Kruse Time a game changer for Sheron Farm

Zach RelphCountryman
ABS Global beef product and sales manager Bill Cornell with bull Kruse Time, rear, at Sheron Farm in Benger.
Camera IconABS Global beef product and sales manager Bill Cornell with bull Kruse Time, rear, at Sheron Farm in Benger. Credit: Zach Relph / Countryman

An esteemed livestock expert has tipped a new sire standing in the South West to “clean up” the State’s Angus breed.

ABS Global beef product and sales manager Bill Cornell told last Wednesday’s Sheron Farm open day that the stud’s flagship bull, Millah Murrah Kruse Time K400, would return quality Angus traits to WA’s beef sector.

Mr Cornell said Kruse Time generated strong interest at leading New South Wales cattle producers Millah Murrah Angus’ bull sale last year.

Mr Cornell said the sire was an “ideal opportunity” to address beef producers’ concerns about cattle having “narrower frames”.

“Kruse Time is a bull that is really going to clean up the Angus breed,” he said.

“Sometimes we are finding with cattle here that they are getting a little tight behind the shoulders — he is the bull that will fix that up in one hit.

“He is starting to move forward and starting to make a lot of noise out there ... he is polarising the breed and there is a lot of people out there looking for a bull to set the breed back up.”

Kruse Time was the second-highest-selling bull at Millah Murrah Angus’ 30th annual bull sale last year, netting $50,000.

All 102 bulls offered sold at the sale for a $15,843 average.

Mr Cornell described Kruse Time as a docile bull who was bred for structural integrity.

“He is a bull that is going to breed you some fantastic females,” he said. “Sheron bringing him into their herd is a good move, he is going to do a wonderful job.”

Sheron Farm principals Jim and Julia Moore bought the property in 2013 in an effort to expand their nearby Blue Wren Hills Angus stud, near Cookernup.

They engaged formerly Esperance-based couple Steve and Sandy Elliot as farm managers in 2014 to oversee the operation.

Sheron Farm will offer 30 Angus bulls at next month’s sale, held on March 13.

ABS Global, formerly the American Breeders Service, is an artificial insemination company founded in Wisconsin in 1941.

The company has headquarters in Bundoora, Victoria.

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