Buyers can save $$$$$ with access to animals with EBV'S at the top end of the breed for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a comparable two year old bull.
The property has now transitioned to the new J BAS 8 status.
Cattle graze in a sheltered high rainfall valley 25km SE of Benalla.
Bull buyers attend our on property sale in February each year where yearlings are offered in a Helmsman auction. All bulls are HBR and sold free of AM NH CA and DD. Our sale catalogues include full EBV's of animals on offer.
Commonly, buyers will use the bulls over smaller numbers (around 25) of females in May/ June at around 15 months of age. They may use them again over larger numbers for the spring joining later that year. As two year olds the following year they take on a full workload at which time they are old hands at the mating game. Although bulls are not routinely sold at this age in Australia, it is common in the US. It is encouraging to us that several high profile studs are now including yearling bulls in their sale line ups.
The best indicator of our bulls performance is customer satisfaction. We take great pride in the fact that the 2013 sale saw 37 out of 40 bulls sell to repeat buyers. The statistics for the subsequent years are similar. We are hopeful that clients are gaining confidence in the concept, and understanding the enormous benefits through value for money, longevity, management and speed of genetic improvement.