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E-Newsletter July 2019

National Show & Sale results

A top price of $40,000 was a highlight of the 2019 third annual Simmental National Show and Sale at Dubbo, when the reserve junior champion bull bred in Victoria, came to Dubbo to be sold to South Australia.

The money-spinner, Mt Ararat Phoenix sold by John Leek, Mt Ararat stud, Nar Nar Goon, Vic, was purchased by Tom and Lizzy Baker for their Woonallee stud, Furner, SA, as the bull’s dam, Woonallee Kathie B111, a donor cow within the Baker’s herd had died, and Mr Baker said they needed to reintroduce the genetics to Woonallee.

Right: The $40,000 top-priced Simmental bull, Mt Ararat Phoenix, reserve junior champion shown by John Leek, Mt Ararat stud, Nar Nar Goon, Vic. Holding the bull is Mark Alberni with buyers Tom and Lizzy Baker, Woonallee stud, Furner, SA; John Leek and Joel Fleming, Landmark, Tamworth. Photo by The Land

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Ribbons in four state spread

Buyers of the senior and grand champion bull would be exceedingly happy to have him in their paddocks, according to the judge, Robert Hutchinson, at the 2019 Third Annual Simmental National Show at Dubbo last Tuesday.

Mr Hutchinson was praising 25-months-old Settler Nelson, a son of Woonallee Harry, bred and exhibited by Richard Wilkinson, Settler stud, Bringelly, and weighing 1034 kilograms at 25 months and displaying an eye muscle area (EMA) of 135 square centimetres and fat distribution of 10 millimetres at the rump and 9mm at the rib while carrying at 38cm scrotal circumference. More

Associate Judge, Chelsea Rayner is leaning towards a  seedstock sales career

Currently studying Agricultural Science at University of Tasmania, Miss Rayner’s interest in livestock sales began at school.

“It was probably nine years ago when I started the school program and assigned with some breeders, Reg and Rebecca Woodiwiss of Railton near Sheffield,” she said. “Reg is a livestock agent with our agents, Webb and Woodiwiss Livestock Marketing, Tasmania, and just up the road. More

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
LOADERRY POPPY

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
HOBBS LIVESTOCK RED KEEPSAKE

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
RELLUM FARMS OTTY

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE
LOADERRY POPPY

JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL
SAVANNAH POWER SURGE

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL
MT ARARAT PHOENIX

SENIOR CHAMPION BULL
SETTLER NELSON

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL
SPRINGSIDE NANO MAN

GRAND CHAMPION BULL
SETTLER NELSON


Above: Simmental Australia president, Stuart Moeck, sashes senior and grand Simmental bull, Settler Nelson. Photo by The Land


Cattle Brands

Our herdbook program now has the ability to store your cattle brand for identification purposes at shows and sales. Our Bylaws state that an animal can be tattooed or branded but we haven’t held the brand information on file previously. Please email us a photo of your brand in a jpeg format along with the description.

Spring Inventory  and Calf Recording S1 Forms
Reminder: This year your Spring Inventory and S1 forms will be sent as a PDF to your member login in the Download files section for you to print when needed. If you don’t have a member login then you will still receive the hard copy by post.

DNA Testing Subsidies
ASBA will be continuing to subsidise Low Density testing in 2019 where herds have submitted three traits for Breedplan in 2018. They will receive a 50% discount on the LD test itself in 2019, on a pro-rata basis. Please contact your Federal rep or EO for more information.

No Q calves can be registered without the sire being LD/50K tested. Please call the office to check for his status on Animal Enquiry (see below)

Sale Promotion Emails
Would you like us to promote your sale to all the membership via this service? We can produce an e-news advertisement with links to your website, PDF catalogue and Facebook pages all for 25c per email. We can then provide you with statistics of email opens and links clicked. Please contact us at the office for more information.

Who, what, where, when, why
Have your contact details changed? If you have updated your email address, website, phone numbers etc, please let us know. Please email the office at simmental@abri.une.edu.au    You don’t want to miss a thing….

Recent sales results

Barana Simmentals field strong demand for heifers during annual sale CROSS-BREEDING operations and restockers boosted by successful crops and positive seasonal outlooks secured genetics at the Barana Simmental on-property sale near Coolah on Thursday.

Stud principals Peter and Charmaine Cook offered bulls, stud heifers and purebred commercial heifers on the day that attracted both new and old clients. More

Lucrana Simmentals top at $16,000A son of Woonnallee Dimension, described as one of the most complete sires ever offered for sale by Lucrana Simmentals, has fetched a top price of $16,000 at their annual on-property sale.

Buyers from across Queensland and the NSW North Coast attended the on-property sale near Texas. More


Turn Around Times
Please note when sending emails or phoning with enquiries that there can be a week turnaround depending on the work involved. If you need confirmation on your email being received then please turn on read receipts in your email options. The office will endeavour to get back to you as soon as the current workload allows.

Breed Uniform  Please send your order in before 10am on Fridays as we have limited stock on hand.

Do you have a logo?  We can put your logo on the animal search screen on the web so people see it every time they look up one of your animals. Send in your logo to simmental@abri.une.edu.au and we’ll upload it for $5.50 (standard photo upload price)
We can also upload a sale video of your animal of no more than 60 seconds and less than 1M is size, again for $5.50. We’ve had our first logo uploaded, check out AGO when you’re next on site.

Credit Card facilities are available  ASBA have credit card payment facility available – just phone the office with your details and payments can be made straight away.

EFT payments PLEASE ensure when making EFT bank payments, you use your herd member I.D letters in the description and send us an email with the workorder number you’ve paid for that would be appreciated. This ensures the payments are allocated to the correct account.

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