Benger stud open day gives buyers Angus insights
Sheron Farm manager Steve Elliot says beef producers are intrigued by the stud’s solely grass-fed beasts, with interest in its bulls climbing.
Sheron stud principals Jim and Julia Moore, alongside Mr Elliot and wife Sandy, held an Angus stud open day in Benger on February 13 as a precursor to its looming bull auction on Wednesday.
Producers flocked to the property eager to get a close inspection of the bulls penned and Sheron Farm’s newly purchased sires — Millah Murrah Kruse Time K400 and Millah Murrah Navigator N312.
Mr Elliot said the open day provided an opportunity for prospective buyers to harness a greater insight into the catalogue’s estimated breeding values.
“It allows people to get an idea of what we are breeding, so they can get a selection from here or go somewhere else,” Mr Elliot said.
“It is the first lot of our (artificial insemination) bulls to come through and also the new calves have been dropped on the ground this year.
“We’re aiming to give graziers a better understanding of EBVs, because they only use them once a year and at the end of the day it is a tool to buy a bull in conjunction with visual.”
Thirty grass-fed Angus bulls will be on offer at Sheron Farm’s sale, with inspections starting from 10.30am. Bulls include Sheron Farm Nate N27, Sheron Farm Neale N55, Sheron Farm Nahum N98 and Sheron Farm Nilsen N83.
Mr Elliot said Sheron Farm prided itself on its breeding, with the bulls 100 per cent grown on grass and hay.
“We are showing what bulls we can breed,” he said.
“We breed about 35-40 bulls per year, going for quality rather than quantity.”
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