Today’s buoyant cattle market is resulting in strong competition and record prices at bull sales around the country.
Alloura Angus Stud at Yass offers an alternative to the traditional auction format and recognises that not everyone enjoys the competitive atmosphere and hype of the auction environment.
“In a year when Angus bull prices are running hot at auction, we offer a value for money alternative,” said stud principal Mark Wales. “Our open days provide buyers the chance to inspect – and purchase – bulls at a fixed price in a relaxed environment. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and help you to select a bull that suits your operation and production goals.”
The 2016 Alloura Angus Spring Open Days and Bull Sale are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, on property at ‘Alloura’, 598 Goodhope Rd, Yass from 10am and 3pm each day.
The bulls are competitively priced in the range from $3000 to $6000 +GST, with most of the bulls priced in the middle of the range. This year’s lineup includes 40 two-year old bulls.
“The bulls have good structure, are guaranteed fertile and offer good value for money,” said stud owners Mark and Mandy Wales. “The bulls have been bred to suit a range of production systems with a focus on calving ease, competitive growth, excellent carcase traits and quiet temperament.
“This year’s sale bulls are from a range of AI bulls including AAR TenX, Te Mania Berkley B1, Te Mania Emporer E343, Thomas Grade Up, Carrabar Docklands D62, SAV Thunderbird 8061, Connealy in Sure 8524 and Alloura-bred bulls including the Angus Sire Benchmarking super sires, Alloura Get Cracking G10, Alloura Get Up and Go G19 and Alloura Fourth Dimension F27.
“As always, we’ve aimed to produce bulls with balanced data to meet a range of production objectives. The sale bulls’ average EBVs sum it up: high calving ease, lower than breed average birth weight, higher than breed average growth, outstanding carcase traits and competitive dollar indexes.”
The Alloura philosophy is that nothing boosts the profit of cattle breeding operations more than getting live calves and that it makes sense for many breeders to prioritise calving ease.
This 2016 draft of bulls includes over 30 bulls with lower than breed average birth weight and better than breed average calving ease.
“Low birth weight and high calving ease doesn’t have to be at the expense of growth and other production traits as you can see from the 2016 Alloura bulls, many of which have explosive growth and super carcase traits. For breeders mainly focussed on maximising growth, we also offer a run of powerhouse bulls with chart topping growth and performance.”