Over 100 poll bulls are included in the Ag-Grow Premier Multi-Breed Beef Bull Sale on Friday, July 7 from 9.30am at Emerald.
A total of 138 bulls of eight individual breeds are catalogued from leading studs of the beef industry.
Significant offerings of polls are represented throughout the Charolais, Charbray, Simbrah and Simmental breed sections, in addition to the all-poll Angus, Red Angus and Murray Grey sections. Two Romagnola bulls are also catalogued.
GDL Stud Stock Manager Harvey Weyman-Jones said it’s a high quality bull offering, “as good as we’ve ever presented at Ag-Grow”.
“Our vendors have selected strong performance lines of bulls of an age, type, constitution and carcass credentials ideal for joining in the quality herds of the central, north and western cattle country regions,” Mr Weyman-Jones said.
With 43 bulls, Angus lead the sale numbers with excellent drafts from this year’s Sydney RAS Championship winner Carabar Stud, as well as previous Ag-Grow sale topping studs Goondi, Rio Preto, Steve Hayward and Kellie Smith and Wallawong. Top quality sire prospects and impressive Broadribbon winners from last year’s Brisbane RNA Show and the Royal Melbourne Show are included in this year’s 33 lot Charolais bull section and they highlight the strength of the breed and beef style on offer.
Sale co-agent Ken McCaffrey, McCaffreys Australian Livestock Marketing said with high profile, industry leading studs such as Elite, Moongool, Mountview, Colinta, 4 Ways and Tunas supporting the sale with select quality bulls, “you know this will be the best ever line-up of Charolais bulls to go through Ag-Grow Sale”. “Over half are polls and nine are Red Factor,” Mr McCaffrey said.
Cattle producers utilising Simmental bulls in their breeding programs will be delighted with the selection of 24 high performance bulls that Doug and Jan Bradshaw of Blue Dog Simmentals are presenting at the sale. The stud specially selected the line for Ag-Grow, featuring their leading genetics, to service their growing number of Central Queensland clients who are achieving excellent paddock performance and top results with the progeny of Blue Dog bulls.
A total of 14 Red Angus bulls are catalogued, including a quality, paddock prepared team of 12 eye-catching two-year-olds from Talooby Stud, New South Wales; a long established Angus enterprise whose genetics, focused on superior commercial production and progeny performance, have been utilised with great success by beef breeders across the eastern States for many decades.
High level carcass success backs the bloodlines of the nine Murray Grey bulls in the sale. Wallawong Stud, a long time Ag-Grow sale vendor, whose bloodlines are highlighted regularly in the roll call of Royal Sydney Show, and other industry carcass competition winners, is returning with a team of six bulls. They are joined by first time Murray Grey section vendors Shell-Dee Stud of Kingaroy. This breed continues to gain popularity at this sale with interest from producers looking to mate them with their heifers.
Seven Charbray (five polls) and four Simbrah (all poll) bulls in the sale highlight the popular Euro/Bos Indicus cross section of breeds. Successful seedstock producer Colinta Stud will supply the Charbray lots with a run of strong weight performance, “ready for work” bulls, while the coastal country based TNT Simbrah Stud of Bowen will sell at Ag-Grow for the first time. The Carrie Downs Stud will offer two attractive, rising two-year-old Romagnola bulls, bred and raised in Central Queensland.
Cattle producers can bid and buy with confidence at the sale as all lots sell unreserved, have been semen tested, vaccinated for 3 Day Sickness, and are 3 germ blooded if originating from clean country.
The sale’s selling agents have taken measures with their vendors to enable full J-BAS disclosure for the benefit of prospective bull buyers, as this will be the first feature multi-vendor bull sale in Queensland post June 30.
“All vendors are co-operating fully and actively towards J-BAS compliance by June 30,” Mr Weyman-Jones said.