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STONEY POINT PERFORMANCE ANGUS NEWSLETTER July 2016

Our Naracoorte Complex

“Stoney Point Angus progeny represent the cattle that butchers seek out - thick made, well muscled with extra fleshing ability”

Stoney Point Calendar 15th Sep 2016 Hamilton Spring Bull Sale 1st Dec 2016 Complete Dispersal Autumn Stud Females 3th Feb 2017 Hamilton Field Day 7th Feb 2017 Naracoorte Field Day 13th Feb 2017 Naracoorte Autumn Bull Sale 30th Mar 2017 Hamilton Bull Sale 4th May 2017 Naracoorte Female and Ready to work Bull Sale


WELCOME PETER COLLIVER to Stoney Point Performance Angus as the new Stud Manager. Peter grew up in the Cooke Plains, Coomandook area on a continuous cropping and sheep farm. He became interested in Beef production at the age of 14 and by the time he was 16 Peter had started his own South Devon stud which he pursued as a hobby for 8 years. In 2004 Peter completed an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne’s Longerenong campus near Horsham in Victoria. In 2008 and 2009 he spent 20 months on an International Agricultural Exchange program spending 12 months on a cattle ranch near Vetran in Alberta Canada and 8 months on a veal farm near Store Hedding in Denmark. In 2010 Peter started working at Naweena Investments at Padthaway as a senior stock man, where they ran 2000 Angus breeding cows plus replacements with Autumn and Spring calving, producing 480kg to 550kg finished steers off grass

and artificial inseminating around 700 heifers a year. He took part in the purchasing of bulls from Stoney Point, Coorong Designer, Coolana, Barwidgee, Serita Park and Weeran. In 2014 Peter began working for Garry Hardwick (Hardwick’s Meats) as an overseer at one of his Keith properties, running 500 breeding cows and 1400 ewes. He continued to purchase bulls from Stoney Point. Peter has always been interested in genetics and the selecting, breeding and production of bulls and females to suit all markets of the ever changing and diverse cattle industry.

COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE

EMBRYOS FOR SALE

To simplify our operation and focus on delivering to our clients not only the best bulls but the best service, we have decided to have only one mating period each year (Spring) and sell bulls only in autumn. As a result we will conduct a complete dispersal of our Autumn herd on 1st December 2016 at Naracoorte. This will be a magnificent opportunity to acquire the very best genetics.

We are selling 4 lots of embryos by legendary bull Matauri Reality 839, Koupals B&B Identity and V A R Generation 2100 cross with outstanding females that will excel phenotypically and add genetics to your herd. For more information please visit the Angus Society website — Embryo Sale catalogue, the Stoney Point website www.stoneypoint.com.au or contact Peter Colliver 0428 723 640 peter@stoneypoint.com.au

SGMH22 IN COHORT 6 The Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) objectives is to generate progeny test data on modern Angus bulls, validate and refine Angus Breedplan data and build a data base for genomic technology. Heineken H22 selected in 2015 as part of Cohort 6 Program is in the process of producing approximately 1,300 progeny with calving to commence in June 2016. Heineken is a CC&7 son that has been kept back to use in the herd, and whose sons display outstanding growth, excellent structural integrity, and awesome eye appeal. H22 is a bull that moves effortlessly across the ground for a bull with a bit of extra frame, has good bone and a big square hip. He exhibits great docility and is a fertility and carcase weight improver, in a moderate birth weight package. We have been very impressed with this bull and the sons and daughters that we have seen to date.


ET PROGRAM

L BULL SIRES TO BE FEATURED IN 2017 BULL SALES

We have flushed a number of donor cows commencing at our Autumn 2017 sales to Hingaia 469, Generation 2100 and Koupals B&B Identity and we are transferring them in to recipients at 2 sites Calfcorp and ET Services. Some great genetics coming up for our clients.

Ardrossan Equator A241 Millah Murrah Equator D78 Matauri Reality 839 Sydgen Trust 6228 Stoney Point Heineken H22 WMR Timeless 458 Bruin Uproar 0070

SOME NEW SIRES We have imported exclusively from the US two main Sires that will be great addition to the Stoney Point herd. Koupals B&B Identity is a sensibly sized Upward son with as much muscle and stoutness of bone as you will find. He uniquely combines his power and performance with a high degree of smoothness, eye-appeal, and correctness of structure. Identity’s mother is widely regarded as one of the top donor dams in the Koupal Angus herd. She is feminine, perfect uddered, moderate framed, and easy-fleshing. Identity has a very gentle and easy-going disposition.

Sitz Upward 307R Rennylea Edmund E11 Carabar Docklands D62 S A V Providence 692 S A V Brave 8320 K C F Bennett Absolute Sydgen Black Pearl 2006

OUR i50K RESULTS Again a brilliant outcome. In every important trait we exceed breed average. For example Growth 200 day 10% better 400 day 9 % better 600 day 5% better Eye Muscle Area 22% better Retail Beef Yield 50% better Testament to the fact we are “Meating the Market”

CONGRATULATIONS TO LIBBY CREEK

K Bar D Joe Canada 18Y is an exciting new herd sire with performance and muscle. Joe Canada is a power bull that is full of beef, muscle through his loin and in his hip. In addition, Joe Canada has an attention-getting “look” with ideal phenotype and quality of design. Joe Canada moves out with high level of structural correctness and soundness that is seldom found in a bull built this powerfully.

South Australian Libby Creek, has been declared the first female President of Angus Australia at a meeting of its’ Directors, held in Albury on May 20th. Hailing from Avenue Range in South Australia Libby has extensive experience within both the seedstock and commercial beef industry’s and has been a member of the South Australian Angus State Committee for twenty years. Libby and her husband Bruce, managed the well-known Angus stud, The Basin for eighteen years. After The Basin’s dispersal, the Creek’s took on the role of business managers for Hugh and Clare Bainger’s Hillcrest Pastoral Company, a commercial cattle operation running 2,500 Angus and Angus cross females in the south east of South Australia. Libby Creek with Peter Parnell and All the best to Libby in Hugh Munro her new role. Most recently Bruce managed the building of a large scale Angus herd in Kazakhstan from the ground up using Australian genetics. Bruce has returned to Australia to manage the Kerry Stokes, Peter Murray Kiwi Blue cattle enterprises in Kangaroo Island and Paraway. Both Hill Crest and Kiwi Blue are clients of Stoney Point. Our Principal Perry Gunner remains on the Angus Australia board.


2016 BEEF SPECTACULAR FEEDBACK TRIAL The competition drew 360 steers from 45 individual producers, with an average entry weight of 397kg, achieving an average weight gain of 2.25kg. Angus and Angus cross cattle dominated the top rankings in feedlot performance, carcase attributes, branded beef specifications and overall performance. Source Angus Bulletin—Autumn 2016 (page 21)

MEATING THE MARKET

WE CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM

The ultimate aim for cattle breeding is to produce more quality meat. We pride ourselves on the thick muscled nature of our bulls. They are standouts in this regard and many of the processors have commented on this very important aspect of our cattle breeding program. However, you have to have the structure to support this traits and we do not compromise here.

Once again feedlot feedback results support the outstanding job our genetics are doing. Weight gains above industry standards but more importantly less breakdowns and succumbing to disease. Our cost of gain was spectacular.

OUR AI TECHNICIANS We are very reliant on our AI technicians and there is none better than David Plant from Southern Cross Genetics. We achieve outstanding results and get the good genetics into our progeny.

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STRUCTURE Our great passion is the structure of our cattle and we leave no stone unturned to ensure every bull we put up for sale will do the job for our clients. Our bulls are assessed by Ian Moreland from Studcare Genetics.

OUR ET TECHNICIANS We have recommenced our expansive ET program and have flushed 9 donor cows. We use Mike Boerema at Embryo Transfer Services of South Australia and have also undertaken IVF programmes with unique Sires. The results have been very encouraging.

Contacts Peter Colliver 0428 723 640 peter@stoneypoint.com.au Perry Gunner 0418 758 683 perry@stoneypoint.com.au

Stoney Point Newsletter - July 2016  

Stoney Point Newsletter - July 2016

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