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Purchased as a yearling before his cohort was scanned however going by the average of his sire and dam and looking at him we are confidant he will suit our requirements. We will have him scanned in September along with our sale bulls. Reasonable outcross for us although he does have one of our favourite old dams in his pedigree. Quiet temperament and he got to work straight away.
Very correct fellow in the top 20% for all the attributes that are important to us; Gestation Length, Scrotal Size, 600 Day Weight, Eye Muscle Area, Rib Fat, Intra Muscular Fat, Supermarket and EU plus our own TEYS Riverina Premium $ Indices. His Dam was a great performer. Gentle disposition. His first drop of 29 L calves in Autumn 2016 are outstanding.
A long, correct, free moving B muscle fellow by Lindsay West W13. He has both looks and figures and was awarded the Senior Champion Bull at Canberra 2012. A trait leader for growth traits, scrotal size and carcase weight. He is in the top 1% for all $ indices. His daughters are calving successfully and his bull calves are impressive. Semen available $33 straw.
We used the three bulls above for Autumn 2017 calves taking them out in August 2016 when the image was taken. They then went via the September sale into commercial herds including two to Broken Hill. From left to right NJS L30 by Devanah Jamberoo, NJS L58 by Devanah Huon, NJS L6 by Tullibardine Home Run. Click on their button for pedigree
Murray Greys are bred up from Angus with the diluent gene cutting the black to grey or silver which means our DNA matches. Thus to widen the gene pool we have decided to infuse them again from time to time. We have 8 ‘M’ Calves by Te Mania Emperor a high accuracy Angus bull with a lot of desirable traits and intend retaining a son for our own use.
Trait leader for calving ease and scrotal size combined with top 15% IMF and well balanced ebv’s otherwise.
A new sire to Australia and with a lovely bull on the ground we hope to be the first to register a calf by him. Figures very low accuracy but given how well he has gone in the USA we have high hopes that they will be good.
Another Fellini son with the same quiet and friendly nature and beautiful body. We used him but unfortunately he injured his jaw and it could not be fixed.
Unfortunately Easy managed to injure his shoulder and looking for a son to replace him we were attracted to Huon H16. He has a very nice set of EBV’s across the board particularly combining muscle, fat, and good temperament and structure. He has since been sold on. We have 35 calves and kept 32 through to scanning and structure assessment by Roger Evans and Lonnie Stone. From this we have retained 14 of his daughters to join for a 2017 calf.
Deciding on a bull to join to our J heifers we decided to use Jamberoo because of his low birth weight and excellent $ indices. He had 10 calves with 8 retained to scanning with 8 males and 2 females. Both females have been retained in the herd following scanning and structure assessment. A son is currently joining our L heifers. He was sold at the Murray Grey National to Mayfield Family Trust.
Jute was the heaviest of his cohort at 200 and 400 days although growth EBV’s are average for breed. He is a thick, quiet fellow who held his condition when we used him over our H’s for their second calf. He had 34 L and M calves with 15 being taken through to scanning and the others mostly especially the steers direct from their dams at weaning. Nine of his L heifers have been retained for breeding following scanning and structure assessment. Sold on to John and Belinda Hanks.
Initially attracted by his pedigree and in particular his sire Melaleuca Artillary (see in AI sires), Gayle Force took our eye as a true stud sire with performance to go with it. Retained by Rogialyn for their own use we were very pleased and excited when he was offered to us to use for 2014 calves. He has the fantastic growth and carcase of Artillary with slightly better calving ease. Rogialyn have semen available.
DEVANAH GIBRALTA G34
A long, deep, thick fellow with hard to get muscle and fat we have high expectations that this bull will produce excellent females. He is in the top 5% for rib fat, top 10% 200 day weight and Rump fat, top 15% for milk and top 20% for 600 day weight and scrotal size. Semen available $33 straw.
The youngest of our G bulls this fellow surprised us by overtaking many in appearance. He is by Chieftain who we have sold and has the same easy doing ability. Being in the top 15% for calving ease direct and IMF marbling and with a birth weight of 36 kgs we chose to use him successfully over our H heifers for their first calf. We entered a team of 5 steers to BeefSpectacular and one son NJS K28 scored 92 points into the Premium Riverina Brand = 5 like him and we could have won from a mostly cross bred population clearly. He then took the eye of a commercial client where he has been very busy.
DEVANAH CHIEFTAIN C10
By Monterey Unit-Holder and out of our fantastic old cow NJS X17 we used this fellow ourselves because of his balanced EBV’s and great fats especially IMF marbling. We then sold him on. A son NJS G92 above was used over heifers.
By Yamba Bonanza B32 we used this fellow for his thickness and eye appeal. His sons have sold well and we have retained one for our own use. In addition his daughters are performing very well.
DEVANAH ETRUSCAN E26
By Walteela Ultra-Bright and out of one of our favourite cows NJS V12 we used this bull for one and a half joinings. The half occurred as we were persuaded to sell him. This is an indication of how impressive he was visually and he combined that with very nicely balanced EBV’s. We have a number of lovely girls from him and a son was sold to Nawarra Murray Greys.
DEVANAH FELLINI F32
By Monterey Blockbuster and out of an excellent female NJS B54, Fellini stood out as an exceptional animal from birth with looks and performance. We took him to Canberra for the feature show in 2011 where he went around 12 others to be Champion. He then went home and worked for two seasons and we had him collected for our own use. Then we thought we would like to take him to the National Show and Sale while we could where he was Senior Champion Bull. He went to Tullibardine in Western Australia which pleased us greatly. In addition to several daughters we have also retained a son NJS H39 below and expect calves by him in March 2015.
A big soft easy doing frame 7 bull with excellent structure. He produces big females with excellent fertility and longevity. Fantastic calving ease (top 5%) and low birth weight (top 20%). However, his particular strength is fats especially IMF marbling being in the top 1% thus placing him in the top 15% for Long Fed Index. Semen available $33 straw.
MOUNT VIEW ULYSSES U33
A frame 6 bull by the very successful Willalooka Pharoah. He unfortunately broke a leg after his first joining so not many natural calves. Good growth top 15% for 600 days, and carcase weight top 10%, yield top 15%. We have some nice performing daughters and have used a son. Semen available $33 straw.
This bull caught our eye at Canberra Show when he was a yearling. He had no figures at that time but we knew the animals in his pedigree had performed well (he is by Monterey Starlight) and oddly we had his grand dam at home (Parknook Athena K44). He came home with us. Yale was as thick as a brick and always remained that way even when working when times were tough. He also had a lovely nature and was very sound and has left his mark.
SIRES BY AI
We found this fellow doing a search on what we thought were a balance of EBV’s suited to Domestic Butcher (we have no index for this). He took our eye and so we joined a number of females by AI with calves expected in March 2014.
Cadfor purchased this bull from the Wallawong sale and all who have seen him have been impressed. We used him partly because of this and partly to assist with improving the accuracy of his EBV’s for Cadfor. It is good to identify superior sires early in their working life so better use can be made of them which is why the BIN projects are valuable.
Big soft easy doing bull that we expect to get some lovely calves from as we use him over time. We are particularly pleased with a heifer NJS H10. He combines growth with an excellent carcase.
LERWICK PARK URBAN COWBOY
Selected for his EBV’s combining calving ease, growth and a fantastic carcase we went to visit this big fellow. We have been using him since and will continue to do so.
MELALEUCA ARTILLARY A16
A walking sire at Woodburn we found this bull doing searches on EMA combined with better than average fat. We have used him by AI with a couple of very nice females and a good bull on the ground. He is a trait leader for all the growths, scrotal size, carcase weight and yield. His EMA is exceptional coming as it does with positive fats.
MONTEREY BLOCKBUSTER B75
This bull initially caught our attention based on his eye appeal. We have a soft spot for grey animals and loved his length and depth of body. We have used two of his sons with one being Fellini (see walking). He has a highish birth weight which he passes on if the females are also high but not if they are low.
This bull has been widely used and has lots of performing daughters which is a very good. Our great old NJS X17 by him has given us a number of bulls that we have used and lined up to be AI’d to 4W G20 this year. NJS C10 Devanah Chieftain was by him and now we are using a grandson over our H heifers.
WALTEELA ULTRA-BRIGHT R66
Ultra-Bright took our eye at the National where he was junior champion. He grew into a big frame 7 fellow with excellent structure especially feet. His pedigree was and is a good outcross and he has very good EBV’s. We have continued to use him over a number of years. A son NJS E26 did well for us as a walking bull before he was sold.
WOODBOURN GLADIATOR G20
This bull caught our eye in the 2013 Woodbourn catalogue. He is a B muscle and very long with a great butt and very correct structure. He has outstanding ebv’s across the board and this has resulted in great $ indices. We used him by AI with 7 calves resulting. We are very impressed with these and especially a son NJS K9 who we intend to retain.
Collected after injury as unable to be used naturally. Ulladulla was a long, very thick, frame 6 bull. He has an exceptional carcase being in the top 1% for EMA with positive fat and in the top 10% for yield RBY. A sibling ws Champion Middleweight carcase at Sydney Royal several years. We have commenced using him again over our maiden heifers with lovely thick calves as a result. Semen available $33 straw.
Now a leading sire at Monterey we bought some straws at the MG Youth action prior to that. He gave us NJS E6 whom we used and now we are using a grandson so he has made his mark on our herd. A lovely deep bull.