Beef & Bull Issue 13

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115 ANGUS BULLS FROM THE AWARD WINNING HERD BOONAROO ANGUS Auction: Fri Feb 21st, 11.30am (vic time) Field days: Tue Feb 4th, “Clifton”, Hamilton & Mon Feb 10th, “Boonaroo”, Casterton Fully vaccinated, registered, performance recorded, birth weighed, fertility tested, structurally guaranteed. Enquiries to Shane and Jodie Foster 0407 811 656 or 0408 587 780

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oonaroo will offer a line of 115 Angus bulls, featuring soft, well-muscled bulls with outstanding structure and docile temperament. We have focused heavily on fat cover and muscling in our breeding program, combining these two traits to produce cattle which can be run at higher stocking rates without losing their ability to finish and be fertile. New Zealand genetics feature strongly in the catalogue, providing a robust, sound and deep-bodied line of bulls. Boonaroo sale bulls are well grown spring drop bulls with weights from 600-820kg by sale day.

In 2020, we have four outstanding New Zealand bred sires contributing to the sale line-up, a Maturi Outlier son Meribrook Livewire L12, Merchiston Steakhouse, Merchiston Stoker and the famous Atahua Freedom. These sires bring complete outcross genetics to all Boonaroo clients. About half of our sale bulls are a strong line of “curve benders” confirmed by our policy of weighing all calves at birth. These bulls not only are highly suitable for heifer joining, but they still 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 and the $30,000 TeMania Lackey L27, Jarobee Bartel K117 and K129, these bulls have consistently produced calves with these qualities. Occasionally we are asked why we choose to market spring drop bulls and not two year olds. We do find it a good fit for our production system, but most importantly it’s for the benefit of our clients. At 18 months of age our sale bulls average around 700kg,

putting them around 750kg at joining in May. With the incredible growth the modern Angus genetics possess, at two years of age these bulls would be averaging around 950kg and putting them at the upper limit as to what the average 350-400kg heifer can handle when joined at 15 months of age, not only increasing the risk to the heifer but also to the bull itself.

for Victoria and Southern NSW and to also be awarded Reserve Champions in 2019. This event showcases elite seedstock females of all breeds throughout the state. In 2017 we also were awarded the Champion seedstock females in the South Australia’s Field Days. We are very proud to offer the sons of these elite females throughout the sale offering.

all bulls are vaccinated in the Zoetis Star programme and are free of all known reproductive diseases. Please join us for our field days, Feb 4th at “Clifton,” Hamilton, and again on Monday Feb 10th at Boonaroo,

Boonaroo Angus are proud to have been judged the Champions of the 2016 and 2018 RASV Heifer Challenge

All sale bulls are structurally assessed, fertility tested and guaranteed for 3 years on a pro rata basis. At Boonaroo,

ABOVE (right): Lot 7 Boonaroo Jive P295 top 1 % of the angus breed for 600 day growth at +148

Casterton; and our Sale is on Friday Feb 21st, 2020 at 11.30am (Vic time) with inspections from 9.30am at Boonaroo, 137 Fosters Lane, Casterton. Join us for an Angus steak lunch and refreshments following the sale.

ABOVE (left): The States Reserve Champion seedstock heifers in Victoria’s RASV Stock and Land Beef Week Heifer Challenge

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n 2020 we will hold our 4th Angus sale with 45 bulls being offered in SA Angus week. Our sale will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 19th of February on property at the “Eight Mile” sale complex. The bulls are mainly sired by Musgrave Aviator Coonamble Hector and Millah Murrah Lockup, LD Capitalist & EF Commando.

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 Millah Murrah blood bulls that combine powerful growth & carcase genetics with superb Angus type. Our Angus program has kept on accelerating in 2019 we have registered 260 Angus calves. We look forward to seeing you at our Angus sale & 2020 field day. In our 2020 Limousin bull sale we will offer a draft of 35 bulls with the selection emphasis being on the economic traits, structural soundness, muscle, softness & docility. Our 15th Annual sale will be held on Wednesday 19th February at 1pm on property at

the ‘Eight Mile’ sale complex, Keith SA. Sire lines include the Ivy’s Bubba Watson, Wulff Compliant, RUNL Xtra Loyal and Mandayen King.

We had another successful year at the Royal Adelaide Show winning light domestic chamopion on hoof, heavy mdomestic champion on hoof and reserve heavy ndomestic champion on hoof, making it three wins from three exhibits. They were prepared & exhibited by the Spence family at Keith. A selection of Limflex (Limo X Angus) sires will available for private sale on the field day. 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 2020 beef field day and on Tuesday, February 11 and also at Burrungule (Considine Road) on Monday, February 10. For further information contact Damian Gommers on 0418 824 799 or visit our website at www.mandayen.



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ABOVE: 60 Limousin & 35 Angus bulls featuring Millah Murrah genetics will sell.

Annual Bull Sale 19th February 2020 1:30pm






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he key to any successful livestock breeding program is the quality of its females. That has certainly been the secret behind the outstanding quality cattle that Tom and Lizzy Baker and their great team at Woonallee Simmentals have been able to offer each year from the stud’s foundation well over five decades ago. The Woonallee stud’s breeding herd has grown substantially in the last couple of decades in particular, to satisfy not only the existing demand, but to also allow expansion of their genetics into new areas without a drop off in quality. In 2019 the Baker family successfully launched Woonallee N in a combined sale with Nobbs Cattle Co in Queensland, where the Bakers had a total clearance of 55 Simmental bulls at a $6472 average. They also combined with Nampara Angus in a spring sale at Mortlake, Vic, selling 23 Black Simmentals at a $6154 average. “These two sales were about taking

the cattle to the people into areas that we identified as potential new growth areas, introducing our Simmental genetics and what they are capable of doing to a new group of commercial beef cattle producers,” Tom Baker said.

and class will lead the sale off at lot 1. Tom Baker said the traditional bulls are all very even in type, structural integrity and docility, while displaying excellent carcase traits with softness. Other sires of prominence include Starwest Pol Blueprint, Magpie Park Master and Woonallee Los Angeles.

“While our stud sales’ successes have made the headlines, it is our commercial sales that are our bread and butter. The success of those two ventures has been very pleasing, especially in a season like this north of here. “The carefully planned herd expansion into higher breeding numbers has enabled us to undertake these sales without sacrificing any quality in our 2020 Elite Production bull sale at home,” Tom added. This is great news for producers who have regularly attended Woonallee’s on-property sales at Furner knowing the Queensland and Victorian offerings consisted of bulls specially designed for those regions. There will be 95 bulls plus 25 females

of the renowned Woonallee quality offered at their 2020 sale on Thursday 13th February, commencing at 11am. Those who were fortunate to witness the $160,000 record sale of Woonallee Los Angeles will be pleased to know both he and his retained full brother, Woonallee Las Vegas are certainly leaving their mark at Woonallee. While

they both feature prominently in the outstanding group of traditional sons on offer in this sale, it is the group by Las Vegas that has particularly impressed Tom Baker, saying, ‘they have excelled for performance, muscling and docility.” A polled son of Las Vegas, with massive performance, style, softness



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The Black Simmental and SimAngus drafts also offer evenness in type, while displaying outstanding length, performance and power. Woonallee Lieutenant, Lancaster Juggler, WLB Bounty Hunter and Woonallee Humdinger feature strongly as sires of the older group of black bulls, but it is the superb line-up of young bulls that the Baker family is particularly excited about. These include the first sons of MRL Missile, a sire Tom describes as, “The most consistent Black Simmental we have used and is a curve bending sire with huge performance and softness.” Hobbs Spice It Up also features in this line-up of young black bulls. While the 95 bulls will make up the dominant portion of the sale, the 25 females will be an exciting feature not to be overlooked. The quality of females Woonallee has offered in the past is second to none and these should be no exception. Being selected from 220 females, they comprise the top 11% of the female sale options. Prospective purchasers will be able to inspect the entire Woonallee sale offering during SA Beef Week on Tuesday 11th February when their sale teams will be on display. The full sale catalogue will be posted on the Woonallee website when available, plus keep an eye out for regular updates on Woonallee’s Facebook page.

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ABOVE: In a sale not to be missed, another exciting group of 95 Traditional, Black and Red Simmental and SimAngus bulls will be on offer at the 2020 Woonallee Elite Production sale on February 13th, along with a superb draft of 25 females.

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100 Traditional, Black & Red Bulls & 30 Females



ancaster Simmentals was excited to hold a very successful first Open Day in October. Fortunate to have fantastic guest speakers, the day included presentations by Hayley Robinson; Operations Manager for Meat Standards Australia (MSA) from MLA, along with Wade Shafer; Executive Vice-President and Luke Bowman; Director, Member events and International Relations from American Simmental. Hayley talked about understanding the MSA grading system and how to get the best value as MSA producers. Wade and Luke discussed indexes and how all breeders create our own indexes, by selecting animals using our own criteria. They then went on to elaborate on the API (All Purpose Index) and how it is a fantastic tool in any market, to select cattle based on economically relevant traits. The All Purpose index includes all the main profit drivers of beef production. The cost of feed and cost of animals go in cycles but the rankings of individual animals doesn’t really change and it is as relevant in Australia as it is in the US.

ABOVE: Lancaster 2020 Sale Bulls


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Lancaster Black Simmentals was the first Simmental stud in Australia to record their cattle on the American Simmental database. When they signed up, it already had over 10 million cattle recorded, a number which continues to grow exponentially each year. A large part of what inspired them to record their cattle in America, was the association’s multi-breed genetic database (which has since developed into International Genetic Solutions), encompassing many breeds of cattle. “It means that we can not only look at Angus cattle and Simmental cattle and their crosses, but also look at other breeds and see how they are progressing with their traits, all on the same database.” Says Tim Cartledge, “When we joined, we had no idea just how good it was going to be and how good it continues to be. Now we have second thoughts about using an animal not on the IGS system. It has greatly reduced the risk of using young, unproven animals.”


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fter a challenging start to the season, the 65 bulls catalogued for sale on February 18th have come through with impressive raw data and above average Breedplan figures. Strength of bone, muscle, a quiet temperament and soft skin describe the bulls on offer with a range of options for those seeking heifer or cow bulls. Sires represented in this year’s sale include Texas Western Express H220, Texas Mount K2 and the ever reliable Atahua Freedom. A number of homebred sires are also represented in the draft including Nampara L133 who was part of our record-breaking sale in 2017. The Texas bulls have certainly injected some frame and punch in their calves combined with smoothness through the front end. They are big upstanding bulls that cover some ground. Once again, the Freedom sons don’t disappoint – their consistency, bone and depth is obvious throughout the draft. With a number of bulls by each sire, buyers can be assured of choice within each

sire line. Buyers will also note the group of used bulls who were specifically selected to join 700 commercial heifers destined for the Naracoorte and Mortlake Feature PTIC Females sales in January. With a focus on calving ease and lower birth weight, these bulls are well suited to heifer joining. Nampara have had a great year in the show ring in their debut year. Nampara Princess P86 led the team in winning Junior Champion Female at the Royal Adelaide Show where Angus was the feature breed. Princess then went on to be part of the Interbreed Junior Champion Pair. All Nampara genetics, Princess is by Nampara Liberty L21 ($85,000 record priced bull at our 2017 sale) and out of Nampara H19. Whilst success in the show ring is a fantastic thrill, 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 y 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.

The bulls will be on display at the following times and locations: • Victorian Beef Week, Mortlake Saleyards, Monday 3rd February • SA Beef Week, on property @ Nampara, Monday 10th February

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• Bull Sale, on property @ Nampara, Tuesday 18th February at 4.30pm • Or at any other time by appointment. 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,

VICTORIAN BEEF WEEK Monday 3rd February @ Mortlake Nampara Freedom P11

SA BEEF WEEK Monday 10th February on property

Nampara Western Express P136

ABOVE: Nampara Liberty L21, $85,000 SA record price Angus bull sold at auction

BULL SALE – 70 BULLS Tuesday 18th February on property @ 4.30pm (SA Time)

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Nampara Princess P86 - Junior Interbreed Champion Pair Royal Adelaide Show 2019

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he selection & breeding of market suitable genetics that have the ability to perform under challenging grazing environments has always been one of the key philosophies of the Raven herd.

The 2020 sale bulls have been rigorously selected out of the 2018 calf drop of bulls that started off more than double in numbers, with heavy emphasis placed on growth and carcase performance, temperament, structure and type. This lead group of bulls has grown out exceptionally well on what has been a below average rainfall year, and we contribute their performance and finish to our rotational grazing practices and the genetics in which we have selected and invested. The continual focus on positive fat is also a vital component to the easy finishing ability of our herd. These bulls have all been Sire Verified and DNA tested for client’s assurance, with the majority being Homozygous Polled with both Black and Red coat options. The Raven bulls continue to lead the Australian Limousin breed in performance with the catalogue bulls featuring strongly with the following important production and meat quality traits: • • • •

Top 10% 400 day weight Top 10% IMF% (marbling) Top 10% Milk (replacement females) Top 15% Scrotal (fertility)

These notable traits, with the addition of Limousins increased meat yield and muscle score, adds incredible value to any commercial beef enterprise which chooses to use Raven genetics. When joining to an Angus based cow herd the resulting progeny will be solid in colour, polled and suitable for the majority of the Australian grass-fed and grain-fed markets with the profit benefits to the producer being driven through growth heterosis and meat yield. The Raven herd will host its 7th Annual sale on February 27th 2020, featuring

an offering of bulls and a selection of handpicked females that are diverse in pedigree with a depth of breeding. Included will be 3 in 1 cow/ calf units with a number of these cows being matriarch stalwarts to our Raven herd, which sell with large 8 month old heifer calves at their side and PTIC to calve again. We also offer several hand selected unjoined heifers that are suitable to inject new pedigrees into herds or be potential 2020 show prospects. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the specialists involved in our business, making it possible to obtain the rate of progression observed. We also appreciate the feedback we receive from clients, processors and agents and commend our clients on their precision management and diligent selection of Raven genetics, achieving fantastic

production results in what has been another challenging season for many. The sale will yet again be run by video auction, with sale bulls displayed on-site for your inspection. The sale will also be available for live bidding on Auctions Plus for those who can’t make it on sale day. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss genetics to improve your business. Jason M: 0417 863 268

ABOVE: Raven Bulls bred to perform under a variable climate!



imestone Coast Combined Stock & Land Beef Week presents a “one stop shop” for bull buyers on Tuesday the 4th of February.

This year will be our 11th year and we will have 9 studs and 8 breeds represented. Held again at the cattle pavilion, Mt Gambier Show grounds, Pick Avenue. Convenor, Graham Sims and the other breeders maintain this field day is a great way to see different breeds and genetics all in the one place. Breeds on show are Limousin, Maine-An Jou, Salers, South Devon, Simmentals, Red Angus Polled and Horned Herefords. Gates open 8:30am, come and talk to the breeders over a cooked breakfast. Refreshments will be available during the day and a sausage sizzle lunch will also be provided.

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ABOVE: (from left - top to bottom) - Red Angus, South Devon, Salers, Hereford, Limousin, Maineanjou & Simmental

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he Kerlson Pines and Oak Downs 9th combined Poll Hereford bull sale will be held in 2020 on TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, commencing at 2:30 pm with bulls available for inspection from 12 noon on sale day, at the studs’ individual field day on Tuesday 11th February or at any other time by appointment. A “video ring “sale format will be used again. 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 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. This year all bulls have been Genomic DNA tested to increase accuracy of breedplan, all bulls are sire verified and tested free of any known genetic conditions and poll tested so that homozygous polled animals can be identified. 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. Three new sires will be represented in this year’s catalogue: Oak Downs Lawloit L75 – top priced bull at our 2017 sale, Mawarra Ohio L416 – top priced bull at Mawarra’s 2017 sale, purchased in conjunction with Kerlson Pines and Church Hill Kick Start –an AI bull used over heifers. Other sires include Centennial Spark, Days Fabulous, Mawarra Little Rippa and Oak Downs Karumburra K59. Of the 30 Oak Downs ‘ bulls , 20 are homozygous polled with all showing

good growth and weight for age, ideal muscling, well pigmented and good skinned. For the second consecutive year an Oak Downs bred steer was awarded the highest scoring Hereford steer at the Adelaide Show for the school section combining both on hoof and on hook scores.

Kerlson Pines this year has opted not to offer any bulls off farm at the Wodonga and Dubbo Nationals. Instead we will be offering our top 30 bulls in our on-property sale. This year’s sale draft is very exciting with the 1st sons of Allendale Gambler L143 (purchased for $40,000 at the Dubbo

National) and Mawarra Ohio L416 (purchased for $36,000 in conjunction with Oak Downs). These sires have really left their mark, along with other proven sires, giving us a line of bulls that display the carcase, structural soundness, growth for age and doability we are striving for. With all bulls fully Breedplan recorded from actual birth weight to 600 Day growth and carcase EBV’s. At the 2019 Adelaide Royal Show Kerlson Pines steers were among the major award winners, coming away with two Reserve Champion Carcase’s in the light weight and heavy domestic section, along with the Best Eating Quality Heavy Domestic Carcase, and third highest scoring steer overall. The sale will be conducted by Elders and Nutrien Livestock 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 www. or from following the links found on both studs’ Facebook pages (search Oak Downs Poll Hereford Stud or Kerlson Pines Poll Herefords) from midJanuary.

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ABOVE: Kerlson Pines and Oak Downs 2019 bulls


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It’s such an exciting time to be in the Seedstock Industry and breeding Angus cattle, with the evolution of genomics and the availability of high performance genetics from within Australia and overseas! The gains we have made in the Weeran herd combining these outstanding genetics and phenotype to match, is placing our herd in an excellent position to supply industry leading bulls and females. We are taking our selection decisions to the next level using the latest advancements in Angus Genotyping technology. It is early days for the beef industry with the introduction of Genomics, but the early results look incredibly interesting. At Weeran we are comprehensively testing the Autumn herd with a 50K test, along with all spring and autumn drop sale bulls for this forthcoming sale. It is just the beginning, and something we are excited to be pursuing. This is done through a hair or skin sample, and

will provide sire and/or full parent verification, with approximately 50,000 gene markers attributed to performance orientated growth and carcase factors. The results already are showing a large variation between embryo siblings, which makes selection and advancement of our breeding objectives far more accurate. Genomic technology is at the forefront of this industry moving forward and Genomic testing is one more tool for us to use to more accurately predict the future performance of our animals. Purchasing a bull is an investment and the more accurate the information is for selection, the better the investment! Weeran Angus are striving to provide the very best and latest information available to us as Seedstock Producers. The Annual Autumn Bull Sale on Tuesday 25th February, 2020 at 1pm will be featuring the final offering of Herdbook Embryo’s purchased from Millah Murrah. There will be sons of Ascot Hallmark, Millah Murrah Loch Up and Millah Murrah Lincoln. An

exciting three year program which has allowed us to sample the Millah Murrah program and run them alongside our own performance cattle. There are also many outstanding sons by Wattletop Franklin G188, Boonaroo Gravity G13, Paringa Judd M118, Weeran Hooper H20, JMB Traction, Ardcairnie F96, Clunie Range Legend L348 and Barwidgee JayW, who have worked very successfully in the Weeran Herd. Franklin is a trait leader for calving ease, growth, fertility and carcass traits. His sons sold very well in the 2019 Weeran spring sale. Gravity has well rounded performance with calving ease, moderate growth and excellent carcass qualities. Paringa Judd M118 has very good early growth with excellent scrotal and fantastic indexing with really rounded carcase figures. Clunie Range Legend L348 has been described by other breeders as being one of the thickest Angus bulls ever. He has great structure and is deep and wide standing. Hooper constantly impresses and is such a complete sire who excels in calving ease, balanced growth and excellent carcase quality

with an exemplary temperament. Three of his sons were equal top price at the recent spring sale. We have completed an extensive Embryo program with Rob Pashen of AA Genetics. We have a bank of embryo’s from the females purchased at Dispersal sales over the last two years. Namely, Coolana, Witherswood, Anvil and Wattletop. This has given us an opportunity to continue to fast track and develop our Stud Herdbook

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program with very exciting progeny hitting the ground! 80 bulls will be on offer, with a mix of 18 month and 2 year old bulls. They have all been assessed by Dick Whale on the GTS Type/Structure system, and passed for soundness and type. This covers the Descriptive Traits and Structural Soundness Traits. All bulls are semen quality tested, have received Pestivirus Vaccinations, along with Vibrio vaccinations, drenched and 7 in 1. Our top grading sale bulls have already been used in the Weeran program to back up our Spring a.i. programs. They have experience under their belts! They do very well to have worked for the Weeran joining and then to be able to be presented for purchase on sale day! We invite you to attend our Beef Week Field Day on Tuesday 4th February, 2020. All sale bulls will be yarded and it’s a great opportunity to inspect them prior to sale. If this day does not suit, please call us to organise another time. Please email info@weeranangus. if you would like to receive a catalogue and contact Alec Moore on 0438 787258 or Tom French 0430 062844 if you would like further information on the sale bulls Visit our website on www. for all sale details and inspect our galleries of videos and photos. These are also featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We look forward to welcoming you to Weeran Angus!

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Featuring the final offering of Herdbook embryo’s purchased from Millah Murrah, being sons of Ascot Hallmark, Millah Murrah Loch Up and Millah Murrah Lincoln. Along with outstanding sons by Gravity G13, Franklin G188, Paringa Judd M118, Weeran Hooper, Ardcairnie F96 and Clunie Range Legend L348. For more information please contact: Alec & Jo Moore m 0438 787 258 | Tom French m 0430 062844 e




n 2020 we will hold our annual production sale at our usual date, time and venue being Tuesday 25th 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 3 exciting new sires will be offered , Morganvale Larkin a home bred sire sold to Newcomen Herefords will be represented with a consistent draft of high growth , high carcase merit sons, Larkin has a breed average birth weight , top 5% 400 and 600 day growth and all four $ indexes, Morganvale Laverton is a sire used over heifers and has a low birth high milk and top 5% rib eye muscle ebv. The other new sire represented is Glendan Park Lambert- sired by NJW Hometown- a low birth high, milk and scrotal , has top 1% IMF , along with proven sires in Mt Difficult Kearney -sire of our top selling bull on property in 2019 , Days Fabulous top1% scrotal and Wirruna Hotstuff, top 1% IMF are all high value sires with sons of quality in the offering. Five Black Simmental bulls will also be offered which are 16-22 months old, sired by our Woonallee London and Pert G140 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. Dubbo 2019 proved successful for Morganvale where Morganvale Naughton won the EU performance class and he also won class 4 in the show competition, he later sold for $20000, second top price for the sale


• Tuesday 25th February 2020 11.30 SA Time • 45 Poll Hereford Bulls


• 5 Black Simmental Bulls WLMP183

All sale bulls are PI tested negative for pestivirus and vaccinated with 5 in1 , 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 d at www. herefordsaustralia or www. All sale cattle along with the team of 6 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 0408859953 or (08)87578271

ABOVE: Morganvale Naughton winner of EU performance class and show class four Dubbo 2019 sold for $20,000 MGVPP039

Inspect at our next FIELD DAY - Tuesday 11th FEBRUARY 2020. Or on property by appointment. Morganvale Pastoral - Allan & Heather Morgan 2243 Range Road, Willalooka, SA 5267 - Postal: PMB 45, Keith, SA 5267 Phone/Fax: 08 8757 8271 - Mobile: 0408 859 953 - Email: 18

PERFECTLY SELECTED SIRES AT YERWAL ESTATE The 2020 line of sale bulls certainly validates the selection of stud sires that we purchased in 2017. We have a fantastic line of sound, docile, well muscled sires that should meet the needs of cattle producers with the highest of standards. traditional. Yerwal Estate Charo N180 is pictured. She is the daughter of Yerwal Estate Charo J059 and was the SA Junior Heifer Expo Junior Champion Heifer in 2018, Senior Champion Heifer in 2019 and the Junior Champion Simmental Heifer at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show.

The next main group are by a Connealy Capitalist purchased from Spry’s Angus. They have great calving ease, growth and shape. They have extra muscle and hindquarter, are docile and phenotypically hard to fault.

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.

Simmental and Angus Stud

Yerwal Estate AMOPP256 Sire SVS Captain Morgan

SA Stud Beef Field Day Monday 10th February 2020 Displaying all Simmental, SimAngus and Angus sale bulls and a selection of ET calves

18th Annual Simmental Sale Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 2.00pm (SA time) Lawrey’s Rd (off Coles-Spence Rd), Lucindale South Selling 20 traditional and black Simmental bulls

Yerwal Estate P850 Sire Spry’s Supreme



Yerwal SEYP248 Sire Traction

Yerwal Estate Simmental and Angus Stud & Mt Mooney Simmentals



Monday 17th February 2020 at 10.30am Lawrey’s Rd (off Coles-Spence Rd), Lucindale South Selling at auction 50 HBR Angus bulls




18th Annual Angus Bull Sale


Yerwal Estate AMOPP027 Sire Woonallee Los Angeles


Our line up for 2020 will consist of some black Simmentals out of our awesome black cow J059, two sired by the superstar Woonallee Los Angeles. There is also some great polled bulls by Barana Lazareth and Tennysonvale Lane. Looking forward, the bull calves that we are weaning for the 2021 sale are the best we have seen both black and

Yerwal SEYP73 Sire Spry’s Supreme


Our Simmental line up is a little down on numbers for 2020 due to selling a couple of stud bulls interstate over the Spring and Mt Mooney not having any bulls available for 2020; however, they will be back in 2021 with some crackers.


There will also be a line of sires by the proven Vermont Right Time. They are super sound and have great carcass attributes. We strive to produce sires that are both physically and genetically structurally sound and believe the line of bulls that we are presenting is proof we are succeeding.



ur Angus line up will consist of two main sire groups. The first is a Maturi Resolution son purchased from Sterita Park. These sires have a lot of growth, are deep bodied, soft easy doing, positive fat and are structurally very sound.

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

GRANITE RIDGE – LOOKING TO THE FUTURE diversification we purchased the Granite Ridge Angus Stud as a going concern in June 2019 and have been very pleased with our acquisition.


ur family has built and operates a large broiler chicken growing complex at Murray Bridge.

The broiler chicken industry exists and flourishes, despite low unit margins, due to its efficiency in converting kilos of feed to kilos of meat in as short a time as possible and it does this by providing the right climatic environment for the birds comfort including unlimited access to feed and water.

During our time in chickens we have observed a large improvement in feed efficiency conversion rates from 1.8 : 1 and above to current day 1.6’s : 1 and below with chicken processing weights reached in around 10 percent less time as well. These large gains in productivity are all attributable to selective breeding for the right growth traits/genetics over time. As a sideline to chickens we also run some beef cattle on a separate property at Murray Bridge and as a logical extension to further business

Our new herd contains many quality females of outstanding phenotype with good growth potential and we look forward to the challenge of selecting the right sires to suit and provide many quality bulls for your selection in future sales. Our future focus will remain on exceptional growth potential, feed efficiency, excellent fertility, carcass weight/quality and structural correctness in sire selection and are committed to maintaining the high calibre standard of Sires that Granite Ridge is known for. Our 2020 sale bulls are stacking up with some powerful sire prospects. We have many sires featured in the group and we believe that the high standard and consistency of the team is due to the outstanding maternal power in the Granite Ridge cow herd. Some of the sires featured this year include: Ayrvale

Jagger, whose sons have sold well in previous sales, as did the Rennylea K447, whose sons are long, smoothsided and correct. MM Doc has some power-house bulls with tremendous growth and sire appeal, as does Granite Ridge Jurassic with their depth

and thickness. Each one of these sires is of sound phenotype, with good legs and feet. They all have high growth and carcase weight which equates to more dollars in your pocket sooner. We look forward to seeing you around the sale yard at our open day on Monday the 10th of February and sale day, Friday the 14th of February.

ABOVE: Sale bulls (left) & the family.




020 marks a significant milestone in the history of the Lindsay brand. The upcoming sale will be the 40th consecutive on property production sale of Lindsay Murray Greys. Only a select few studs in the country get to boast this form of longevity and stand the test of continually breeding a quality product that keeps pace with industry requirements.

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 tested free of Pestivirus. FIELD DAY 2020 All the sale offering will be available for inspection at our field day during the Victorian Beef Week on Tuesday 4th February 2020 as well as sires and stud females.

ABOVE: Sale bull- Lindsay Phantom P24 (left) & Sale bull- Lindsay Paragon P30 (right)

Contact Craig and Jacinta Grant on 0427 704 227 06 08 5570 4227 or email


We are very proud to make our mark and continue the legacy created by the Harvey and Foster family 4 decades ago. Our constant focus remains there that there is no substitute for quality which continues the selection for growth, muscle, softness and performance. All stud cattle at Lindsay are performance recorded with an emphasis on high performing balanced EBV’s to compliment the consistent type we believe we are producing.

SALE DAY 2020 The 40th Annual Lindsay Production Sale will be held at Pigeon Ponds, Victoria on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 11.30am.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE, TUESDAY, 25th FEBRUARY, 2020 Pigeon Ponds, 11.30am J-BAS 6 Fully guaranteed for structure & Fertility/ Free delivery within 200km, assistance to all other areas

The 2020 offering of bulls are a great representation of the direction in our breeding program. Nearly all of the bulls have calving ease, well above breed average growth and carcase data. Also available for selection will be 5 high quality stud females and 20 outstanding commercial PTIC heifers. Take the time to consider a quality beef breed that is highly sustainable, very adaptable to any conditions, easy calving and super quiet.

Spring drop bulls

VIC BEEF FIELD DAY, Tuesday 4th FEB, 2020 Sale and Field day both held on farm at Pigeon Ponds, 25 min North of Coleraine, I hr from Naracoorte via Edenhope


Craig & Jacinta Grant 0427 704 227 Pic No - 3GMHW013




arrawindi Farms is still committed in the beef industry producing high performing, low maintenance Limousin bulls. Performance from the highest growth sires available and muscle from the highest yielding genetics from the U.S. and Australia. Our two leading homo-polled Apricot stud sires, Morrisvale Kept Secret and Warrawindi Chainsmoker, are both multi-trait leaders for growth, muscle and docility. They have both been judged supreme exhibits in the show ring for their excellent structure. Warrawindi Farms has a new and exciting young sire, Ruby Park Naradale, a son of the great Manila Fiction F53. Naradale is homo-polled, homo-black, has great calving ease and docility and is one of the highest muscle black bulls you will see. Manila Fiction has the record of producing the most steer on hoof and carcase competition winner in Australia. Perfection in carcase production. This year Warrawindi Farms will offer 20 black and apricot polled bulls with outstanding carcase traits, low birth weights and superb docility. These bulls will be available for sale via private selection or at our Field Day on the 10th of February, 2020.

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


Offering all bulls at our on property field day

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Enquiries are always welcome. Please contact Michael or Julie Osborne Mobile phones – 0408 838 568 or 0409 858 563 Email –

The stud aims to breed for structural soundness and ease of calving. At Ryeview we mate our stud heifers to Charolais Bulls to calve down at 2 years old.

ABOVE: Young Ryeview bulls available for sale

he Ryeview stud has been breeding Charolais for 21 years. The stud purchased a group of females and stud sires from the Katalpa dispersal in 1997.

A top priority at Ryeview is breeding animals with good sound temperament, which are easy to handle in the paddock and yards. The cattle at Ryeview are strictly run under commercial conditions. Ryeview stud masters Michael and Julie are proud that their Charolais Bulls have sired vealers that have been among the market toppers at both the Millicent and Mt. Gambier prime cattle markets. This includes Milk tooth steers weighing up to 700 kgs. These cattle have been purchased by the supermarket trade and feedlotters. The Charolais Bulls will be available for private selection on farm at 436 Burkhills Lane, Millicent with or without an agent of your choice. The young bulls for sale this year are sired by a group of very well muscled bulls from the Morgiana House and Caithness studs, and our own Ryeview Jaboul, who gained 3rd prize at the Adelaide Show as a young Bull. Our young bulls for sale this year are showing a lot of muscle, sound structure and great temperament.

BULLS ON OFFER FOR PRIVATE SELECTION On Farm - Burkhills Lane, Millicent Contact Michael & Julie Osborne | 0409 858 563 or 0408 838 568

CATTLE PREGNANCY SCANNING To my clients that I have been Pregnancy Scanning cattle for and any other cattle producers, here is some detail on the Cattle Pregnancy Scanning Service that I provide. Greg Fitzgerald


have been pregnancy scaanning cattle for 19 years.

I have recently upgraded my Cattle Pregnany Scanning equipment, having previously used three other types of ultrasounds over the years. The new machine is a BCF Easiscan with a Curve bottom to the probe, rather than a straight linear probe that I have been using up until now. The benefit of the new technology is that it creates a wider field of view with greater depth of scan than other linear probes. There is also a selection of 4 range settings that I didn’t have before, which can be altered depending on the age of pregnancies within the mob of cattle. Due to the improved image, Fetal Ageing pregnancies to a more mature age is possible. Advantages of WELL PERFORMED Cattle Pregnancy Scanning compared to Manual Palpation:

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- Pregnancy Scanning is accurate to a minimum of 35 days. Early pregnancy diagnosis allows empties to be sold quickly. Re-joining empties to either keep or sell as pregnant females may be a viable alternative for some enterprises. - Pregnancy Scanning is generally gentler on cows and heifers. - The usual flow rate is between 70 and 100 cows per hour. The Easiscan unit I am using is a back pack mounted ultra sound with a monocular monitor mounted on my hat, which makes it functional for all types of cattle yards, races and crushes. Fetal Ageing to break herds into calving groups. - For a tighter mating the herd can be broken up into 2 or 3 week calving groups. This is best done prior to 90 days from joining and is useful for feed management, monitoring cows for grass tetany in peak lactation and calving down heifers. - In Artificial Insemination programs there will be a difference of 3 weeks between the AI and back up pregnancies. - Where there has been a long joining maybe because of bull break down and the mating has been backed up. COST – In / Out of calf diagnosis $3- plus gst - In / Out of calf and Fetal Age $4 plus gst - Travelling .70c / km plus gst, shared between jobs

CCATTLE PREGNANCY SCANNING > Accurate pregnancy testing at all stages from 35 days > Fetal ageing for strategic feeding and calving of heifers > Fetal ageing to diagnose between A.I and Back Up Pregnancies > ) +("1 1" ƞ"/ 20&+$ 6,2+$ 2))0 ,/ 0&+$)" 0&/"0 +! "1 ) Age to avoid costly empty females

SHEEP PREGNANCY SCANNING > Specializing in Single/Multiple Diagnosis and Fetal Ageing to aid Subscription Feeding and improved management at lambing. Enabling increased twin 02/3&3 )Ǿ "11"/ 3"/ $" 4" +&+$ 4"&$%10Ǿ *,/" "ƛ& &"+1 $/ 7&+$ 0601"*0 and less ewe mortality. > Empty ewes can either be rejoined, culled or ran at a dry sheep equilivent.


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ABOVE: Normal 45 day preganancy scan



rattenbullie Stud is a family operation run by Rod, Gayle, Brad and Alana Davies on 418 hectares of prime grazing land in the Wrattonbully District. On Tuesday, February 11,

Wrattenbullie will have 10 bulls to sell privately at the Upper South East Field Days. “We have gone a full circle really,” Rod said. “After 20 years of selling at the Diamond Bull Sale, we have gone back to selling privately.” Wrattenbullie Kingston K46 is a home bred sire that has five sons in the 2020 sale with three sons of Elite L53 also part of the offering. Wrattenbullie also purchased two new sires in 2019 to continue their breeding program – Grathlyn Nebraska, a Valma Odyssey son, and Yalgoo Ninja, a Yalgoo Breakout son out of a Truss daughter. A small stud, Wrattenbullie was established thanks to a genuine love for cattle and has developed into a passion to breed high performing Poll Hereford cattle. The breeding herd consists of 50 cows selected on structure, fertility and mothering ability. Foundation females were purchased from Nioka, Goonamurra, Neilpo and Allendale studs and Wrattenbullie has been performance recording with breedplan since the early 1990s and with genomic testing improving the accuracy of the data they feel they are playing a role producing bulls with traits the commercial cattle men want. “It’s simple really, we are trying to breed good, sound bulls,” Rod said. “Our focus is producing muscle and structure that are stable for the commercial industry.” AI and embryo transfers are an important tool for their breeding programs enabling us to source the genetics they desire.

RIGHT: New Sire Grathlyn Nebraska with mated heifers.



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BENDULLA POLL HEREFORDS You can’t fault the bloodlines used by Bendulla Poll Herefords, based near Mundulla, heading into their 2020 sale, with 40 bulls on oer for sale at the Upper South East Field Days, as well as 60 PTIC EU heifers.


he Bendulla stock are predominantly sons of Wirruna Kalimna K326 and Wirruna Katnook K74.

Wirruna Kalmina is arguably the number one bull for %Indice, performing well across the board with all key indicators, including exceptional balance of EBVs, curve-bending growth, marbling and fertility attributes, very sound, excellent weight/day of age performance and really low birth weight.

ABOVE: Bendulla Poll Herefords

Wirruna Katnook is known for producing exceptional well muscled bulls, as well as outstanding balance of growth, carcase yield and quality plus phenotype. The 60 heifers, which are sons of Kalimna, are all pre-tested to calve eight weeks from start of April. Come and see Andrew Bennett and the team at the Upper South Field Days on Tuesday, February 11, and purchase yourself one of the 40 bulls or 60 heifers on offer.

Poll Hereford

40 Bulls for sale and 60 PTIC EU Heifers Ross Bennett (08) 8753 4058 Andrew Bennett 0429 986 287 Email: 26



ellum Farms Simmentals was established 26 years ago, developing from just three cows in 1993 to Grantley Muller set to calve 100 cows

next year.

The aim has always been to breed functional, productive Simmental cattle and Rellum Farms will have 12 bulls for private sale as they again take part in the Limestone Coast Field Day at the

competitions and always looks to promote juniors getting involved in the industry.

The 2020 offering will feature new genetics and proven old genetics with the bulls very competitively priced, starting from $3000 plus GST. All bulls are semen and pestie tested for buying confidence.

very fortunate with a lot of other areas around Australia not so fortunate, battling drought conditions,” Grantley said. “That is certainly the reason for the pricing this year as we present a very tidy line of bull of bulls that are offering people the chance to purchase bulls that will improve their bottom line and profits.”

“The steer we donated to Allendale East Area School performed exceptionally well on a relatively short feed,” Grantley said. “It went from 346kgs to 620kgs on a 100 day feed.”

“This season has been a little bit unusual as the South East has been

Rellum Farms is proud to be a strong supporter of handler and heifer show

That steer finished second in the class on the hoof, proving Rellum Farms

Mount Gambier Showgrounds, which is on February 4, 2020.

produces the goods. For further information contact Grantley Muller on 0428 572 354 or and you can also check out the Rellum Farms facebook page, with arranged inspections encouraged.

ABOVE: You looking at me?

SIMMENTAL BULLS THAT DO THE JOB • Semen tested • Pestie tested • Docile • Performance • PROFIT

“The steer we donated to Allendale East Area School performed exceptionally well on a relatively short feed,” Grantley said. “It went from 346kgs to 620kgs on a 100 day feed.”

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anufacturers of livestock and grain handling equipment, Commander Ag-Quip, are soon to celebrate 30 years of business in Western Australia.

“We know that customer satisfaction is key. We ensure that the people who actually design and manufacture the products are always available and ready to speak directly to clients about any queries they may have.

The family-owned brand relates their longevity in the industry to a strong focus on ongoing product improvement and customer service excellence.

“Unlike most businesses, we also provide free advice. Our qualified team can assist in choosing products to suit any unique needs, and all of the information is given obligation free,” Sales Manager, David Jackson, said.

Regardless of the size and nature of each project, Commander Ag-Quip’s team take a considerate, patient and compassionate approach to all clients. The welcoming team make it their priority to understand each individual client’s unique requirements and tailor their product offering and service to suit that.

Recent high demand for their business has seen the Western Australia branch expand to also personally servicing South Australia and Victoria. To cope with the number of enquiries, territory manager, James Pudney, has been wholeheartedly focused on servicing the two Southern states.

“I can travel to any farm and provide a free measure-up design and quote on cattle yards. We have already successfully installed a number of infrastructure projects in these states, and so far all of our customers have been very happy,” James Pudney, said. The Commander Ag-Quip Cattle Yards are a custom designed solution for farmers looking to equip your farm with quality Australian manufactured yards. On -site installation time and costs are minimal. Depending on the customer’s needs, the yards can be a permanent installation or semipermanent. In regards to cattle yards, Commander Ag-Quip pride themselves on selling one of the strongest cattle yards on the market. The yard is made with a

75x40mm oval section (cattle rail) on the top rail, and 59x30 oval section on the lower five rails. It is designed using cuttingedge survey technology to enable millimetre accuracy where needed for production and stakeout. No keep installation projects seamless and uncomplicated for customers, Commander Ag-Quip follow a simplistic and strict six-step process for selling cattle yards: survey, design, quote, production, stakeout, install.

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“Firstly, our team will fit ourselves into your busy schedule to survey your site. After designing a product with the latest technology, we can offer a reasonable quote that details what costs go where. Once in the production phase, we can fabricate a quality cattle yard and stakeout with optimal accuracy for each post. The final stage is to install, and our professional team do so with ultimate precision. “As a testament to our quality, we guarantee our products against defective workmanship for five years from date of purchase,” Sales Manager, David Jackson, said. Positive word-of-mouth has been a large factor contributing to the ongoing growth of Commander AgQuip’s customer base. The experienced team confidently satisfy every client and ensure they do not leave until the job meets the client’s standards. Commander Ag-Quip plan to continue researching and developing their product range so that they can provide the most dependable sheep, cattle and livestock equipment.

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To get in touch with one of the dedicated team members of Commander Ag-Quip, their office can be contacted on 1800 655 033. Alternatively, they may be emailed at

ABOVE: Commander Ag-Quip Australian made cattle yard

COPE RED ANGUS Cope Red Angus bulls will be exhibited for private sale as part of the Victorian Beef Week at Mount Gambier Show Grounds on Tuesday 4th February. On farm “window shopping” is always most welcome by appointment. We have 50 years’ involvement in breeding beef cattle. The cornerstone of our genetic progress has been accurate data on growth, fertility and other characteristics. With the support of an experienced statistician this “own” data base is regularly updated for use in selection. We use only Cope Red Angus bulls in our own commercial herd. We have learned from this experience the importance of breeding a consistent type of cattle that can thrive and be profitable in a sustainable grass fed grazing system. THE RED ANGUS BREED


extbooks imply the only difference between Red and Black Angus is a recessive gene for coat colour. Stock people who have worked with the two breeds know different! We are not saying one breed is better than the other, just that they are very different breeds in many respects. Perhaps the most striking feature of Red Angus is their gentle docile nature and how easy they are to work with, especially in the yards. The females are renowned for their longevity and very impressive mothering qualities. Red Angus has the ability to adapt to a wide range of climatic conditions. As with all Angus cattle, Red Angus have excellent carcase characteristics.

performance information is recorded with the highest possible accuracy and has definitely been the cornerstone of genetic progress in the herd. In terms of constitution our cattle must be able to easily put on a covering of fat to get them through tough times in the paddock. One of the sure thing with cattle breeding is that in the long run the best converters will win. In terms of structure we pay a lot of attention to free movement and sound feet. Cope Red Angus is a full member of the Red Angus Society of Australia under the “COP” herd identifier (

ABOVE: Cope Red Angus - Bred for Profit



ur breeding philosophy at Cope Red Angus has been to limit the characteristics we aim to improve. Selection on too many things invariably leads to little gain in anything. We have not needed to pay too much attention to temperament, fertility, calving ease or mothering ability because the breed in general is strong in these characteristics. Of course we do “cull from the bottom” any females which fail to get into calf or do not calve easily. “Selection from the top” has been on growth, constitution and structural balance which includes sound feet. Over the years our foundation AI sires have all ranked amongst the top few percent of Breedplan growth performers to weaning and yearling ages. We maintain our own long-term data bank for growth, fertility and other production characteristics of the stud herd across generations; with regular updating of breeding values. This in-house






he Limek Limousin stud of today continues to strive to breed the best commercially focussed cattle for the Southern Australia environment. It is owned and run by the Modra family at a property South of Bordertown, South Australia. They have built on this goal over the 30 years that they have been in the stud business. Limek 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. This year has seen the completion of several artificial insemination programs with sires from all over Australia and from Canada and the United states. They also secured a new herd sire from Morrisvale Limousin’s in WA. 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 and easy doing Limousin cattle. This is backed up by extensive recording of multiple weight and fertility traits to produce Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) along with ultra sound scanning to give their clients an increased understanding of the cattle muscle and fat traits.

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 can enhance the clients breeding program, improve their bottom line and put more money back into their pocket. For more information please contact Ken on 08 8758 2010 or Josh on

ABOVE: A selection of the Limek Limousin bulls for sale this season.


Producing high yielding, well muscled, soft cattle to improve our customer’s bottom line


The Modra family welcome the ongoing work conducted by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) into objective measurement technology. This exciting development will pave the way for scientific measurements of saleable meat yield, giving producers a fairer return at the abattoir for the product they produce. Limousin cattle are market leaders in yield and carcase traits and their incorporation into breeding programs now will see the producer well rewarded as this technology is implemented in the years ahead.

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up to 200km from Bordertown

This year Limek Limousin will have a number of high quality apricot and black bulls for sale. They will also be offering a number of pick heifers again. They are showcasing the Limek stud in the SA Beef field days on Tuesday, 11th February 2019 where the bulls and heifers will be on display along with part of the growing Limek herd. Catalogues of the bulls and

Modra Family, Bordertown SA Ken (08) 8758 2010 | Josh 0438 869 282

Limek Limousin Cattle Stud



ABOVE: At MGA, we have local know-how, with national protection.

The beef cattle industry makes an important contribution to the Australian economy. In 2015–16 it accounted for about 23 per cent ($13.1 billion) of the total gross value of farm production and 22 per cent of the total value of farm export income. Around 57 per cent of all Australian farms carry beef cattle, making this the most common agricultural activity in Australia. Beef cattle farms are an important part of the rural economy in almost all regions of Australia. It’s an industry that requires quite specific insurance covers to enhance the prospects of maintaining a profitable business.

of the hammer at sales • Insured agreed value right from the fall of the hammer at sales • Cover from private sales as well • Death due to destruction on humane grounds • Death caused by accident during transportation Exclusions can apply and may include (but not limited to) : • Genetic infertility • Veterinary costs or surgical costs, unless agreed upon with the insurer and the procedure performed to preserve the life of the animal. • Certain causes of death, including such things as Foot and Mouth disease or Footrot to name a few.

There are generally two types of insurance cover that can be obtained for your cattle, one being a stud stock policy that can enable you to cover your stud bulls and heifers against: • Death due to an accident • Death due to an illness or disease • Loss of use due to an accident (bulls) • Loss of use due to an illness (bulls) This type of cover may also include • Automatic cover, right from the fall

Other covers that may be needed, such as transit insurance, that can either be added to an existing farm policy or taken as a separate cover, may be more extensive than that provided under the Stud livestock policies. The alternative to the stud stock cover (above) or in addition, to cover the entire herd is the livestock cover provided under most farm insurance policies. This section of the farm policy may be able to extend to also cover your working dogs for specific events. Each policy will vary in both their cover and exclusions but in general you should look for a policy that covers the following: • Death of livestock caused by fire, lightning, explosion, earthquake or malicious damage • Death of livestock caused by impact by any vehicle or aircraft • Theft of livestock up to an agreed sum insured (this may be less than your total livestock sum insured) • Destruction, certified by a veterinarian, for humane reasons, following an insured event (Eg: fire) Some of the better policies will automatically increase the insured sum insured by 30% during the three months of high fire danger, at no extra cost. It is wise to check insurance cover for public liability, to ensure that you (the owner of the livestock) are covered should the stock escape and become involved in a collision. As always, it’s best to speak to your local insurance broker, who will be able to search the available marketplace for the insurance covers that suit your individual requirements. For more information on Farm, Crop or Livestock insurance go to www.


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hat is the question we get asked a lot around this time of the year. For those farmers who have had trouble with broken down bulls in the previous year it is a fairly easy decision to put your bulls under the microscope before you use them again in the upcoming mating period. Another question you need to ask yourself is “What tests and what vaccinations were done to the new bulls coming onto the farm this year?” Testing pre sale is not a standard procedure as many bull buyers will find out when they follow up on a bull failure. Some studs are happy enough to just do a physical examination on the bulls which may or may not include scrotal circumference, feet etc. A lot of sale bulls aren’t examined by veterinarians so the idea of a vet check prior to sale is a bit of a misnomer. We would recommend all bulls have a Veterinary Bull Breeding Soundness Exam done prior to sale or prior to mating. This includes measuring scrotal circumference, palpation of internal reproductive organs and examination of external reproductive organs such as the prepuce and penis. Following this it is recommend that the bull’s semen be examined using a microscope and semen sent off to a morphologist to examine the individual sperm under a high powered DIC microscope. The recommendation for a fertile bull is greater than 70% normal sperm and greater than 70% progressively motile sperm under the microscope in the field. Less than these values can lead to poor fertility and poor pregnancy rates. Another issue we see commonly is bulls with poor feet conformation. It’s especially important to closely examine your potential purchases feet so as to not introduce poor foot conformation into your breeding herd and minimise the amount of bull breakdowns due to lameness issues.

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