Livestock

Anniversary sale to feature elite genetics

By Country News

The 10th on-property sale for Rangan Charolais stud will be held on Friday, March 15, with the cattle up for sale on show as part of Beef Week 2019.

To celebrate this milestone, the Cook family is offering, for the first time in a number of years, a group of elite female genetics as well as a very good line-up of grass-fed 18- to 20-month-old Charolais bulls.

‘‘A feature of this year’s sale are bulls and females by some, new to Australia, Charolais genetics from France as well as the renowned Silverstream stud in New Zealand,’’ stud principal Graeme Cook said.

‘‘The female lots will include a flush in the Supreme Charolais Exhibit from the 2017 Melbourne Show, which Charolais were the feature breed, and the bull lots will include the current number one bull for the IMF (Intramuscular Fat) trait in the whole breed,’’ he said.

‘‘Embryo transfer and AI have allowed the stud to accelerate the genetic make-up of the herd without sacrificing the all important physical traits of good temperament, structure, calving ease and growth.’’

Mr Cook believed the Charleroi (32km south-east of Wodonga)stud’s success had everything to do with the success of their clients.

‘‘We have been a finalist the last two years in the Beef Week Heifer Challenge and have had many successes with our show teams, but we get more pleasure when we see just how well our clients do in the market place, continually seeing market-topping weaners and vealers sired by our bulls.’’

Rangan Charolais stud, on Miller Lane, Charleroi, is open on Saturday, January 26.

More information on the stud can be found on Facebook or at: www.rangancharolais.com.au