At the inaugural Belmont Australia Production Plus field day and sale on Monday at Nerimbera, Rockhampton, president Jeanne Seifert announced that with the association under new management, the Belmont Red Breed would be recognised as having an important role in the northern beef industry. This was the case with over 80 people attending to listen to leading industry speakers Blair Angus, Paul Williams, Geoff Fordyce and George Seifert (snr) and the sale achieving 100 per cent clearance.
A total of 19 bulls were offered by two vendors, Wahroonga Belmonts and Seifert Belmont Reds, to gross $134,500 with an average of $7078 and top of $19,000. Six PTIC heifers averaged $3417.
The top priced bull SEI160203 offered by Ian Stark and Jeanne Seifert, Seifert Belmont Reds, was purchased by Montpellier Belmonts of Yeppoon. With 15 out of 16 of his EBVs above the 50pc the homozygous poll (PP) bull was sought after by several astute beef producers. Seifert Belmont Reds sold three bulls to average $11,000.
The second top priced bull RJS160003 offered by Robert and Jane Sherry, Wahroonga Belmonts, sold for $9000 to Lachlan and Trudy Mace, Red Ridge Grazing, Toorilla, Kunwarara. Wahroonga Belmonts sold 16 bulls to average $6343 with volume buyer CPC and Angus Pastoral Co snapping up the rest.
Both the top priced and second top priced bull are grandsons of highly regarded Seifert Tedstar SEI090377.
All bulls were presented with detailed statistics including a full suite of EBVs, dams’ calving history, scrotal size, semen morphology and motility, 200D 400D and 600D weights and live scan data.
Belmont Australia with vendors Rob and Jane Sherry and Ian Stark and Jeanne Seifert were delighted with the success of the field day and sale, and wish to sincerely thank all those for attending.