The Border Watch : January 7th 2014
Power Up to Superior Performance Performance on grass WARRENSVILLE’S Field Day this year is on Tuesday, February 11 and will feature 40 Poll Hereford bulls principally grass reared that have been reserved for the 34th Warrensville Annual Production Sale on Tuesday, February 25 at 2.30pm. Having a tremendous influence of the sale team this year is Warrensville Aberdeen B220, son of New Zealand heavyweight Kairuru Aberdeen. B220 has tremendous performance EBV’s with birth at 6.3, growth of up to +95 at 600 day weights, and carcass excellence with EMA of 5.3 and positive fat figures. Visitors can also inspect the five bulls reserved for the 2014 Wodonga Hereford National by Kidman the Don, The Ranch Navajoh and Grassmere Spark (IMP NZ) showing growth, muscling and quality that Warrensville is renowned for. Warrensville was runner-up most successful Poll Hereford exhibitor at the 2013 Wodonga Hereford Show and Sale and its team included two class winners and reserve senior champion. Also available for inspection will be new sire Merrina Crackerjack G20 and some of his first calves. Crackerjack G20 is by the great New Zealand bred bull Koanui Unanimous 3152 and offers the qualities that many Hereford breeders are looking forward in today’s market. Growth, carcass and index traits that can not be ignored, with 11 EBV traits in the top 5% of the breed. On display will be the Warrensville team of eight heifers for the ANZ Heifer Challenge and representatives of the herd. Warrensville joined almost 400 stud females in 2013. Warrensville proprietors Chris, Pam and Tim Steer invite all interested cattle people to attend, compare the cattle and enjoy their hospitality. Agents for the forthcoming milestone 34th Grassfed Power Up to a Combination Recent studies across Australia confirm that 2 out of 3 herds tested have resistance to single active ML (mectin) drenches. Over 90% of beef producers use an ML drench. With repeated use over a number of years, it’s no surprise that resistance to this drench group is being seen more frequently. This ML drench resistance can cause productivity losses, and lost income, without any obvious signs of disease. Parasitologists agree that a key approach to managing resistance is to build an effective combination drench into your drench program. Protect your herd now – with a combination pour-on! Power Up to ECLIPSE TWICE THE POUR-ON A SANOFI COMPANY Merial Australia Pty Ltd, Building D, 12-24 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 (ABN 53 071 187 285). ® ECLIPSE is a registered trademark of Merial Limited. ©2011 Merial Limited. All rights reserved. 634516 26 - The Border Watch Beef Focus 2014 Annual Production Sale are Landmark and Miller Whan and John. Exciting lineup for combined stud sale THE Southern Cross Simmental Sale has evolved as an opportunity for four South Australian Simmental studs that have similar breed objectives for a modern style of Simmental to join forces creating a exceptionally strong sale lineup. A moderate framed, easy doing animal that is well muscled, sound in structure and temperament. The studs are also all striving towards the majority of polled animals without the sacrifice of any of the other desirable traits. The group has gone to great lengths and expense to secure the best genetics available both here and overseas. Many of which have come from the location of their new sale, Woonallee Simmentals at Furner SA. The studs are very fortunate to have the use of the Woonallee Sale Complex which gives a great central location to pool the cream of their crops, of which the majority have a similar genetic background yet exhibit a slightly different stamp on style. It promises to be an exciting lineup of traditional black and red Simmentals. This is one sale not to be missed.
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