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217 Bulls Sold, with Lot 99 Booroomooka Marscay M570 taking top spot selling for $28,000. A total sale gross of $1.961 million, averaging...
Here are videos and photos of some of the bulls we are offering on 17th August 2018.
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Booroomooka is one of the largest, most innovative and established Angus Studs in Australia. The stud was founded by Gordon Munro from Keera, Bingara, NSW in 1926. The Keera Property has been owned and managed by five generations of the family since 1858. Integrity and commitment are key principles to the business.
Today the leading seedstock and commercial business own and manage 4,500 head of cattle consisting of a self replacing herd. The seedstock business currently produces 950 herd book registered calves per year.
The family owned business has four properties – totaling 23,000 acres. The main breeding properties are “Keera” and “Gouron”, where the replacement heifers are grown out. “Glen Park” is used to grow out the young bulls and steers. “Glenroy” has a high quality self replacing angus commercial cow herd, producing mostly feeder steers to analyze the performance of Booroomooka bloodlines.
Did You Know
- For five generations the Munro family have owned and managed 'Keera' the home of Booroomooka Angus.
- 2017 will see the biggest and highest quality offering of Booroomooka Bulls. 230 Bulls are catalogued to sell at 12 noon on Friday 18th August.
The Very Best of the Booroomooka Bulls are sold at the Annual On-Property Sale held in August. Booroomooka’s biggest sale was held in 2016, where 220 bulls were sold averaging $9,422 and grossing over $2 million. Booroomooka Frankel F510 still holds the record highest priced bull sold by Booroomooka in 2012 for $65,000. Semen, embryos and registered females are sold by Private Treaty. Booroomooka has a large number of customers who sell high quality Booroomooka Angus sired progeny.
Booroomooka Angus aims to produce structurally sound, fertile, quiet cattle with the genetic potential to increase long term profitability. Cattle are run in large contemporary groups so that genetic differences can be measured. Data is collected for traits such as calving ease, fertility, growth and carcass quality. The data is analyzed in an advanced genetic evaluation system – Angus Group Breedplan - that provides a genetic description of the registered cattle.
Prior to the mating season every female is visually assessed for traits such as structure, temperament, udder evenness, teat size/shape, constitution, breeding performance etc.
Accurate data recording is essential. Calves are weighed within 24 hours of being born (birth weight). Large amounts of data are collected including weaning weight, docility score, 400 day weight, ultrasound scan for carcase eye muscle area, P8 and rib fat, Intramuscular Fat (marbling), scrotal size, 600 day weight, mature cow weight, Hip Height etc. The bulls are structurally assessed by an accredited independent assessor. DNA testing is carried out to audit pedigree information and to identify important genes. Sires are entered into Leading Industry Approved Progeny Tests such as The Elite Trangie Progeny Test, Angus Young Sire Program and the Angus Sire Benchmark Program.