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Angus advantage: The Wedges will offer 62 Angus bulls comprising 45 rising two year olds and 17, 16 to 18 month olds. Many bulls in the draft will suit heifer joinings.

Angus advantage: The Wedges will offer 62 Angus bulls comprising 45 rising two year olds and 17, 16 to 18 month olds. Many bulls in the draft will suit heifer joinings.

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An outstanding, 100 per cent polled line-up of 124 Angus and Charolais bulls have been selected by Ascot stud principals Jim and Jackie Wedge for their 13th annual Spring Sale taking place on-property at North Toolburra, Warwick, on Friday, September 18, from 1pm.

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An outstanding, 100 per cent polled line-up of 124 Angus and Charolais bulls have been selected by Ascot stud principals Jim and Jackie Wedge for their 13th annual Spring Sale taking place on-property at North Toolburra, Warwick, on Friday, September 18, from 1pm.

The Wedges are excited about the state of the cattle industry at present.

"It's currently in a great space, with a lot of people coming out of the drought, and with demand and good prices looking like remaining a constant for the foreseeable future," Mr Wedge said.

He said they're very pleased with the draft of polled bulls they've selected for the Spring Sale.

"Our offering will consist of 62 Angus bulls comprising 45 rising two year olds and 17, 16 to 18 month olds, as well as 62 Charolais bulls consisting of 42 two year olds, and 20, 16 to 18 month olds.

"In this draft are close to 40 bulls that should suit heifer joinings, and 31 homozygous polled Charolais bulls."

PP presence: Included in the 62 polled Charolais bulls selected for the sale are 31 homozygous polled bulls.

PP presence: Included in the 62 polled Charolais bulls selected for the sale are 31 homozygous polled bulls.

Mr Wedge said all bulls selected for the sale were fresh off six months on pasture and have grown out well since photos and videos were taken in July.

"They're now on a mild sale preparation ration, and will exhibit their full genetic potential by sale time."

He said the sale bulls have been raised in Queensland for Qld conditions.

"MSA carcase focus, fertility, high weight for age, fleshing combined with polledness and structural integrity equals the Ascot balance we strive for in the bulls we produce."

Mr Wedge said the sale will be a live auction on-property which is being interfaced through the AuctionsPlus online platform, with live bidding, video and audio available.

"As well as photos we will have video of every sale bull available on our website and on AuctionsPlus, to make remote bidding easier.

"Following on from our sale in April, which ran very smoothly, the September sale will proceed following Covid-19 protocols.

He said Ascot is a tested Johnes J Bas 7 herd.

"The majority of our bulls are eligible to go anywhere within Australia, including Western Australia. Please refer to the sale catalogue for each bull's status."

All bulls in the sale are:

  • Independently assessed for structure and temperament by cattle assessor Jim Green
  • Vet checked and semen tested by Ced Wise Veterinarians. a bull breeding soundness certificate is issued with each bull
  • Blooded for tick fever
  • Vaccinated for 3 Day Sickness, 7 in 1, pestivirus, botulism and vibrio
  • Ascot is a tested pesti-free herd
  • All bulls are scanned for fats, EMA and IMF, scrotal size as yearlings, and fully Breedplan recorded
  • DNA sire verified
  • Scanned again prior to sale for fat cover, EMA and IMF, and scrotal size

As usual, the Wedges are offering free delivery of bulls purchased to many major centres in Qld and New South Wales. Please check the catalogue for details.

From 2021 onwards the Wedges will no longer be holding their Autumn sale in April. They'll instead focus on providing a larger sale team for the September Spring Sale annually.

The catalogue will be available online from August 18, with supplementary sheets to be up on the Ascot website a week prior to sale day. Please contact the Wedges or your preferred sale agent if you'd like a hard copy catalogue mailed out.

Inspections of the sale draft will be available from 10am on sale day. Private Inspections are welcome prior to the sale via appointment.

"We're excited to catch up with everyone."

  • For enquiries contact Jim Wedge on 0419 714 652 or jim@ascotcattle.com.au, and sale agents Elders, Colin Say & Co, Nutrien, or Mike Wilson Stud Stock & Blood Stock
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