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TAS Country : September 2nd 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010 Tasmanian Country 25 2050915-100903 ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE Details on website www.dunloppark.iinet.net.au Contact your Roberts agent or phone 6426 9239 Richmond Hill bulls ready to work RICHMOND Hill's offering has only been fed grass and silage and are ready for work straight out of the paddock. This year's bulls are by a range of sires, some of them being by Richmond Hill First Edition B19 who is by an outcross sire. Another outcross refer- ence sire is Connealy Lead On. The stud focuses on us- ing outcross sires every year to widen the genetic pool for customers. About half are low birth weight heifer bulls, all of them are AM and NH free and they are also covered by the stud's guarantee. Richmond Hill cattle are renowned for their excel- lent structure, tempera- ment and longevity. The Helmsman bull sale will be on property at Bishopsbourne at 11am on Thursday September 16. Bulls will be ready for inspection by 9am but call to arrange an inspection before sale day. better feedlot profitability Study after study confirms cattle that never get sick will have better quality grades.' ---LARRY CORAH, VICE PRESIDENT CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF GOOD HEALTH: Angus cattle on feed at the Tasmania feedlot. An analysis of 86,000 feedlot cattle have found that Angus remain healthier than other breeds under feedlot conditions. average daily gain (ADG) v 1.48 kg, and were 10.89kg heavier at harvest (550.44kg compared to 539.51kg. The straightbred group also spent an aver- age of 10 less days on feed. TCSCF reported similar trends in performance. ADG in the group with the most Angus heritage was 1.49kg/day, while the lowest Angus quartile ADG was 1.41kg. Busby says a large por- tion of that is also due to genetic ability to gain. ''Once they hit our feed- lots, they're pretty much on the same nutritional regime and implant strat- egy, so the difference you're seeing would be a combination of health and genetics,'' he says. That health advantage also boosts the Angus calves' overall ability to marble. ''Study after study con- firms cattle that never get sick will have better qual- ity grades,'' Corah says. ''So the fact that they stay healthy just helps them express the potential that's already there.'' In the TCSCF data, straight Angus cattle rea- ched 82 per cent choice and 27.3 per cent qualified for the Certified Angus Beef brand. That's compared to 51.5 per cent choice and 8.9 per cent CAB for the lowest Angus group. Decatur data supports that, too. The solely Angus cattle reached 19.19 per cent CAB, compared to 5.84 per cent for all other black crossbreds, and that made a significant difference in final grid payments. Carcasses from the sole- ly Angus group were worth $1.94/hundred- weight more than their contemporaries. ''That's $15 per head, and that's our profit margin most times,'' Dorn says. Both Dorn and Busby say the Angus advantage is probably due to the pro- ducers who feed with them. ''Our data does say that respiratory illness is 18 per cent heritable, so there is a genetic component, but I believe the difference we're seeing between the low-percentage Angus and the straight bred Angus is more due to the people and how they manage cattle at home,'' Busby says. Dorn says most of their solely Angus cattle come from purebred operations. ''You've probably got more guys who are better managers,'' he notes. The human element can- not be quantified, but acro- ss the years, a combination of breed and breeder has met with measurably su- perior results on the bot- tom line. To view the abstract or PowerPoint on the TCSCF analysis, visit cabpartner- s.com/news/research/in- dex.php. Cattle bred for best of Angus attributes ON SHOW: Thomas Stewart trains Dunlop Park Emperor E18, one of the sons of Netherton Lord Jordan, for showing. DUNLOP Park is offering a number of rising two-year- old bulls for private sale this spring. ''They are bred from lines we have chosen to breed the carcass attri- butes that the Angus breed is famous for,'' said stud principal Brian Stewart. ''Most of the bulls on offer have some New Zea- land blood in them and include sons of Talooby Zulu, a bull that has given the Dunlop Park cattle a real lift. ''We place a great em- phasis on the carcass qual- ity of our cattle. ''Everything that we have submitted for Meat Standards Australia grad- ing has been accepted and we rely heavily on feed- back form processors and butchers. ''From this we know that our cattle have excellent eye muscle and marbling. ''This year our breeding program will take an excit- ing new direction when we will use two sons of the outstanding Scottish bull Netherton Lord Jordan in our breeding program. ''We are hoping that these young bulls will be shown at at least one show in the coming show season. 2029884-100903 ANGUS BULLS PADDOCK SALES Good Selection of 2 year old bulls Plus 6 Moderate Birth 18 month old "E" bulls • Peter Hughes 6391 1167 • 0429 176 646 678 PATEENA ROAD, LONGFORD
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