The Alpine Angus autumn bull sale has 96 HBR and APR-registered bulls up for auction, offering quiet, sound, structurally correct bulls with a focus on birth-to-growth spread and carcase traits.
All Alpine sales have delivered a 100 per cent clearance rate since spring 2015 as purchasers will get great value, choice and strong after sales support
Alpine selects animals who significantly contribute to the herd’s phenotype by blending high performance sires with a strong and consistent female base. The stud’s ties with Coonamble Angus continues with 10 Coonamble Hector, seven Coonamble Junior sons, and seven by Coonamble H176, by Elevator who throws growth and body
Last year sons of Hector, Junior and Elevator sold very well with an Elevator son topping the autumn sale and a grandson topping the spring sale.
Hctor’s first progeny sold in 2017 included the Australian record setting $190,000 Millah Murrah Prue M4, the highest selling animal in the history of Australian Angus.
Milwslah Murrah’s second top price bull was also by Hector who sold at $40,000, while another topped the Coonamble sale at $26,000.
Patemere Weigh Up, V A R Discovery and Texas Mount K2 are low birth, high performance sires with outstanding birth-to-growth credentials.
Texas Mount K2 sired 44 bulls presented by Glenoch Angus in Queensland for an average $9943 last spring.
Karoo Knockout, Sterita Park Black Jack and Bowmont Jackpot are all marketed by major artificial insemination companies and have performed very well through 2018.
Knockout sold more than 1000 units of semen last spring, and a four-month-old heifer was his first progeny to top the embryo calf section for $8000 at the 2018 Witherswood spring dispersal sale.
BlackJack sons sold for $18,000 last year and one of his sons was the grand champion carcase at the 2018 Royal Melbourne show, prepared and exhibited by Rutherglen High School.
Jackpot’s sons were also in demand in 2018 with his best result being the Hazeldean Spring Bull sale where he sired three of the four top-priced bulls.
Hazeldean High Roller is another quality herd bull and is a higher marbling sire who excels in maternal performance and has breed-leading docility and structure EBVs.
Alpine Angus will preview its sale bulls at a field day on Wednesday February 13 where there will be morning presentations from experts talking about nutrition at key times. This will be followed by a complimentary, fully-catered lunch and informal viewing in the sale pens in the afternoon.
The Alpine Angus autumn bull sale will be on Tuesday, March 5 at the Alpine selling complex.
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