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oonaroo will offer a line of 100 Angus bulls, on Friday February 15, 2019. Featuring soft, well muscled bulls with outstanding structure and a docile temperament. We have focussed heavily on fat cover and muscling in our breeding programme, combining these two traits to produce cattle which can run at higher stocking rates without losing their ability to finish and be fertile. New Zealand genetics feature strongly in the catalogue, with many of the bulls having NZ genetics on both sides of their pedigrees, providing a robust, sound and deep bodied line of bulls. The Angus Society has changed the way Breedplan is programmed, they have included genomics in the Breedplan pedigree of the cattle so we see greater influence of it on the figures. We have observed a much larger variation of data from the new figures giving a wider range of positive or negative numbers, fat cover in particular is described with greater negatives than we’ve seen before and eye muscle areas seem to have reduced. So a fresh mindset needs to be used when assessing this new information, it cannot be compared to previous years. All Angus cattle present with a new data set.

carry the frame, carcase, growth and outstanding maternal traits that guarantee these sires to be quality bulls to be used over your cows once their physical size sees them no longer suitable for heifer joining. These sires include: TeMania Kasbah K338, Jarobee Bartel K117 and K129, who have consistently produced calves with these qualities. Boonaroo Kernal K72 is in the Angus Benchmarking programme and is proving his incredible genetic predictability across many herds. All sale bulls are structurally assessed, fertility tested and guaranteed for 3 years on a pro rata basis. At Boonaroo all bulls are vaccinated in the Zoetis Star programme and are free of all known reproductive diseases. Please join us for our field days, on Sunday, Feb 3rd at “Clifton,” Hamilton, and again on Monday Feb 4th at Boonaroo, Casterton; and our Sale is on Friday Feb 15th, 2019 at 11.30am (vic time) with inspections from 9.30am at Boonaroo, 137 Fosters Lane, Casterton. ABOVE: The Award Winning Boonaroo Cow Herd

The foundation of any quality beef herd is its females and we have finished in the top 10 in the State’s Heifer Challenge in 2012, 2014, 2015, & 2017 and we were judged the winners of the 2016 and the 2018 RASV Victorian and Southern NSW Beef Week heifer challenge, and winners of the South Australian heifer challenge in 2017. Winning these esteemed awards gives us great confidence that our cattle rank amongst the best in South Eastern Australia and that our breeding objectives are producing the type of cattle that the beef industry demands. Boonaroo sale bulls are well grown spring drop bulls with weights from 600-850kg by sale day. The 100 bulls catalogued are a mixture of high growth bulls by Texas Mount K2, Black Aqua Keystone K21, Anvil J6, and Merchiston Steakhouse (pure NZ sire). We also present a strong line of “curve benders” confirmed by our policy of weighing all calves at birth, these bulls although highly suitable for heifer joinings, still



consistent line of 75 freemoving, heavily muscled bulls with plenty of bone will be offered for sale on Tuesday 12th February at 4.30pm. The draft contains plenty of options for those seeking bulls suitable for heifer or cow matings. Nampara offers producers a larger framed bull with plenty of muscle and softness of skin. Nampara bulls are renowned for their quiet temperament and ability to thrive under a range of conditions. Some 20 bulls catalogued have been used to join heifers earmarked for the Naracoorte Feature Female Sale in January and all bulls have been structurally assessed and semen tested. New sires this year include sons of the $150,000 Millah Murrah Kingdom, Texas Mount K2 and US sire, MAR Innovation. Both the Kingdom and Innovation bulls are packed full of punch. The pick bulls are long bodied and deep, combining a soft skin with extra muscle definition. The K2 bulls have a terrific birth to growth spread and present as larger in frame but with presence and smoothness through

the front end. With a number of bulls by each sire, buyers can be assured of choice within each sire line. Supported by above average Breedplan figures and impressive raw data, Nampara bulls do not disappoint both on paper and in the flesh. The bulls will be on display at the following times and locations: • Victorian Beef Week, Mortlake Saleyards, Saturday 2nd February • SA Beef Week, on property @ Nampara, Monday 4th February • Bull Sale, on property @ Nampara, Tuesday 12th February at 4.30pm Or at any other time by appointment. There is no compromise on the basics at Nampara. The honest and commercially focussed approach ensures they: • Concentrate on calving ease not birth weight • Only retain females who get in calf and calve unassisted by 2 years of age • Only retain females who get in calf every year • Do not foot trim or clip hair to hide faults • Rectify any problems with bulls purchased promptly By assessing structure, temperament and calving –ease and by using a limited number of sires over large mobs, Nampara can more accurately appraise the impact a sire is having within the herd. The joined heifer program also means that Nampara are aiming to breed the type of heifer bulls that can be confidently used to mate heifers whilst at the same time not compromising on shape or frame. With an emphasis on productivity and weight for age, Nampara is proud of the product they produce. For those looking to add more punch and constitution to their calves, the Nampara bulls are well worth a look. For further enquiries and/or a catalogue please contact Stuart & Natalie Hann, 0428 799 592 or visit the website,

ABOVE: Nampara Hercules N68



he importance of valuable accurate data is the driving force behind Ravens genetic progress, with Raven being the leading Limousin herd in South Australia for data recording. Raven has one of the highest growth and carcase weight performing herd in the country and are leaders in marbling (IMF%), one of the key traits for customer satisfaction and a future price indicator with a value based payment system. Aiming to further validate Ravens data, the Schulz’s recently commenced its very own ‘Progeny Analysis Trial’ through collecting key carcase information on 92 commercial steers which were purchased from two long term clients that use Raven bulls.

The trial will attain growth and actual carcase information recorded from the Raven sired progeny, with a purpose to improve the accuracies of the EBV data of their sires, providing valuable information for further herd progression. To enable the recording of progeny, the steers were tissue sampled using an Allflex TSU with the collected individual sample vials sent off to the Neogen laboratory for Genomic Sire Verified testing. These two groups of steers were backgrounded together on pasture for 5 months on the Schulz’s commercial lease property before being sold on consignment to TEYS Charlton Feedlot. The steers entered a 160 day feedlot program penned together with weight measurements taken on induction and exit from the Feedlot. The finished steers were processed in late November with their carcases measured for recording under the guidelines of ABRI.

benchmarking analysis of the Raven sired steers compared to other steers on feed at Teys Charlton at the same time, demonstrates that the Raven sired steers had an increase in key profit indicators; Average Daily Weight Gain, Feed Efficiency (Kg Ration/Kg Gain) and Yield, equating to more kilograms of carcase from less feed. Once all the information has been gathered and compiled the recorded data is expected to be entered into ALBS Breedplan early in 2019. The Raven annual on-property sale will be held Thursday 21st of February offering predominantly Homozygous Polled bulls of high genetic merit and accuracies. For more information contact Jason: 0417 863 268.

RIGHT: Jason inspecting the Raven sired steers at Teys Charlton Feedlot in November.

“Boyd Gudex from Southern Beef Technology Services commended Jason and Penny for their initiative as there has been no carcase data entered into the Limousin BREEDPLAN analysis for over 5 years. While collecting good quality carcase data is both time consuming and expensive, the rewards can be substantial. It is also a great example of how meaningful data can be collected from commercial progeny.” The Raven progeny analysis trial is yet to be finalised as it awaits the imputing of carcase information from the steers. However, early


And the convenience of that one stop shop, field day set up, is the costs are shared by the studs and they attract more potential buyers, who take advantage of looking over the cattle from a number of breeds and breeders.


osted at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds on Sunday, February 3, this is the 10th time the field days have been held, as part of Victorian Beef Week.

Originally there were five studs involved and it has simply grown from there as more and more studs realised what an affective platform the field days provided for buyers and studs to get a deal done. It is basically a one stop shop and allows each stud to promote its breed and cattle.

The turnout for the Limestone Coast Combined Stock and Land Beef Week Field Day over the past decade has been great and the stud owners are hopeful the turnout in 2019 will be just as strong, which would see around 70 people take the opportunity to cast their eye over the cattle, as well as chat one on one with the stud owners to glean any further information. Each stud has its own set up – some with cattle tied up and led, others in portable yards, but each stud is set aside so the confidentiality of any wheeling and dealing can be maintained. Starting with a BBQ breakfast, there are refreshments on offer all day, including tea and coffee and light snacks.

Participating studs at the 2019 field days are Cara Park Salers, Rellum Farms Simmentals, Chalon Poll Hereford & Maine-Anjou, Mount Gambier Limousins, Noorla Beef Shorthorn, Caladenia Limousin, Ebenezer Park South Devons & Bra-Ma Hereford Stud.


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: Shorthorn, South Devon, Salers, Hereford, Limousin, Maineanjou & Simmental

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he Kerlson Pines and Oak Downs 8th combined Poll Hereford bull sale will be held in 2019 on TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY, commencing at 2:30 pm with bulls available for inspection from 12 noon on sale day. They will also be on display at the studs’ individual field day’s on Tuesday 5th February or at any other time by appointment. After a very successful transition over the last two years, a “video ring “sale format will again be used. This involves bulls being presented in display pens as per normal but instead of the bulls physically entering the sale ring, a pre-recorded video of each lot will be viewed during the auction on large screens in the sale barn. The sale will also be interfaced with Auctions Plus for those that are unable to attend. Sixty quality bulls will be on offer, with a range of genetics to suit all discerning buyers. Free delivery is being offered within a radius of 400 km. All sale bulls have been PI

ABOVE: 2019 sale bulls

tested negative for Pesti Virus, fully vaccinated under the Zoetis Star Breeder Program (vibrovax, pestigard and ultravac 7in1) and have been semen tested. Both studs have a Johnes status of J-Bas 6 and full growth and carcass EBV’s are available for all lots. Kerlson Pines is very excited about the young group of bulls on offer this year. They are mostly June/July/August 2017 drop, displaying the carcase, structural soundness, growth for age & do-ability we are striving for. With all bulls fully breedplan recorded from actual birth weight to growth and carcase EBV’s. New sires represented are Bowen Gwydir K138 purchased for $28,000 at the Bowen sale in 2016, Kerlson Pines Longfellow L69 and AI sires Yalgoo Jet J157, Mt Difficult Kearney K18, Kerlson Pines Jester K44 sold for $25,000 at Dubbo National, and Kerlson Pines Kensington L17 sold for $13,000 at our on-property sale in 2017. Together with other proven sires they offer a good range of genetics to choose from. This year we have used genomics and polled tested the sale bulls, with 26/30 coming up as homozygous polled. Oak Downs have reserved the top of the drop bulls for this sale, with no bulls being sold at off farm show and sale fixtures .New sires represented this year include Days Fabulous, purchased in conjunction with Morganvale at the 2016 Wodonga National, Oak Downs Kalumbura K59, a retained Harvie High Roller son and Wirruna Kalimna, an AI sire used over heifers. Centennial Spark J050, Oak Downs Judge, a home bred sire by Yarrandabbie Egan and Harvie High Roller also have sons catalogued. Of the 30 Oak Downs’ bulls, 25 are homozygous polled with all showing good growth and weight for age, ideal muscling , well pigmented and good skinned. An Oak Downs bred steer, by Harvie High Roller, was awarded the reserve champion export carcase award at last year’s Royal Adelaide Show, being the highest scoring British breed carcase. The sale will be conducted by Elders and Landmark with catalogues available from the vendors or by contacting the sale agent’s. A colour catalogue, including video footage of all lots, can be viewed online at or from following the links found on both studs’ Facebook pages (search Oak Downs Poll Hereford Stud or Kerlson Pines Poll Herefords) from mid-January.


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ispersal sales are a rare occurrence, and all four of these herds have spent decades developing their programs. Weeran were thrilled to attend all four dispersal sales, and cherry pick the cattle with the most potential in our opinion. A marvellous opportunity for us to fast track and develop our elite Stud Herdbook Program. Many of these females have already been flushed and eggs transferred. The others are not far behind, being flushed in the next couple of weeks to build a bank of embryo’s to be implanted next autumn. The annual Autumn Bull Sale on Tuesday 26th February at 1pm will be offering the second year of star studded Millah Murrah bred embryo’s alongside a number of excellent embryo progeny we have flushed from our own elite females. We are thrilled to be able to offer these industry leading genetics to both Stud and Commercial breeders.

We have an excellent run of sons by Ardcairnie F96, Wattletop Franklin G188, homebred sires Weeran Joel and Weeran Hooper, along with some of our first Millah Murrah Kingdom and Millah Murrah Klooney sons. We are very excited with this year’s sale bulls displaying exceptional type, deep bodied, heavily muscled, structurally correct cattle with excellent temperament. This year sees the introduction of Ardcairnie F96 and Franklin G188. Weeran Hooper and Weeran Joel’s sons are performance specialists with some of the best calving ease, growth and carcase paperwork we have ever produced. F96, G188 and Joel are well performed graduates of the Angus Society Benchmarking Trial. Ardcairnie F96 no longer has semen available, so he will be in hot demand! He is a bull with exceptional calving ease and birth to final growth curve. Structurally sound with great levels of muscularity. G188 has been described by Lock Rogers of Wattletop as the most complete all round bull from the 4th Cohort Benchmarking program.

He is a trait leader for calving ease, growth, fertility and carcase traits. 80 bulls will be on offer, with a mix of 18 month and 2 year old bulls. Our quest for moderate framed carcass cattle with exemplary temperament is well known. Client success in the marketplace is great to see through weaner sales, feedlot demand and special sales. Topping these sales show they are well rewarded for their efforts. All bulls have been assessed by Dick Whale on the GTS Type/Structure system, and passed for soundness and type. The GTS system has been

broken up into two distinctive trait groups; Descriptive Traits and Structural Soundness Traits. Our top grading sons have been used in the Weeran program, and we feel sure they will enhance your program as well. These sons are by Ascot Hallmark H147, Weeran Joel J13, Weeran Hooper H20, Wattletop Franklin G188 and TeMania 11465. All bulls come with our guarantee. They are all semen quality tested, have received Pestivirus Vaccinations, along with Vibrio vaccinations, drenched and 7 in 1. The 2018 Autumn Sale had many highlights, none more so than the $30,000 top price paid for Weeran Moe VHWM96, an Ascot Hallmark son, who was purchased by longstanding commercial client, Murroa East Pastoral Co. This year we have a number of excellent sons by Ascot Hallmark which display the same physical attributes and carcase softness and power of Moe. They will attract plenty of attention. We invite you to attend our Beef Week Field Day on Sunday 3rd February, 2019. All sale bulls will be on display, along with a selection of females. Our Bull Sale will be held on Tuesday 26th February at 1pm. If you would like to inspect the bulls at a different time, please give us a call. Contact Jo Moore on 0429 787258 if you would like to receive a catalogue, and Alec Moore 0438 787258 or Tom French 0430 062 844 if you would like additional information on the sale bulls. Visit our website on for all sale details and inspect our galleries of videos and photos. Follow our updates on Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to welcoming you to Weeran Angus!

ABOVE: Homebred sire Weeran Joel VHWJ13 – a well performed graduate of the Angus Society Benchmarking Trial




Top performing Sire Weeran Hooper VHWH20


•80 BULLS• Featuring the second year of embryo’s purchased from Millah Murrah, being sons of Ascot Hallmark, Millah Murrah Docklands, and Kingdom. Along with outstanding sons by Weeran Hooper, Weeran Joel, Ardcairnie F96 and Wattletop Franklin G188. For more information please contact: Alec & Jo Moore m 0438 787 258 Tom French m 0430 062844 e



TE MANIA LEGACY VTM L135 Top 1% for all Angus Australia BREEDPLAN $Indexes, first sons available in this sale


Videos of each bull will be taken in February and available on line and are also used during the sale which is conducted on the screen, while the bulls graze outside, in display pens.


The sale line up includes sons of Te Mania Angus home bred sires Te Mania Jenkins VTMJ89, Jolimont VTMJ485, Jolson VTMJ1337, Kirk VTM K26, Kathmandu VTMK352, Katoomba VTMK354, Kooyong VTMK1452 and Legacy VTML135.

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EEF WEEK offers the chance to make a relaxed, in-depth assessment of the 180 bulls catalogued for the March 6 Te Mania Angus Autumn on-property bull sale. This early access to viewing the sale bulls is ideal for a first look, and for producers who may not be able to attend the March 6 bull sale who operate through AuctionsPlus or their agent.

These are the latest Te Mania Angus bloodlines, which are known to excel through backgrounding and the feedlots, and are in demand from high quality restaurants. They are ideal for building strong breeding herds – due to their focus on all commercial traits - calving ease, growth, fertility, structure, docility and carcase traits. First sons of sire, Te Mania Legacy L135 will be on the market. He is an 12

example of the rigorous selection and progeny testing by Te Mania Angus. Te Mania Legacy has exceptional high growth, high docility with carcase figures, which rank him in the top 1% of the Angus Breed for all for Selection $Indexes. The $Index underpins the financial performance of all progeny. Introducing such a head start into your herd will fast-track your genetic profile towards the maximum outcome for your breeding plan. With 2000 cows in the breeding herd, complemented by the Team Te Mania program and the technology of Single Step genomics we can see the variation in the different sires and relations in the data. More extreme, high performing animals at each end of the bell curve are highlighted, and their numbers are more likely to remain constant. Selecting the right genetics for your herd, and its profitability, has never been more important than in the current market where high quality Angus cattle continue to attract premium prices. This gives beef producers, and Te Mania Angus, the opportunity to accelerate genetic gain even further, because the predictions of how progeny will perform (EBVs) will be closer to what we see on the ground.

These bulls have been data recorded for gestation length, calving ease, birthweight, 200D and 400D weight and scrotal size. Scanning data has been submitted for rib and rump fat, eye muscle area and intra muscular fat, and independently assessments for feet, legs and temperament. This raw data contributes to the EBV calculations, which provide values based on the animal and its relatives. The gates open at 9am on Saturday, February 2nd, for interested breeders to visit Te Mania Angus, Reichmans Lane, Mortlake. Tom Gubbins and Hamish McFarlane welcome your questions about the breeding program, selecting the right bull for your herd. Tours of the property, senior sires and cattle yards will be offered. More information on Further information – contact Hamish McFarlane, Te Mania Angus. Ph (03) 5264 1218

ABOVE: At Te Mania Angus the cattle are run in large contemporary groups from birth to 400 days of age to more accurately test the genetic merit of each animal.


n 2019 we will hold our annual production sale at our usual date, time and venue being Tuesday 19th February at 11.30 am on property at Morganvale. Once again all lots will be offered by video auction after being well accepted and a successful debut in 2017. This year our Poll Hereford bulls sired by 8 different sires are all showing the consistent type we are striving for, easy doing ability, mid maturity and high muscle and marbling. The first sons of 4 exciting new sires will be offered, Mt Difficult Keaney is a low birth-top 10%- with a balance in all other traits giving top 1% in all $ indexes Days Fabulous a high growth -top 10% for 600 day – with high milk and scrotal – top 1% - and high $ indexes, Morganvale Calibre K233 a home bred son of D Calibre is represented he has high growth, scrotal and IMF all top 1%, along with proven sires in Wirruna Hotstuff -sire of our top selling bull in 2018, Allendale Anzac H175 and Braybook Gunshot are all high value sires with sons of quality in the offering. Four Black Simmental bulls will also be offered which are 15-19 months old, sired by our proven bulls who have low birth, high carcase and maternal traits. All cattle are run and tested on stringent commercial lines in large groups to give high breedplan data accuracy. This year we will offer one lot of seven Poll Hereford 2017 drop EU heifers 19-22 months old joined for an autumn calving to a Woonallee Black Simmental sire by Cowboys Cut who has high calving ease, growth and IMF. These heifers are sisters to the sale bulls and ready to be productive. All sale bulls are PI tested negative for pestivirus and vaccinated with 5 in 1, the herd is EU accredited and has a J-BAS 7 score. Free freight is offered on all bulls sold at the sale. The listing is available for viewing at or All sale cattle along with the team of 4 bulls for Wodonga and 3 bulls for Dubbo National Hereford sales can be viewed at our field day on Tuesday 5th February. For a catalogue or inspection contact Allan or Heather on 0408 859 953 or (08) 8757 8271

ABOVE: Mt Difficult Kearney K18 one of 8 sires of 2019 sale lots. 13


e want to be leaders in a sustainable beef industry and are driven by wanting to continually increase the efficiency of beef production and the quality of the beef we produce. When we select an animal for our breeding program, we research and look at all available information, treating EPD figures, structural assessment and phenotype equally, with non-negotiables in each area. We measure our cattle against the best database in the world. With over 375,000 cattle recorded annually, the American Simmental Association (ASA) database gives us the accuracy and extensive figures, to find out which animals meet our breeding aims. Over the last year we have DNA tested our entire cow herd, sending off some 600+ samples, as part of the Cow Herd Roundup (CHR) project, and are excited to now have the results.


This information will be pivotal in future herd development because all traits get a huge boost of accuracy. For example; a single 50K DNA test is now equivalent to: • • • • •

15 calving ease scores 20 birth weights 22 weaning weights 25 stayability records And more.

The benefits to clients are clear: 1. We can breed better cattle for you. 2. You have the best information to make your bull selections. 3. You have access to traits/figures you can’t get anywhere else. You really can’t get better support and tools when choosing your breeding stock. Request a catalogue today, and see for yourself how we make it easy to select your bulls with confidence.

ABOVE: Lancaster Black Simmental 2019 sale bulls

66 BULLS GLOBALLY TESTED AND RANKED BY THE WORLDS BIGGEST DATABASE. Purebred sale bulls average: - Marbling top 4% - Calving Ease top 20% - Yearling Weight top 20% - Stayability top 15%

ANNUAL SALE 8th FEBRUARY 2019 Field Day 5th February

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he Baker family’s Woonallee Simmental program offers, “The best in Simmental, whatever the requirement”. Regardless of the method chosen to assess the validity of that statement, one should fully agree, whether that be commercial productivity, independent show assessment, steer carcase analysis, feedlot trials etc. They have put their genetics through all these tests and come through with flying colours. Elders agent and auctioneer Ben Finch summed up the Baker family’s Woonallee Simmental program and success so well when he said, “Quality sells and Woonallee provides bulls that can greatly assist the beef industry to grow and prosper.” “The Bakers are switched on positive breeders looking optimistically

towards a bright future and their progress has continued each and every year across any judgemental criteria.” The good news for both seedstock and commercial beef producers is that the depth of quality in the offering at the Baker family’s 2019 bull sale is absolutely outstanding, plus “The Ladies” are back! Their 4th Elite Ladies Female Sale will be staged from 4pm on Wednesday 6th February when 60 females will be offered. This will comprise 20 Traditional and Red Simmentals, 40 Blacks, plus three PTIC recipient lots and seven semen packages. The next day, on Thursday 7th February from 1pm, Woonallee will offer 110 highest quality bulls, with unprecedented depth in that

quality. These will comprise 70 Blacks, both spring and autumn drops and including another great line of SimAngus bulls, plus 40 Traditional and Red Simmentals. The outstanding depth of quality comes as a result of the higher breeding numbers now at Woonallee. This leads to greater selection pressure and only the best structured and performing bulls make it to the sale catalogue. While Woonallee has been

blessed to experience a good season at Furner, their cattle have performed exceptionally well on grass, just as they are expected to do within clients’ herds.

world for the best Simmental genetics that will perform to, and beyond expectations off grass in the open grazing regimes in Australia.

While the tops at Woonallee have regularly made the headlines, there is still plenty of value. Around 30% of the bull offerings have sold in the very affordable $4000 to $6000 range over the last 2 years.

The sires that feature strongly this year include Glen Anthony Y-arta (NZ) (the sire of the $160,000 record holder, W. Los Angeles) and Wormbete Katoomba in the Traditionals, and MRL Capone 130B from MRL Simmentals in Canada in the all reds, while Los Angeles and his full brother Las Vegas are also represented.

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In the larger Black offerings there will be more from the successful LFE The Riddler and Woonallee Licorice, but they are joined by SS/PRS High Voltage 244X. This homozygous polled and black bull is a real curve bender with calving ease, while his first male progeny at Woonallee will feature at the top end of the bull sale offering. They have excellent growth, plenty of muscle, good fat levels and are very easy doing. His daughters in North America have proven to be good productive females and highly valued in many herds. Woonallee will be participating in SA Beef Week on Monday 4th February when the sale teams will be on display. The full sale catalogues will be posted on the Woonallee website when available, plus regular updates will be posted on the website and on Facebook.

ABOVE: The depth of quality on offer at Woonallee is exceptional, including at their 4th Female sale the afternoon before their 12th Annual Elite Production Bull Sale. It is the quality of females like these that is the backbone to their outstanding offerings.

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2019 Schedule ◆ On Property Furner, SA

◆ SA Beef Week Field Day - Monday 4th February 2019 4th Elite Ladies Female Sale

◆ Wednesday 6th February 2019 - 4pm ◆ 60 Females on offer 12th Annual Elite Production Bull Sale

◆ Thursday 7th February 2019 - 1pm ◆ 110 Bulls on offer Check out our website: Contact: Tom & Lizzy Baker 0428 475 066

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e constantly focus on the fact that there is no substitute for quality which continues the selection for growth, muscle, softness and performance. Lindsay remains at the cutting edge of Murray Grey genetics and offers some very appealing genetic packages with well-balanced ebv’s. The 2019 offering consists of 30 outstanding bulls with plenty of high end selections available. 5 Stud heifers and 40 terrific PTIC heifers complete the available options for purchase. All the cattle at Lindsay are performance recorded with an emphasis on high performing balanced ebv’s to compliment the consistent “type” we are striving to produce.

Delivery is free for bulls within 200km with assistance to all other areas. The stud is J-BAS 6. All bulls are Zoetis Star accredited and ear notched free of Pestivirus. FIELD DAY 2019 Take the time to view the Lindsay offering and a selection of the stud herd at its on property field day during Victorian Beef Week on Sunday 3rd February 2019. SALE DAY 2019 The 39th Annual Lindsay Production Sale will be held at Pigeon Ponds, Victoria on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 11.30am. Contact Craig and Jacinta Grant on 0427 704 227/55 704 227. Email- or visit



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ABOVE: Sale bull - Lindsay Nutmeg N74


rowth and Carcase Weight are still the number one priority for the Granite Ridge herd, as all breeders are still paid by weight, whether you sell weaners, steers or bullocks. There has been a move to breed smaller cattle, but when you speak to the abattoirs, they consistently say that they prefer an animal that yields a higher carcase weight. The cost for processing a smaller animal is the same as that for a bigger animal and therefore the return for a heavier carcase is higher. This has been proven with the steer buy-back program. The steers go to Montrose Feedlot Moree NSW where they are grown out, up to 1000kg for Top-End export markets. Two B-Double loads this year killed out at an average of 64 percent carcase and the abattoir contacted the Montrose Feedlot, asking them to send more like them. (check out the photo)

for are MM Tex K51, GR Kalahai K66 and the Texas boys- Western Express K524 and All Black J600.

Field Day Monday 4th February. Sale Day Friday 8th February 12 Noon on Property.

Many years of selective mating, choosing the right sire for each individual female, has produced a truly elite cow herd. Granite Ridge does not breed for one or two top females but for a whole herd of outstanding cows who each has the potential to produce a bull that will be a strong herd improver for all cattle operations. It is the MATERNAL POWER that makes the Granite Ridge bulls EXCEPTIONAL. The Granite Ridge moto is: “There is value for Money in Granite Ridge Bulls, backed by the Granite Ridge Guarantee”.

RIGHT: To enter a carcase competition, a few of your best steers are chosen, but when a hundred steers are sent to be killed for the high-end export market, and every carcase is accepted with an average of 64% carcase weight. This is true proof of what the Granite Ridge sired cattle can do.

Field Day 4 Feb 2019

Sale at 12pm, 8 Feb 2019

The quickest way to improve your herd is to purchase the best bull you can afford. There are many outstanding Growth and Carcase sires featured this year, high-lighted by sons of Ayvale Jagger, who are consistently early calving sound, deep and thick. Jagger is in the top 1% of the breed for all growth EBV’s as well as Carcase Weight which is +87, being in the top 1-2% for all $ Indexes. A new sire this year is Rennylea K447, his sons have extra length and excellent carcase quality. Strong growth, with a carcase weight in the top 1% and $ Indexes in the top 1-2%, being +$192 for Heavy Grain. The first sons of Granite Ridge Kaiser K26, the $52,000 Foe son that sold in 2016, will be offered this year. He is a true growth bull, being in the Top 1% for 200 Day, 400 Day & 600 Day, as well as Carcase Weight which is +83. Kaiser also sports the Top 1-2% of the breed for all $ Indexes. Sons of MM Doc F159 a powerhouse sire with top growth and a Carcase Weight of +91. Other sires to look out

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Colin & Pat: 08 8768 8018

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With seasonal conditions being favourable this year our cattle have come through this year in very good order. This will enable us to display our bulls at our field day showing their full potential. Most of the herd will be available for inspection on the day. New sire Elite L53 will also be penned. Our decision to enter the Upper South East Field Day was made to give interested cattle breeders from the Lower SE and Western Districts the opportunity to inspect our cattle on the way to or from the northern studs. We will yard our cattle from 8am until late in the afternoon. Bendulla will offer 30 quality young sires at the Diamond Bull sale on Wednesday February 20. The offering will include the first progeny by Ravensdale spark k464, who is a moderate birth weight, structurally sound mid maturity sire who's progeny are exhibiting high muscling while finishing easily. It will also be the first offering of Lindendale Knapp 3rd sons, They are showing tremendous growth and good soft skins.

For the first time we will be offering approximately 100 PTIC heifers, which have all being AI mated to Wirruna Kanimla who is a low birth weight sire with breed leading IMF and high growth rates figures.

ABOVE: Previous Diamond Bull Sale at Bendulla

We will again be offering our nine bulls at the Diamond Bull Sale held at Bendulla on the 20th of February. Many of the these bulls are sired by Wrattenbullie Kingston K46 who is leaving a very functional line of cattle. The pick of these is N034 who’s dam is a consistent performing Suzelle cow, other bulls of note are N002 a well muscled bull by Wrattenbullie Keith , N015 an impressive son of Yambro F42 and N008 a high growth son of Elite H297.


Looking forward to catching up with you at our Field Day or at the Diamond Sale. Inspection of our cattle is always welcome by contacting Brad 0382 66732 or Rod 0467 646 050.

08 8725 9911



ABOVE: RNDN034 Lead Bull at Diamond Bull Sale

Poll Hereford





he winter run of bulls bulls are mainly sired by Pathfinder Genesis G357, Millah Murrah Klooney K42, Coonamble Hector H249 & Ascot Hallmark H147, while the spring run includes sons of Musgrave Aviator, Millah Murrah Loch Up L133 & Millah Murrah Lincoln L119. These bulls are thick bodied, functional, sound cattle with great eye appeal & are backed by solid cow pedigrees. The highlight of the offering is the full Millah Murrah blood bulls that combine powerful growth & carcase genetics with superb Angus type. Our Angus program accelerated in 2017 with the purchase of the high priced females at both the Coolana dispersal & record breaking Millah Murrah female sale. We look forward to seeing you at our Angus sale and 2019 field day.

In our Limousin bull sale we will offer a draft of 55 sires with the selection emphasis being on the economic traits, structural soundness, muscle, softness & docility. Our 13th Annual sale will be held on Wednesday 13th February at 1:30pm on property at the ‘Eight Mile’ sale complex, Keith SA. Sire lines include the first sons of our homo polled, record breaking homebred sire Mandayen King K6, who display impressive growth performance, muscle and butt shape. They will appeal to both stud & commercial producers using Limousin. Other sires include B Bar Cognac, Wulfs Zander & the homebred sires Jackaroo J2355, Kong K8 & Energiser H2076. At the 2018 Adelaide Royal a steer son of Mandayen Hummer H2097 was successful in taking out the hoof grand championship award. Our genetics have been successful in claiming this title for the second consecutive year. The steer was prepared & exhibited by the Spence family at Keith. All sires will be vaccinated, semen tested & ear notch tested for pestivirus. We will deliver the bulls for free in SA & Vic. The entire bull sale offering will be on display at our 2019 beef field day. For further information contact Damian Gommers on 0418 824 799 or visit our website at

ABOVE: For top quality genetics in Limousin & Angus consider Mandayen.



ur simmental sale is returning to its original format of an on-farm sale on Wednesday, February 6th at 1pm including 25 simmental bulls comprising of polled and horned traditional, black and red plus a couple of semen packages. All our sale bulls plus a hand full of ET calves will be on display at our on-farm field day at Yerwal Estate, Lucindale. The Angus line will offer a great blend of calving ease heifer bulls through to some power house cow bulls. Looking towards the future, the sires purchased in 2017 have got some big wings of calves on the ground and they are looking fantastic. We also have a few ET calves out of what we believe are some of the best elite

angus females in the country. The best of these will be used as yearlings this season to fast track getting their genetics into our herd. Our simmentals certainly haven’t missed out of the investment with some new and exciting genetics and traditional calves on the ground by the famous Woonallee Los Angeles, JNR Gravity, Bar 5 Glover and the two new herd sires Barana Lazerath and Tennysonvale Lane. Yerwal Estate also purchased another homozygous polled sire plus a beautiful polled heifer from Tennysonvale in 2018. The accelerator has certainly been pushed down on our simmental program with over 100 embryos implanted in 2018 with the majority being black, out of Yerwal Estate Charo J059, a daughter of the famous LFE Charo 604G. To give people an opportunity to get an early sample of these exciting genetics Yerwal Estate will include two small semen packages from our first Woonallee Los Angeles son, Yerwal Estate Powerplay, a polled, super thick, docile, red, goggle eyed 11 month old bull calf.

Yerwal Estate SEYN41 Sire Yerwal Estate Kakadu

Simmental and Angus Stud

Yerwal Estate Nebraska Sire SVS Captian Morgan

Yerwal Estate is a stud to keep top of mind this bull selling season to ensure fresh genetics, performance and productivity in your herds.

SA Stud Beef Field Day Monday 4th February 2019 Displaying all Simmental and Angus sale bulls and a selection of ET calves

17th Annual Simmental Sale

Yerwal Estate AMOPN017 Sire ASR Augustus





Yerwal Estate Simmental and Angus Stud & Mt Mooney Simmentals


Yerwal Estate Nitro Sire Woonallee Tornado


Monday 11th February 2019 at 10.30am Lawrey’s Rd (off Coles-Spence Rd), Lucindale South Selling at auction 50 HBR Angus bulls



17th Annual Angus Bull Sale



Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 1.00pm Lawrey’s Rd (off Coles-Spence Rd), Lucindale South Selling 25 traditional and black Simmental bulls


Yerwal Estate SEYN4 Sire Matauri Reality

ABOVE: Yerwal Estate. Set for one of the biggest and best line up of bulls for sale to date.

For further information please contact Regan Burow M 0419 817 669 T/F 08 8769 6168 E


imek Limousin continues to introduce new blood lines from various respected studs around Australia in order to diversify their herd genetics. They also use some of the best artificial insemination sires from overseas and Australia to help bring new genetics and better traits into the expanding herd.

can enhance the clients breeding program, improve their bottom line and put more money back into their pocket.

The Modra family’s focus over the last few years has been on growth and early maturing traits whilst ensuring continued work on the Limek stud core traits of docility, high yield, calving ease and easy doing Limousin cattle. This is backed up by extensive recording of multiple weight and fertility traits to produce Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs).

RIGHT: A selection of the Limek Limousin bulls.

Limek Limousin’s genetics have done well in the show scene this past year with Limek Nuke, a show steer prepared by Westminster school in Adelaide, winning the Grand Champion carcass at the Mt Gambier Show. This again reinforcing the genetics being bred by the Modra family are for commercial focused cattle that will meet market specifications, as well as adding yield to the calf crop ensuing more dollars end up in the bull buyers back pocket. This year Limek Limousin will have their biggest offering yet of high quality apricot and black bulls for sale. This year has also seen a bigger shift towards black bulls on offer. They will also be offering a number of pick heifers again. They are showcasing the Limek stud in the SA Beef Week on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 where the bulls and heifers will be on display along with part of the growing Limek herd. Catalogues of the bulls and heifers for sale can be requested at The Modra family are always happy to open up the Limek stud for viewing outside of these times and look forward to talking with potential clients about how Limek Limousin

For more information please contact Ken on 08 8758 2010 or Josh on 0438 869 282 or email


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he Ryeview stud has been breeding Charolais since 1998. The stud purchased a group of females and stud sires from the Katalpa dispersal. The stud aims to breed for structural soundness and ease of calving. The Ryeview team mates their stud Charolais heifers to stud Charolais bulls. A top priority at Ryeview is breeding animals with good sound temperament, easy to handle in both the paddock and yards. The cattle at Ryeview are strictly run under commercial conditions. The stock at Ryeview are renowned for improvement. The Ryeview team are proud that their sired vealers have been among the market toppers at both Millicent and Mount Gambier prime markets. These beasts are purchased by supermarket traders as well as feedlotters.

The Charolais Bulls will be available for viewing and private selection on farm, Burkhills Lane, Millicent. All bulls that are purchased by South East buyers will be delivered from Ryeview with all care and no responsibility being taken from the fall of the hammer. The bulls on offer will suit both stud or commercial herds. Enquiries are always welcome and encouraged. Contact Michael and Julie Osborne (08) 8733 3393. Mobile 0408 838 568. Email:

RIGHT: Ryeview bulls and heifers



enetic selection of the highest growth and yielding bulls are selected from Australia and Canada/ America which provides the best possible advantage to any beef program. Our stud sires Warrawindi Chainsmoker and Morrisvale Kept Secret are elite and producing progeny that are the best the Limousin breed has to offer. ABOVE: You looking at me?

Warrawindi 2019 sale bulls are an outstanding line up of proper beef bulls. These bulls are an impressive backup after last year’s record breaking sale. The 24 polled apricot and black bulls are the result of the best genetic lines in Australia and North America. Many are by the top performing AI sires out of our leading ET Donor Dams. Warrawindi has the passion for producing the most efficient meat production anywhere. Starting with calving ease right through to the above average carcase traits, plus the calm nature of Warrawindi livestock makes them easier to handle in the yards and transport. Docility scoring has been ongoing for the last 20 years at Warrawindi and any animals sold come with a full docility guarantee. All bulls are fully vet checked, semen tested, Proto and Pesti tested, fully vaccinated 7 in 1, vibro and pestiguard. Bulls are all scanned for muscle & fat measurements as well as BWT, 200 400 600 day weights. Warrawindi is leading the way in modern beef production. Beef field day on farm at 1371 Casterton road, Penola on Monday the 4th of February, 2019. On property bull sale will be held Friday the 22nd of February at 3pm.

2019 LIMOUSIN BULL SALE Friday 22nd February



ll sale bulls will be on display as part of Victorian Beef Week, at the Mount Gambier Show Grounds on Sunday February 3rd 2019.This year bulls will be for private selection at the field day. As we all know the season has been unusual, the line up of sale bulls is quite outstanding with all bulls semen tested, pestie tested for buying confidence. Competitive pricing of the bulls this year reflects the lower market prices and seasonal conditions, showing exceptional value for quality guaranteed young sires. Rellum Farms bulls this year will start at $3000 (plus GST) with a three year structural guarantee subject to conditions. Unsure mate the bottom 25% of your herd to Rellum Farms Simmental bulls and see the increase in weight gain and sex parity pricing. If retaining females increase in fertility, steer shorter time to turn off. For further information contact Grantley Muller, phone 0428 572 354, Email or follow on facebook (Rellum Farms Simmentals) to arrange inspection.

ABOVE: Rellum Farms Simmentals



endors Geoff and Kate Buick, Arki stud, and Anthony and Denise Fabris, Beeamma stud. Our 9th annual sale is on Wednesday, March 6th 2019, where we are offering 26 quality Murray Grey Bulls and 50 Commercial Heifers with calf at foot or PTIC. The quality of the sale cattle is evident by the results achieved at this year Adelaide Royal in the beef carcass competition. Where four steer shown with Green Triangle Genetics produced 3 steers scoring better than 81 points compared to only 40% of all steers scoring better than 80 points, conducted on the Arki property at 3916 Naracoorte Rd, Western Flat SA. The noteworthy bulls within the quality line are Lot 2 Beeamma Nate N8 is a long, smooth, straight back lined bull with a great outlook. In my opinion Nate N8 has a lot to offer in the stud game or commercial enterprise. A well put together bull in all areas. Top 5% for carcase, Top 10% for 400, 600 day Wt & EMA Top 15% for 200 days. Lot 3 Arki Not Late N54 is a well grown, deep bodied, smooth bull with great outlook. In my opinion he is the complete package for structural soundness, carcass and softness. Top 10% for 200, 400, 600 day Wt and milk figure. A heifer's first calf, Junior Champion bull Melbourne Royal Show 2018. Lot 16 Arki Navy Man N48 is a long, smooth, silky skinned bull with good balance, easy doing and a great muscle pattern. Better than top 5% for 200, 400, 600 day Wt and carcass Wt, better than top 10% for vealer terminal & heavy grass fed indexes, top 15% for milk a high growth bull. Lot 21 Beeamma Nimbus N40 is a young bull with good butt profile, length, soft smooth easy doing ability. Above Top 5% for Scrotal and Ema figures & positive fats.

ABOVE: The three steer at Adelaide Royal show 2018 which scored better than 81 points prepared by Bordertown high school, Westminster high school and trinity collage

All Sale bulls have been vaccinated with 7in1, Vibrovac & PI tested Negative. We will be offering free freight of 150 kilometres from the Arki property, on all bulls. Where multiple bull lots are purchased to the same districts, we will freight 150 kilometres per bull. Both vendors attended Adelaide and Melbourne Royal Show to promote and benchmark our sale bulls and female progeny. We achieved the following Reserve Junior Champion Bull with Arki Never in Doubt N44 in Adelaide and then Junior Champion Bull with Arki Not Late N54 at Melbourne Royal he is Lot 3 in the green triangle sale. For further information please contact: Elders, Naracoorte Tom Dennis 0427 975 207 Or Stud Stock Tony Wetherall 0427 390 001 Geoff Buick from Arki on 0438 582 071. Denise Fabris from Beeamma on 0407 566 341.


accident or infertility that can also be covered by stud stock insurance. Boyd and Kaylene McKinnon from Dartmoor in Western Victoria are clients of Damian Carracher. Boyd and Kaylene could insure up to 6 or 8 bulls a year and they feel it gives them financial security as the losses from 1 or 2, $10,000 bulls can hurt if you need to go out and replace them.

WHY DO YOU THINK CLIENTS NEED LIVESTOCK INSURANCE? For many farmers, livestock is by far the most valuable component of their farming business. The strengthening global demand for certain breeds has increased their gross value and it is important to have your livestock fully insured, especially during bushfire season. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SPEAK TO YOUR INSURANCE AGENT ABOUT LIVESTOCK FIRE INSURANCE? As we all know too well, each season is different, and your business needs

to allow for Livestock prices, seasonal climatic conditions, fire loads in or around your farm and your bushfire planning. We work with our clients to reduce the chance of being underinsured or not insured at all. WHY IS STUD STOCK INSURANCE SO VALUABLE? At the fall of the hammer the stud animal becomes the financial responsibility of the purchaser. Transit insurance usually does not cover stud stock unless specified in the Policy. Once your Bull or Ram is working, there are many other hazards such as

Unfortunately, they have had some bad luck with bulls breaking down over the years and it’s been a relief to not have to worry the stud operator’s as the bulls have been fully covered with Insurance.

Boyd believes that insuring the bulls gives him less stress and financial security.

Damian Carracher, Elders Insurance Phone: 0427 517 544 | Location: 9 Bay Road, Mount Gambier, SA 5290

“We have had two livestock claims this year. When new bulls have gone down and are unusable. We call the vet and then Elders Insurance. They just email us the claim form, we return it and it’s done. It was a smooth process from our agent, to the insurer and a good resolution” For further information please contact the agents directly: Daniel Menzel, Elders Insurance Phone: 0429 150 719 | Location: 12 – 14 Moyhall Road, Naracoorte SA 5271

Of late the McKinnon’s have insured some stud heifer’s they purchased in NSW. The insurance also covers the transit to their farm from the purchasers, which is normally not covered for stud stock. Boyd has bought some younger bulls at times and insures them for two years and has seen the financial benefits from that also.


BELOW: Damian out on farm

Livestock insurance that ďŹ ts In the livestock business, we understand it takes years to breed and produce your stock, which is why it pays to make sure you’re protected if the unexpected occurs. Elders Insurance offers a wide range of risk protection options in one policy to cover any livestock enterprise you may be involved in. As we all know, there is always an inherent risk when transporting livestock but many of us forget about the risks while they are in the paddock. With every season and area being different it is important to consider all of the potential risks to your livestock and ensure you have suitable cover in advance for unforeseen circumstances involving your valuable livestock assets. Get a personalised quote today. Damian Carracher Elders Insurance Mount Gambier 0427 517 544 Daniel Menzel Elders Insurance Bordertown 0429 150 719 Damian Carracher Insurances Pty Ltd The trustee for the DJ & FL Carracher Family Trust ABN 35454334933 trading as Elders Insurance Mount Gambier Region AR No. 254881 is an Authorised Representative of Elders Insurance (Underwriting Agency) Pty Limited ABN 56 138 879 026, AFSL 340965. Insurance is underwritten by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191 035 AFSL 239545. Contact us for a Product Disclosure Statement to decide if a product is right for you. Daniel Menzel Pty Ltd The Trustee for DJ Menzel Family Trust ABN 99369432063 trading as Elders Insurance Bordertown AR No. 469138 is an Authorised Representative of Elders Insurance (Underwriting Agency) Pty Limited ABN 56 138 879 026, AFSL 340965. Insurance is underwritten by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191 035 AFSL 239545. Contact us for a Product Disclosure Statement to decide if a product is right for you.


n February the 18th Allendale will offer 40 Poll Hereford bulls in conjunction with Day’s Whiteface. This year’s draft feature well balanced, mid maturity bulls with typical Poll Hereford doing ability and temperament. Many of the sale bulls are homozygous polled and have genomically enhanced EBVs. There are at least ten different sires of this year’s bulls to give clients a variety of bloodlines. However there are some bloodlines that feature and this includes sons and grandsons of Allendale Anzac E114. An Anzac E114 son – Allendale Collingwood J29 has some outstanding sons on offer. These bulls have plenty of length, excellent Poll Hereford Type and softness. They also have excellent carcase figures, Collingwood J29 is +6.5 for EMA, +2.7 for IMF and a trait leader for 200, 400 and 600 Day weight. Another standout group are sired by Allendale Chisel L8. Chisel L8 sold at

ABOVE: Stud Sire - Allendale Anzac M009


he introduction of a new group of sires has taken the carcase performance of this year’s sale bulls to an even higher level. A large number of these bulls once again have genomically enhanced EBV’s. The 5 main new sires average in the top 1% of the breed for EMA and top 5% for IMF. The bulls also exhibit the great visual market suitability and structure that the herd is renowned for.

These sires are headlined by R Leader 6964 who is currently one of the most popular sires in North America. His first sons are available this year and exhibit their sires terrific muscle pattern and slick skins. They are easy born – Leader is in the best 15% of the breed for birthweight and grow quickly – Top 1% for 200 day wt. Two homebred sons of Mr Hereford 34Z in Gunpowder L13 and Godfather L44 have impressed with the length and carcase they have put in their progeny. They both have exceptional growth as well as being in the top 5% for EMA and top 1% for IMF. As well as having sons on offer L44 has six maternal brothers in the sale.

Days Executive K168 who sold at Dubbo for $45,000 has his first sons in the sale. He also adds plenty of performance being in the top 1% for 400 day wt., scrotal size and EMA. Another outcross sire Wirruna Katnook K74 has also added carcase being in the top 1% for EMA and IMF. One son Godfather N022 is the highest indexing bull we have bred. These bulls are complemented by our proven Sires which include Robin Hood H38 and Mr Hereford 34Z who are also both in the top 1% for EMA. We believe our 2019 offering gives producers the opportunity to take their operation forward whether they are looking for growth, carcase yield and quality, low birth weight and calving ease or combinations of these traits. We look forward to showing you these bulls sale day, at our Field Day on February 5th or any other suitable time.

RIGHT: New Sire R Leader 6964 Imp USA


Wodonga for $20,000 for Howquadale Station at Mansfield. L8 sons display great length, strong spines and outstanding fertility. Chisel L8 is a trait leader for 600 day weight and scrotal size. A half brother to L8 is Allendale Chisel L3. Chisel L3 is sired by the easy keeping Days Robin Hood H38. L3 has passed on this magnificent carcase to his sons. These bulls are moderate sized, smooth skinned with excellent eye settings. L3’s EMA of +5.9 is an accurate assessment of the carcase he is breeding. A new sire used by AI has also had an impact. Wirruna Katnook K74 has some sons with plenty of muscle and IMF. Katnook is +7.7 for EMA and +1.9 for IMF. He Has some high figured sons catalogued. Our Beef Week field Day is on Tuesday the 5th of February and we welcome your inspection. Please feel free to contact Alastair anytime to arrange an inspection.

90 Poll Hereford Bulls “Red Meat Specialists”

Industry leading Whiteface genetics

Monday 18th February 1.30pm Bordertown SA SA Beef Field Days Tuesday 5th February

ALLENDALE Alastair & Jayne Day Mob: 0429 782 711

DAYS WHITEFACE Graham Day (08) 8752 2554

Lachy & Lou Day Mob: 0428 521 630

2019 promises to be another unique season in agriculture and especially on the pasture seed front! Managers/ Renovators/Farmers are unlocking the true value and potential of improved pastures species and realising that if you put the right plant in the right place, graze, fertilize and manage correctly, productivity gains can be huge. With red meat prices being at historical highs it is more important than ever to finish and deliver livestock to the specs required so that premiums can be achieved. Make no mistakes, choosing the correct pasture seed is a vital ingredient in this process. Bulk Annual Feed – Grazing/Hay/ Silage Mixes The easiest way to provide bulk winter/spring feed is to plant a “Wintermix”. This mix can consist or Annual/Italian Ryegrass, clovers or grazing cereals. In some cases the mix can consist of all three varieties. As most of the limestone coast and western Victoria is not limited by winter and spring rainfall a winter mix is the best and most reliable way to

insure yourself against a feed shortfall. Cereals jump out of the ground early while the grasses and clovers will start to contribute more after the first grazing and all will peak in late winter or spring depending on the maturity of the varieties chosen. If the season is favorable a “Wintermix” can be shut up and cut for hay/silage and can be excellent source of conserved fodder. Perennial Pastures – Short Supply Whether you choose Phalaris/ Cocksfoot/Chicory or lucerne based perennial pastures, it is vitally important to get the paddocks clean in the years prior to sowing down a permanent pasture. If there are weed or fertility issues it is always better to spend and extra year to get the paddock right rather than have an expensive failure which may set the paddock back a further few years. Seed will be generally in short supply for the coming season and across the board more expensive as many seed crop have been cut for hay or grazed to capitalize on strong domestic hay prices or to finish livestock. Take Home Messages • Plan for your minimum Feed requirements (If you have feed you have options!) • Get required pasture Seed put Aside (Perennials will be short) • Become a better pasture manager (There is lots of info out there) • Consider joining relevant industry groups and going to appropriate field days (Grasslands, Lucerne Australia, Mackillop) “Seed should be seen as an investment and not a cost” Come and see the seed professionals Naracoorte and Gambier Seeds for all your pasture seed requirements.

ABOVE: Healthy Lucerne crop

The Seed Professionals 5-7 Alexander Avenue, Naracoorte I Phone 08 8762 1944 I Email 8 Tandara Street, Mount Gambier I Phone 08 8725 7477 I Email 34


ue to the high use of nitrogen fertiliser, greater cropping intensity and the removal of high crop and hay yields, acidification of sub-surface soil layers is ever increasing in the pastoral districts of SA and VIC and needs to be responsibly managed by land owners to maximise ongoing land yields.

Lime should be applied before the pH falls below pH 5.0 (CaCl2) Here at BRUHN Limestone we have an excellent Ag Lime product boasting a TNV (Total neutralising value) of

100% (ideal 90% -100%) and an ENV (Effective neutralising value) of 78% (Ideal 65% -80%) This analysis was conducted by APAL Magill SA on the 14/7/17 and is available on request.

When the soil falls below a soil pH of 5.0 (CaCl2) then productivity and health of crops and pastures starts to fall, toxic amounts of aluminium can be released into the soil solution, microbial activity starts to decline and nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and molybdenum become less available. Prevention is the best strategy and the aim is to maintain the soil pH (0-10 cm) at or above pH 5.5 (CaCl2). Intensive sampling in recent years has shown that that many paddocks in the susceptible areas have a surface and sub-surface pH less than pH 5.0 (CaCl2). Lime is the most effective and economical method for the treatment of acid soils. Lime (calcium carbonate) and other lime sources will raise the soil pH and increase the productivity of crops and pastures. Lime reduces soil acidity by neutralising acid reactions with in the soil.


ABOVE: Bruhn Lime being spread


family run business within Mt Gambier for more than 40 years, Roman & Robyn have been part of the local Mt Gambier community all their lives and now have their daughter Louise and son-in-law Peter working within the business as well as highly trained staff and long-time employees Luke, Michael, Barry, Ian, Sam and Scott. “Our customers come from far and wide to experience our expert service and advice, from Mt Gambier, Nelson, Kingston, Penola, Port Macdonnell, Nangwarry, Kongorong, Glencoe, Millicent, Robe, Kingston, Dartmoor, Strathdownie, Mumbannar, Casterton, Donovans and many more.

“We have a warm showroom, FREE coffee cards for a beautiful café just up the road and if you ask, we will always do our best to accommodate a drop off and pick up service”. “We also give all our customers who buy 4 tyres a FREE rotation and balance on the first rotation” We know that not everyone wants the same tyre so we choose to offer our customer choice, whether you are looking for budget range tyres, everyday tyres, special need tyres such as mud-terrain tyres or premium tyres, we will make sure we help you choose the right tyre to fit your needs. We have an extensive range on hand with next day access to many others – Toyo, Kumho, Goodyear,

Dunlop, Yokohama, Michelin, Pirelli, Falken, Goodride, Continental, Hankook, Maxxis, Nexen, Bridgestone, BFGoodrich and Mickey Thompson. Bucik Tyrepower Mt Gambier have a strong interest in 4WD/4x4 accessories, especially long-term employee Luke. Luke’s knowledge and interest in expert and extreme 4WD has seen the showroom evolve

to include displays from suppliers such as Dobinsons as well as wheel suppliers such as ROH, Speedy, CSA, Dynamic, Micket Thompson Wheels, King Wheels, Performance, Fuel Wheels, Allied Wheels, Advanti Racing, PDW and many more. The team are on hand to discuss any queries you have, whether it be lift kits, suspension upgrades, LED lights, snorkels, bullbars, underbody protection, canopy’s,

winches and camping accessories such as fridges. Of course, we have the right tyres to keep you on track so ask the team about Mickey Thompson, Toyo, BFGoodrich and many more tyre brands – you’ll be sure to get the right advice for your vehicle. Don’t see a brand you are looking for? We have access to many other brands and always happy to investigate the right product for your application.

ABOVE: Mount Gambier Bucik Tyrepower Store



oming up to Autumn Bull sale season, it’s a good time to think about what you should be doing about next year’s team. Firstly, you will need to know which bulls fertile and injury free, so they can get you the maximum number of calves next year and how many replacements you may need. Secondly, which bulls are you going to purchase and what sort of testing have they undergone prior to sale. It’s best not to assume all sale bulls have had a full Vet Check as pre-sale testing can vary greatly between bull sellers. Some bulls have a physical examination presale which should include feet and structural examination, scrotal circumference measurement, eye muscle measurement and weighing. Ideally, we want to find out more information on the bull so the next step in examination is crush side semen evaluation. This gives an idea of the number of live sperm in the bull per serve. For even more information, this sperm is sent off for evaluation of the morphology to assess whether the bull has defects in individual sperm (100-200 sperm are assessed individually under a high-power microscope). Some defects in the sperm can cause fertilisation problems or other problems with movement of sperm. There are generally 4 main components and one additional component to a Veterinary ‘BullCheck’ examination. 1. Scrotal Circumference; Minimum of 32cm at 18 months 2. Physical examination of bull including internal reproductive organs 3. Crush Side semen evaluation; Optimum fertility is achieved when greater than 70% normal sperm are seen crush side 4. Semen Morphology; Optimum fertility is achieved with greater than 70% normal sperm 5. Serving ability testing. Not performed often on pre-sale bulls but a very handy tool Your BullCheck accredited veterinarian can recommend what level of testing is best for your farm and help you get the best out of your bull’s this season.


• Gable infills, angled skillion covers and part walls to suit the sun angles at your site

dip galvanised and the shed frames having a 50-year warranty it brings an added comfort to the investment.

• Provision for loading facilities

We can help you with a building design to suit your yards, manage stormwater, ensure suitable cover is achieved without sacrificing airflow and accommodate future expansion plans.

• Extra height in truck access areas • Column protector systems to prevent animal bruising


armers with Spanlift Yard Covers enjoy the flexibility of planning their week to their own schedule with minimal impact from the weather. Spanlift’s curved yard covers reduce spooking, protect equipment, yards & animals and creates an ultimate working environment.

• Gate hinges welded onto columns as suited Some things to consider when looking at a new yard cover that Spanlift can assist with in the design: • Natural lighting where you need it most • Building over existing pens with minimal disruption

• Water discharge and collection to suit your site layout Every farmer knows that the layout of his yards is crucial to the handling of his animals. Spanlift have developed customised engineered solutions with minimal impact on your yard layout, gateways and raceways. With every piece of structural steel being fully hot


Something to keep in mind - all Spanlift’s sheds and rural buildings have a fully hot dipped galvanised steel frame and with clear span from 12m – 60m, they can cover just about everything coming with a vast range of options including wide bays or varying bay sizes, roller & sliding doors, open sides or ends, roof only structures. The options are endless in being able to design something to meet even the toughest of requirements.

We suggest you contact Spanlift on 1300 234 321 or visit our website to discuss your shed requirements and arrange your free on-farm appointment to assist with the design of your new rural structure. To check out videos of some completed projects go to Send us now an email at or call 1300 234 321 to find out how to get a FREE onsite consultation.

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