RENOWNED for pumping weight and style into calves, Charolais bulls are worth chasing this stud stock selling season.
The place to get your hands on the cream of the Charolais crop will be at the eighth annual WA Charolais Bull Sale which will be held at the Brunswick Showgrounds Sale Complex on Thursday, February 21, kicking off at 1pm.
There will be a total of 29 bulls on offer from six stud breeders who have all put their passion and hard work into producing the very best Charolais bulls.
Studs with their names on the catalogue this year are Morgan and Jess Yost’s Culham stud, Toodyay, Rod Ingram’s Eagles Tor stud, Wokalup, David and Jan Ellis’ Kooyong stud, Pinjarra, Kevin and Robin Yost’s Liberty stud, Toodyay, Mark and Rose King’s Spring Valley stud, Elgin and Andrew, Anne and Harris Thompson’s Venturon stud, Boyup Brook.
The Charolais breed was the first European breed to enter Australia in 1969 and continues to offer the commercial industry a pathway to profit.
Charolais Society of Australia (WA Region) president Andrew Thompson said the advantage of the Charolais sire over a range of commercial females is well documented in Western Australia.
“Our growth genetics offer commercial producers the ability to add extra weight at weaning to their calf drop, increasing profitability at no extra labour or input,” Mr Thompson said.
“Charolais breeders believe passionately in the Society motto ‘Cross into Profit’ and focus on producing bulls that offer real performance to commercial breeders.
“It is well documented the extra weight gain achievable with Charolais genetics and we recommend this year’s excellent offering to all prospective buyers.
“There has been increasing demand for Charolais cross weaners at local sales with feedlots recognising their do-ability.
“On offer at this sale are 29 top quality young bulls from six leading vendors.
“This is the largest offering of Charolais sires in the west at auction giving purchasers an opportunity to select sires that best suit their breeding objective at the one venue.
“This year all bulls will be penned in the yards in lot number order for your convenience and viewing.”
All bulls entered into this year’s sale have been semen tested and are BVDV tested negative, having also passed inspection by Elders agents.
“The discerning commercial cattle producer can be assured that we will have a consistent quality of bulls throughout the sale,” Mr Thompson said.