Karoo Angus

Bull Sale

20th Annual Sale

Friday 7th September 2018, 1pm

62 Bulls

On-Property Undercover Sale Complex, ‘Karoo’
2641 Great Western Highway, Meadow Flat NSW
Karoo is located 32km east of Bathurst and 27km west of Lithgow.

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DELAYED SETTLEMENT OFFER

Due to unprecedented drought conditions Karoo Angus are offering delayed settlement on any bulls purchased on the 7th September 2018. Terms of delayed settlement are as follows:

  • 50% of purchases made on sale day will be invoiced by Ray White Emms Mooney to your nominated agent, with them settling the 50% on your behalf within 7 days.
  • 50% of balance due will be invoiced on sale day by Ray White Emms Mooney to your nominated agent, with settlement on or before the 15th December 2018.
  • To qualify for delayed settlement, please contact your livestock agent to have them provide a written letter of introduction, to Ben Emms Ray White Livestock ben.emms@raywhite.com,  by 5pm, 6th September 2018.  This must outline that you wish to take advantage of the delayed settlement offer.

INSPECTIONS WELCOME

This year we are not holding an open day, however we welcome your inspection of the bulls at any time, please contact us to arrange your visit.

On offer are 62 bulls, including 14 yearling bulls. We feel the bulls have the commercial attributes that will see them present in forward condition ready to go out and work. We believe this lineup of bulls is the most consistent, exceptionally even line we have offered to date! They are thick, full of meat, have top quality carcase, are structurally sound, whilst adding softness and do ability to their progeny.

We are a family based beef cattle business that is focused on efficiency and profitability. We breed practical cattle, which shows in the evenness of the bulls this year. This is due to the high selection pressure we put on both our females and the A.I. sires we choose for each individual mating. Our female herd is full of maternally strong females that are structurally correct, easy fleshing, thick and have the ability to rear a calf each year. A docile temperament is also important, as well as market suitability that will allow our clients to finish their stock on grass or in feedlots with great success. Our aim is to breed bulls that perform under demanding conditions.

Karoo blood weaners continue to dominate the CTLX weaner sale, as well as Karoo infused cattle topping markets elsewhere. Karoo cattle are structurally sound and well muscled, with growth rates exceeding the breed average. Congratulations to Clayton and Sarah Maynard, Southern Star Rural, Canowindra, who had a steer with a daily weight gain of over 4kg, out of a Karoo bred cow!

This year we have a great line up of Reality grandsons (19) that are the most consistent group of bulls. The K12 sons are strong topped, thick and ooze muscle and depth. While not lacking softness, they will really pack a punch into your herd. K12 himself is a trait leader for calving ease (daughters), gestation length, 400 and 600 day weight and scrotal size. He is also positive for rib and rump fat and +2.9 for IMF. The 17 sons on offer will impress! They really do stand out to those who have inspected the bulls.

Other sire lines include seven Big Sky sons that offer an outcross pedigree to many. His sons are heavily boned, soft, extremely placid and have great growth for age. They are fast growing, he is trait leader for 200 day weight, while still below breed average for birth weight. They would produce progeny that would suit the feedlot market.

Payweight has six sons in the sale. His progeny are very thick and moderate in frame.

Dockland again features in this year’s line up with five sons for sale. He has worked so well for us by adding thickness and softness and his sons are full of depth and capacity.

Regent or Regent grandsons are also tried and tested genetics available.

Genesis has three sons available and are well worth a mention for adding weight to progeny, with +135, +131 and +142 for 600 day weight respectively.

Amongst the 62 bulls on offer is a selection of bulls that we don’t like to pigeonhole into just “heifer bulls”. While they are lower in birth weight they still have above average growth and are what we like to call multi-task bulls. We have 25 bulls on offer that are below breed average for birth weight and above breed average for 600 day weight.

All bulls have been tested Pestivirus negative, vaccinated, drenched and semen tested by Ian Moreland.

We welcome your visit anytime prior to sale day or on sale day for a complimentary morning tea and lunch.

Best wishes to all and remember it is one day closer to rain!

The Reen Family