Texas Genetics paying big dividends in Central Queensland
Congratulations to the Lloyd Family of Central Queensland who won the Champion pen of steers at the Nebo Cattle Show last year. With more than 1000 head entered in the competition and a combination of grass and grain-fed categories the Judge, Mr Lance Smith, believed the Lloyds grassfed Brangus steers had the better margin compared to the grainfed steers. These 726kg steers later sold for a premium of $1.99/kg and had a solid influence of Texas genetics. The Lloyd family have been buying Texas Angus for a number of years and are very happy with the Brangus Angus cross. This result is a great indication of just how well Texas Angus is performing in central Queensland.
Photo (top left to right Chris Adams Rabobank, Mackay, with Claire, Jason and Tyron Lloyd, bottom left to right John, Sarah and Mark Lloyd). Nebo’s Cattle Show
Barry and Vicky Gifford of Wran Creek Brangus sold a herd bull at the Rockhampton Brangus Sale for $15,000 last year that almost topped the sale. This young sire was a son of Texas Ultra W177 who Barry and Vicky purchased in 2003 Texas bull sale. So far Texas Ultra W177 sons have averaged $9,500 for the Gifford’s. Congratulations to Barry and Vicky, their excellent stud breeding program is obviously paying dividends.