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.
As the number of genetic traits that have EBVs available increases, the complexity of the data on offer has also increased. For many people, the amount of data on offer can become overwhelming. Unfortunately, this feeling of data overload can result in a number of reactions that can lead to less desirable outcomes, genetics editor Al Rayner warns…Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 03/08/2021
In the search to get more production traits, it is important does not erode an animal’s environmental adaptation. As a result, new research EBVs such as coat type in Angus or tick scores in Brahmans when released, may help ensure these adaptation traits are not lost or wasted in the focus on production traits..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 03/08/2021
The new $225,000 Australian record priced Angus bull sold at the annual Texas Angus sale near Warialda last week will find his way onto the semen market, with straws expected to be released for sale in late August or early September. Sexed semen will be available next year…Read MoreBeef Central, 03/08/2021
As health authorities move to restrict movement and stem the spread of COVID into regional areas, restrictions and border closures will have an impact on many northern NSW bull sales in coming weeks. Here’s some advice for prospective bull buyers and vendors on what to expect, and how to prepare. ..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 27/07/2021
There’s been strong reader comment response to last week’s genetics item discussing advantages of a shorter gestation length (click here to view). Here’s a second item from genetics editor Alastair Rayner on the cost of an extended calving period and related topics……Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 27/07/2021
Rockhampton’s CQLX Gracemere selling centre easily retained its mantle as the largest stud cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere last year, accounting for 2628 head of bulls and registered females, spread across 15 sale fixtures and eight major breeds. This year, another 14 sales are scheduled between August and October, as the northern Australian spring sales period prepares for what promises to be another record-setting year…Read MoreBeef Central, 27/07/2021
As the seedstock industry continues to innovate, some sales are holding physical sales in front of buyers featuring video footage of each bull displayed on a series of large video screens, instead of running each bull through the ring. Here’s genetics editor Alastair Rayner’s verdict ..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 20/07/2021
Across the bull sales underway this spring, a lot of buyer attention will be given to traits such as Birth Weight and Calving Ease EBVs. These traits will have a direct impact on next year’s calving rates, and with more than the usual number of heifers being joined, there is rightly a lot of focus placed on them. However there are additional valuable genetic traits producers can include within their appraisals – one of these is Gestation Length…Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 20/07/2021
Angus Australia will host a virtual ‘Spring Bull Night’ via social media next month, allowing producers to engage and source information as they make decisions for upcoming AI programs…Read MoreBeef Central, 20/07/2021
It’s close to 30 years since former Beef Cattle Officer with NSW Agriculture, Sandy Yeates published a short manual titled “Yearling Bulls, tapping their immense potential.” But have commercial bulls buyers really embraced the range of opportunities in using yearling bulls, genetics editor Alastair Rayner asks… ..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, 13/07/2021
Angus Australia recently approved a $3 million investment in growing the Angus genotype and phenotype reference population, particularly for hard-to-measure traits, through an additional five cohorts of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program…Read MoreBeef Central, 13/07/2021