The Ironbark Stud is in its 84th year and this will be our 44th Annual Bull Sale, a milestone in the beef cattle industry in Australia. What a difference a year makes, the cattle market is at an all time high and the future looks bright for the beef industry and agriculture in general. Large parts of Australia are seeing the best seasonal prospects for years, as I write this letter another big rain depression has come down through Queensland and New South Wales. There is no better time than now to join the cows up with upgraded genetics and young fresh bulls. Get involved in this very exciting future for the beef industry. High quality breeder cattle is where the profitability lies.
This year I would encourage you to trade your old bulls in, they are worth between $2500 and $3500 in the fat market, and invest in a younger bull with fresh genetics.
The program with the Ironbark bulls is:
(a)they are all reared on their own mothers in a commercial situation
(b)we do not grain feed young bulls in the early part of their life.
These bulls are basically grass-reared with a silage and grain supplement in the two months leading up to the sale! This is the way bulls must be presented for sale if you are looking for soundness, fertility and longevity. There are not many in the stud industry that do it this way but the Ironbark bulls will live in ANY climate. Their fertility, longevity and calf-getting ability is as good as anyone’s in the industry. When bulls are grain-fed heavily in the early part of their life you can expect problems in longevity, fertility and soundness.
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IRONBARK HEREFORDS 84 yrs in the industry! (click on the video below)
Ironbark uses the bloodlines of Montana (US) based Holden Herefords, a worldwide industry leader in Hereford cattle. We bring the semen across and we use it in our commercially-based program and it gives us the result that we are looking for out of our Ironbark cows. We then get the product that can live and perform in the Australian environment. Ironbark and Holden cross is the real deal. I see the performance in my travels. The heifer calving results are massive, with a noticeable drop in birth weight, in commercially based programs. Females have superior udders and milking ability. The uniformity in breed-type constitution, milk, udder quality, and birth weight that will be gained out of these unique time-measured cattle is what the breeding of profitable beef cattle is all about. Don’t hold back on these Holden genetics: they are the real deal!
IRONBARK/HOLDEN CROSS NO. 1 FOR UNIFORMITY IN HEREFORD CATTLE.
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