Excellent maternal abilities

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The Holliss family’s Lotus Hereford Stud will display this year’s draft of 43 quality bulls at an open day on July 3. “The bulls have shown great constitution in a patchy season and exhibit natural muscle and ability to lay down fat,” stud principle Tony Holliss said. At Lotus, the Holliss family have always firmly held that a registered herd should be based on the same principles that make a commercial herd profitable: economic and efficient production of beef. The sale will be held on-farm on July 27 at 11am.

“All cows in the Lotus herd have to demonstrate their maternal abilities each year,” Mr Holliss said.

“Most of the sires of the 2017 draft are leaders for one or more measurable EBV traits.

“Choosing sires for suitability with our cow herd, structure, productivity, hereford phenotype has given us a great females.”

New sires represented in the 2017 sale include Warringa Hawk, Mawarra Be Quick and Devon Court Advance H146.

Scanning data will be available on sale day at “Old Farm”. Bulls will have been semen tested and are presented ready to work.