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.
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 MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 31/10/2023
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 MoreBeef Central, 24/10/2023
Nominations for entries in stud beef competitions at next year’s Beef Australia 2024 event in Rockhampton next May are opening soon…Read MoreBeef Central, 24/10/2023
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 MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 17/10/2023
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 MoreBeef Central, 17/10/2023
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 MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 10/10/2023
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 MoreBeef Central, 10/10/2023
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 MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 03/10/2023
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 MoreBeef Central, 03/10/2023
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 MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 26/09/2023
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 MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 19/09/2023
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 MoreBeef Central, 18/09/2023