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.
While online cattle sales have been breaking records in recent years, several saleyard facilities across the north have been receiving significant investment…Read MoreEric Barker, 27/01/2022
Beef breeding advisor Dr Phil Holmes explores a range of issues surrounding the fertilising capacity of beef bulls. “We can get rid of this blight on the industry (penile deviation) so easily. We have a gene marker for the condition as a function of great research, but unfortunately the work was done with only one breed,” he says. “We need a tad more work to show that the marker crosses breed boundaries.”..Read MoreDr Phil Holmes* , 08/12/2021
Attempting to describe the 2021 bull selling season without using adjectives like ‘unprecedented’ or ‘record-breaking’ is a very difficult task for agents, industry observers, bull breeders and cattle producers following the seedstock sector’s fortunes. In his final weekly genetics column for the year, genetics writer Al Rayner ponders whether there is a risk of bull breeders over-reacting to the extraordinary 2021 results, in delivering bulls in future years ..Read MoreGuest Author, 10/11/2021
A quick look at the various EBVs which address fertility traits in cattle shows almost all relate to aspects of female fertility. But can there be some genetic selection for bull fertility, beyond the use of scrotal circumference measurements? It’s possible using BBSE earlier that Age at Puberty can actually be a good method, and longer-term, genomic data may also hold promise to help develop an EBV for conception rate, writes genetics editor Al Rayner..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 03/11/2021
This week’s review looks at the value in enhancements to data and reference population work from the north to improve reproductive selection in cows. “Basically, the data we have now is enhancing reproductive EBVs such as Days to Calving to increase accuracy by almost 15pc in Brahmans – a significant shift forwards for producers to select earlier and with more confidence,” genetics editor Al Rayner says..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 26/10/2021
Beef producer Marie Copley from Copley Pastoral Co near Crows Nest in southern Queensland delivered a presentation posing the question, “To EBV or not EBV?” at a field day held at Brahman bull breeder Alf Collins’ Collins Belah Valley (CBV) in August. Here is a summary of her address…..Read MoreBeef Central, 26/10/2021
A recent Beef Central genetics article about a multi-nation research study flagging the ‘feasibility’ of breeding strong tick resistance into all cattle breeds has attracted a response from one of Australia’s pioneers of cattle selection for tick resistance, who worked on the topic as far back as the mid-1970s. ..Read MoreBeef Central, 26/10/2021
One of the most common expressions used in discussions regarding crossbreeding is that it represents the only “free lunch” for cattlemen and women. Another equally recognisable quote came from the famous economist Milton Friedman, who said, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Of the two expressions, genetics editor Al Rayner tends to think there is more truth in the second, when applied to crossbreeding…Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 19/10/2021
The Australian Wagyu sector is driving forward with an innovative approach to delivering genetic gain. Through its own Progeny Test Program, the AWA is drawing in leading genetics from around the world to create a global reference population, testing up to 40 new Wagyu sires each year. A semen sale featuring leading genetics from the program is a key part of the program, with bidding ending on Tuesday. ..Read MoreBeef Central, 15/10/2021
Over the course of 2021, I have spent lots of time discussing with bull breeders and commercial producers the use of the tools at our disposal to create genetic improvement, genetics editor Al Rayner writes in this week’s column. “It seems that there are often extreme views about the tools at hand, let alone a strong understanding of the correct methods of use in seeking to achieve an outcome for a breeding objective,” he says…Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 12/10/2021
To say that commercial cattle producers are highly incentivised to produce as many calves as possible this year is an understatement, and it at least partially explains the extraordinary demand-side pressure being applied at bull sales this spring, right across Australia. Beef Central has dug into its bull sales data and come up with some startling figures that illustrate what’s driving the bull market ..Read MoreJon Condon, 12/10/2021
Wagyu breeders can get a head start in the ten year AWA progeny test program by linking their herd to the global reference population through a special progeny test program semen sale being held next week. The Australian industry is being provided access to semen from leading next-generation Wagyu sires from Australia and around the world, that will be benchmarked against Japanese Foundation and leading industry sires in the progeny test…Read MoreBeef Central, 06/10/2021