2019 REFERENCE SIRES FOR SALE BULLS
We purchased Hallmark L58 at the record breaking Millah Murrah sale in 2016 at 17 months of age where he and his 10 brothers averaged $22,000 and most went to stud duties. Hallmark L58s' mother is the half sister to Kingdom who was sold the previous year for the record price of $150,000.I love the blend of pedigree here, the performance of his modern Australian Hallmark father with the old New Zealand legend cow maker, Hingaia 469, that walked about back in the 80’s before figures were about. He is very soft, long and a deep sided bull he comes back in from working the cows the same weight he went out with. Excellent temperament. Very low birth for a big bull who has matured out to 1300 kgs at 4 years of age. Lovely structure and short hair type. His females retained are front paddock types. Figures are moderate with a lower birth at +2.7
William a complete NZ out-cross pedigree, very structurally correct, he is as soft as they come his figures are moderate right throughout however his sons have preformed amongst the heaviest of the group, so a bit more growth than his NZ figures suggest.
Barnaby is extremely long soft, deep and so extremely quiet with plenty of growth with top 7% for 200 day in the breed, good carcass, marble and a high indexing bull. The females we have retained by him are big volume cows that put plenty into their calves.
Consensus has been so good for us with so much power and style in his progeny. He boasts top 2% of breed for 200-day growth and top 8% for 400 and 600 days, top 10% for milk and so much more in carcase, EMA and IFM. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking at the figures or just the bull himself he is very pleasing to the eye.
We keep using this guy over the heifers (semen is now getting scarce) he brings so much thickness and correctness to cattle. He boasts top 1% for breed for calving ease, calving ease daughters, gestation length, scrotal, rib and rump fat and top 2% for low birth weight and high marbling. All this in a modest package. The females we have retained are very feminine with neat udders and structurally correct.