The team at Weeran Angus are very excited with the new sires introduced into their program, resulting in an outstanding line up of sale bulls to be offered on February 26 at 1pm.
Eighty bulls will go through the ring, with a mix of 18 month and two-year-old bulls. The quest for moderate framed, high quality carcase cattle with exemplary temperament is well known, and this line up of sale bulls is no exception. Seventeen sons will be offered by Weeran Hooper H20, with some of the best calving ease, growth and carcase paperwork we have ever produced. “Hooper is a fantastic son of TeMania Africa,” said Alec Moore, principal of Weeran Angus. “Unprecedented birth to final, outstanding milk in the top one per cent for the breed, extraordinary scrotal also in the top one per cent, along with a Heavy Grass Index in the top three per cent. “This bull is as thick as a brick, sound as a bell, and the best Africa son I have ever seen. His temperament is perfect and he is breeding very well. He has 234 progeny on the ground.”
One of Weeran’s new sires to be introduced is Ardcarnie F96, with 12 sons in the sale. He is a graduate of the Angus Society Benchmarking Trial Cohort 3, and displays unparalleled calving ease and birth weight numbers with an exceptional growth curve. His EMA is in the top 19 per cent of the breed. with his retail beef yield in the top 4 per cent of the breed. He has been used in 22 herds across the country and has 340 progeny analysed.
The second new sire this year with 10 sons in the sale, is Wattletop Franklin G188, the best bull to come out of the Wattletop Angus stud and the most complete bull from Cohort 4 in the Angus sire benchmarking trial, a trait leader for calving ease, growth, fertility and carcass traits. His mother E295 topped the Stage 1 Wattletop dispersal sale for $38,000 to Sprys Angus. His daughter, J464 equal topped the sale for $38,000 to Bannaby Angus. His 10-year-old Grand Dam C136 sold for $16,000 to KO and Bannaby Angus. He also had a total of 16 daughters averaging $14,187, truly highlighting the matron maker in this bull. It was a terrific result in a strong sale, where all 259 females sold to average $8,494. He sires moderate, but heavy framed docile cattle with super calving ease. He has 746 progeny across 47 herds.
The exciting success story of Weeran Joel J13 continues, with seven sons to be sold. With a group of 41 sires registered, Joel is in the leading pack of all traits recorded. He is number one in the cohort for Carcase Weight, fourth for 600day weight, sixth for 200 day weight and eighth for EMA. The combination of calving ease, low birth, large scrotal and carcase quality has made him a very easy bull to use. He adds value to every mating you use him on and has 354 progeny across 10 herds.