The Glen’s 48th annual bull sale will be held on Friday September 21 and will include drafts of bulls by the most outstanding sires the stud has used in the breeding program to date.
“Despite enduring a tough winter, the bulls are well grown and in ideal condition to go to work,” said stud principal Mike Gadd.
According to Mike, the first draft of bulls to be offered by Landfall Keystone K132 will appeal for their low birthweight, yet impressive growth, muscling and frame.
“Another low birthweight sire is Granite Ridge Jupiter J42, sire of eight bulls catalogued. Jupiter is in the top two per cent for growth, carcase weight and the Angus Breeding Index and the top one per cent for the Heavy Grass Fed and Domestic Indexes. Although low for birthweight, both of these sires are producing progeny with plenty of frame, muscle and growth,” he said.
A draft of 13 bulls by the elite A.I sire, Pathfinder Genesis G357 is also on offer and reported to be outstanding for their growth, muscling and volume.
“Genesis is in the top one percent for growth, carcase weight, eye muscle area, rib fat and three market indexes.”
There is also a draft of 17 bulls sired by Rennylea Ambassador F857, who is in the top one per cent for IMF%, carcase weight and the Grain Fed Index. He is also in the top 10 per cent for the Angus Breeding Index and rib fat depth.
“Both these sires are breeding progeny with plenty of growth and muscle. Importantly, they are also both positive for fat, resulting in progeny that can be easily finished at any age and weight,” said Mike.
Almost one third of the bulls for sale are below breed average for birthweight, providing clients with plenty of options in choosing bulls suitable for mating to heifers. The entire catalogue of bulls are in the frame score range of six to seven, ensuring a maturity pattern suitable for lot feeding and the heavy grass fed market.
“Half of the bulls catalogued are rated B or B- for muscling by Holbrook Vet Centre, who also measure and assess the bulls for frame score, structural soundness, breeding soundness, fertility and temperament.
“More than 20 of the bulls catalogued are in the top 10 per cent for IMF%, they are mostly sired by Rennylea Ambassador F857 and Landfall Keystone K132.”
Other sires represented in the catalogue are Granite Ridge Jaguar J194, who is breeding progeny with plenty of frame, growth and muscling, the AI sire, Booroomooka Hyperno H605 who also leaves progeny with plenty of “grunt” and Rennylea K938, a low birthweight sire.
See www.theglenpastoral.com.au for catalogue and video. Printed copies of are also available from The Glen Pastoral Co or the agents, Elders and Corcoran Parker.