour, cooking loss, pH and intramuscular fat percentage. A sample of subcutaneous fat was also collected and stored (frozen -40 degrees Celsius) for fatty acid composition at UNE. The fatty acid samples were not analysed in this project. The data for all traits were merged into a single Microsoft Excel file. SAS was used to analyse the data using the proc mix model. Fixed effects included sire, breed, contemporary group (which was also a proxy for year), age and where significant sex, feedlot group and kill group if relevant. The adjusted least square means were computed and the results included in graphs with standard error bars for each trait. A significant difference exists between sires where the standard error bars do not overlap. If the bars do overlap then there is no significant difference between the sires. The reported T-values in the tables show the degrees of significant difference more precisely between sires. The tables also show the significant fixed effects. The sires can be compared directly for each trait from either the graph or the tables. Once the Breedplan parameters have been re-estimated with this data, then those Breedplan results will provide the best ranking for each trait as they will also include the other phenotypic birth and growth data submitted by members.

All of the data has been stored in a master file and a copy of the data has been sent to ABRI and MLA. Breedplan relevant data was loaded on November 24 for the November 2014 monthly analysis. MSA Data from the second and third years has been uploaded to the MSA Research Data set. (Data from the first year of the project was collected via a MSA Grader but was not graded by the MSA Regional Coordinator and was therefore was not eligible for the MSA research set.)

Extension of Results The extension of results has taken place in all three years of the project. Presenters were mindful that the single year data would need to be adjusted for the three year results. A field day was held in Victoria at Larnoo Station to enable Charolais members to view the progeny. Data was presented on growth traits up to 300 days. This included data from early scans at 200 days. This field day attracted 47 members. Two field days were held at Ashvale (Queensland) and attracted over 60 producers on each occasion. A field day was held at Moona Plains on November 1st 2013. This day attracted 38 members. Results of the trial have been published via posters, flyers, newsletters, magazines and the Society’s website.

Analysis of SNP Data Hair samples were extracted for all animals and blood samples were collected on the first year cohort. The DNA profiles were used for parent verification. Some of the sires in the project have been analysed at 700 k, and some at 20, 50 or 80 K. Unfortunately when the project was planned the analysis of SNP data was not included in the project budget. SNP data will need to be produced and analysed in conjunction with the phenotype data at some point in the future. The list of tested sires is on the Society’s pedigree database. The blood and hair samples are stored at the University of Queensland Genetics Laboratory. cont page 56.... 59


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Results Tables are presented for the progeny of Charolais sires where data exists. In some cases 600 day data does not exist as progeny were slaughtered before reaching that age. The graphs show the results at the mean of the data sample. A preference for one sire over another was not provided by this report. The leading sire for almost every trait was different and selecting a leading sire would require a weighted combination of the various traits. Selection of the leading sire is a matter of trait preference for breeders to decide. KAV C24 performed well in the growth traits and ossification score but had larger calves, GAV D15E did well in the subcutaneous fat scores but less well in the shearforce score, TOL D152 did well for 200 day average daily gain, shearforce and Intramuscular fat. TOL D184 had more rib fat, less ossification but had much higher pH scores. MR D22E performed well for eye muscle area and carcase IMF. Members in BREEDPLAN can use sires from the project to improve linkage of their herd.

Meat Science Summary The meat science data on the first cohort of Charolais by Angus progeny in the BIN project show a spread of results that are very interesting. The steers that were grain fed for 74 days produced low shear force values with 98 per cent of the samples coming in under 5 kilograms and 80 per cent under 4 kilograms of shear force.

Larger eye muscle area is correlated to lower shear force values and this confirms the results reported in 2012 by Murdoch University. The variable with the highest percentage of correlation to shear force was muscle pH. Muscle pH is a measure of the level of acid in the muscle profile and this acid breaks down the actin and myosin protein bonds which lock fibres together and this process increases tenderness. The correlation was -0.29 which indicates that 29 per cent of the variation in meat shear force is explained by muscle pH. Therefore when pH was higher (less acid) the meat was tougher and when pH was lower (more acid) the muscle was more tender. There was a correlation of 0.18 between pH and carcase weight which indicates that heavier carcases produce more acid; however, we did not find a significant correlation between carcase weights and shear force. The correlation between pH and eye muscle area is stronger than any of the other correlations which indicates that larger muscle areas produce more acid which increase tenderness. The level of intramuscular fat contributes to the level of acid (0.216) but muscle area is a much better predictor of tenderness. The important message to get from these results is that Rib and P8 fat are very poor contributors to tenderness and those carcases with larger muscle areas and lower ossification scores will produce more tender meat.

Lower shear force scores imply that lower pressure was required to cut the meat sample. Studies have shown that 50 per cent of consumers report that steak is acceptably tender when it is below 4.4 kgs shear force and 68 per cent say it is acceptably tender if it is less than 3.7 kgs shear force. The pasture fed steers shear force results were more variable relative to the grain fed steers with 84 per cent testing below 5 kilograms and 55 per cent testing below 4 kilograms. Carcase weight and shear force were not correlated at all. The correlation with rib fat and marbling against shear force was also very low at 0.06. This result supports conclusion that subcutaneous fat (rib and P8) and marbling does not increase tenderness. Intramuscular fat (IMF) and shear force were slightly more correlated at -0.162 which indicated that as IMF increased then shear force decreased. The effect of ossification was stronger than marbling and rib fat but ossification does not feature in price grids even though it is a better predictor of tenderness than the “fat� measures such as marbling or rib fat.

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Interpreting the Data The data from the BIN project is displayed in two formats. All Charolais sires used in the BIN project have their EBVs shown with trait leaders highlighted. For selection purposes it is strongly advised that the BREEDPLAN EBVs and selection indexes be used primarily. They are the highest accuracy information to use in selection as they take into account all available industry data including the data generated from the Charolais Progeny Test (BIN) Project. They also account for information from all known relatives and genetic correlations between traits as well as being able to be compared across all cohorts and the Australian Charolais population. A full description of the BREEDPLAN traits can be found on the BREEDPLAN website. The second section includes progeny average values and rankings for a range of traits recorded within the BIN Project. This listing provides an indication on how the sires performed within the Charolais Progeny Test (BIN) Project. The values listed can only be validly used to compare sires within each cohort of the Charolais BIN Project.

Cohort Number, Trait and unit of measurement

(

Cohort average = The average value for that trait for all animals in that cohort. This allows you to compare individual sires to the cohort average for each trait.

(

Cohort 1: Trait: Birthweight (kg) (Ave 39.69kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

70

37.39

1

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

24

38.10

2

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

22

38.93

3

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

35

39.24

4

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

38

39.47

5

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

39

40.44

6

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

68

40.82

7

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

10

41.06

8

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

20

42.16

9

ELGIN COLUMBO

11

46.10

10

( ( (

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

# Prog = Number of progeny the sire has recorded for the specified trait. This excludes any progeny in single animal contemporary groups.

Progeny Average = The average performance of this sire’s progeny for the specified trait in the Charolais BIN Project. The average is calculated using adjusted data (i.e. the standard BREEDPLAN adjustments for the age of the progeny and age of the dams). It is calculated using a least squares means (LSM) model which takes in herd and contemporary group.

Data analysis support provided with the assistance of staff at Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS) For BREEDPLAN guidance and assistance Telephone 02 6773 3357 or email catriona@sbts.une.edu.au

Rank = The ranking position of the sire within the specified cohort. The ranking order will depend on the trait. E.g. 200 Day weight ranked in descending order, while birth weight is ranked in ascending order.

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Charolais BIN Sires EBV’s - August 2016 Australasian Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN

Highlights Trait Leader

CE DIR

CE DTR

GL

BW

200

400

600

MAT

MILK

SS

CW

EMA

RIB

RUMP

RBY

IMF

Dom ($)

Exp (S)

NT ($)

-7.5

+8.0

-1.9

+3.0

+16

+20

+29

+37

-3

+2.1

+8

-0.3

+1.1

+1.7

-1.2

+0.5

+$6

+$14

+$5

+$13

+$18

+$18

+$37

+$43

+$13

-$7

-$6

+$10

+$20

+$28

+$15

+$28

+$37

+$13

+$36

+$52

+$26

+$2

+$8

+$11

+$26

+$32

+$25

+$33

+$47

+$26

+$53

+$74

+$39

-$29

-$32

-$7

-$10

-$8

-$2

+$21

+$29

+$9

+$4

+$7

+$14

-$22

-$33

-$6

+$81

+$102

+$45

+$53

+$70

+$33

+$45

+$66

+$31

+$57

+$72

+$25

+$63

+$84

+$42

-$21

-$22

+$1

-$8

-$9

+$4

+$32

+$49

+$28

+$25

+$38

+$23

+$22

+$30

+$17

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P) Soc ID: ADV D36E

EBV Acc

69%

54%

91%

91%

86%

87%

88%

78%

64%

81%

85%

72%

72%

73%

70%

80%

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P) Soc ID: IAE W2476F

EBV

+1.2

-2.8

-2.4

+0.8

+21

+30

+40

+68

+1

+0.0

+31

-1.2

-0.7

-0.6

-0.2

-0.8

Acc

63%

44%

92%

95%

84%

83%

88%

77%

71%

84%

80%

68%

70%

69%

64%

74%

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET) Soc ID: HAS A12E

EBV

+11.1

+7.4

-2.8

-1.6

+9

+7

-3

-4

-2

-0.6

+2

+4.0

+0.0

+0.2

+1.3

+0.7

Acc

78%

75%

91%

94%

90%

90%

89%

89%

84%

64%

90%

78%

84%

87%

76%

83%

BAROOLA D9D (P) Soc ID: NCF D9D

EBV

-10.3

-9.9

-0.7

+3.4

+21

+39

+54

+72

+6

+2.4

+31

-0.7

-1.2

-2.4

+0.6

-0.6

Acc

65%

46%

89%

93%

89%

91%

93%

81%

62%

76%

93%

86%

82%

90%

80%

92%

BAROOLA D903D Soc ID: NCF D903D

EBV

-6.0

-0.4

+0.2

+1.6

+15

+30

+37

+42

+8

+2.0

+25

+3.3

+1.2

+1.2

+0.3

+0.3

Acc

62%

46%

91%

94%

90%

92%

93%

82%

65%

78%

94%

88%

84%

90%

81%

93%

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION R/F (TW) Soc ID: KRL V80F

EBV

+12.9

+10.8

-6.5

-0.3

+7

+4

+6

+17

+4

+0.6

+2

+1.8

-1.1

-1.7

+1.4

-0.1

Acc

67%

60%

87%

85%

85%

87%

88%

78%

79%

74%

82%

62%

65%

65%

62%

70%

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO (P) Soc ID: BVC E20E

EBV

+13.8

-0.8

-3.6

-0.4

+8

+17

+26

+27

+4

+1.7

+18

+4.0

-0.4

-0.8

+1.6

-0.1

Acc

56%

53%

76%

74%

80%

81%

79%

71%

63%

74%

75%

59%

61%

61%

59%

65%

CHARNELLE F 111 (AI) (ET) (P/S) Soc ID: GKA F34E

EBV

-10.5

-1.9

-0.6

+2.1

+10

+23

+42

+44

+11

+1.2

+16

+2.4

+0.2

+0.0

+0.8

+0.3

Acc

56%

51%

64%

72%

67%

69%

70%

64%

60%

58%

67%

54%

59%

59%

56%

60%

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P) Soc ID: CVW E30E

EBV

+4.2

-8.6

-1.4

+0.5

+10

+27

+37

+42

+17

+0.8

+22

+4.7

-0.8

-1.7

+2.4

+0.1

Acc

54%

41%

46%

79%

75%

79%

82%

71%

54%

51%

79%

64%

62%

63%

60%

73%

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI) (ET) (P) (R/F) Soc ID: DSK E38E

EBV

-2.5

-2.8

-1.3

+1.5

+20

+42

+53

+40

+4

+3.2

+28

+1.2

+0.4

+1.2

-0.1

+0.5

Acc

59%

52%

72%

79%

66%

67%

70%

65%

60%

57%

63%

53%

56%

54%

53%

57%

EC NO DOUBT 2022 P M685500 (P) Soc ID: OAU Z2022E

EBV

+5.3

+4.2

-7.1

-1.3

+16

+37

+56

+42

+15

+0.6

+35

+3.4

+1.1

+1.6

+0.4

+0.4

Acc

90%

85%

97%

97%

95%

95%

95%

91%

91%

92%

87%

76%

83%

83%

78%

75%

ELGIN COLUMBO Soc ID: IAE C535F

EBV

-16.8

-0.8

+0.6

+3.7

+9

+20

+36

+31

-2

-0.1

+25

+2.0

-0.1

-2.8

+1.4

-1.3

Acc

50%

30%

83%

79%

69%

72%

68%

59%

33%

51%

72%

48%

62%

68%

50%

57%

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P) Soc ID: OAC C3106E

EBV

-13.0

-6.1

-7.9

+1.9

+7

+14

+20

+20

+0

+2.5

+8

+1.3

+1.6

+1.7

-0.2

+0.1

Acc

75%

63%

94%

94%

89%

88%

90%

80%

72%

81%

84%

70%

74%

74%

68%

78%

HCR SUCCESS 6073 PLD (P) Soc ID: OAU B7002E

EBV

+0.4

-0.5

-7.2

-2.8

+4

+9

+9

-30

+5

+2.7

+8

-1.0

+1.5

+2.4

-1.5

+0.6

Acc

65%

50%

90%

90%

85%

87%

86%

80%

69%

83%

81%

70%

75%

79%

69%

75%

KANDANGA VALLEY CERULEAN Soc ID: KAV C24E

EBV

-1.4

-9.3

+1.1

+2.1

+10

+22

+34

+48

+8

+0.2

+19

+0.8

-0.5

-0.7

+0.4

-0.2

Acc

41%

39%

43%

60%

75%

71%

75%

66%

66%

72%

62%

43%

43%

42%

44%

41%

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P) Soc ID: KAV C156E

EBV

-14.5

-6.9

+4.2

+3.6

+13

+21

+24

+45

+1

-0.5

+18

+2.2

-0.1

-0.2

+0.7

-0.5

Acc

50%

44%

52%

77%

83%

82%

85%

74%

73%

77%

80%

62%

62%

63%

60%

71%

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X (P) Soc ID: OAU F6550E

EBV

+18.7

+2.2

-10.0

-3.1

+21

+48

+49

+26

+8

+2.8

+35

+2.6

+1.8

+3.0

-0.9

+0.8

Acc

78%

60%

96%

95%

93%

94%

93%

85%

82%

93%

87%

80%

85%

84%

78%

82%

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P) Soc ID: OAU A5113E

EBV

+7.6

-0.7

-5.6

-1.8

+20

+43

+50

+36

+6

+0.6

+31

-1.6

+1.7

+2.7

-2.4

+0.8

Acc

87%

81%

97%

97%

94%

95%

94%

92%

90%

92%

93%

86%

90%

91%

84%

88%

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P M705186 (P) Soc ID: OAU A5186E

EBV

+6.5

-5.3

-4.5

-0.6

+24

+35

+46

+30

+10

+2.9

+21

+0.1

+2.1

+3.0

-1.6

+0.8

Acc

77%

71%

94%

94%

90%

92%

88%

86%

79%

89%

88%

80%

85%

86%

78%

83%

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P) Soc ID: OAU Z6616E

EBV

+2.2

+12.3

-7.7

-3.0

+11

+37

+40

+31

+30

+3.1

+22

-2.6

+2.4

+3.6

-3.0

+0.1

Acc

87%

79%

96%

97%

94%

95%

94%

91%

90%

94%

87%

80%

88%

87%

81%

81%

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET M633377 (P) Soc ID: OAU W3377E

EBV

+12.4

+5.7

-11.2

-2.4

+13

+35

+50

+29

+17

+1.4

+32

+4.4

-0.4

-0.7

+2.3

+0.1

Acc

84%

80%

96%

95%

93%

93%

92%

90%

88%

92%

90%

82%

87%

88%

82%

85%

MELPLASH ESCARGOT (AI) Soc ID: 4HH E5E

EBV

-8.3

-13.6

+6.7

+2.8

+11

+14

+28

+41

-1

+0.0

+11

-0.8

-0.1

-0.2

-0.6

+0.1

Acc

85%

87%

89%

91%

86%

85%

86%

84%

88%

73%

80%

63%

64%

64%

63%

67%

MINNIE-VALE BONANZA (P) Soc ID: SGS B126E

EBV

-9.2

-4.1

+1.5

+2.1

+6

+19

+33

+38

+7

+0.0

+22

+0.9

-1.1

-1.6

+0.8

+0.0

Acc

39%

34%

42%

55%

58%

60%

61%

56%

52%

41%

59%

41%

45%

41%

40%

48%

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: MPC E66E

EBV

-2.0

-3.3

-5.1

-0.5

+22

+44

+61

+48

+4

+1.4

+44

-1.4

+1.3

+1.6

-1.9

+0.3

Acc

60%

45%

74%

88%

73%

78%

82%

72%

50%

54%

79%

68%

72%

67%

66%

76%

MOONGOOL DERRINGER (R/F) Soc ID: DP2 D303E

EBV

+7.6

-3.0

-3.8

-1.0

+15

+22

+36

+27

+5

+1.3

+19

+0.0

-0.3

-0.5

-0.5

+0.5

Acc

63%

44%

83%

92%

79%

81%

85%

75%

55%

78%

81%

67%

68%

68%

65%

76%

CHAROLAIS BREED AVE.

EBV

+1.1

+0.7

-2.3

+0.5

+12

+23

+31

+33

+6

+1.0

+19

+1.5

+0.2

+0.3

+0.2

+0.2

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CE DIR

CE DTR

GL

BW

200

400

600

MAT

MILK

SS

CW

EMA

RIB

RUMP

RBY

IMF

Dom ($)

Exp (S)

NT ($)

+7.9

+1.0

-2.9

-0.5

+4

+0

-4

-13

+7

+1.3

-6

+2.6

+1.7

+2.1

-0.1

+0.4

+$23

+$30

+$9

+$20

+$32

+$28

+$26

+$35

+$16

+$56

+$76

+$34

+$42

+$57

+$31

+$61

+$78

+$36

+$52

+$71

+$33

+$43

+$54

+$31

+$69

+$86

+$35

+$42

+$50

+$26

+$56

+$79

+$31

+$54

+$71

+$29

+$25

+$35

+$20

-$9

-$14

+$8

+$42

+$61

+$37

+$19

+$26

+$11

+$16

+$27

+$19

+$50

+$75

+$40

+$11

+$21

+$15

+$35

+$54

+$31

+$34

+$54

+$17

+$18

+$19

+$13

+$42

+$60

+$25

+$21

+$28

+$14

+$22

+$31

+$17

+$22

+$30

+$17

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P) Soc ID: BS D62E

EBV Acc

58%

50%

77%

83%

87%

85%

90%

83%

74%

71%

79%

66%

69%

66%

64%

68%

PALGROVE DEXTER Soc ID: PK D1134E

EBV

+6.9

-8.2

-2.7

+1.2

+18

+30

+50

+33

+8

+1.0

+36

-1.0

-0.7

-0.1

-0.4

-0.3

Acc

64%

54%

89%

89%

86%

88%

90%

80%

68%

78%

89%

80%

81%

87%

77%

87%

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: TOL D121E

EBV

-0.6

-4.3

-3.2

+1.2

+15

+30

+34

+32

+6

+2.8

+16

-0.4

+0.5

+1.3

-1.3

+1.3

Acc

67%

58%

69%

90%

86%

88%

90%

80%

66%

78%

89%

82%

82%

88%

79%

88%

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: TOL D123E

EBV

+7.6

-1.5

-6.9

+0.4

+13

+32

+40

+20

+10

+3.4

+22

+4.5

+1.1

+2.3

+0.4

+1.8

Acc

66%

56%

74%

88%

84%

86%

87%

78%

65%

78%

87%

78%

79%

85%

76%

85%

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: TOL D146E

EBV

+6.1

+1.1

-3.4

-1.2

+16

+27

+38

+27

+10

+1.4

+18

+4.5

-0.1

-0.5

+2.5

-0.2

Acc

64%

52%

75%

89%

84%

86%

87%

79%

63%

78%

87%

78%

80%

85%

76%

85%

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: TOL D190E

EBV

+16.7

+4.6

-11.7

-3.4

+8

+29

+35

+11

+15

+2.3

+24

+3.3

-0.2

-0.7

+1.9

-0.4

Acc

64%

52%

87%

87%

83%

84%

80%

76%

62%

77%

85%

76%

81%

84%

74%

82%

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S) Soc ID: TOL D101E

EBV

+7.6

+1.1

-8.6

-0.8

+14

+29

+38

-10

+9

+4.6

+22

+4.3

+1.0

+1.9

+0.7

+1.0

Acc

76%

67%

94%

94%

91%

92%

91%

88%

80%

89%

90%

82%

83%

88%

80%

86%

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET) Soc ID: TOL D194E

EBV

+6.0

-0.5

-2.3

-0.7

+16

+34

+44

+43

+13

+0.7

+30

+4.0

-0.2

-0.4

+1.3

+0.5

Acc

66%

55%

83%

91%

86%

89%

90%

80%

66%

77%

90%

82%

82%

89%

78%

88%

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P) Soc ID: TOL D213E

EBV

+20.9

+0.1

-7.0

-5.1

+11

+19

+17

-19

+12

+0.2

+5

+1.8

+3.5

+6.9

-2.7

+2.1

Acc

84%

77%

97%

97%

94%

95%

93%

91%

86%

93%

94%

88%

90%

93%

85%

91%

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI) Soc ID: TOL D250E

EBV

+6.1

-0.8

-3.7

-1.2

+15

+30

+31

+15

+5

+1.2

+22

+1.0

+0.5

+2.4

-0.7

+0.7

Acc

63%

52%

72%

88%

82%

84%

86%

77%

64%

75%

85%

75%

77%

83%

73%

82%

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: TOL D196E

EBV

+8.4

+11.6

-6.1

-1.9

+12

+28

+36

+27

+6

+2.5

+23

+1.1

+1.2

+2.9

-0.5

-0.6

Acc

75%

66%

93%

96%

93%

94%

93%

89%

82%

91%

92%

86%

88%

91%

82%

90%

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P) Soc ID: RAN E18E

EBV

+7.0

+3.3

-5.4

-1.9

+10

+23

+28

+18

+9

+1.4

+17

+3.6

+0.8

+3.4

-0.6

+2.2

Acc

78%

70%

93%

95%

92%

93%

93%

89%

83%

90%

92%

85%

86%

90%

82%

89%

RIVER RUN ESKY Soc ID: PLT E29E

EBV

+2.4

-1.0

+1.7

-0.4

+14

+23

+34

+34

+10

+0.8

+17

+1.5

+0.4

+0.4

-0.2

+0.3

Acc

55%

40%

61%

84%

78%

79%

83%

73%

59%

66%

80%

67%

65%

65%

63%

76%

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE Soc ID: PLT D4E

EBV

-10.2

-20.9

+2.4

+2.9

+20

+38

+51

+73

+14

+0.8

+22

-2.3

-1.3

-1.9

-0.6

+1.2

Acc

59%

45%

67%

87%

81%

84%

86%

76%

61%

72%

85%

75%

76%

83%

72%

83%

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P) Soc ID: PLT E16E

EBV

+2.2

-1.0

-4.5

+1.1

+20

+42

+63

+61

+9

+1.5

+39

+3.6

+0.9

+1.5

+0.5

+0.0

Acc

63%

54%

86%

85%

79%

82%

84%

76%

62%

76%

82%

71%

73%

71%

69%

79%

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE Soc ID: JDS H374E

EBV

+6.5

+2.8

-2.1

-0.1

+4

+10

+12

-2

+2

+1.4

+10

-0.6

-0.3

+0.1

-0.3

-0.1

Acc

80%

78%

92%

93%

95%

95%

95%

92%

96%

91%

91%

74%

78%

80%

75%

77%

RIVERGLEN P710E Soc ID: JDS P710E

EBV

+2.3

-3.6

+0.4

+1.2

+9

+18

+35

+55

+10

+0.2

+15

+2.5

-0.4

-1.1

+1.1

+0.2

Acc

40%

37%

50%

62%

75%

77%

78%

68%

61%

78%

70%

43%

46%

48%

44%

44%

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P) Soc ID: MR D22E

EBV

+5.7

+1.9

-5.3

-0.4

+19

+41

+66

+69

+20

+2.3

+36

+1.5

+0.4

+0.4

+0.2

+0.2

Acc

68%

60%

80%

87%

79%

80%

80%

74%

71%

70%

73%

61%

66%

65%

62%

64%

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI) Soc ID: SCB F5E

EBV

-6.9

+3.3

-1.4

+2.4

+16

+31

+51

+62

+8

+1.3

+25

+0.5

-0.9

-1.1

+0.1

+0.6

Acc

52%

43%

72%

73%

68%

70%

73%

64%

55%

54%

71%

57%

64%

64%

59%

66%

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26 Soc ID: ONZ C26E

EBV

+5.1

+5.0

-6.3

+0.0

+22

+37

+61

+88

+9

+1.0

+28

-2.7

+0.2

+0.6

-1.9

+0.2

Acc

70%

62%

95%

94%

90%

92%

88%

85%

78%

84%

92%

84%

88%

91%

80%

89%

VIOLET HILLS BARCLAY (AI) (P) Soc ID: VHV B24E

EBV

+5.3

+14.1

+0.7

+1.6

+4

+10

+21

+44

+10

+1.4

+7

+0.8

+2.4

+3.1

-1.3

+0.1

Acc

85%

82%

88%

97%

95%

95%

95%

91%

92%

94%

87%

76%

85%

84%

78%

70%

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P) Soc ID: IAF Z3344F

EBV

+0.7

+10.7

-4.4

+0.9

+13

+18

+19

+39

-5

-0.6

+13

+4.4

-1.0

-1.7

+2.7

-0.7

Acc

74%

64%

93%

93%

88%

87%

87%

81%

79%

77%

82%

67%

70%

70%

66%

73%

WARREDEN NICK (AI) Soc ID: WFM N54D

EBV

+9.4

+3.0

-6.1

-2.2

+1

+12

+25

+1

+11

+0.8

+13

+2.3

+0.4

+0.8

+0.2

+1.3

Acc

62%

55%

81%

82%

75%

77%

78%

71%

64%

57%

75%

62%

64%

69%

61%

69%

WATERFORD DRAWCARD Soc ID: WET D18E

EBV

+3.9

+5.1

-6.4

+0.0

+16

+26

+34

+41

+0

-0.2

+20

-3.8

-0.3

-0.1

-2.2

+0.4

Acc

55%

41%

82%

82%

75%

78%

82%

69%

54%

64%

81%

67%

68%

68%

64%

77%

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3 Soc ID: WET F3E

EBV

+2.3

+5.3

-1.8

+0.7

+7

+13

+24

+24

+11

-0.5

+11

+2.9

+0.0

-0.5

+1.6

+0.1

Acc

49%

35%

74%

75%

66%

72%

75%

65%

46%

71%

69%

58%

63%

60%

59%

64%

CHAROLAIS BREED AVE.

EBV

+1.1

+0.7

-2.3

+0.5

+12

+23

+31

+33

+6

+1.0

+19

+1.5

+0.2

+0.3

+0.2

+0.2

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Charolais Terminal Cross Breeding Project

Cohort 1: Trait: 200 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 248.66 kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Beef Information Nucleus (BIN)

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

19

260.86

1

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

33

254.80

2

Cohort 1 Sires.

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

36

254.56

3

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

62

252.31

4

Cohort 1: Sires Sire Name

Sire ID

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

HASA12E

Included

ELGIN COLUMBO

IAEC535F

Included

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

OAUA5113E

Included

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

OAUA5168E

Included

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

OAUW3377E

Included

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

ONZC26E

Included

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

TOLD190E

Included

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

TOLD194E

Included

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

TOLD196E

Included

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

TOLD213E

Included

Cohort 1: Traits with Least Square Means (LSM) calculated: Birth Weight, Gestation Length, 200 Day Weight, 400 Day Weight, Scan EMA, Scan Rib, Scan Rump, Scan IMF, Carcase Weight, Carcase EMA, Carcase Rib, Carcase Rump, Carcase IMF, Carcase Marble Score (RAW PHENOTYPES).

Cohort 1: Trait: Birthweight (kg) (Ave 39.69 kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

ELGIN COLUMBO

10

251.63

5

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

33

250.98

6

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

9

247.06

7

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

22

242.10

8

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

61

238.96

9

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

20

237.14

10

Cohort 1: Trait: 400 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 369.04 kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

8

378.97

1

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

36

375.41

2

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

18

374.98

3

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

59

373.98

4

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

20

373.08

5

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

28

372.11

6

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

16

368.84

7

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

33

361.62

8

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

59

360.28

9

ELGIN COLUMBO

10

358.13

10

Cohort 1: Trait: Scan EMA (cm2) (Ave 68.28 cm ) 2

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

70

37.39

1

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

10

68.90

1

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

24

38.10

2

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

21

68.83

2

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

22

38.93

3

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

36

68.82

3

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

35

39.24

4

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

68.43

4

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

38

39.47

5

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

19

68.33

5

5

67.81

6

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

39

40.44

6

ELGIN COLUMBO

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

68

40.82

7

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

24

67.60

7

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

10

41.06

8

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

5

67.55

8

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

20

42.16

9

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

7

67.24

9

ELGIN COLUMBO

11

46.10

10

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

65.65

10

Cohort 1: Trait: Gestation Length (days) (Ave 282.32 days)

Cohort 1: Trait: Scan Rib (mm) (Ave 5.27 mm)

Sire Name

Sire Name

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

# Prog 24

Prog Ave 277.78

Rank

# Prog

1

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

36

Prog Ave 6.09

Rank 1

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

22

279.67

2

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

5.53

2

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

37

282.04

3

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

19

5.39

3

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

65

282.12

4

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

7

5.26

4

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

67

282.82

5

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

24

5.23

5

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

36

283.18

6

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

21

4.65

6

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

39

283.23

7

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

5

4.51

7

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

18

283.37

8

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

4.42

8

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

8

283.41

9

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

4.40

9

10

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

10

4.36

10

ELGIN COLUMBO

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Cohort 1: Trait: Carcase Rib (mm) (Ave 10.49 mm)

Cohort 1: Trait: Scan Rump (mm) (Ave 6.69 mm) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

36

7.80

1

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

11.28

1

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

6.97

2

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

23

11.24

2

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

7

6.88

3

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

11.20

3

38

11.00

4

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

19

6.85

4

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

24

6.65

5

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

44

10.49

5

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

10

5.90

6

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

15

10.22

6

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

5

5.87

7

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

21

10.07

7

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

5.83

8

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

16

10.04

8

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

21

5.77

9

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

20

9.90

9

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

4.37

10

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

11

9.46

10

Cohort 1: Trait: Carcase Rump (mm) (Ave 9.14 mm)

Cohort 1: Trait: Scan IMF (%) (Ave 5.71%) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

1

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

56

12.03

5.74

2

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

9.69

2

5.74

3

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

33

9.42

3

10

5.62

4

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

55

8.85

4

5

5.60

5

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

18

8.67

5

24

5.59

6

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

32

8.27

6

7

5.56

7

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

7.41

7

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

21

5.38

8

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

15

7.08

8

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

5.34

9

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

8

6.74

9

10

ELGIN COLUMBO

10

4.18

10

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

36

6.16

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

19

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P) PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P) SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26 LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

4.95

Cohort 1: Trait: Carcase Weight (kg) (Ave 319.68 kg)

Cohort 1: Trait: Carcase IMF (%) (Ave 5.07%)

Sire Name

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

# Prog

Prog Ave

1

Rank

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

15

326.25

1

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

42

5.78

1

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

324.12

2

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

20

5.47

2

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

33

324.03

3

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

23

5.36

3

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

56

323.70

4

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

15

5.13

4

ELGIN COLUMBO

10

323.50

5

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

4.86

5

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

18

322.79

6

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

44

4.84

6

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

322.75

7

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

11

4.73

7

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

8

321.47

8

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

16

4.50

8

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

58

312.37

9

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

21

4.41

9

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

32

309.79

10

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

3.65

10

Cohort 1: Trait: Carcase EMA (cm2) (Ave 69.72 cm )

Cohort 1: Trait: Carcase Marble Score * (Ave 321.68)

2

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

19

72.19

1

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

42

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

71.03

2

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

23

337.33

2

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

71.02

3

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

4

335.43

3

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

16

70.82

4

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

15

334.77

4

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

42

70.75

5

ASHWOOD PARK ARISTOCRAT (AI) (ET)

20

325.18

5

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

11

70.25

6

M6 GRID MAKER 104 PET (P)

11

314.89

6

LT THUNDERING WIND 5200P (P)

15

69.71

7

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

44

314.18

7

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

21

69.05

8

PARINGA GRID MAKER D190 (AI) (ET) (P)

16

298.73

8

LT EASY BLEND 5125 PLD (P)

23

68.38

9

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

21

292.28

9

SILVERSTREAM COLORADO C26

44

67.88

10

ELGIN COLUMBO

5

238.18

10

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Cohort 2: Trait: Gest. Length (Days) (Ave 286.78 days) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Beef Information Nucleus (BIN)

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

3

281.29

1

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

282.91

2

Cohort 2 Sires.

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

20

283.37

3

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

11

284.69

4

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

43

284.97

5

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

10

286.18

6

Cohort 2: Sires Sire Name

Sire ID

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

JDSH374E

Included

BAROOLA D903D

NCFD903D

Included

BAROOLA D9D (P)

NCFD9D

Included

HCR SUCCESS

OAUB7002E

PALGROVE DEXTER

PKD1134E

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

HCR SUCCESS

6

286.62

7

PALGROVE DEXTER

32

286.96

8

BAROOLA D903D

22

288.16

9

BAROOLA D9D (P)

29

288.46

10

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

1

290.86

11

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

2

292.50

12

Included

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

4

296.32

13

Included

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

3

296.86

14

PLTD4E

Included

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

1

297.86

15

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

RANE18E

Included

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

3

298.81

16

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

TOLD101E

Included

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

TOLD121E

Included

Cohort 2: Trait: 200 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 184.77 kg)

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

TOLD123E

Included

Sire Name

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

TOLD146E

Included

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

TOLD194E

Included

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

TOLD196E

Included

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

TOLD213E

Included

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

TOLD250E

Included

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

WFMN54D

Included

RIVERGLEN P710E

JDSP710E

Excluded*

* Due to lack of progeny Cohort 2: Traits with Least Square Means (LSM) calculated: Birth Weight, Gestation Length, 200 Day Weight, 400 Day Weight, 600 Day Weight, Scan EMA, Scan Rib, Scan Rump, Scan IMF, Carcase Weight, Carcase EMA, Carcase Rib, Carcase Rump, Carcase IMF, Carcase Marble Score (RAW PHENOTYPES).

Cohort 2: Trait: Birthweight (kg) (Ave 29.27 kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

23

194.56

1

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

193.52

2

BAROOLA D9D (P)

48

191.94

3

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

22

188.45

4

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

186.98

5

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

185.35

6

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

184.94

7

BAROOLA D903D

43

183.83

8

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

22

182.61

9

HCR SUCCESS

10

182.34

10

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

29

180.12

11

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

47

179.93

12

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

178.72

13

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

174.83

14

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

10

173.64

15

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

166.28

16

Cohort 2: Trait: 400 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 264.86 kg) Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

24.80

1

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

23

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

25.49

2

BAROOLA D9D (P)

47

275.19

2

HCR SUCCESS

9

27.31

3

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

22

270.98

3

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

28

27.83

4

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

269.34

4

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

48

27.87

5

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

267.84

5

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

33

28.25

6

BAROOLA D903D

42

267.21

6

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

28.84

7

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

266.36

7

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

24

28.98

8

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

264.87

8

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

10

29.02

9

HCR SUCCESS

10

260.98

9

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

29.23

10

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

29

259.75

10

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

33

29.34

11

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

48

259.44

11

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

23

29.36

12

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

22

257.93

12

BAROOLA D903D

42

30.00

13

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

256.76

13

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

30.51

14

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

10

253.45

14

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

23

31.21

15

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

249.07

15

BAROOLA D9D (P)

50

31.88

16

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

242.52

16

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Cohort 2: Trait: 600 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 349.72 kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

BAROOLA D9D (P)

47

359.16

1

BAROOLA D903D

42

359.12

2

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

26

357.49

3

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

357.13

4

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

354.47

5

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

21

353.60

6

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

351.01

7

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

23

350.84

8

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

29

348.82

9

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

48

343.12

10

HCR SUCCESS

10

337.68

11

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

10

337.01

12

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

334.82

13

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

21

334.81

14

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

333.94

15

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

328.13

16

Cohort 2: Trait: Scan EMA (cm2) (Ave 53.97 cm )

Cohort 2: Trait: Scan Rump (mm) (Ave 3.57 mm)

2

Sire Name PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

# Prog

Prog Ave

17

55.84

PALGROVE DEXTER

23

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

1

HCR SUCCESS

55.77

2

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

5

4.32

2

55.18

3

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

3.98

3

3.72

4

3

4.49

1

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

17

55.11

4

BAROOLA D903D

16

BAROOLA D903D

16

55.10

5

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

3.71

5

BAROOLA D9D (P)

25

54.82

6

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

17

3.58

6

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

5

54.06

7

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

17

3.57

7

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

5

53.87

8

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

3.56

8

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

11

53.39

9

PALGROVE DEXTER

23

3.55

9

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

51.99

10

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

11

3.52

10

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

12

51.97

11

BAROOLA D9D (P)

25

3.42

11

HCR SUCCESS

3

51.85

12

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

3.38

12

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

51.85

13

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

12

3.31

13

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

50.77

14

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

5

3.30

14

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

8

50.08

15

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

8

3.09

15

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

1

49.20

16

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

1

2.86

16

Cohort 2: Trait: Scan Rib (mm) (Ave 2.88 mm) Sire Name HCR SUCCESS

# Prog

Cohort 2: Trait: Scan IMF (%) (Ave 4.13%)

Prog Ave

3

3.50

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

5

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

BAROOLA D903D PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

1

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

3.48

2

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

5

4.61

2

3.37

3

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

4.40

3

16

3.22

4

HCR SUCCESS

3

4.30

4

11

3.09

5

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

4.24

5

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

3.03

6

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

4.19

6

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

2.99

7

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

10

4.16

7

PALGROVE DEXTER

23

2.83

8

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

5

4.43

8

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

17

2.78

9

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

17

4.10

9

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

17

2.77

10

BAROOLA D9D (P)

25

4.07

10

BAROOLA D9D (P)

25

2.71

11

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

8

4.03

11

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

13

2.68

12

PALGROVE DEXTER

23

4.03

12

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

5

2.64

13

BAROOLA D903D

16

3.97

13

11

4.66

1

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

1

2.59

14

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

12

3.83

14

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

8

2.39

15

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

17

3.79

15

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

12

2.35

16

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

1

3.70

16

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Cohort 2: Trait: Carcase Weight (kg) (Ave 241.60 kg)

Cohort 2: Trait: Carcase Rump (mm) (Ave 9.00 mm)

Sire Name

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

252.31

1

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

43

10.88

1

BAROOLA D9D (P)

46

248.09

2

HCR SUCCESS

8

10.88

2

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

44

242.95

3

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

10.64

3

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

28

242.87

4

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

10.44

4

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

23

241.61

5

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

9

9.98

5

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

241.49

6

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

22

9.67

6

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

9

240.94

7

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

21

9.64

7

BAROOLA D903D

42

240.82

8

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

28

9.36

8

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

240.57

9

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

9.06

9

HCR SUCCESS

8

239.22

10

PALGROVE DEXTER

34

9.04

10

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

21

239.07

11

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

8.87

11

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

238.33

12

BAROOLA D903D

42

8.59

12

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

238.04

13

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

8.53

13

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

21

237.70

14

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

24

8.02

14

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

231.15

15

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

21

7.02

15

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

228.91

16

BAROOLA D9D (P)

46

6.91

16

Cohort 2: Trait: Carcase EMA (cm2) (Ave 77.91 cm )

Cohort 2: Trait: Carcase IMF (%) (Ave 5.39%)

2

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

80.62

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

23

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

41

79.47

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

1

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

23

6.33

1

80.27

2

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

21

6.13

2

79.58

3

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

6.02

3

4

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

44

5.97

4

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

79.41

5

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

5.97

5

BAROOLA D903D

42

79.26

6

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

5.72

6

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

79.04

7

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

21

5.62

7

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

27

78.58

8

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

5.51

8

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

11

77.45

9

HCR SUCCESS

8

5.43

9

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

21

76.71

10

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

28

5.26

10

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

35

76.59

11

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

5.24

11

BAROOLA D9D (P)

45

76.36

12

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

5.04

12

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

21

75.49

13

BAROOLA D903D

42

4.97

13

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

9

74.97

14

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

9

4.91

14

PALGROVE DEXTER

32

74.87

15

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

4.70

15

HCR SUCCESS

8

74.49

16

BAROOLA D9D (P)

46

4.47

16

Cohort 2: Trait: Carcase Marble Score* (Ave 342.55) Sire Name

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# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D123 (AI) (ET) (P)

23

382.03

1

RIVER RUN DYNAMITE

21

372.14

2

RANGAN PARK RIO BRAVO E18 (AI) (ET) (P)

44

369.88

3

PARINGA BLUEGRASS D121 (AI) (ET) (P)

36

366.92

4

WARREDEN NICK (AI)

6

366.45

5

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D250 (AI)

21

353.19

6

PARINGA PINAY D194 (AI) (ET)

32

351.94

7

HCR SUCCESS

8

344.76

8

PARINGA MAX D101 (AI) (ET) (P/S)

28

340.58

9

PARINGA RIO BRAVO D213E (AI) (P)

12

335.13

10

PARINGA WESTERN SPUR D196 (AI) (ET) (P)

19

328.83

11

PALGROVE DEXTER

35

326.18

12

PARINGA GRID MAKER D146 (AI) (ET) (P)

25

321.81

13

RIVERGLEN HIGH PERFORMANCE

9

319.21

14

BAROOLA D903D

42

319.02

15

BAROOLA D9D (P)

46

307.75

16

*Caution: Raw unadjusted Phenotypes


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Beef Information Nucleus (BIN)

Cohort 3 Sires. Cohort 3: Sires

Cohort 3: Trait: Gest. Length (Days) (Ave 285.10 days)

Sire Name

Sire ID

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

KRLV80F

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Included

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

7

280.77

1

4

281.00

2

281.54

3

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

BVCE20E

Included

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

OAUF6550E

Included

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

13

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

DP2D303E

Included

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

281.59

4

15

282.66

5

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

OACC3106E

Included

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

RIVER RUN ESKY

PLTE29E

Included

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

283.89

6

11

284.02

7

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

WETD18E

Included

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

ADVD36E

Included

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

284.95

8

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

CVWE30E

Included

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

10

286.39

9

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

IAEW2476F

Included

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

288.45

10

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

PLTE16E

Included

BAROOLA D903D

12

289.75

11

3

290.31

12

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4HHE5E

Included

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

GKAF34E

Included

RIVER RUN ESKY

2

297.07

13

1

300.07

14

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

IAFZ3344F

Included

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

BAROOLA D9D (P)

NCFD9D

Included

BAROOLA D9D (P)

1

303.93

15

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

1

304.07

16

BAROOLA D903D

NCFD903D

Included

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

SCBF5E

Included

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

KAVC156E

Included

KANDANGA VALLEY CERULEAN

KAVC24E

Excluded*

* Due to lack of progeny Cohort 3: Traits with Least Square Means (LSM) calculated: Birth Weight, Gestation Length, 200 Day Weight, 400 Day Weight, 600 Day Weight, Scan EMA, Scan Rib, Scan Rump, Scan IMF, Carcase Weight, Carcase EMA, Carcase Marble Score (RAW PHENOTYPES).

Cohort 3: Trait: Birthweight (kg) (Ave 30.28 kg) Sire Name BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

# Prog 7

Prog Ave 26.65

Cohort 3: Trait: 200 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 191.34 kg) Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

1

BAROOLA D903D

33

200.56

Rank 1

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

4

26.84

2

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

10

195.65

2

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

26.90

3

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

10

194.75

3

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

14

27.45

4

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

194.01

4

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

13

28.47

5

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

193.82

5

RIVER RUN ESKY

16

28.54

6

BAROOLA D9D (P)

17

193.75

6

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

14

29.23

7

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

14

192.84

7

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

29.65

8

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

191.23

8

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

13

30.22

9

RIVER RUN ESKY

16

189.48

9

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

9

30.35

10

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

189.46

10

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

30.38

11

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

13

189.17

11

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4

30.54

12

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

12

188.81

12

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

4

31.18

13

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

188.79

13

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

31.71

14

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4

186.07

14

BAROOLA D9D (P)

19

31.99

15

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

4

184.53

15

BAROOLA D903D

33

32.34

16

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

13

182.07

16

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

32.93

17

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

7

177.77

17

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

11

35.07

18

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

4

162.13

18

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Cohort 3: Trait: 400 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 287.61 kg)

Cohort 3: Trait: Scan EMA (cm2) (Ave 58.32 cm )

Sire Name

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

2

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

10

302.43

1

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

4

66.30

1

BAROOLA D903D

33

302.13

2

BAROOLA D903D

16

62.73

2

BAROOLA D9D (P)

17

293.42

3

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

5

61.87

3

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

13

290.86

4

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

1

61.65

4

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

290.52

5

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

2

60.40

5

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

290.38

6

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

6

58.10

6

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

288.72

7

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

7

57.99

7

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

288.16

8

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

1

57.95

8

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4

287.79

9

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

5

57.73

9

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

10

287.34

10

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

10

57.51

10

RIVER RUN ESKY

15

286.21

11

BAROOLA D9D (P)

4

56.66

11

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

14

285.94

12

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

4

56.65

12

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

285.81

13

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

6

56.49

13

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

12

275.82

14

RIVER RUN ESKY

7

56.47

14

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

13

271.38

15

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

8

56.20

15

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

4

269.23

16

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

7

55.45

16

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

7

259.68

17

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

55.40

17

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

4

250.46

18

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

3

52.37

18

Cohort 3: Trait: 600 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 361.18 kg)

Cohort 3: Trait: Scan Rib (mm) (Ave 3.20 mm)

Sire Name

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

BAROOLA D903D

1

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

4

4.29

1

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

2

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

1

3.91

2

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

3

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

1

3.91

3

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

4

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

7

3.69

4

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

5

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

5

3.59

5

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

6

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

5

3.49

6

BAROOLA D9D (P)

7

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

8

3.39

7

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

8

BAROOLA D903D

16

3.38

8

RIVER RUN ESKY

9

BAROOLA D9D (P)

4

3.34

9

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

10

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

3.22

10

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

11

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

10

3.09

11

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

12

RIVER RUN ESKY

7

3.04

12

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

13

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

4

2.89

13

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

14

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

2

2.81

14

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

15

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

6

2.68

15

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

16

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

6

2.66

16

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

17

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

3

2.49

17

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

18

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

7

2.45

18

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Cohort 3: Trait: Scan Rump (mm) (Ave 3.97 mm) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Cohort 3: Trait: Carcase Weight (kg) (Ave 239.28 kg) Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

1

5.36

1

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

250.17

1

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

4

5.01

2

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

246.10

2

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

7

4.53

3

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

10

245.84

3

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

1

4.36

4

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

9

245.21

4

BAROOLA D9D (P)

4

4.33

5

BAROOLA D903D

33

243.80

5

BAROOLA D903D

16

4.21

6

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4

243.23

6

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

8

4.10

7

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

14

241.60

7

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

5

4.10

8

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

240.99

8

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

5

4.08

9

BAROOLA D9D (P)

17

239.88

9

RIVER RUN ESKY

7

3.87

10

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

4

236.34

10

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

10

3.85

11

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

13

236.02

11

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

4

3.78

12

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

235.86

12

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

6

3.74

13

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

13

235.81

13

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

3.69

14

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

12

235.29

14

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

3

3.42

15

RIVER RUN ESKY

15

235.18

15

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

6

3.39

16

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

232.70

16

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

7

3.32

17

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

4

231.15

17

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

2

3.26

18

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

7

226.94

18

Cohort 3: Trait: Scan IMF (%) (Ave 4.33%) Sire Name

# Prog

Cohort 3: Trait: Carcase EMA (cm2) (Ave 75.81 cm ) 2

Prog Ave

Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

8

5.39

1

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

4

81.51

1

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

4.76

2

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

4

81.01

2

RIVER RUN ESKY

7

4.71

3

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

13

80.85

3

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

1

4.62

4

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

7

78.42

4

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

10

4.44

5

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

77.52

5

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

4

4.37

6

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

77.49

6

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

6

4.34

7

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

12

77.04

7

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

4

4.27

8

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

76.70

8

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

7

4.25

9

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

10

76.55

9

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

5

4.23

10

BAROOLA D903D

33

76.51

10

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

7

4.16

11

RIVER RUN ESKY

15

76.04

11

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

5

4.14

12

BAROOLA D9D (P)

17

75.09

12

BAROOLA D903D

16

4.12

13

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

74.53

13

BAROOLA D9D (P)

4

3.96

14

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

74.26

14

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

2

3.87

15

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4

73.63

15

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

3

3.76

16

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

13

73.07

16

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

6

3.71

17

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

13

70.33

17

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

1

3.62

18

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

9

70.23

18

Cohort 3: Trait: Carcase Marble Score* (Ave 321.05)

*Caution: Raw unadjusted Phenotypes

Sire Name

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

SHIILOH FILLEROY (AI)

7

382.91

1

GERRARD MONTEZUMA 6T (P)

12

329.38

10

CHARNELLE F1-11 (AI) (ET)

4

373.80

2

CVW CALMVIEW EXTRA BULL (P)

12

326.69

11

RIVER RUN ESKY

14

357.33

3

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

10

319.75

12

MOONGOOL DERRINGER

13

352.94

4

ALLANFAULD SUPERSCOT MBM0002476 (P)

9

312.28

13

KANDANGA VALLEY CHABLIS (P)

10

345.59

5

ADVANCE DOMINO D36 (P)

17

304.32

14

MELPLASH ESCARGOT

4

339.13

6

BAROOLA D9D (P)

17

296.87

15

33

294.91

16

WATERFORD DRAWCARD

14

339.02

7

BAROOLA D903D

BIG SNOW GOLD BULLION (R/F) (TW)

7

330.16

8

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

285.09

17

9

VIRGIL 4240983344 (P)

8

258.42

18

BRANCH VIEW ELDORADO

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330.01


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Beef Information Nucleus (BIN)

Cohort 4 Sires. Cohort 4: Sires

Cohort 4: Trait: 400 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 256.81 kg)

Sire Name

Sire ID

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

BSD62E

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

Included

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

2

275.56

1

2

273.36

2

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI) (ET) (P) (R/F)

DSKE38E

Included

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (AI)(ET)(P)(R/F)

GAVD15E

Included

BAROOLA D903D

2

269.01

3

13

267.46

4

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

MPCE66E

Included

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

MRD22E

Included

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

9

266.11

5

4

253.31

6

BAROOLA D903D

NCFD903D

Included

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

OAUF6550E

Included

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

3

238.71

7

4

236.24

8

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

OAUZ6616E

Included

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

PLTE16E

Included

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

3

236.01

9

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

5

235.96

10

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

WETF3E

Included

MINNIE-VALE BONANZA (P)

SGSB126E

Excluded*

* Due to lack of progeny Cohort 4: Traits with Least Square Means (LSM) calculated: Birth Weight, Gestation Length, 400 Day Weight, 600 Day Weight, Carcase Weight, Carcase EMA, Carcase Rib, Carcase Marble Score (RAW PHENOTYPES).

Cohort 4: Trait: Birthweight (kg) (Ave 37.12 kg) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Cohort 4: Trait: 600 Day Weight (kg) (Ave 495.56 kg) Rank

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

4

34.83

1

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

2

527.35

1

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

8

35.70

2

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

12

517.78

2

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

4

36.16

3

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

6

513.90

3

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

9

36.41

4

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

2

511.70

4

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

8

36.43

5

BAROOLA D903D

2

500.35

5

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

8

37.01

6

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

2

487.75

6

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

9

37.36

7

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

4

486.10

7

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

43

37.65

8

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

4

469.90

8

BAROOLA D903D

7

37.80

9

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

3

464.85

9

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

9

37.93

10

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

4

437.13

10

Cohort 4: Trait: Gest. Length (Days) (Ave 283.20 days)

Cohort 4: Trait: Carcase Weight (kg) (Ave 329.13 kg)

Sire Name

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

8

280.82

1

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

12

348.68

1

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

3

281.59

2

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

8

341.81

2

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

8

281.89

3

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

2

338.39

3

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

6

282.67

4

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

2

337.39

4

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

7

282.68

5

BAROOLA D903D

2

327.94

5

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

11

283.48

6

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

3

326.29

6

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

10

283.55

7

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

4

316.84

7

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

4

283.75

8

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

4

311.87

8

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

8

285.01

9

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

3

307.94

9

BAROOLA D903D

6

286.17

10

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

5

293.47

10

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Cohort 4: Trait: Carcase EMA (cm2) (Ave 80.98 cm ) 2

Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

4

84.58

1

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

7

83.66

2

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

5

83.56

3

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

2

82.80

4

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

2

82.46

5

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

3

80.86

6

BAROOLA D903D

2

80.66

7

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

3

80.55

8

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

11

77.77

9

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

4

77.18

10

Cohort 4: Trait: Carcase Rib (mm) (Ave 6.53 mm) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

3

8.72

1

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

4

7.84

2

BAROOLA D903D

2

7.50

3

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

3

7.25

4

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

5

6.99

5

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

12

6.46

6

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

8

5.85

7

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

4

5.25

8

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

2

5.02

9

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

2

4.70

10

Cohort 4: Trait: Carcase Marble Score* (Ave 339.77) Sire Name

# Prog

Prog Ave

Rank

WATERFORD FOREIGN AFFAIR F3

4

361.06

1

WINCHESTER DAVEY CROCKETT D15E (P) (R/F)

3

358.56

2

MOONA PLAINS E66E (AI) (ET) (P)

12

347.61

3

RIVER RUN EXCALIBUR (AI) (P)

8

345.11

4

ROSEDALE DONOTELLO (P)

2

343.56

5

LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD M686616 (P)

4

335.89

6

LEACHMAN WHITE GOLD P002X

3

328.22

7

MOUNT WILLIAM DASH D62 (P)

5

325.89

8

DSK HJ EXPECT NO BETTER E38E (AI)(ET)(P) (R/F)

2

298.22

9

BAROOLA D903D

2

298.22

10

*Caution: Raw unadjusted Phenotypes

Concluding Thoughts The information presented in this final report on the Charolais BIN has been analysed in the Charolais BREEDPLAN analysis and members are encouraged to use sires that meet their breeding objectives as sires to improve linkage in the BREEDPLAN recording of their herd. The data collected in the BIN has an accumulated value for the breed especially the meat science data and retained DNA samples with known phenotypes and genotypes. The role of the BIN outlined on page 54 was multi layered and in many cases the outcomes are not immediately visible to the general breeder in the street. However most of the data collected contributes to our current performance analysis and the other data for traits not being analysed currently is stored for when these traits can be included in the BREEDPLAN run. The value of quantifiable data on calving ease, birth weights, growth and carcase attributes in the real world cannot be overstated. The BIN has proven that several of the traits that our competitors like to emphasis are our issues, are simply not issues. With the move to incorporating genomic data into the BREEDPLAN analysis in the near future we will need to continue to collect data on Charolais productivity and the BIN has been the first step in this process. Data collection especially on hard to measure traits is not cheap (or easy) and as we move forward we will need to build alliances to collect further data. It will be crucial to keep our reference population for genomic evaluation as close to our breeding population as possible. With many of our major competitors being active in the research and data collection space it was imperative for the Charolais breed to move with the times and conduct our own research project. It is an ongoing work in progress and the results highlighted on these pages will assist in keeping Charolais relevant in the Australian Beef Industry. 77


How Will Genomic Selection Benefit Australian Charolais Breeders? By Catriona Millan, SBTS

During 2016, the Charolais Society of Australia, the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (ABGU) and Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS) have been working together to prepare for genomics. This article will outline what genomics is, how genomics works, and will also outline how the inclusion of genomic information into the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis is expected to benefit Australian Charolais breeders.

What Is Genomics?

The genome is the genetic material of an organism; that is, all of an organism’s DNA. Genomics is the study of the genome, while genomic selection refers to the inclusion of DNA information into the genetic evaluation program (BREEDPLAN). The DNA information (or genotypes) used for genomic selection will be in the form of thousands of genetic markers, known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). Genotypes containing these thousands of SNP markers are generated by analysing a DNA sample from the animal on a SNP chip. SNP chips are available in different densities; for example the SNP chip might have 20,000 SNP markers (20K), 50,000 SNP markers (50K) or 800,000 SNP markers (800K). When genomics becomes a reality for Australian Charolais, Charolais breeders will be able to take a hair sample from their animals and request for a genomic test to be done on the sample. The DNA gets extracted from the hair sample, and the obtained DNA run on a SNP chip (density specified by the breeder, with the denser chips being more expensive). The resulting SNP genotypes will then be used, along with pedigree information and performance information, in the calculation of Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN EBVs.

How Does Genomic Selection Work?

When genomic information is not included in the BREEDPLAN analysis (the current situation for most Australian breeds, including Charolais), the BREEDPLAN analysis uses pedigree information and performance data (both on the individual and the progeny) to generate EBVs. When genomic information is implemented for the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis, Charolais breeders will be able to take a hair sample on an individual animal, send the sample to the lab, and have the sample genotyped on one of the available SNP chips. The genotype information needs to be supplied to the breed to be included in the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis and used, in conjunction with pedigree and performance information, to generate EBVs.

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For genomic selection to work, a reference population is required. The reference population consists of thousands of Charolais animals which have both phenotypes (performance data) and genotypes (Figure 1). Setting up a reference population has been one of the challenges in implementing genomics in many breeds of beef cattle; there simply have not been enough animals with both phenotypes and genotypes available to form an effective reference population. The ideal reference population has phenotypes collected on all traits of economic importance and interest to the breed. The second group of animals in Figure 1 are those which have genotypes, but do not have phenotypes collected. Typically these are young animals which have not yet reached an age where they can be performance recorded. However; any animal with a genotype but no performance data fits into this second group. Genomic selection uses the known relationships between the phenotypes and genotypes of the Charolais animals in the reference population to calculate genomic EBVs for young Charolais animals (Figure 1). There are several factors that will influence how well genomic selection works. Firstly, the size of the reference population is important. For genomic selection to work successfully in Australian Charolais, it is expected that a large reference population will be needed. Secondly, genomic selection works best when the reference population is closely related to the young animal population for which genomic EBVs are being calculated. For this reason, the reference population should be designed to represent the whole Charolais genetic pool, rather than just a subset of genetics within a breed. This is also one of the reasons that genomics will not replace performance recording – there will need to be new Charolais animals with both genotypes and phenotypes coming into the reference population over time. It is important that Charolais breeders understand that genomics will not replace performance recording; the work that you as Charolais breeders do to performance record your animals will be critical for the success of genomics in the future.


REFERENCE POPULATION

YOUNG ANIMALS

a

CALCULATE GENOMIC EBVS

a GENOTYPES a PHENOTYPES (Performance Data)

a GENOTYPES r PHENOTYPES (Performance Data)

Figure 1. A reference population is critical to the implementation and ongoing success of genomic evaluations. The reference population consists of all Charolais animals which have phenotypes (performance data for economically important traits) and genotypes available. The relationship between the genotypes and phenotypes of the reference population can be used to calculate genomic EBVs for young Charolais animal, which have genotypes but do not have phenotypes (performance data).

What Benefits Can Australian Charolais Breeders Expect from Genomics? When genomics is implemented, a Charolais breeder will be able to take a hair sample on an individual animal, send the sample away for genotyping, and the genotype information will be included in the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis and used to generate EBVs. This will have two main applications for Charolais breeders:

1. EBVs can be generated for animals which do not have performance data Within any breed, there will be a number of animals which do not have performance information as they are from herds which do not record performance data. In the future, with the inclusion of genomic information into the BREEDPLAN analysis, these animals could be genotyped and get BREEDPLAN EBVs. There are also a number of animals which are in BREEDPLAN herds, but do not have performance information for some traits. This may be because: • The animal is too young to have been measured for that trait. For example, a 200 day old calf will not have been ultrasound scanned, so is unlikely to have EMA, Rib Fat, Rump Fat or IMF EBVs. Where the 200 day old calf does have carcase EBVs, these are likely to be mid-parent EBVs of fairly low accuracy.

• The trait is hard and/or expensive to measure. For example, Retail Beef Yield. Measuring Retail Beef Yield is very expensive because the carcase has to be completely boned out and the individual retail cuts trimmed and weighed. • The trait is only able to be measured in one sex. For example, Mature Cow Weight is only recorded for females. • The trait can only be measured once the animal is dead. For example, abattoir carcase information, including Retail Beef Yield and Marbling, is only measured on carcases, and not from live animals. The beef industry utilises live animal ultrasound scanning measurements as a way around this problem, but the actual carcase measurements can only be done on dead animals. • Even when an animal does have performance information, this information may not be able to be used effectively by the BREEDPLAN analysis. For example, when an animal is placed in a single animal contemporary group, its performance information cannot be used by the BREEDPLAN analysis to calculate EBVs. As a result, most animals in single animal contemporary groups have midparent EBVs until performance information can be collected on their own progeny. cont page 80.... 79


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cont from 79....

Whatever the reason an animal does not have performance information; the animal will either not have EBVs for the trait in question, or have mid-parent EBVs of fairly low accuracy. With genomics, these animals could be genotyped and get EBVS for a range of traits (provided that the inclusion of the genomic information into the BREEDPLAN analysis means that the EBVs reach the minimum accuracy threshold required to report). Animals which are too young to be performance recorded for a trait could be genotyped at a young age (e.g. at birth) and get EBVs that normally they would not receive until they were much older (e.g. rising 2 year olds with scan data). Similarly, where a seedstock producer wanted EBVs on stud animals for hard to measure traits, genomics would mean that relevant animals could be genotyped and EBVs generated using the genomic information.

2. More accurate EBVs can be generated for animals with limited performance information Currently, a young Charolais animal with no performance data (either of its own or its progeny) will have mid-parent EBVs with quite low accuracy. With the addition of its own performance data and performance data of its progeny, the EBVs will change (depending on how well the individual and its progeny perform within their contemporary groups) and the accuracy associated with the EBVs will increase.

Calf 1

Calf 2

Calf 3

Calf 4

In this way genomics can be considered similar to the addition of progeny performance data into the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis; when the accuracy of an EBV is low additional data has a large effect, and when the accuracy of an EBV is high, additional data has a small effect. Of course, the improvement in the accuracy of an EBV due to the inclusion of genomic information will vary for each trait (depending on the size of the reference population and the heritability of the trait) and for each animal (depending on how closely the animal is related to the reference population). The applications of genomics as discussed above will allow Charolais breeders to identify elite bulls and heifers at younger ages than is currently possible. For example, consider an ET program where 10 full sibling bulls have been born (Figure 2).

Calf 6

Calf 7

Calf 8

Calf 9

Calf 10

Selection Index for all Calves = $100

A

B

Calf 5

Genomics will “boost� the accuracy of Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN EBVs; this benefit is most pronounced when the animal has EBVs with low accuracies. For example, a young Charolais animal may have an accuracy of 30% for one EBV; with the inclusion of a genomic test, the accuracy for that EBV might become 40%. However, an older Charolais animal, which might have an accuracy of 90% for the same EBV, might only have an increase to 92% accuracy for that EBV with the inclusion of genomic information.

Calf 1

Calf 2

Calf 3

Calf 4

Calf 5

Calf 6

Calf 7

Calf 8

Calf 9

Calf 10

SI = $114

SI = $89

SI = $95

SI = $102

SI = $92

SI = $95

SI = $107

SI = $98

SI = $99

SI = $112

Figure 2. An ET breeding program results in 10 full sibling bull calves. In A) these 10 calves are too young to have performance information recorded, and so have identical mid-parent EBVs and Selection Index values. In this instance, all 10 calves have a Selection Index value of $100. In B) each of the 10 calves has had a genomic test done, and the genomic information has been included in the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis. Here, due to the inclusion of genomic information, the Selection Index values range from $89 to $114. To further discuss Genomic Evaluation contact staff at Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS) Telephone 02 6773 3357 or email catriona@sbts.une.edu.au 80

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As full siblings, these ET calves will share on average 50% of their DNA (e.g. full sibling ET calves are not genetically identical). These young bull calves, at marking time, will have identical mid-parent EBVs with low accuracy. This is illustrated in Figure 2A, where all 10 bull calves have a mid-parent Selection Index value of $100. Which one(s) should be kept as bull(s) for breeding purposes, and which ones should be steered? This is a difficult decision, because the Charolais breeder has limited knowledge of the genetic potential of these young bull calves, and thus has no way of differentiating these calves based on their genetic potential.

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Figure 2B shows the Selection Indexes generated after the inclusion of genomic information into the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis. As illustrated in Figure 2B, following the inclusion of genomic data into the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis, the Selection Index values for these 10 full-sibling bull calves now range from $89 to $114. As the Charolais breeder can now differentiate between calves on their genetic potential, the breeder is now able to identify which of these young full-sibling bull calves has the desired genetics for their breeding program. The Charolais breeder can now use the best young bulls for yearling mating. Of course, the use of one Selection Index is for illustrative purposes only; in reality the Charolais breeder would need to consider both Selection Indexes and individual EBVs of importance, and do a visual assessment for structure, when making selection decisions. As the Figure 2 example shows, the power of genomics is the identification of elite Charolais bulls and heifers at a young age. This allows Charolais breeders to make selection decisions at younger ages than are currently possible, and thus shorten the generation interval. In turn, shortening the generation interval should increase the rate of genetic improvement, both for individual Charolais breeders and the Charolais breed as a whole.

Summary As this article has outlined, the inclusion of genomic information in the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis is expected to have several benefits for Australian Charolais breeders. These benefits include the potential to calculate EBVs on animals that cannot or have not been measured for particular traits. In addition, the inclusion of genomic data in the BREEDPLAN analysis is likely to increase the accuracy of EBVs for young animals with limited performance data. While the inclusion of genomic information in the Charolais GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis will not (and should not) replace the need for the recording of good quality performance information, genomic information will provide an additional source of information on Charolais animals. Therefore, genomics looks set to be an important tool for Australian Charolais breeders who wish to continue making genetic improvement into the future. 81


TOP 12 BULL SALES AT AUCTION 2016 #1 Palgrove Kruze (P) Sire: Palgrove Gangster (P) $52,000 – Ben Avery, Blackall

Summary of 2016 Charolais Bull Auction Sale Results (*From results provided to the CSA)

#2 Palgrove Kingdom (P) Sire: Silverstream Evolution (P) $50,000 - M, S & M Hopgood, Goondiwindi

The Positive Trend Continues

#3 Palgrove Kudos (P)(R/F) Sire: Palgrove Hallmark (P)(R/F) $40,000 - Ascot Charolais, Warwick #4 Palgrove Kenworth (P)(R/F) Sire: Palgrove Hallmark (P)(R/F) $38,000 – Bailey Properties, Blackall #5 Palgrove Kolossal (P/S)(R/F) Sire: LT Silver Bar 4216 (P) $36,000 – L Bode, McKinley #6 Ascot Liquid Gold L7 (AI)(ET)(P) Sire: VPI Free Lunch 708T (P) $28,000 - Australian Cattle & Beef Hlds. #7 Palgrove Kingston (P)(R/F) Sire: TR Red Smoke (P)(R/F) $27,000 – Uardy, Winton #8 Palgrove Kennedy Sire: Palgrove Gallivant $25,000 – L Bode, McKinley =#9 Palgrove Kapital (P) Sire: Palgrove Hallmark (P)(R/F) $24,000 – Consolidated Past Co =#9 Ascot Kingsman (P) Sire: Moongool Gunsmoke (P) $24,000 – Fairview Cattle Co =#9 Ayr Egypt’s Gypsland 2nd Sire: Ayr Lopez’s Egypt $24,000 – Vinicombe Family, Eurongilly NSW =#9 Moongool Kartel (R/F)(P) Sire: Temana Gold Logie (R/F)(P) $24,000 – Clare Grazing, Theodore

SALE SUMMARY BY STATE State

Around the Ring

Record commercial cattle prices and substantial winter rain in many areas gave bull buyers a shot of confidence in 2016. Charolais bull sales showed a healthy increase in all relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPI) including number of sires sold as well as overall average price. The average price for Charolais sires sold at auction in 2016 increased by 23% or $1,217 in real terms. Across all auction sales Charolais grossed over $10.65 million up from just over $8 million gross in 2015 which in turn was significantly higher than the gross for sires sold in 2014. The average price in 2016 was $6,436 which at the time of writing was only marginally lower than Angus at $6,983 (*based on Rural Press reports). In terms of average $ per head, the Charolais breed showed an increase of 23% compared to 16% increase on Angus average auction prices sold in 2016. There were another four (4) auction sales for Charolais in 2016 with an extra 117 sires sold. Queensland based sales had a great clearance at 98%. Western Australian clearances increased significantly from 76% in 2015 to 96% in 2016 with a total clearance at their state sale at Brunswick. The top price Charolais bull at auction in 2016 was Palgrove Kruze (P) offered by David and Prue Bondfield at their 32nd annual on property bull sale at Dalveen Qld.

This sale of 114 bulls also achieved the top individual average in 2016 of $10,662. Palgrove Gangster (P) was a son of Palgrove Kruze and from the Bronwin family. This bull ranked in the top 15% for 400 and 600 day weight and the top 25% for EMA on Charolais BREEDPLAN. Comments in the Palgrove catalogue described Kruze as having a “blue blood pedigree” with “massive carcase, tremendous hindquarter and thickness with natural constitution”. The 996kg 24 month old drew plenty of attention for his size and depth from the big crowd with his sale day stats, 144cm2 eye muscle area, 9/8mm fat scan. At 6.1 per cent, Kruze also had the top intramuscular fat recordings of the Charolais draft. Palgrove also achieved the second top average with their Scone Hunter Valley sale averaging $9,858 with a total clearance of 46 sires. Of the top twelve auction prices, eight bulls were sired by Australian bred sires. The high performer here was Palgrove Hallmark (P)(RF) who sired the third, fourth and ninth top price sires. Hallmark himself sold for $44,000 and is now marketed by Semex worldwide. The trend for poll was evident at 2016 sales and ten of the top twelve sales were for poll sires, with some bulls DNA tested Homozygous.

(*Auction results only)

# Sales

Offered

Sold

Clearance

Queensland

18

1071

1052

98%

$52,000

$6,719

$7,068,645

New South Wales

12

415

339

81%

$22,000

$6,536

$2,215,698

Victoria

7

215

183

85%

$17,000

$5,080

$929,632

Western Australia

4

57

55

96%

$9,750

$5,471

$315,750

South Australia/NT

2

27

19

70%

$8,000

$4,789

$90,990

Tasmania

1

8

7

88%

$7,500

$4,300

$30,100

2016 Total

44

1793

1655

92%

$52,000

$6,436

$10,650,815

2015 Total

40

1,713

1,538

90%

$35,000

$5,219

$8,026,995

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Top $ Average $

Gross $


The top price in New South Wales was Palgrove Kahlua (P) sold at the Palgrove Hunter Valley Scone sale in June. Palgrove Kahlua, a 21 month old bull who weighed 846 kilograms and having estimated breeding values of +17 for 200 day weight, ranking him in the top 15 per cent of the breed for this trait, sold for $22,000. Top price bull in Victoria was Mt William Kaos sired by British sire Blelack Digger. Kaos was purchased by George Crocombe, Narweena Station, Penshurst for what is believed to be a Victorian record auction price. Kaos was offered at the Abbott families Mt William on property sale. Top price sire in Western Australian was achieved at the very successful Western Australia State sale. Venturon Kryptonite K4 offered by Andrew, Anne and Harris Thompson, Boyup Brook was purchased by Phil Tomlinson, Napier for $9,500. A son of homebred sire Venturon Frankie this calf impressed many with his muscle pattern and smooth attributes. Goondnwindi stud at Furner had the top price bull in South Australia at $8,000 and Pine Park topped Tasmania at $7,500 for Pine Park D213 Bravo K148. The top price at auction for a registered female in 2016 was $14,000 achieved at the Royal Melbourne Feature sale for Waterford Lady Gina offered by Deborah and Sapphire Halliday and purchased by Ron Johnstone, Milford Charolais. The National Sale achieved a top price of $17,000 for Colinta Krusty offered by Colinta Holdings and purchased by the Rowlands Family, Comet Qld. Krusty weighed in at 1050kg on sale day and scanned 142cm2 EMA. Top price heifer at the National sale was offered by Col Pickering and Rebecca Keeley, Chenu Charolais Victoria. Chenu Ziggy 34 (Showcase Junior Champion Heifer) was purchased by CCJ’s Charolais, Wulkaraka Qld. Palgrove had an awesome sale of embryos when their package from the joining of Silverstream Evolution (P) and Palgrove Refine 58 made $10,400 selling to Bardoo Charolais, Capel WA.

#1 Palgrove Kruze (P) Sold $52,000 Sire: Palgrove Gangster (P) Dam: Palgrove Bronwin 143 (Tw) Purchased by Ben Avery, Blackall Qld

#2 Palgrove Kingdom (P) Sold $50,000 Sire: Silverstream Evolution (P) Dam: Palgrove Panache 224 Purchased by M,S & M Hopgood, Goondiwindi Qld

#3 Palgrove Kudos (P) (R/F) Sold $40,000 Sire: Palgrove Hallmark (P)(R/F) Dam: Palgrove Gayle 43 (P) Purchased by Ascot Charolais, Warwick Qld

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Champion Row 2016

Sydney Royal 2016

(Judge: Mr Hayden Green)

DSK TGL Legacy L34E Exhibited by Elite & Moongool Charolais Junior and Grand Champion Male

Brisbane Royal 2016

Winchester Honor J17E Exhibited by Gavin & Kristie O’Brien Senior and Grand Champion Female Supreme Charolais Exhibit

(Judge: Mr David Bondfield)

DSK TGL Legacy L34E Exhibited by Elite & Moongool Charolais Junior and Grand Champion Male Interbreed Champion Pair

Adelaide Royal 2016

(Judge: Miss Jasmine Nixon)

Boulview Lane (P) Exhibited by AJ, TR & EJ Fogden Junior and Grand Champion Male 84

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Crathes Estella 33 Exhibited by Ron Johnstone Senior and Grand Champion Female Interbreed Champion Female & Interbreed Champion Pair

Arabar Fantasia (P) Exhibited by DJ, RF, & JJ Wilson Senior and Grand Champion Female


National Showcase 2016

(Judge: Mr Peter Collins)

DSK TGL Legacy L34E Exhibited by Elite & Moongool Charolais Junior and Grand Champion Male - Supreme Exhibit

Melbourne Royal Feature 2016

Elite Kustom Made Exhibited by Elite Charolais Senior and Grand Champion Male Interbreed Senior Champion Male

Perth Royal 2016

Airlie Katrina G751E Exhibited by Alex McLachlan AM Senior and Grand Champion Female

(Judge: Mr Brent Fisher)

Rangan Showgirl G84 Exhibited by Graeme Cook Family Trust Senior and Grand Champion Female - Supreme Exhibit

(Judge: Mr Scott Myers)

Copplestone Ltd Edition L9 (P) Exhibited by PG & JA Milton Junior and Grand Champion Male

Hobart Royal 2016

Elgin Park Californian Girl Exhibited by Jim & Belynda Quilty Junior and Grand Champion Female - Supreme Exhibit

(Judge: Mr Jeff House)

Pine Park 213 Lionel Exhibited by D.R. Dobson Junior and Grand Champion Male

Pine Park 213 Pam L25 Exhibited by D.R. Dobson Junior and Grand Champion Female 85


2017 Events For the latest information, event updates and new events go to

www.charolais.com.au Jan 3rd

Charolais Office reopens for 2017

Jan 16th

Glenlea Sale of the Decade Female Sale Auctionsplus Contact Roderick 0409 911 791 www.bettervaluebulls.com.au

Jan 17th

Great Southern All Breeds Bull Sale Mt Barker, WA

Jan 27-31st Victorian Beef Week www.beefweek.com.au Feb 1-4th

Victorian Beef Week www.beefweek.com.au

Feb 2nd

5th Annual WA Bull Sale Brunswick Showground WA. Contact Andrew Thompson 0429 379 135

Feb 2nd

Palgrove Northern Cattle Country Sale Dalrymple Saleyards, Charters Towers Qld. www.palgrove.com.au David 0419 665 971

Feb 5-8th

South Australian Beef Field Days http://www.sabeef.com.au/fielddays.html

Feb 10th

Mt William On Property Charolais Sale Willaura Vic. Contact Rob 0417 502 692 www.mtwilliamcharolais.com.au

Feb 16th

WALSA Supreme Bull Sale Brunswick Showground WA. Contact Agents: Landmark & Elders

Feb 22nd

Violet Hills 3rd Southern Bull Sale Yea Saleyards, Vic. Contact Daryl 02 6359 3221 www.violethillscharolais.com.au

Feb 24-26th Canberra Royal Show Canberra ACT www.canberrashow.org.au Mar 1st

15th Southern Charolais Breeders Sale Yea, Vic. Contact Ken Manton 0437 585 605

Mar 2nd

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

Mar 4th

Palgrove Female Sale & Field Day On property, Strathgarve, Dalveen, Qld. www.palgrove.com.au David 0419 665 971

Mar 6th

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

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Mar 8th

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

Mar 10th

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

Mar 11th

Charnelle Charolais 7th Invitation Female Sale Toowoomba Showgrounds. Graham Blanch 0427 622 410 www.charnellecharolais.com.au

Mar 10-11th Wagin Woolarama (inc Cattle) Wagin WA. www.woolorama.com.au Mar 17th

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

Mar 24th

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

Mar 31st

2017 Autumn Charolais HMF deadline

Apr 6-10th Sydney Royal Show Cattle Judging http://www.sydneyroyal.com.au/cattle.htm Apr tba

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

Apr 20-22nd WA Youth Cattle Handler Camp Brunswick WA. www.wacattlecamp.com May 4th

Violet Hills 7th On Property Bull Sale Rydal NSW. Contact Daryl 02 6359 3221 www.violethillscharolais.com.au

May 18th

Rosedale 28th On Property Bull Sale Blayney, NSW. Contact James 0425 341 341 www.rosedalecharolais.com.au

May 22nd

Liberty Yearling Bull & Heifer Sale Muchea, WA. Contact Kevin & Robin 08 9574 2035

Jun 2nd

Palgrove Hunter Valley Bull Sale Scone Saleyards, Scone NSW. www.palgrove.com.au David 0419 665 971

Jun 30-Jul 2nd Charolais National Youth Stampede Dubbo NSW. Contact 02 6771 1666 www.charolais.com.au

All event/sale information is based on information supplied or annual dates.


Jul 2nd

Charolais Showcase ‘17 Dubbo NSW. Contact 02 6771 1666 www.charolais.com.au

Aug 19th

Jul 3rd

Allflex Charolais National Show & Sale Dubbo, NSW. Contact 02 6771 1666 www.charolais.com.au

Aug 22-24th AgQuip Field Days Gunnedah NSW

Jul 7th

Supreme Beef Bull Sale AgGrow Field Days, Emerald Qld www.aggrow.com.au

Jul 8-11th

Victorian Stud Beef Handlers Camp Bendigo Showground, Bendigo Vic. http://handlerscamp.studbeef.com.au/

Jul 17-20th South Australian Junior Heifer Expo Adelaide Showground, Adelaide SA http://jhe.sabeef.com.au/ Jul 18th

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

Jul 28th

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

Aug 25th

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

Aug 28th

5th Elstow On Property Bull Sale Baradine NSW Bruce & Marg 02 6843 6258

Aug 31st

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

Aug 31st

2017 Spring Charolais HMF deadline

Sep 1-3rd

Royal Adelaide Show Cattle Judging

http://www.theshow.com.au/show-entries/schedules -entry-forms.jsp

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

Sep 8th

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

Jul 29th

Kandanga Valley 14th On Property Bull Sale Kandanga via Gympie Qld. John 07 5484 3359 www.kandangavalley.com.au

Sep 18th

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

Aug 9-11th

Royal Brisbane Show Cattle Judging www.royalqueenslandshow.com.au

Sep 22-25th Royal Melbourne Show Cattle Judging www.rasv.com.au /Events/RMS_Home/RMS_BeefCattle_Home/

Aug 16th

Airlie Annual Bull Sale On property, Cowra NSW. Michael 0419 482 754 www.mclachlan.com.au

Aug 17th

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

Aug 18th

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

Aug 18th

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

Aug 18th

Coolabunia Classic 5th Bull Sale Coolabunia Showgrounds, Kingaroy Silverwood, River Run, Diamond L & Charnelle

Sep 23-28th 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

Sep 29th

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

Oct tba

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

Nov 24th

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

Nov 30th

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

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

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Advertising Index: January 2017 Charolais Magazine CHAROLAIS STUDS Airlie

IFC

ANC 15

Ayr 28 Ascot

1

Challambi 32

CHAROLAIS NATIONAL YOUTH STAMPEDE DUBBO NSW 30th June - 2nd July

Charnelle 44 Clarinda

1 0 7 2

11

DSK 19 Elstow 14 JC Charolais

20

Kandanga Valley

33

Kenmere

11

Kooyong

11

CHAROLAIS NATIONAL SHOWCASE ‘17 DUBBO NSW

Liberty 25 Minnie Vale

2-3rd July

5

Monument Valley

32

Moongool

13

Mt William

49

Palgrove

BC

Paringa

33

Rangan 37

Temana

6

ALLFLEX CHAROLAIS NATIONAL SALE DUBBO NSW

Venturon

21

3rd July

Violet Hills

41

Wakefield

37

Waterford

29

Wundam Glen

10

Rosedale Silverstream (NZ)

IBC 27

Further information www.charolais.com.au or ring 02 6771 1666

COMMERCIAL ADVERTISERS Allflex

65

Fairfax Media

71

Herdlink Software

26

Genetics Australia

45

Southern Breeders

41

Western Region

41

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Charolais Magazine: January 2017 Editor: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd Design: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd Printed by Lithoart, Darra Qld. Contributors: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd, A & N Cass, L Platzer, QCL Photographic Credits: Charolais Society of Australia Ltd, A & N Cass, Palgrove Charolais, L Platzer, QCL, Elite Charolais, Ellumeck Photography


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