Bull Battery

CARABAR GUNSMOKE J134

CARABAR GUNSMOKE J134

We purchased Carabar Gunsmoke J134 from Darren Hegarty in the Spring of 2015 after a thorough pedigree search identified the presence of some real carcase improving individuals. J134’s sire C. Gunsmoke G53 has a double cross to 036. J134’s dam C Blackcap Mary F93 also carries 036 blood, no doubting though the most exciting individual

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ESSELMONT LOTTO L3

ESSELMONT LOTTO L3

It was late August 2016 when Sal started searching the internet looking for the unique current sire. She came across Lotto L3 and we started researching his pedigree and breeder. As it happened Esselmont is the stud owned and operated by Lindsay Wolrige in WA. I had known Lindsay from my days at Farrer and

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TE MANIA KILKENNY K912

TE MANIA KILKENNY K912

We went to Te Mania in 2016 to purchase a sire and bought the bull we were convinced was the best structured and best mover from the draft. We were also very keen to find an IMF% improver who we thought might marble and milk improve with calving ease. Kilkenny K912 was our choice. Prior

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BOOROOMOOKA FRANKEL F510

BOOROOMOOKA FRANKEL F510

We purchased Hyperno H605 in 2015 following the positive test of B Frankel to DD. The partnership included John Sylvester, Ced Wise, Peter Hughes, Mark Gubbins and Booroomooka. In 2013 we bought the walking rights of Booroomooka Frankel F510. We were trying to get access to the known marbling genes we were confident would be

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Knowla McCaw M20

Knowla McCaw M20

Sal and I had considered the Kiwi bull Matauri Reality 839 during our search that uncovered Lotto L3. Not that there is a lot of Kiwi blood in Reality 839, on the paternal side he is by Schurrtop Reality X723 (USA) and the maternal side has Te Mania Ulong U41 and Te Mania Modest M126+92.

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DULVERTON MUSGRAVE M21

DULVERTON MUSGRAVE M21

Selecting heifer bulls is never an easy task – don’t worry I’m forever mindful of my old mentor, Dr Rex Butterfield’s now famous quotation “Dead calves have distressingly poor growth rates!” As well as being able to produce live calves, the ‘heifer bull’ must be able to also ensure that the progeny has sufficient growth

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