Chap’s Chatter

Longevity: The Foundation Trait

Longevity: The Foundation Trait

I guess Sal’s and my focus in terms of breeding objectives for the Dulverton program has remained steadfast. That objective has been, is and will continue to be, about providing Angus bulls capable of producing steer and replacement females for our clients that satisfy what would appear to be a national beef industry goal of

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Frankel

Frankel

We purchased the ‘walking rights’ to Booroomooka Frankel in 2012, he was an exciting individual, his physical attributes were superior to any potential sire we could find that year. He had always been ‘head and shoulders’ above his contemporaries for growth and his body capacity, natural thickness, feet, legs and mobility all positives. Perhaps his

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Theme for the Day

Theme for the Day

There is no reason to produce beef other than to satisfy the eating quality expectations of the beef consumer, at every occasion, price competitively. No If’s, No Buts, No Maybes.   Beef’s market share in Australia (and all other westernised cultures) has been on a steep decline since the 1970’s. Back then, beef was number

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Maternal Might, Longevity and Weaning Ratios

Maternal Might, Longevity and Weaning Ratios

Much of the cattle breeding fraternity’s focus at this time of the year shifts to the bull primarily because the bull, has the task of covering 40- 60 breeding cows per season for an expected 4 to 5 year life span. The prospective young sire purchase should be producing in the order of 220 –

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Longevity – The Unmeasured Trait

Longevity – The Unmeasured Trait

Longevity – The Unmeasured Trait Over the past twenty years there has been an unparalleled effort focused on measuring a host of traits within the seedstock industry. An important trait that for some reason has slipped under the radar is longevity. What is Longevity in the Beef Industry Put simply Longevity is all about living

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Fertility and Fat

Fertility and Fat

Fertility, Fat, Fads and All That! Each year at about this time there are articles circulating research findings documented and plenty of discussion generated about topical issues re cattle breeding. More recently there appears to have been a focus on Fat and Fertility, it seems the fashionable method to improve female herd fertility is to

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