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TAS Country : February 23rd 2012
24 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 24, 2012 HEFTY: Raff Appeal D222 at three years weighing in at more than 1250kg and sire of 13 sale bulls. Advertising Feature Angus sales Quarter-way breeds the path to profit QUARTER-WAY Stud has been breeding Angus cattle for 55 years, with three generations now involved. The Quarter-way stud herd comprises of 130 females. The Midway commercial herd comprises of 350 females. Both are self-replacing herds, ensuring the strong and versatile traits bred into our herds remain. The cattle are run at a high stocking rate, and are all grass-fed. There has been no grain supplement feeding. Quarter-way has a strong commercial focus and last year's cattle prices were excellent, highlighted by the brilliant seaso- nal conditions. L & SM Millwood's Dalmere calves, which topped the first Roberts Powranna sale at $960, were Quarter-way sired. Midway Cattle Co sold 155 weaner steers, topping at $910 to average $816. Top pen weighting was 370kg. The Scottsdale High School farm won the Grand Champion Carcass at the Sheffield Cattle Show Hoof and Hook Competition. The winning steer came first out of approx- imately 40 entries, and was sired by a Quarter-way bull, from Quarter-way bloodline cows. Quarter-way has purchased a share in sire Banquet Abode A005 from the Forres Disper- sal. They have artificially inseminated 60 cows to him and are eager to see the outcome. There were some outstanding sires used in this year's catalogue. Banquet Aberdeen A349 is an outstanding sire full of muscle while Quarter-way X10 has seen a return to the stud after he sired the top price pen in the April 2010 Powranna sale from the Midway herd. All these bulls have the required grunt to produce top quality cattle. All stud bulls are sold with a working guarantee. Females have been PI-tested and treated with Dectomax, 7 in 1 and Pestiguard. 2011 has also been a successful year in the show ring. Once again, the younger generation has selected, halter-broken and shown a number of Angus in several shows around Tasmania. They were successful in breed classes and interbreed classes at Launceston, Westbury, Scottsdale, Devonport and Circular Head. Earlier this year, Alice and Toby attended the Angus Youth Roundup in Hamilton, Victoria. Alice was awarded the prestigious honour becoming one of six Landmark Angus Youth Ambassadors. Quarter-way is located four kilometres from Scottsdale on North Scottsdale Rd (turn at Scottsdale Hotel). The stud will deliver free of charge any bulls locally and to towns en route to Bridgewater and Smithton, King Island and Flinders Island. A 3 per cent rebate is offered to outside agents introducing buyers in writing 24 hours before the sale. Lance and Ena, and Trevor and Teresa Hall invite new and past clients, district beef producers and interested visitors to inspect the stud's annual offering. Classic Angus, easy doing and profitable Calving ease, fertility Muscling and marbling ability Structure, growth and docility Feed efficiency, and consistency for beef profitability Dunlop Park 2012 Annual Sale On property helmsman auction Tuesday March 27th, 11.30am 28 classic Angus bulls, 12 classic Angus heifers (PTIC) 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 2018440-120224 2037741-120224 Londavra Angus On property Sale Offering 24 ANGUS BULLS & 36 COMMERCIAL HEIFERS PTIC Offering the first sons of Raff Appeal D222 AT LONDAVRA ST MARYS THURSDAY 1ST MARCH AT 11.00 AM CONTACT DAVID YOUNG 0417344638 63 722122 AGENTS ROBERTS LTD Raff Appeal D222 at 16 months MORE MUSCLE MORE WEIGHT 2004559-120224 ANGUS WEEK 2012 Wednesday 18th at 3.30pm Dimity Hirst Ph: 0408 506 103 Roberts . . . Tim Woodham Ph: 0418 323 425 Elders . . . Greg Harris Ph: 0409 799 960 Cnr Illawarra Road & Bass Highway, Longford (Entry from Illawarra Road) 1ST AUTUMN BULL SALE 1ST AUTUMN BULL SALE A valuable resource THE Dunlop Park herd offers a valuable resource for cattle breeders. The stud has a high proportion of Australian bloodlines and has bred to retain the features of the Australian cow herd that have been the strong foundation for the success of the Angus breed today. The bulls and heifers on offer at the annual sale on Tuesday March 27 have the genetics needed in a profitable and fertile breeding herd: high calving ease, low birthweights, moderate frame and posi- tive back fats -- the classic Australian Angus traits. Of the 28 bulls on offer, nearly half are in the top 20 per cent in Australia for low birth weight and many fit in the top 5 per cent. There are bulls in the top 20 per cent for calving ease and most have positive back fats, again with a fair number in the top 20 per cent in Australia. The heifers will be PTIC and will be offered in lots of six as commercial breeders. The heifers offer a great oppor- tunity for commercial beef producers to get a new outcross easy-doing female line for their herds. However, those of the heifers that are Herd book registered will also be eligible for transfer provided they reach a given reserve. The bloodlines used at Dunlop Park differ from those used by many herds and offer a genuine outcross. This has been a deliberate choice to preserve the genetic diversity of the breed. Sires of the cattle on offer are Dunlop Park Blackmore B73 (an Australian Trait leader for low birthweight), Talooby Zulu Z98 (whose progeny have growth, muscle and frame) Dunlop Park Zane Z108, Dunlop Park Career C81 and Dunlop Park Capitol C17 and Netherton Lord Jordan (a sire from one of the UK's top studs). William McClaren of Netherton Angus recently said his breeding methods were similar to those of Dunlop Park. Nether- ton, like Dunlop Park, uses an outside bull to produce the herd sires, which then produce their sale animals. This is why their reference sires nearly all have the Netherton prefix, just as Dunlop Park reference sires nearly always have the Dunlop Park prefix. The bulls and heifers will be offered for sale using the buyer-friendly helmsman system. They will be available for inspection on sale day. However, buyers are welcome to come and see them at any time before the sale.
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