Shaw heifers top at 426c/kg

Shaw heifers sell to high prices at Roma


Beef Cattle
SHAW SUCCESS: Julie and Jeremy Shaw with children Leo and Henry, JS Grazing, Injune.

SHAW SUCCESS: Julie and Jeremy Shaw with children Leo and Henry, JS Grazing, Injune.

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Weaner heifers were in high demand at the Roma store sale today.

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IF breeding quality female genetics is what buyers are after the Shaw family, Double J, Injune got the feedback they wanted when their heifers sold to record 426c/kg at Roma today.

Jeremy and Julie Shaw, Double J, Injune, sold their annual Angus weaner turnoff with great success, reaching a top of 390c/kg for their steers and 426c/kg for their heifers.

Overall the line of 476 steers averaged 381c/kg at 316kg to return $1208/hd while the 325 heifers averaged 401c/kg at 283kg to return $1135/hd. 

The Shaw family also offered 10 Angus cows due to calve later this month to $150,000 Angus bull, Millah Murrah Kingdom K35, which sold for $2400/hd.

The cows were part of an AI program which the family expect to have 70 calves from.

Mr Shaw said offering their females gave people an insight into their cow herd which were built around fertility.

Henry and Jeremy Shaw.

Henry and Jeremy Shaw.

A recent pregnancy test across their females saw 96 per cent in calf. 

“We want to do more and more of that in the future, sell females,” he said.

“It was just putting our toe in the water really to see how they go.” 

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