The greater part of our herd was sold in February 2015 but we retained some of the younger females and heifers that were been born afterwards and have continued to breed from them. Much of the farm has been leased with the result that we are now aiming at a herd of only about 80 breeders.
News of some of the animals sold at our sale in February 2015 has been trickling back to us:
Mount Difficult Centennial, who was a calf at foot when his dam was sold to Centennial, was sold to a partnership of Cascade and Otapawa in New Zealand for $30,000.
Centennial Jetfire N002, out of Mount Difficult Glynis H67, was Calf Champion at Wodonga in 2018 and was sold for $14,000.
A bull by Mount Difficult Cadbury C8 topped the Banemore sale at $14,000 in 2018.
Warragundi Minnesota M001, All Breeds Grand Champion and Supreme Beef Exhibit at Sydney in 2018, was out of Mount Difficult Page M59 purchased at our sale in 2015. The bull was later sold for $20,000.
We further note that Mount Difficult Kearney K18 purchased at our sale by Morganvale as a yearling is the sire of 13 out of 53 bulls offered at their forthcoming sale.
There are currently [February 2019] 735 bulls listed on the Hereford Sire Summary. If you look at the EU Dollar Indices for these bulls you will see that Centennial ranks 10th , Mount Difficult Kent K86, purchased by Minlacowie, ranks 14th, Mount Difficult Jaunty J42, owned by Warra Yadin, ranks 15th, and Kearney K18 is 38th.
For the past two years we have AI’d all our females in order to broaden our genetic base as rapidly as possible. We now have many promising March 2018 drop calves by Wirruna Fletcher F214 and Wirruna Leap Forward L95 and are expecting more calves in 2019 by Wirruna Matty M288 [the first of the Super Sires] and Wirruna Mclaren M175.
Details of our bulls currently for sale can be obtained by clicking on the link.
Semen in MTTY12 may be purchased for $60 a straw plus GST. Commercial semen is available by negotiation.
ES and JR Cole
83 Ledcourt School Road,
Ledcourt, VIC 3385
688 Ledcourt Road
Ledcourt, VIC 3385
Phone: (03) 5358 3993
Mobile: 0408 312 007
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