Bull Sale Information
2019 – A QUICK RUN DOWN ON THE SALE
Wow! What a year! It’s been tough for everyone…..We had a sale that mirrored what is going on in our industry. We sold 90% of the lineup and averaged $4,900. When the cow herd of most of QLD and NSW is almost down to half we should thank our lucky stars that we sold this many. While I am thanking…..we would like to thank everyone who came to our sale and especially to the buyers and underbidders. Without our customers we are without a business and we appreciate the trust you place in our program.
Shamil Livestock, Urunga and Dorrigo, bought the top priced bull for its own stud use for $10,000,
Volume buyers through Gavin Beard, Landmark Scone bought a substantial amount of our boys to take to the Hunter to long term clients. Gavin represents people who breed quality cattle and allow him to buy Eaglehawk bulls every year, sight unseen.
George Spring, Pomany Angus, in the Widden Valley, bought six heifer bulls and paid $5,000. George went home very happy with his purchase.
Repeat buyers Marango Station and Caranna Pastoral came to the sale expecting to buy one bull and went home happy with five including a Firestorm by Canadian sire Sandpoint Firestorm who we have had an exclusive on for 2 years, with top 10pc for EMA at +9.0 and top 20pc for birthweight at +2.7 and calving ease at +2.7.
Repeat clients Deepwater Station bought Eaglehawk Godfather N349 by the sire of the same name for $7000.
This year’s bulls were the most even line of bulls we have offered. They had 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.
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.
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).
We offered 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 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 easy! What we are doing is breeding balance across all traits and a definite phenotype.
Perhaps the most pleasing feature of this year’s sale was the quality of the bulls by our homebred sires. These bulls and their progeny are absolutely the “Eaglehawk Type”. Anyway we look forward to bringing you our next lot of bulls in August next year and hope to see you here.
69 PRIVATE TREATY BULLS FOR SALE – 2019 NOW SELLING!
2019 VIDEO OF SALE BULLS
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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