Wilencote benefit from great season

Two-year-old bulls have benefitted hugely from conditions.

Two-year-old bulls have benefitted hugely from conditions.

GOOD TO GO: The Wilencote Hereford scomplete Bull Week in the district next week and Peter and Susie Humphries always put on a good event. Peter's very happy with how his 25 youngsters look this year(pictured) after a terrific season. Steve Goldsbury looked them over during the Hereford Bull Walk in May. Pictures by Paul Rickard
SOLID SALE: Mokairau Hereford stud at Whangara sold their highest priced young bull in their on-farm auction yesterday, and had a slight lift in their average on last year. (From left) Studmaster Peter Reeves and the auction team Steve Goldsbury, Chris Hurlstone and David Streeter look on as one of the young fellows struts his stuff. Picture by Paul Rickard

PETER and Susie Humphreys from Wilencote Hereford stud at Ngatapa enjoyed a great season this year and the 25 rising two-year-old bulls they will put up have benefitted hugely from the conditions.

Wilencote’s sale will be held on-farm next Thursday afternoon.

The stud enjoyed set a new top price of $10,500 for one of their bulls last year in a healthy sale that realised a healthy average across the 29 bulls sold at auction.

“It has been an amazing season with enough grass to allow the bulls to express their genetic potential,” Peter said.

“Our clients will see how each individual animal’s phenotype and genotype will impact on their breeding operation and add value to their bottom lines.

“To that end we need to measure the basic traits that drive profit without over complicating the information that we put in front of commercial cattlemen, so that good decisions can be made when making those important selections.” Peter said while the stud values what the eye tells them they also use some of the multi-trait information processed through Breedplan to assist with decision making.

“Our focus is primarily on a sound functional female herd that can grow beef in a hill country environment and complete that cycle efficiently every year.”

This year the feature sire of the sale bulls is Okawa Panda, a south bred bull that has made his mark in a couple of notable studs from the mainland.

“He has done a good job of adding his solid confirmation and has a good degree of pre-potency, that we are seeing in his progeny.

“A son will be retained as he was an older bull when we purchased him.”

Wilcencote have also acquired a two-year-old Marshall son from the Glenbrae Stud.

“We look forward to see him leave his mark at Wilencote and he will be on display on sale day.

“We look forward to catching up with everyone next Thursday afternoon.”

PETER and Susie Humphreys from Wilencote Hereford stud at Ngatapa enjoyed a great season this year and the 25 rising two-year-old bulls they will put up have benefitted hugely from the conditions.

Wilencote’s sale will be held on-farm next Thursday afternoon.

The stud enjoyed set a new top price of $10,500 for one of their bulls last year in a healthy sale that realised a healthy average across the 29 bulls sold at auction.

“It has been an amazing season with enough grass to allow the bulls to express their genetic potential,” Peter said.

“Our clients will see how each individual animal’s phenotype and genotype will impact on their breeding operation and add value to their bottom lines.

“To that end we need to measure the basic traits that drive profit without over complicating the information that we put in front of commercial cattlemen, so that good decisions can be made when making those important selections.” Peter said while the stud values what the eye tells them they also use some of the multi-trait information processed through Breedplan to assist with decision making.

“Our focus is primarily on a sound functional female herd that can grow beef in a hill country environment and complete that cycle efficiently every year.”

This year the feature sire of the sale bulls is Okawa Panda, a south bred bull that has made his mark in a couple of notable studs from the mainland.

“He has done a good job of adding his solid confirmation and has a good degree of pre-potency, that we are seeing in his progeny.

“A son will be retained as he was an older bull when we purchased him.”

Wilcencote have also acquired a two-year-old Marshall son from the Glenbrae Stud.

“We look forward to see him leave his mark at Wilencote and he will be on display on sale day.

“We look forward to catching up with everyone next Thursday afternoon.”

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