Big yarding for store cattle sale

By Kane Chatfield
November 22 2021 - 10:00pm
Tebco Fishing, Dongara, will offer the largest draft of locally bred cattle with 300 Angus steers and 300 Angus heifers nominated for the Nutrien Livestock store cattle sale at the Muchea Livestock Centre on Friday, November 26, 2021.

NEED store cattle and want to select from an extensive yarding of local and pastoral store descriptions?

Then your 'go-to' is Nutrien Livestock's monthly store cattle sale on Friday, November 26, at the Muchea Livestock Centre.

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The Nutrien Livestock selling network is all set to potentially present one of the largest individual yardings for a standalone store cattle fixture this year with 3300 cattle nominated for the sale.

The sale will kick off at 10am and will feature large drafts of quality owner-bred pastoral yearling steers, heifers and bulls, along with a strong line-up of local weaner and yearling steers and heifers.

The sale will again be sequentially interfaced on AuctionsPlus giving buyers that are unable to attend in person the opportunity to operate at the sale.

Nutrien Livestock commercial cattle manager Skye Ogerly said this month's sale would again provide a great opportunity for buyers looking for store cattle.

"There will be local lines presented for all background and feedlot buyers, featuring 600 mixed sex calves from Tebco Fishing,'' Ms Ogerly said

"With more than 1100 well-bred British and Euro weaner and yearling cattle we expect to see some of the best of what our clients in the area have to offer.

"There will also be some potential future breeders among the pastoral heifers on offer as they come with a really good breeding background."

Heading some large drafts of pastoral cattle is Middalya Cattle Company, Carnarvon.

The largest draft of pastoral bred cattle will be offered by Middalya Cattle Company, Carnarvon, who have nominated a total draft of 500 Droughtmaster cattle comprising 300 steers, 100 heifers and 100 bulls.

Broken down the enterprise is set to offer 300 Droughtmaster steers, 100 Droughtmaster heifers and 100 Droughtmaster bulls.

Middalya buys in five to six top draft bulls from the Fieldhouse stud at the Narngulu sale annually with an emphasis on temperament, structure, depth and body shape.

The station pregnancy tests and culls empty or lazy cows and spays cull heifers.

The cattle are extremely quiet and well worked and are highly sought after for feedlotting given their temperament and previous performances.

Andrew Glenn Cattle Co, Ashburton Downs station, Paraburdoo, returns to the sale with another sale draft of 200 heifers and 100 steers.

Andrew Glenn Cattle Co, Ashburton Downs station, Paraburdoo, return to this month's sale with a draft of 100 steers and 200 heifers that are predominantly Hereford and Braford types.

The steers and heifers will be predominantly Hereford and Braford types that will suit backgrounding buyers, while the heifers would also be ideal as future breeders.

Both lines display good temperament and once backgrounded, these cattle are known to perform in feedlots.

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The Hamersley family, Haseley stud, have nominated 60 Droughtmaster steers and 40 Droughtmaster heifers.

The Haseley herd is based at Wandagee and Boolathana stations near Carnarvon.

The Hamersley family, Haseley stud, Wandagee and Boolathana stations, Carnarvon, return again this month with a sale draft of 60 Droughtmaster steers and 40 Droughtmaster heifers.

The Droughtmaster sires used are homebred as well as from various Queensland studs and the Comanche stud, WA.

Tebco Fishing, South Dongara, will offer the sale's largest individual draft of 300 Angus steers and 300 Angus heifers.

The draft represents almost the complete drop of new season calves which will be weaned for seven days prior to sale.

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The line is predominantly pure Angus with a percentage of Black Limousin crosses.

The bulls were acquired from Black Tara Angus stud and selected primarily on low birthweight and growth rates.

The calves are showing a lot of weight and depth.

AJ Hare & DJ Walker will present 45 Limousin steers, five Limousin heifers and two Limousin bulls, 7-10 months old.

An example of the 45 Limousin steers aged 7-10 months to be offered by AJ Hare & DJ Walker, Bindoon, who will also offer five Limousin heifers and two Limousin bulls of the same age.

They are currently running 125 breeders just north of Bindoon and have been breeding Limousin cattle for 30 years.

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The calves were all vaccinated with 5in1 and drenched with pour-on in August.

The sires are sourced from Morrisvale Limousin stud, Albany and Shannalea Limousin stud, Albany.

VR & J Shallcross will offer 50 Murray Grey steers and 12 Murray Grey heifers.

VR & J Shallcross, Wannamal, will offer 50 Murray Grey steers aged 12 to 19 months and 12 Murray Grey heifers with an average age of 15 months and would be ideal future breeders.

The steers range from 12-19 months of age and are by two Murray Grey bulls, Hampden Lorenzo and Nangara Near Perfect, both with links back to Monterey breeding through sire and dam lines.

They are out of predominantly Murray Grey cows with some Droughtmaster infusion.

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The Shallcross family focus on breeding well-structured quiet cattle which are handled regularly in a low stress environment.

The heifers are a quality well-handled line that will make ideal future breeders, all pregnancy tested empty as of Monday, November 8 and have an average age of 15 months.

The heifers are sired by Nangara Near Perfect.

The Shallcross's steers and heifers have been grassfed with two weeks on stubble and pellets and were vaccinated in January with Ultravac 7in1.

Other larger individual drafts of pastoral cattle include Killara station, Meekatharra, with a draft of 130 Santa Gertrudis heifers and 170 Santa Gertrudis bulls, while JM Rose has nominated 100 Shorthorn bulls and 50 Shorthorn heifers.

In the local section, a big line of 150 PTIC Angus/Murray Grey cows will be offered by DC Kent, while CGM Pty Ltd will offer 120 PTIC Murray Grey cows.

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In the local steer and heifer line-up, PR & PM Fletcher will offer a total draft of 70 Angus-Murray Grey steers and heifers, P & F Gangemi has the same number of mixed sex cattle with their Simmental draft and Mostert Dairy, Keysbrook, returns with another sale consignment of 60 Simmental cross steers and heifers.

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