IN the market for quality store cattle to get on top of your spring feed or fancy adding some genuine beef breeders to your herd?
Then don’t miss this month’s Elders store cattle sale at Boyanup this Friday, November 16 from 1pm, and the Elders South West team will yard about 1400 cattle with descriptions to suit most producers.
Friesian steers will again dominate the yarding with ages ranging from poddies to two-year-olds that will be sold both appraisal and liveweight.
Good numbers of first cross Angus-Friesian steers and heifers aged from eight to 22 months will be available while a number of beef steers and heifers of various breeding and ages will be penned.
But the feature of this month’s sale is the complete female herd dispersal of Coolup graziers TR & AE Larter consisting of young to proven PTIC beef cows.
Elders South West livestock manager Michael Carroll said this month’s store cattle sale would have a really good line-up of store cattle coming in.
“Once again Friesian steers will make up a reasonable percentage with both liveweight and appraisal dairy steers coming to hand,” Mr Carroll said.
“We also have a good selection of beef steers and heifers suitable for feeders or graziers.
“Finishing off the sale is a large line of PTIC cows in a complete dispersal.”
Up for grabs in the Larter family’s self-replacing herd dispersal will be 50 Charolais and Murray Grey cross females.
The cows range from first calving maidens through to eighth calving matrons and will be drafted according to age and colour.
They are PTIC to a four-year-old Charolais bull from the Ellis family’s Kooyong Charolais stud, Coolup, and are due to commence calving from February next year for 12 weeks.
Elders Midland agent Preston Clarke said the dispersal was a good opportunity to acquire proven breeding cows.
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“They are good, large frame and easy calving cows and on numerous occasions their calves have topped the weaner market at Boyanup in the autumn,” Mr Clarke said.
The Larter family will also offer 15 Charolais-Charolais/Murray Grey cross heifer weaners at the sale.
The sale’s largest vendor in the beef section will be Duranillin cow/calf producers IB & SB Rutherford with a total draft of 100 Angus mixed sex weaners.
Broken down the Rutherford consignment will consist of 60 steers and 40 heifers aged from 12 to 14 months.
Other bigger numbers in the beef line-up includes J Pazanno, Waroona, with 44 Angus and Murray Grey steers and heifers aged eight to 10 months.
DJ & L Klein, Capel, has nominated 43 Murray Grey and Angus steers aged 14-16 months and MR & JL Piggott, Busselton, has 25 Angus-Murray Grey cross steers aged 16-18 months marked for the sale.
Bushby Grazing, Karridale, will offer 21 owner bred Angus steers aged 16-18 months at the sale.
Elders Margaret River agent Alec Williams said the Bushby Grazing calves, bred on Monterey bloodlines, were in forward store condition and would suit grass fatteners and lotfeeders.
Harvey graziers KW & NG Prowse will truck 16 extremely quiet Angus and Murray Grey steers to the sale.
The soft, well grown steers were drenched six weeks ago and are estimated to weigh 400 to 450 kilograms.
The Prowse family purchased the steers in as lightweights and have meticulously grown the steers out using a controlled grazing system with regular handling.
Onto the first cross steer line-up TJ & RM Flanagan, Busselton and D & A Campbell, Warner Glen, will offer 20 Angus-Friesian steers each aged 10-12 months and eight to 10 months respectively.
DJ Rea has drafted off 17 older Angus-Friesian steers aged 20-22 months while CA Panetta, Harvey, have marked a handy line of 15 Angus-Friesian steers for the appraisal sale.
The Panetta’s 10-12-month old whisper quiet, bucket-reared steers were purchased locally as poddies and grown out on improved pastures while receiving their latest drench two months ago.
LJ & RA Brennen, Witchcliffe, has nominated another good line of first cross Angus-Friesian bucket-reared steers and heifers for the sale.
The 15 steers and 15 heifers are aged eight to ten months.
Mr Williams said the Brennens first cross cattle were well bred and in good forward store condition, with the heifers suited for potential breeders in the future.
The Brennens will also offer 30 Friesian steers of their own breeding and same age group as their first cross cousins.
Peninsula Downs, Karridale, will offer 30 Angus-Friesian first cross heifers aged eight to 10 months while 25 older 16-18-month-old Angus-Friesian heifers have been nominated by AJS Pastoral, Busselton.
A number of vendors will head the big numbers of Friesian steers at the sale.
J & C & R Drennen, Waterloo, will offer 40 owner bred steers aged 14-16 months which they hold to market at this time of year annually.
Consistent vendors Negus Enterprises, Tutunup, will offer their regular turnoff of young owner bred steers with 40 four to six month-old steers nominated.
Also nominating 40 Friesian steers is Newbrook Investments, Busselton, with its draft aged 18-20 months while Girrawheen Grazing will offer 38 steers of the same age.
Tania Femia, Manjimup, will lead the older Friesian steer numbers with 35 steers aged 20-24 months nominated, while G Mader & Co, Cundinup, will truck in 34 steers aged 20-22 months.
A line of 22-24 month old Friesian steers will be offered by D & BC Dellasale and Dudinalup Pastoral, Nannup, has nominated 30 steers of the same age.
In the younger line-up of Friesian steers, Why Farming has drafted off 32 aged eight to 10 months and CW & YR Elson, Karridale, will offer 30 steers aged 12-14 months.
For further information contact Elders South West livestock manager Michael Carroll on 0427 975 620.