Benelkay Poll Santa Gertrudis will host a beef information open day in the lead-up to the annual on-property sale.
Stud principals Andrew and Jules Orman, “Glenmore” 34km north-west of Mullaley, said Santa Gertrudis breed classifier Russel Gray will talk about bull and heifer selection, while vet Mark Baker will speak about interpreting and using semen morphology testing.
It will be held at “Glenmore” from 9am to 12pm, Tuesday, July 18, with a light lunch provided and the sale bulls on display.
The Ormans will offer 50 bulls at their sixth annual sale on September 6, at 1pm.
The sale team includes sons of: Sujo Firstclass (P), Warenda Furlong (P), Bullamakinka Dreamtime (P), Bullamakinka H82 (PS), Eidsvold Station Gavin (P), Benelkay Kluger (P) and Wave Hill Dapto (PS).
Clients Shaun and Jo McGuigan, Cree Santa Gertrudis, Thangool, Queensland said they have purchased two Benelkay bulls that sired 31 of their stud’s 76 sale bulls this year.
“It is a testament to the sale preparation that these bulls moved into a subtropical central Queensland climate with no noticeable let down,” Mr McGuigan said. “We consider the availability of performance data and dam history is of major importance.”
Benelkay’s breeding objectives have remained the same over the years.
“Our breeding program continues to stick with our a commercial focus,” Mr Orman said.
“Our bulls are the end result, the cream of what we produce, out of our four hundred stud-cow breeding herd.
“We aim to breed seed stock that will enable our clients to be able to produce cattle that fit into many different markets at any age.
“We are all in the cattle industry to make money from beef. Kilograms of beef per hectare is where we as producers get paid, and we are not just here to produce show ring cattle.”
As well as all the normal information, the sale bulls will have morphology and semen testing, scrotal measurements, current scans for eye muscle area, fat measurements and daily weight gain.
The bulls are backed by BreedPlan figures, as well as DNA testing for the poll and horn gene to identify the homozygous poll (PP) bulls.
“We have also included three outstanding horned bulls to suit those buyers that like to buy horned bulls for their operations as well,” Mr Orman said.
For more information visit www.benelkaysantas.com.au.
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