Beef Central’s exclusive national bull sales summaries

Search our lists below to see bull sales coming up around Australia, and to get the results of recently completed stud and herd bull sales around the country.

The information is a valuable resource to help bull buyers make decisions about upcoming purchases and to stay abreast of latest bull price levels.

Both lists are fully searchable by breed, time-frame, region and specific stud prefix.

Australia’s highest selling bulls and females – click here to find out the record prices paid for each breed

Weekly genetics review: Reflecting on a challenging 2023 bull selling year

Weather and beef and live export market uncertainty have served to undermine demand and prices for bulls sold during the 2023 year, genetics editor Al Rayner writes in his final weekly commentary for the year ..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 31/10/2023

Weekly genetics review: Who pays for the data needed for genetic improvement?

Who should pay for genetic improvement into the future? At present the industry uses data collected on-farm, at cost to the bull breeder. Seedstock producers only get 5-10pc of the value of their animals’ contribution to the beef supply chain – small, when we think of how much the industry needs them to collect and provide it. As genomics comes into play, who will pay for the maintenance of reference populations? genetics editor Al Rayner asks……Read More

Beef Central, 24/10/2023

Beef Australia 2024 stud beef nominations draw closer

Nominations for entries in stud beef competitions at next year’s Beef Australia 2024 event in Rockhampton next May are opening soon…Read More

Beef Central, 24/10/2023

Weekly genetics review: Is navel gazing impacting your herd’s fertility?

Are looser navels detrimental to production in tropically-adapted beef breeds? There are some useful research results from the Beef CRC and Northern Repronomics projects which may help producers rethink this topic…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 17/10/2023

Aussie, US & Canadian industries join forces to launch World Angus Evaluation

The Angus seedstock industries in the United States, Canada and Australia have joined forces this month to launch World Angus Evaluation – a globally focussed genetic analysis of Angus cattle…Read More

Beef Central, 17/10/2023

Weekly genetics review: Understanding the risks of trichomoniasis in a beef breeding herd

Trichomoniasis is an important inclusion on MLA’s list of major disease challenges faced by the beef industry updated last year. It represents a warning for beef producers, particularly those in northern and extensive regions…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 10/10/2023

Methane, genetics R&D focus at the Efficient Beef Open Day

Latest R&D developments out of research projects including Low Methane Beef, the Southern Multi-breed project and the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program will feature at the Efficient Beef Open Day being staged at UNE Smart Farms Tullimba feedlot next month…Read More

Beef Central, 10/10/2023

Weekly genetics review: Whose job is it to make commercial cattle producers more profitable?

In this week’s genetics review, we reflect on suggestions that seedstock breeders and breed societies have to do more to make commercial producers more productive. I think that grossly overstates the role of these two links in the industry chain, and in fact it comes back to commercial producers to choose their direction for profit. The role of bull breeders and breed societies is to provide well described and accurate data so producers can chose what works best for them..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 03/10/2023

The need to calibrate scales for accurate EBVs

The collection of weights is critical for the calculation of BreedPlan weight EBVs. As scale accuracy can deteriorate over time, weigh scales should be regularly calibrated. Additionally, there can be variation between different sets of scales; this can be removed through the calibration process…Read More

Beef Central, 03/10/2023

Weekly genetics review: Putting genomic information to work

One tropically adapted seedstock producer taking the opportunity to use genomics to both better improve their selection process and provide clients with clear data on the genetic merits of bulls is Valera Vale Droughtmasters, near Augathella QLD. The stud’s 2023 sale is the first within the Droughtmaster breed to provide Genomic Breeding Values for all catalogue listings…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 26/09/2023

Weekly genetics review: Knowing what to avoid in selection is as important as what to look for

Resistance to change can often see people placing greater weight and value on the experiences or opinions of one person commenting on social media, than on a solid body of research conducted for that particular issue. Nowhere is this truer than in the approach some people have to performance recording and programs such as BreedPlan, genetics editor Alastair Rayner writes…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 19/09/2023

Droughtmaster and other breed record prices fall, despite tough studstock trading conditions

In a year when stud sale results have generally been modest, to say the least, there’s been results that have gone against the trend – including a bunch of new breed records…Read More

Beef Central, 18/09/2023

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