Muchea has X Factor

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In a Bos Indicus first, the X Factor bull sale will move to the Muchea Livestock Centre where 96 bulls, representing three breeds from six studs, will be on offer on Friday, April 8, commencing at 1pm.

A sale vendor spokesman said the move to Muchea, from previous years of offering bulls at Narngulu, made logistic sense for the studs involved.

“Since we are closer in proximity to Muchea, it made sense to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility which should cater very well to both pastoral and agriculture clients,” the spokesman said.

“Bulls will be penned up in groups of two for easy inspections and better risk management.

“We think we have put together a very good sale of quality bulls and the new concept should be a major drawcard for regular buyers and newcomers who see the central location for its opportunity and convenience.”

The conducting agents are Elders and Primaries.

Leading off the sale will be 48 Droughtmaster bulls from two studs including the Merryup stud, Mt Barker (38 bulls) and the Hallmark stud, of Moora (10 bulls).

In the Santa Master line-up, Tanglewood stud, of Piawaning, will offer four bulls.

In the Santa Gertrudis catalogue, Merryup stud will offer 37 bulls, while Gundamain stud, of Moora (two bulls) and Tanglewood stud (five bulls).

Merryup Droughtmaster and Santa Gertrudis studs principal Bill Sounness, of Mt Barker, said he was pleased that his sale bulls did not have to travel the extra distance to be offered at auction.

“I will have a good selection of good conformation bulls, that are well-muscled and ready to work,” he said.

David Hall, of Tanglewood Santa Gertrudis and Santa Master studs, Gundamain Santa Gertrudis and Hallmark Droughtmaster studs, of Moora and Piawaning, said his family’s bulls were all showing excellent beef breeding potential and would benefit any commercial enterprise.

“We emplore all interested in attending the sale, and having the sale at Muchea will allow new interested producers to take a look at some of the best Bos Indicus types available in the State,” he said.

“For those wanting some high bred vigour, we have four Santa Master bulls, 50/50 Santa Gertrudis/Droughtmaster cross that will add some punch into any crossbreeding enterprise.”

For further information, contact Ben Hall, Gundamain stud 0427 545 042, Bill Sounness, Merryup stud 0417 930 997, David Hall, Tanglewood/Hallmark studs 9654 5042 or your Elders or Primaries agent.

Food and drinks will be available at the Muchea canteen.

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