Congratulations to the Haling Family
(Courtesy of Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange TRLX)
Tony & Tania Haling, Hillside Park, Woolbrook have taken out the Virbac Weaner Challenge for the third year running with their outstanding run of calves sold through IML at TRLX on 1st April. Champion pen (photo insert) went to their Angus steers by Texas Angus and another central Angus Stud out of big frame Riverina bred cows.
The Reserve Champion pen went to Pine Hill for their 8-9 month old Simmental steer calves sold through B&S. The Haling family also scooped the pool with their Charolais x Angus heifers winning first place and their Angus heifers runner up.
2016 Sale Thursday 28th July - 121 Bulls Sell
Lot 15 - Cracking good power bull (E10 x W109) weighing 942kgs on 25th May
Top 1% for 400, 600, SS, CWT, Top 5% GL, 200, RBY, HGR$ Top 10% MK AB$
Lot 49 - Eye catching super quiet (GPS x 450) weighing 924kgs on 25th May
Top 1% for CEDT, GL, 200, 400, 600, SS, CWT, AB$, DOM$, HGR$, HG$, Top 10% DTC
121 Top High Growth, Moderate Birth, Soft, Proven Carcass, Slick, Docile Bulls Sell Thursday 28th July
***Over 80 Bulls in Top 10% for all Growth Traits (200, 400, 600)
***Over 60 Bulls in Top 10% for Scrotal (Fertility Trait)
***Over 40 Bulls in Top 10% for All Indexes ($ Angus, Domestic, Grass and Grain)
***Over 75 Bulls in Top 20% CWT
***Over 40 Bulls Top 20% Calving Ease (Gestation and Calving Ease)
***Brothers marbling over 7 on 100 days feed, plus bulls scanning over 7 at 400 days!!
***Brothers had the highest marbling scores at RAS Beef Challenge 2015
The brothers of these bulls outcompeted cross breds and other purebreds for weight gain, carcass, marbling and feed efficiency at the 2015 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge!!!
One of our steers marbled 7 and only on 100 days feed, two scores above any other steer or heifer (over 500 entries) and our steers average marbling was the highest above any other Angus, other purbreeds and crosses in the competition. We were over the moon with our success at our FIRST ever feedlot/carcass trial.
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TEXAS DOMINATES SYDNEY ROYAL BEEF CHALLENGE FEEDLOT AND CARCASE TRIAL
Greg Watson Chairman of RAS Cattle Committee Presenting Ben the Reserve Champion Ribbon For 100 Day Export Pen
Results are as follows;
*Reserve Champion 100 Day Export Pen
*Bronze Medal for Taste Test
*1st Highest DWG for Domestic Pen
*1st Feedlot Trial for Domestic Pen
*2nd Feedlot Trial for Domestic Individual
*3rd Live Assessment for Domestic Individual
*1st Carcase Grid Export Pen
*1st Profitability Export Pen
*1st Feedlot Trial Export Pen
*1st Feedlot Trial Export Individual
*1st and 2nd Caracse Grid Export Individual
*2nd Profitability for Export Individual
**Texas also scored the highest marbling score steer of 7 (2 above any other animal in the competition) only on 100 days feed!!!
Last year, we decided to test our breeding program after so many years of saying how well our cattle perform for weight for age as well as meeting market specifications on the hooks. It was gamble as Texas Angus had never in its history entered a feedlot/carcase competition. Our stud's reputation was on the line, as our purebred Angus steers were competing not only against other Angus but other purebred breeds and more importantly crossbreds from other leading commercial and seedstock operations of NSW and QLD
The steers entered were the bottom selection of their bull contemporary group and with the guided selection from Ben Hiscox, BJA, 2 pens of 100 day export steers and one pen of 70 Day domestic steers were entered. When the feedlot trial results were announced we were were elated with winning the 100 Day Export Daily Weight Gain and placing 2nd in the Domestic Daily Weight Gain against a cohort of 120 and 330 steers and heifers,respectively. We couldn't be happier to beat crossbreds for DWG that had the added advantage of hybrid vigour but when the carcase results were announced we were a little shell shocked at the success we achieved!
Reserve Champion Export Pen - Lachie and Will with all the ribbons won at the RAS Beef Challenge Dinner