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DYNAMIC $13,500 AT SHORTHORN NATIONAL

VALUE for money was readily available at this year’s Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale, where the quality offering of bulls sold for commercially viable prices. Bulls were catalogued from five States and sold from South Australia to Queensland. A total of 97 bulls, from 126 offered, sold at auction for a 77 per cent [...]

A STEP AHEAD OF THE GAME

SOUTH West Slopes steer operation "Woolpack Creek" has, for two decades, been tapping into the genetic advancements in meat eating quality of the Shorthorn breed. They want to keep feedlot operators - searching for the marbling traits required to fill the premium end of their trade - knocking on the door. In recent years, "Woolpack [...]

MOOMBI OOKTALI G34 SNARES GRAND

Seventeen years since Lester and Sonya Job last took out a grand champion title at Dubbo, the Cumnock breeders did it again today with their Division 2 champion Moombi Ooktali G34. Judge Peter Falls, Malton Shorthorns, Finley, narrowed his selections down to four champions which included two Moombi sires (both by Yamburgan Ossie D220), a [...]

MOOMBI’S $30K HIGH

WHEN the opening bid for Moombi Ooktali G34 of $15,000 rang out at the 54th Dectomax National Shorthorn Sale at Dubbo last week, punters ringside sat up and took notice. The bid heralded a step up from the cautious but consistent pace of the sale to that point. As vendor Lester Job, Moombi stud, Cumnock, calmly [...]

OOKTALI’S GRAND DOUBLE

A 17-YEAR drought was broken last Tuesday when Lester and Sonya Job’s bull Moombi Ooktali G34 was sashed grand champion at the Dectomax Shorthorn National Show and Sale in Dubbo. Show judge Peter Falls, Malton Shorthorns, Finley, narrowed his grand champion finalists down to four bulls, including two Moombi sires, both by Yamburgan Ossie D220, [...]

‘UMGARLEE’ SHORTHORNS TAKE THE LEAD

ON THE Liverpool Plains of NSW, a cattle breeding herd plays a handy sideline role for the Craig family and Shorthorns play the lead role in the family’s cattle operation. Based at “Umagarlee”, Breeza, between Gunnedah and Quirindi, the operation is carried out by Julian Craig and his wife Emily, his parents Tim and Peta [...]

KAMILAROI’S $17,000 TOP

TAMWORTH’S Kamilaroi Shorthorn stud got their birthday wish at the 2014 Dectomax Shorthorn National Show and Sale, selling the top-priced bull. The Kamilaroi stud was established by Calrossy Anglican School 10 years ago and has been supporting the national for the past nine, this year selling five bulls to average $9600. Kamilaroi Meat Packer, which [...]

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