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Ready for annual sale

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January 26, 2018

Alpine Angus will promote its annual autumn bull sale at its Beef Week open day on Tuesday, February 6.

Alpine Angus will promote its annual autumn bull sale at its Beef Week open day on Tuesday, February 6.

The sale will be held at the Alpine Selling Complex on Tuesday, March 6, with 100 HBR and APR registered bulls up for auction.

The Rosewhite stud has grown substantially over the past few years, particularly following the incorporation of Welcome Swallow genetics.

Alpine Angus has increased the number of bulls offered at its autumn sale from 70 to 100 and, in 2016, began annual spring sales, selling another 50 bulls each year.

The expansion of the Alpine herd has seen more than 500 females joined in the 2017 calendar year.

Manager Chris Oswin has been responsible for overseeing the steady expansion of the herd.

‘‘Alpine combines its use of AI and ET programs with quality Alpine-owned back-up bulls, a number of which are AI sires in their own right,’’ Mr Oswin said.

‘‘Our growth in bull sales can be attributed to the further improvement of the Alpine herd which has been carefully planned.

‘‘The incorporation of the top end of Welcome Swallow genetics and the rise in fortunes of the beef industry have also helped immensely.

‘‘The help Jim and Suzy Martin (of Welcome Swallow) have given us since selling their herd is extraordinary and Suzy is an absolute dynamo when it comes to all things marketing and organising.’’

Alpine Angus principal Jim Delany said it had been a privilege and it continued to be a great pleasure to work with the Martins.

Mr Delany said a feature of the March bull sale would be 10 sons by Coonamble Hector, sire of the record-setting $190000 Millah Murrah Prue M4, and six sons by Coonamble Junior, another outstanding Coonamble sire.

Alpine Angus will also offer its first progeny of Texas Mount K2, a bull part-owned by the Martins.

As well as being available for inspection during Beef Week, the sale bulls can be inspected at the Alpine Angus field day on Wednesday, February 21.

The Alpine Sale Complex, where the open days and autumn sale will be held, can be found at 1138 Happy Valley Rd, Rosewhite (south-east of Myrtleford).

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