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TAS Country : February 24th 2011
22 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 25, 2011 Ad feature Ad feature 23 BULLS TO BREED CATTLE THAT BOTH LOOK AND PERFORM TO A STANDARD YOU CAN BE PROUD OF. * Traditional Angus but with growth * Structural Soundness * Outstanding feed efficiency * Calving ease * Alternative bloodlines to those normally available * Do-ability under all Tasmanian production systems Dunlop Park 4938 Exeter Highway, Thirlstane, Tasmania 7307 Phone: (03) 64 269 239, Mobile: 0419 269 239 A PDF Catalogue is available on-line at: http://www.dunloppark.iinet.net.au or contact us and we will mail you a copy Bulls To Breed Cattle you can be Proud of Annual on property Helmsman Sale Friday March 4th 1.30pm 2058035-110225 2046462-110225 Some are worth the wait! 2ND ANNUAL BULL AUCTION "Entally Forest", Longford 6th September 2011 Contact Dimity Hirst Ph 0408 506 103 firstname.lastname@example.org Not all the best bulls get sold in autumn ... Not all the best bulls get sold in autumn ... ENTALLY FOREST ANGUS New generation cattle breeders keep up strong stud tradition QUARTER-WAY Angus has been breeding cattle for 53 years, with three generations currently involved with the stud. Quarter-way and Midway run a commercial herd of 350 fe- males. The base of the Quarter- way Stud is 120 high performing stud females, which is a self replacing herd. The many years of careful breeding has produced quiet cattle, low birth weight calves and good doing cattle. All cattle run under commercial con- ditions. Grass is plentiful this year and sale animals have grown and matured solely on grass since winter's hay and silage. Stud principal Trevor Hall said the stud's breeding program was based around the basics to establish sound, strong and balanced animals. ''We are producing structur- ally sound, reliable and growthy cattle with exceptional tempera- ments,'' he said. ''This is backed by our succes- ses at Tasmanian agricultural shows, saleyards and abattoirs. Select bulls are from sires Banquet Aberdeen A349, Ban- quet Achelmy A171, Vermont Z91 and Quarterway Waratah Z18. ''This years selection of sale bulls offer versatility, depth and the strong growth pattern of their sires,'' Mr Hall said. ''The first drop of bulls from sire Banquet Aberdeen are on offer this year. ''They have proven to be a very even and thick line of bulls. ''Vermont Z91 has proven to produce easy calving bulls, ideally suited to heifer mating. ''All bulls are scanned and structurally assessed, and are sold with a working guarantee. ''We have not used any bulls, or have any bulls in the stud, that are current AM (curly calf) carriers. ''All bulls have been treated with Dectomax, Pestiguard and 5in1. ''We believe we are producing versatile cattle acceptable for the paddock, feedlot or saleyard. ''Quarter-way bloodlines are sought by the feedlots, and our clients are receiving top prices in weaner sales.'' Mr Hall said on a lighter note, the next generation was getting plenty of hands on experience with the cattle as well. ''Toby was the Sheffield Cattle Handling Show champion cattle handler and represented Shef- field at the Circular Head Show in the Champion of Champions at Stanley in December,'' he said. ''Alice was the Circular Head Show Cattle Handling Cham- pion and also got to compete in the Champion of Champions. A very proud moment for the Hall families. ''Alice and Toby went to Glen Innes to attend the Angus Youth Roundup in January. ''They learnt a lot about the industry and performed well in handling and judging classes.'' Quarter-way is 4km from Scottsdale on the North Scott- sdale Rd. ''We will deliver free of charge any bulls locally and to towns enroute to Bridgewater and Smithton, King Island and Flinders Island,'' Mr Hall said. ''A three per cent rebate is offered to outside agents introducing buyers in writing 24 hours prior to the sale.'' Londavra quality bulls bred for maximum READY: Lot 16, Londavra 2V1 E48. THE Londavra Angus Stud is again holding their annual bull sale on their property Londavra at St Marys on Wednesday March 2 from 10am. The sale is earlier this year to align with other sales in the area. Stud principal David Young was pleased with the response to the on-property sale last year and the only change this year will be that the sale will be conducted under the Helmsman auction system. The bulls will be penned in selected groups from 9am for inspection. Bulls this year are by three sires, Rossander Direction VRR X338 who listed 31 in the top 100 sires in the breed for EMA with anEMAor7.9cm,and47for RBY% of 1.7. The other two bulls are Leven Valley Foreman TKA B38, who sires thick, easy doing calves with excellent growth and carcase figures, and a home bred sire Londavra 2V1 TDY B39 who is a trait leader for 200-day weight and maintains high figures for growth and carcase. The average eye muscle area measurement of the bulls this year is 98.45 cm2 compared with 88.89cm2 in 2010, and were 76 kg heavier on average when scan- ned. This equates to 11.5 per cent increase in EMA and a 14.5 per cent increase in weight. ''The emphasis at Londav- ra with our stud and com- mercial cattle is to increase the weight and EMA which relates to a higher yielding and better muscled carcase which relates to receiving top dollars per head at the meatworks,'' Mr Young said. ''A recent draft of 16-month-old Londavra steers sold to a top of $1250 and averaged $1200 with a dressing percentage of 56.25 per cent. ''This year's sale bulls have enjoyed one of the bet- ter seasons ever which has allowed them to show their full potential. ''Londavra will still be sell- ing their usual high quality annual draft of 40 PTIC 1½-year-old Angus heifers at the Roberts Commercial An- gus Female Sale on Wednesday April 13 at the Powranna Sale Yards. Dunlop Park leads the HIGHLIGHT: A son of Dunlop Park Netherton Lord Jordan, above, will be offered. THIS year the Dunlop Park Angus stud is offering 23 bulls at their annual Helmsman sale. The sale will be at the new time of 1.30pm to avoid a clash with the Quioba sale and to allow those buyers travelling longer distances plenty of time to view the cattle before the sale. The highlight of this year's sale is the first offering of a son of Netherton Lord Jordan F402. Netherton is one of the lead- ing Angus studs in Britain and Lord Jordan typifies the sort of cattle they breed -- with growth, confirmation and muscle. The son of Lord Jordan in the sale is Dunlop Park Earl E30. Earl recorded the stud's highest ever eye muscle area (108cm2) when bulls were scanned in January and has had an im- pressive growth rate since weaning. ''We have retained two other sons of Lord Jordan for use in the herd, one of which became Grand Champion Angus bull at the Circular Head show, his first outing in the showring,'' stud principal Brian Stewart said. ''We are also offering sons of Talooby Zulu Z98, Dunlop Park Ambassador A82, Dunlop Park Blackmore B73 and Dunlop Park Zane Z108. ''Sons of Zulu were offered at last year's sale and he has been used again as he continues to produce bulls with added frame and growth.'' The Sons of Blackmore B73 were showing the same carcase quality, low birth weights and calving ease traits of their fath- er. ''Blackmore B73 is now an Australian trait leader for low birth weight and until this year scan had recorded our highest eye muscle area,'' Mr Stewart said. ''Ambassador A82, like Black- more, has New Zealand blood in his pedigree and this is showing in the muscle and confirmation of his calves. ''Finally Dunlop Park Zane was part of a successful show team and was reserve cham- pion Angus bull at the 2005 Launceston Royal National Show and his sons show the same qualities.'' Mr Stewart said Dunlop Park cattle had the traditional Angus characteristics, which had always been a magnifi- cent looking animal, as well as the growth and carcase qualities that were needed for a profitable beef production enterprise. ''The bulls will be available for inspection on sale day but buyers are most welcome to come and see them at any time prior to the sale,'' he said.
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