A striking draft of 37 Senepol Australia Registered Bulls have been selected for the Namoona Trig (NT) Senepols Invitational Sale, which this year due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions will be held online only from 10am on Monday, June 22.
The 2020 draft is comprised of 35 NT bulls including 33 purebred Senepols, one 75 per cent Senepol/25 pc Angus, one 75pc Senepol/25pc Red Angus, and two purebred Senepol bulls from fellow vendors, the Porter family, Silverleigh Senepols.
NT Senepols stud principal Blair Godfrey said young bulls, aged 15 to 28 months-old on sale day, have been drafted for the sale.
"These bulls are on average better fleshed than a lot of the Senepol bulls that have been made available on the market in the past. There is also quite a bit of variation in their genetics with nine sires being represented in the draft," he said.
"In the past the sale has attracted bidders from Richmond, Townsville, Roma and Taree in New South Wales, and many places in between."
Mr Godfrey has been marketing NT Senepol genetics into the north since 2011 as he said their traits provide a good compliment for Brahman and Droughtmaster crossbreeding operations.
"Senepols are ideal for northern producers who want to maintain the tropical adaptability in their herd while keeping the meat quality of the progeny on par with the British breeds.
"The breed being naturally polled is another big asset for commercial producers as they don't have to go down the DNA path to achieve that goal, when they're guaranteed poll calves."
He said all lots in the sale will be offered simultaneously through AuctionsPlus.
"We're offering a five per cent agents rebate for prospective buyers who aren't familiar with the AuctionsPlus platform, so that they can talk to their agents who can bid on their behalf.
"As the sale won't be held at Rockhampton this year, we're offering free freight to CQLX Gracemere, the Emerald Saleyards, and anywhere within a 200km radius of Casino, Northern NSW."
He said the bulls selected for the sale are available for inspection from now right up until sale day.
"The NT Senepols bulls will be on property at Casino and the two Silverleigh bulls will be at their home property at Oakey."
The NT Senepol bulls have been prepared in a rocky hill paddock where they have had ad lib access to Rhodes Grass dominated pasture, Riverina 14% Stud Cattle Pellets, and Wheaten Header Tailings for close to 90 days pre-sale.
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