Kaiser sons shine at Jarobee Angus

Kaiser bloodlines pay dividends for Beechworth's Jarobee stud


Numbers were down but buyers sought out Kaiser Angus bloodlines


*24 of 41 bulls sold to a top of $5,000, av $3975

North-east Victorian Angus stud, Jarobee, has met with success with the Kaiser bloodline at its annual autumn sale.

The Beechworth stud's Jarobee Kaiser N347 topped the sale at $5000, going to Ross Byrnside, Samaria, Benalla.

Elder's Brett Shea said while sale numbers were down, due to seasonal conditions, the bulls presented very well.

He said the top priced bull was by Granite Ridge Kaiser K26, as were the other best sellers in the catalogue.

"One thing which was really positive was the prices for the progeny of Granite Ridge Kaiser K26," Mr Shea said.

The South Australian bull was bred by Colin Flanaghan and Patricia Ebert and smashed the SA on-property bull sale record when Jarobee purchased it in 2016 for $52,000.

"The Kaiser sons sold really well and there will be plenty more of those available," Mr Shea said.

Jarobee Kaiser, a April 2017 drop bull, was out of CROH167 Jarobee Regent H167.

Kaiser had estimated breeding values of a 7.6square centimetre eye muscle areas, a rib of +0.5 and rump of -0.6.

He had an intramuscular fat measurement of 2.0 per cent.

The bull had index values of $116 (domestic), $143 (heavy grain) and $127 (heavy grass).

The stud also raised money for the Queensland Flood Disaster appeal, with all the proceeds from Lot One, $3750, going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Country Women's Association.

Stud co-principal Jan Robinson said it was pleasing to see new clients, among the repeat buyers.

"The bulls were a lovely, even line of animals and very, very quiet," Ms Robinson said.

"One of the big factors is that cow numbers are really down, not just in this area, but through the whole country."

She said a failed spring meant crops went into silage, which had helped in the preparation of the bulls.

"We harvested one paddock of canola, that's all we did, and put the rest into silage.

"They've had all of that, but it's really been hand feeding, most of the time."

She said she was optimistic that the area would get a good autumn break


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