Congratulations to Scott Counsell & family who had fantastic commercial success at the 2016 Barcaldine Show winning a swag of trophies including; Champion single milk tooth steer (3/4 Shorthorn X Droughtmaster). Champion single 2 tooth steer (3/4 Shorthorn X Droughtmaster). Champion Pen of 2 tooth steers (3/4 Shorthorn X Droughtmaster). Standout entry for the whole yarding […]
More than 40 people attended the RAS Beef Challenge hoof judging at the MacCue Families Wilga Feedlot, Bellata, on a sub 10 degree day. Bryce Camm, Wonga Plains Feedlot & ALFA Councellor, judged the domestic pens, with a pen of Manchee Ag’s heifers placing first from 55 pens entered. In the Export class, Andrew Herbert, […]
CHEFS along the eastern seaboard have given JBS Australia’s new premium grainfed Shorthorn beef brand Thousand Guineas the thumbs up for its eating quality. JBS Australia northern livestock manager Duane Woodham says the brand launched this week is about creating a “point of difference” in the branded beef market. “With the myriad of Angus brands available, we thought there was room […]
Liz recently received a Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship supported by Meat and Livestock Australia. My study topic will focus on the performance and profitability of producing ‘natural’ lotfed beef, considering genetics and traceability claims. I also plan to investigate a point-of-origin beef labelling system integrated with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), much like what is used in […]
Shorthorn feeder steers top the Mount Gambier store sale today at $3.59/kg. Congratulations to Keith & Karena Higgins from Patanga Pastoral Co & Mike Newton, Stillwater, on excellent results from SA. Click here to watch Shorthorns top the Mt Gambier sale.
The 2012 Primex Pacific Beef Carcase Competition saw Manchee Ag steers win Champion and Reserve Champion pens. The steers were fed for the Woolworths MSA 70 day market at Maydan Feed- lot, Warwick. The champion pen of steers were primarily sired by Yamburgan Zeus D79 with the remaining two steers by Yamburgan Cassius Clay C108 […]
Why do people get excited about getting the extra .10 cent premium that comes with owning a black coat? Does this .10 cents actually mean more money in the pocket? The answer relies on weight for age. The simple truth is we get paid for weight, more weight, quickly, will mean more profit. The example […]
Good Fats and Bad Fats There are good fats and there are bad fats. All food fats are a blend of the two different types, saturated and unsaturated. Unsaturated fats include poly- and mono-unsaturated fats. Omega 3 and 6 are types of polyunsaturated fats, called essential, because we have to get them from food as […]
Select for fertility, don’t just cull for fertility! Culling for fertility is beneficial but is not the most...
“We are very pleased with the type of cattle we are producing. They are productive, feminine females that are producing steers that are performing well both for us on grass and in feedlots. “
Keith & Karena HigginsPatanga Pastoral Co, Avenue Range, SA.
“The Yamburgan bulls are producing good progeny in the harsh buffel country and yet they retain a softness and do-ability with tremendous muscle – they are just getting better and better every year.”
John & Stuart BrownlieDeepwater Farming, Meandarra, Qld.
“Our breeding program has now become a closed Yamburgan blood herd. John is a cattleman first and he breeds seedstock directly suitable for our commercial production requirements.”
Butch & Tory DavidsonMemagong Pastoral Co, Young, NSW.
“Yamburgan cattle are cattle that com- bine performance and docility and are sought after by both lot feeders and grass finishers who consistently comment on the high percentage of the cattle that meet the highest specifications.”
Mike NewtonKingston SE, SA.
“We have used well over a dozen Yamburgan bulls in the last 10 years and have been very happy with the growth and fertility of the progeny.”
Anthony GrillsWalcha, NSW.
“Having purchased our first Yamburgan bull 18 years ago we have continually seen an improvement in the females retained and the yeild in our steers.”
Lew LamphCarinda, NSW.