THIS year Cunderdin-based stud Eskdale, celebrates its 30th year of breeding Poll Hereford cattle, and will offer two final bulls for the season at Kojonup Invitation bull sale at Knutsford on February 25.
Eskdale has also sold at Gingin Premier and the Farm Weekly-WALSA Supreme bull sales this year.
Stud principals John and Robyn Lynn believe that the stud's sale bulls offer WA breeders an alternative to most Poll Hereford genetics available in WA.
"These genetics are also combined with above-average growth and average or above average milk figures," John said.
The two bulls that will be offered at Kojonup are no exception and are of excellent breed type.
The older bull of the two, Eskdale Womaniser W35, will fit into any herd of cows.
Eskdale Xerox X6 displays Breedplan figures in the top 1pc of the Poll Hereford breed for growth, while his EMA and milk EBV's are in the breed's top five percent.
JENEASTBURY Poll Hereford stud is offering a top line up of five bulls for this year's Kojonup Invitation Bull Sale, Wednesday, February 25.
Highlights for 2003 for the stud, was winning senior and grand champion female at Perth Royal show.
Jeneastbury exhibited a large team of 10 animals, with all being well placed plus second and third placings in the sire's progeny group with Columbian Bonanza and Karlee Westman teams, which consists of the line-up of sons for this sale.
Stud principals Jennifer and Carmel Bateman continue to produce bulls with excellent temperaments, free-moving ability, structural soundness and impressive weights for age.
The first three sale bulls are sons of the noted sire Columbian Bonanza and are showing traits of his superior length, volume and thickness combined with dark coats and good pigmentation.
Of the three, Jeneastbury Xcell X7, the team leader is the biggest frame bull at 23 months, weighing 985kg, while Jeneastbury Xaibu X14 at 23 months weighs 932kgs.
Two bulls are sired by Karlee Westman, who has brought exceptional breeding value to the stud, in fulfilling their vision to produce top quality animals suitable for today's markets.
Jeneastbury Xanadu being the youngest bull offered at 19 months, shows good muscle pattern and plenty of growth potential.
All bulls have moderately low birthweights and well-balanced growth figures.
In the quest to bring in new bloodlines with the use of artificial breeding, Jeneastbury will drop calves this season to Wiranya Batavia S5, grand champion bull at 1998 Dubbo National show and JFS Devo 23C, a low birthweight Canadian bull who sired grand champion bull at 2001 Sydney Royal.
Jennifer and Carmel are confident that any these bulls on offer would complement any breeding herd and invite past clients and prospective purchasers to inspect these bulls prior to the sale.
TENDER beef is Lalla Rhook beef according to Wagin-based Poll Hereford stud Lalla Rhook who will be offering three top bulls for sale at the Kojonup Invitation sale on February 25.
Two of the bulls in the sale were sired by Kildarra Underline while the other was sired by Lalla Rhook Punch R23.
Stud principals Ian and Wendy McDougall were so impressed with sale bull Lalla Rhook Xerox X16, born on 30/4/03 that he was used in the stud as a yearling.
"He is very well muscled and handles himself well," Ian said.
Lalla Rhook Xanadu X39 the stud's youngest sale bull, born on 13/7/03 is outstanding and the McDougalls believe he has a great future potential.
The three Lalla Rhook bulls all have good eye pigment and have been semen tested with good results.
"They are all good upstanding bulls," Ian said.
The McDougalls say the bulls also have a great temperament and they wont chase you around the yards.
The production in the McDougall commercial herd is very impressive with steers being turned off at up to 480kg live-weight at 11mo from the feedlot.
One of Ian and Wendy's clients have also been very impressed with their results, contacting the McDougalls in November to say that they had calves dressing out at 220kg at 8 months old.
That is a lot of prime Lalla Rhook beef.
TERRANEIL will be offering 10 bulls that today's astute cattle man is looking for to improve their herds.
These bulls will do exactly that, with performance figures well above the breed average in all traits and in particular Eye Muscle Area.
With the breed average for EMA at 1.8, two of the Terraneil bulls offered have an EMA over +4.0, three over +3.0 and two above +2.0.
Seven of ten bulls on offer are sired by Norolle Stealth, who is a now proven sire and who was sold at the Jenora stud dispersal as a seven year old to New Zealand.
One of these bulls was the 2003 Perth Royal Show reserve junior champion and a member of the winning sire progeny group for the second year in succession.
Daughters of Stealth are certainly milking exceptionally well in the Terraneil stud, with many of the Stealth heifers weaning the heaviest calves last year.
If it is new genetics that you are looking for, Terraneil also has that to offer with on the bulls sired by Braxton Westwind who has breed exceptionally well for the Bowen stud in NSW, and two by Bendulla Utah, who is also breeding well for the Kalem stud in Queensland.
All bulls have been inspected by the Kojonup Invitation Sale inspectors, and of course will be delivered free to all major centres.
PERUP Poll Hereford stud principals Mike and Molly Askew will be offering two bulls that are "bred to be fit, not fat" at the Kojonup Invitation Sale on February 25.
Perup is returning to the sale ring this year after selling bulls privately in 2003.
The Askews believes in producing only grass fed bulls that are not over pampered.
Temperament also plays a big part in the breeding program at Perup Poll Herefords.