HAVING already tasted the new money the cattle market can offer, with sales of yearling cattle and bullocks in September and October, Michael Kelso and wife Alexandra, at Wannon near Coleraine, have high expectations for their annual draft of 100 Hereford mixed-sex weaners being offered at Hamilton in January.
While Mr Kelso said it would be for others to judge, he considered that in spite of the dry spring, his calves this year were the best he had bred and grown.
Based solely on Yarram Park bloodlines, their Wannawong March/April-drop calves have both MSA- and EU-accreditation and will suit those looking for weight.
GEOFF and Bill Lambert said their Taronga Hereford calves have also performed remarkably well on a very short season at Paschendale.
They weaned their March-April drop calves a little earlier than usual and while in the weaning yards they handled them up to twice a day, with displaying ill-temperament culled immediately.
“We won’t ever offer bad tempered cattle,” Bill said.
“It’s just not worth the risk”.
The Lambert brothers will offer 150 of their Taronga steers and 70 heifers with the heaviest pen expected to top 370-380kg.
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