A CROSS-SECTION of the WA beef industry will fill the stands at the Alan Evans Selling Complex in Brunswick on Wednesday, March 20, for the WALSA and Farm Weekly Supreme Bull Sale.
Make sure you plan to be among the crowd because WA stud breeders have once again put together a line-up of high quality bulls ranging across eight breeds including Lincoln Red, Hereford, Simmental/ Black Simmental, Murray Grey, Charolais, Angus, Blonde d’Aquitaine and Red Angus.
There will be a total of 120 bulls on offer on the day from 20 studs, making for plenty of options when it comes to selecting the right bull for your operation.
All of the vendors are familiar names on the WA stud breeding scene, although there are a few changes to the sale day line-up when compared to the 2018 sale.
This year, we’ll see the re-introduction of the Red Angus breed to the Supreme sale, with Jutland Park, Serpentine and White Valley, Dardanup, bringing 12 bulls of that variety to the sale this year.
Two new studs will also join the fray, with Islay stud, Narrogin, presenting a few bulls in the Angus offering and Brookside stud, Dardanup, set to provide one in the Charolais line-up.
There will be five more Hereford bulls and five more Simmental/Black Simmental bulls to choose from when compared to last year, and there will also be two more Lincoln Reds on offer than last year.
On the other end of the scale, this year no Shorthorn bulls will be available at the fixture and there will be a tightening of numbers in the Angus, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Charolais and Murray Grey line-ups.
In order of sale, Tone Park Farms, Tonebridge, will offer four Lincoln Red sires to kick things off, followed by the presentation of Herefords from four returning vendors including Yallaroo, Vasse, with 11, House Poll Herefords, Dardanup, with six, Greenland, Pemberton, with six and Eskdale, Cunderdin, with five.
These will be followed by the Simmental and Black Simmental offering from regular vendors Mubarn, Pinjarra, which will have six bulls to offer, Bullock Hills, Katanning, with 18 and Brighton Farms, Donnybrook, with a duo of bulls.
Murray Greys are next, with three familiar vendors including Boyup Brook locals Mighty Murray Greys and Wundam Park with three and two respectively, followed by Manjimup based Nangara stud with five.
A reduced Charolais offering will be next into the sale ring with Copplestone and Brookside studs, Dardanup, offering 21 in total.
The Angus breed will be represented by four studs, with Jutland Park, Serpentine, going first with three bulls, followed by White Valley, Dardanup, with one, Whispering Pines, Busselton, with seven and Islay, Narrogin, with four.
Blonde d’Aquitaines will be in the sale ring next with two bulls each from Belini Blondes, Dardanup and Weeronga Blondes, McAlinden, with the 2019 Supreme sale wrapping up with the Red Angus breed and 10 bulls offered by Jutland Park and two from White Valley.
WA Livestock Salesman’s Association (WALSA) representative and Landmark commercial cattle manager Darren Chatley said the bulls selected for this sale were looking good at pre-sale inspections.
“Vendors have done a very good job in getting their bulls to present so well this year,” Mr Chatley said.
“Buyers will be able to bid with confidence that there will be the typical standard of quality at the Supreme sale they see each year.”
There will be plenty of quality to go around and, as always, a good opportunity to catch up with a few of your mates in the lanes and on the stands, so make sure you head along to Brunswick on Wednesday, March 20.
As always, Farm Weekly as a major sponsor will be offering a lucky buyer and vendor prize which you won’t want to miss out on the chance to win.
Please be sure to take note that the sale will commence slightly earlier than last year at 11am.
If you have any questions about the sale feel free to ring Darren Chatley, Landmark, 0457 553 969 or Tim Spicer, Elders, 0427 812 194.