Bull Sale Information
BULL SALE – THURS 8th AUG
1pm on property.
Viewing starts 9am. Lunch provided.
This year’s bulls are the most even line of bulls we have offered. They have balanced EBV’s in a thick, easy doing package. Their mothers and sisters are fertile and easy doing with a ton of capacity.
This year more than ever the easy doing cattle have made an impression on businesses. They are the ones that have survived better or in some cases, at all. They are the ones that have come back in pregnant. They are the ones we need to make a profit. Live calves and cows that survive are the money earners.
We have supplied into Breedplan as much raw data measurements as we possibly can to give the most accurate EBV information on these bulls for you to consider.
The EBV’s that we consider to be most objective when measured correctly are:
Gestation length, birth weight, 200,400,600 day weights, (when weighed at those ages), mature cow weight (weighed when her calf is 200 days), scrotal, EMA (scanned at 200 days), rib and rump fat and IMF (all scanned at 600 days).
The AI sires we have used to produce this year’s sale bulls have all passed the stringent conformation criteria we demand. The progeny and the program behind all of the sires are considered also, when we make our selections. This gives us confidence in the accuracy of our selections when we choose a bull for the Eaglehawk herd as we need to cut out all guess work.
Sire selection starts with a biannual trip to the USA, we call it our Study Tour. Our trips cover a vast area of the USA as we need to see the bulls and the environments where they have been bred. No EBV is going to tell us that!
We are offering more and more bulls that we believe are the type to make you the most profit. Fertility is inherently linked to positive fat and moderation. We have moderate framed bulls that are thick, deep and easy doing. Our cattle marble adequately so you won’t see the number game happening here. If it was a matter of choosing a bull with the biggest number values our job would be made easy. What we are doing is breeding balance across all traits and a definite phenotype.
Vision Unanimous is a powerful carcase bull that has produced for us moderate, thick, muscular bulls and feminine, deep, soft females. He is perhaps the most consistent bull we have ever used. We have 8 of his sons in the sale. Pay particular attention to the Lot 4 bull. He is very hard to fault. The shear muscle power of Lot 9 will also impress.
Mar Innovation combines growth and carcase with the most beautiful temperament. He has 11 bulls in the sale and the evenness and balance is obvious when you put them together. Like their sire these bulls have tremendous spring of rib giving them great capacity for extracting nutrition from whatever type and quality of feed that is put in front of them. Lot 11 is one to take a close look at.
South Dakota features again. We reintroduced him back into our breeding program simply because of the quality of the females he produced when we first used him. If you want your cowherd to be deep and thick with beautiful udders and fantastic doing ability in the hard times, then it would be worthwhile looking at a South Dakota son. There are 9 in the sale.
Perhaps the most pleasing feature of this year’s sale is the quality of the bulls by our homebred sires. These bulls and their progeny are absolutely the “Eaglehawk Type”. Take a look at Lot 1 and Lot 18 by Godfather, Lot 7 and Lot 12 by Justified and Lot 24 by Romeo. All these bulls are thick, deep and soft with heavy carcases. They have the right balance of muscle to bone and are structurally very correct. We love it when a plan comes together!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your interest in our program. If you would like further information please contact us.
69 PRIVATE TREATY BULLS FOR SALE – 2019
2019 PRE SALE VIDEO
2019 Sale Lot Snapshot
LOT 33 - Eaglehawk Justified N294
Ian's comment “For your heifers this bull offers outstanding low birthweight. Birth weight and calving ease ebv’s in the top 10% of the breed. N294 is really a set and forget bull. Eaglehawk Justified delivers again. You can’t go wrong.”
“For your heifers this bull offers outstanding low birthweight. Birth weight and calving ease ebv’s in the top 10% of the breed. N294 is really a set and forget bull. Eaglehawk Justified delivers again. You can’t go wrong.”
LOT 16 - Eaglehawk Innovation N239
LOT 2 - Eaglehawk Big Sky N252
LOT 4 - Eaglehawk Unanimous N162
LOT 5 - Eaglehawk Big Sky N206
LOT 47 - Eaglehawk Ringmaster N291
LOT 7 - Eaglehawk Justified N362
LOT 79 - Eaglehawk Innovation N158
LOT 3 - Eaglehawk Unanimous N261
LOT 49 - Eaglehawk Braveheart N248
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