ARE you looking for top class weaners?
If you are then make sure you are headed to the S & C Livestock weaner sale at the Muchea Livestock Centre next week which it is holding in conjunction with Primaries.
In the sale this Friday, December 14, commencing at 12 noon, the S & C Livestock team is set to line-up 1000 well-bred and well-grown calves.
In the breakdown there will be 600 steers and 400 heifers on offer which will all range in age from eight to 11 months old.
S & C Livestock representative Phil Petricevich said the quality of the cattle in the sale would be outstanding.
“You would be hard pressed to find a better line-up of cattle on any one day,” Mr Petricevich said.
“Lotfeeders searching for calves with weight should certainly not miss this sale.”
Contributing the largest draft of calves to the yarding will be the Kelliher family, Kelliher Brothers and Wandering Clover Fed Beef, Wandering, with 240 mixed sex weaners from their BCAS certified farming operation.
The draft will consist of 195 Angus-Shorthorn/Poll Hereford cross weaners and 45 straightbred Angus weaners.
The mid-February to mid-April drop calves will be yard-weaned for a minimum of 10 days prior to the sale and are expected to weigh between 220 to 280 kilograms.
The calves are sired by Ardcairnie and Strathay Angus bulls and out of Terraneil and Quaindering Poll Hereford and Narralda and Aprelia Shorthorn blood heifers and purebred Angus cows sourced from South West producers following an eight-week joining.
At marking, the calves were vaccinated with 7in1, drenched with Panacure 100 and received Nutrimol multivitamin and ruminant additive Biostart.
Another large vendor in the sale will be Keysbrook operation Bolinda Vale.
In the sale Bolinda Vale will present 90 Angus and Angus/Poll Hereford/Murray Grey cross calves.
The April-drop unweaned calves sires include Blue Ribbon Angus, Terraneil Poll Hereford and locally bred Murray Grey bulls.
The Bolinda Vale calves were drenched, vaccinated with 7in1 and received Cobalife at marking and are estimated to weigh from 220-300kg.
For buyers looking for calves with a Euro influence, there will also be plenty on offer including a line of 60 Charolais cross (30 steers and 30 heifers) from Graham and Kath Elliott, North Dandalup.
The basis of the Elliott’s beef breed are Murray Grey-Friesian cross females which are crossed to Angus bulls for their first two calvings, before being joined to Kooyong Charolais bulls for subsequent calvings, with the best heifers retained for herd replacements.
Their aim is to have fast growing calves on mothers with high milk production and the result is large a well-finished calf suitable for the local market directly off the mother or advanced stores to be finished for other markets.
The line from the Elliotts is expected to weigh 320-360kg.
Another line of calves carrying a Euro influence will be 65 Blonde d’Aquitaine-Belgian Blue cross weaners from A Mitchell & Co, Oldbury.
The 8-9mo calves are sired by Blonde d’Aquitaine bulls from their own West Coast Blondes stud and out of Belgian Blue cows.
They are expected to weigh in at about 330kg.
A line of 30 weaned Charolais (15 steers and 15 heifers) from the Estate of LI Millner, Wooroloo, are also sure to impress.
The calves are based on the operation’s own Downunder Charolais bloodlines and stud registration is available on the heifers at the buyers cost.