ANGUS BULL SALE

Next Bald Blair Angus Bull Sale:  Tuesday, 7th August 2018
2017 Bald Blair Angus Bull Sale Photo Gallery - Thank you Alice Mabin!raph

THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the bidders and underbidders at the Bald Blair Angus Bull Sale on Tuesday, 1st August 2017.

Thank you to all the people who assisted us in the lead up to the sale and on sale day.  We really appreciate all the support we received.

Please use link below for sale day report.

A report of the sale by The Land.

   2017 Bull Sale Details

I am happy to show you around the bulls at any time in the lead up to the sale.  We will have bulls in the yards on Sunday, 30th July, while we are paint branding lot numbers on them.  We will have lunch and refreshments available from 10am until 2pm.  Call me on 0438 792 140 to arrange a suitable time to have a look around.

Reference Sires This year we will have sons of the following bulls: Sydgen Black Pearl 2006 (pictured above)  VAR Reserve 1111 GAR Prophet (Yearling Bulls only) SAV Thunderbird 9061 Bald Blair David G105, NBB G105 Bald Blair Right Answer J94, NBB J94 Bald Blair Right Answer J9, NBB J9 Ayrvale General G18 Ayrvale Bartel E7 Bull

 Breeding Soundness Examination: 

All two year old bulls offered for sale have undergone reproductive physical examination and a semen test by Dr Leisa Brown, of Guyra District Veterinary Services.  The semen test involved Crush Side Examination for Motility and Specialist Laboratory Examination for Morphology as prescribed by the Australian Cattle Veterinarians Association. All yearling bulls will also undergo a physical examination and semen test. The results will be printed in the  bull sale catalogue.

Bull Structural Soundness:

All Bulls have been assessed for Structural Soundness by Dick Whale of IBMS. Health Status: Bald Blair has been part of the NJDMAP for the last few years.  As part of the ongoing development of our on farm BioSecurity Plan we will continue the rigorous testing as in the past, to ensure our herd remains clear of Johnes Disease. 

Pestivirus;  

All Animals have been ear notched, no PI's were identified.   All Bulls have been vaccinated with Pestigard.  

In addition Clostridial Vaccinations for Leptosporosis and Vibriosis have been given.   Fluke and Worm Drenches have been given.

Genetic Defect Analysis and Management

Arthorgryposis Multiplex (AM) or Curly Calf; All AM carrier animals are removed from the seedstock herd. There will be no AM carrier bulls offered for sale. Sale Bulls are denoted AMF or AMFU (ie from non offeding pedigrees). We do not use AM carriers bulls in our program. 

Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH). All NH carrier animals are removed from the seedstock herd. There will be no NH carrier bulls offered for sale. Sale Bulls are denoted NHF or NHFU (ie from non offeding pedigrees). We do not use NH carriers bulls in our program. 

Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA; otherwise know as fawn calf ). All CA carrier animals are removed from the seedstock herd. There will be no CA carrier bulls offered for sale. Sale Bulls are denoted CAF or CAFU (ie from non offeding pedigrees). We do not use CA carriers bulls in our program. 

Developmental Duplication (DD). In August 2013 this recessive genetic disorder was identified in the breed. It can present with calves being born with extra limbs should recessives meet. In managing this recessive gene, we have to date tested all offending pedigrees in our seed stock herds active breeding females. We use DDF or DDFU sires in the Stud, since it was first identified in 2013, and will continue to do so. While we have used DD carrier bulls in our own commercial herd, we do so cautiously, these carrier bulls can be used if your herd is not full of Dams that carry the recessive gene.  We have not identified any symptomatic DD affected calves in our herd to this time. There will be on offer a few sires in this year’s sale that are DD Carriers, they will be denoted DDC.  

For more information go to the Angus Australia site.

National Johne's Disease Market Assurance Program (NJPMAP)

In 2016Bald Blair was part of the National Johne's Disease Market Assurance Program and has a Monitored Negative 3, Johne's Disease Status certificate no NC16047 expiry 2017. For more information go to the Animal Health Australia site.

Bald Blair Angus is always open for inspection, so if you would like to check out our herd, please don't hesitate to give Sam a call on 0438 792 140 or email samwhite@baldblairangus.com.au to arrange a time to visit.


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