2020 BULL SALE
Friday 3rd July 1pm
Welcome to the 2020 bull sale season. With the past year remaining under extreme drought conditions we made the decision to reduce our bull numbers again for 2020. We have carefully maintained for our clients a diverse group of high growth, heavy muscled bulls, and bulls more suited to heifer mating’s for your selection. The sale group, throughout the drought, have survived on Barley stubble and a ration of a 14% bull pellet to maintain a normal growth pattern. The bulls are currently running on an oats crop to lead them into sale time and will present at normal weights.
The 2020 line of bulls are, as normal, rising two-year-old’s and are within 10 weeks of age of each other and are bred with a continued focus of not selecting on extremes but more on modesty for on-farm efficiency and productivity within the cow herd with enough growth to get their grass-fed progeny into the feedlot markets at 480kgs before eighteen months of age. There are 6 reference sires this year; some are old favourites and some exciting new ones inside the flyer for your selection. But they all produce what I like to call ‘The Old Cool’ - long, deep, soft coated, thick cattle with good gait and feet that walk out straight!
As normal, the sale will be on-farm but will incorporate online bidding with Elite Livestock Auctions for live bidding. For open day and sale day the bulls can be inspected in large grassed viewing pens where they can be walked around freely.
Note the free freight service we offer the week following the sale courtesy of the Inglebrae truck. Currently we run down into the Northern Rivers, south along the New England, west to Goondiwindi, and north into Queensland as far as Emerald. You travel to us (or purchase online) and I personally will bring them to you. I love to see where the bulls go.
I would like to thank our valued clients of past years, especially for last year when, in the midst of the worst drought, we still sold 100% of our bulls with an average of $6200. We would also like to thank those who have given us feedback throughout the year, especially this drought year, on how well their bulls have adapted and preformed to their new conditions, it confirms to us as we always knew that our bulls, could perform anywhere they went despite the conditions.
Lastly, we want to thank Booragul Angus and Knowla Livestock on purchasing Lot3 Inglebrae Farms Nobleman N6, at last years’ sale, after their purchase they entered him into the Angus Cohort 10 Benchmarking Programme. His sons will be available at their future sales and he will continue in ours as we use him in our AI programme.
On behalf of Joe & Pat Richardson and family
Regards Manager Darren & Kelly Battistuzzi
The New Zealand Matauri Reality sons start the sale again this year and P6 is as soft coated as they come with impeccable structure. He carries the calving ease and positive fats of his sire with a bit of added growth. If you like the correctness of the New Zealand herd, his dam is by Highlander of Stern and grand dam has Hingaia 469 back in her fathers’ pedigree. This guy is a great opportunity to put the doing ability and structure back in your herd. He’s a heifers’ first calf and weighed in at 800kgs at 22months.
P68 is a younger bull that has earned his spot at the front of the catalogue and we could not help but name him ‘Pinnacle’. Being a tremendous example of the angus breed on type. He’s very neatly made and owns a very well-balanced set of EVBs with good calving ease, above average growth, and above average marble. You wont fault him on structure and weighed in at 762 kgs at 21 months.
P18 has jumped out from a 37kg birth weight and weighed in at 870kgs at 22 months after being used as a yearling to back up our AI programme on stud cows. His sheer volume as a yearling was ‘Paramount’ to his contemporary group which has earned him his name. His dam L18, her 1st son sold last year to Booragul Angus & Knowla livestock and has been entered into the Angus Cohort 10 Sire Benchmarking programme. Paramount won’t disappoint with EVBs of good calving ease, moderate birth, all growths in the top 10%, high milk, scrotal, carcase, eye muscle and marble. A tremendous prospect, you actually do not have to look at the paperwork to see the thickness he will inject into your herd.
One of my picks of the sale. Absolutely love this bull. He is what I mean about the ‘OLD COOL’ - long, deep, soft coated, carries the Hallmark L58 trait of great feet, legs, structure, and quietness. Has good calving ease, below average birth, moderate growth was 38 kgs born and 814 kgs at 20 months. Will breed daughters that ‘do’. Don’t overlook the potential of this bull as a real sire.
P55 is as quite as they come. He had a full brother sell last year to the Bidgood family at Condamine. And this fellow will grow on to be a similar moderate package. He is a good option to breed replacement females. His dam Gretel G4’s only other son sold to Goondi Angus stud at Cambooya.
P72, a heifers first calf and is a bull that has really grown into his name ‘Power’. He’s quite a big bull but still shows all the length depth and that loose skin type that have natural doing ability we like to see. Plenty of above average growth, carcase, and marble in his EVBs. He has gone from a 42 kg born calf to the heaviest in his contemporary group at 952kgs at 22 months. Scrotal of 42cm and scanned 127 EMA with an IMF of 7.4, fat P8 12. If you need to up your frame without losing the soft doing type… he will do it!
P69. Great feet and legs structure. This is one well suited heifer bull with calving ease, low birth 37kgs born 708kgs at 21 months. A heavier muscle patterned bull and shouldn’t grow beyond being able to use over heifers. Note: one of Kelly’s favourites as he’s always up for a scratch at the gate, he is as quite as they come.