07 Apr 2022

Truro Whiteface On The Move

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A very busy start to 2022 with our inaugural Autumn Bull Sale held on February 18th. It was our first purely online sale and was a great success, with bulls being sold to three states : Queensland, NSW and Victoria. We were very pleased with the results with bulls selling to $10,000 and averaging $7,000, and females selling to $6,500.

All purchasers were very happy to be able to have the option to buy in the Autumn and remarked at how affordable the bulls were for their great quality.

Truro Whiteface, based at Bellata, have been busy securing new genetics to take us forward. At the end of 2021 we purchased privately Warwick Court Roma (H), an 18 month old horned calf from Bob Holdsworthy. Roma is a remarkable calf with loads of carcase and eye appeal. He is a great genetic package with amazing data.

In February 2022 we went south to Yavenvale Poll Herefords, Adelong, where we purchased Yavenvale Real Deal R125 (PP), for $74,000. A bull with carcase, eye appeal and a maternal background second to none, being the progeny of the No.1 cow in the Yavenvale herd. Real Deal has the pedigree and performance to enhance our programme dramatically.

Yavenvale Real Deal R125 (PP)

We also purchased another calf, Yavenvale Ripcord R049 (PP), who we will used over heifers. Ripcord is a heifer’s first calf with a beautiful front end and terrific phenotype. He is a moderate birth calf with the highest IMF in the catalogue at +3.4.

In March we went further south and up into mountain bred cattle at Karoonda, Gelantipy Victoria, and purchased another 18 month old calf, Karoonda Yackandandah R276 (H) for $32,000. A calf with huge potential, plenty of growth and carcase, with a real “sirey” head on him. Yackandandah will service our horned heifers as well as some older females this year. Once again his data is at the very top end of the breed.

Karoonda Yackandandah R276 (H)

Truro also recently added 8 stud heifers from Teeny and Kelly Runzer’s Tenaru Poll Hereford Stud. The heifers are all sired by Mawarra Real Time (PP) who is by Koanui Techno (PP). We wanted some Techno blood in our herd and the opportunity came along to purchase this beautiful line of young females that will enhance the genetic profile of our female herd.

Truro Whiteface are working very hard to secure the best genetic packages, that are the right type, that we are able to source. Elite genetics certainly comes at a cost, but it is an investment in our future and in turn prospective bull buyers will reap the rewards.

Our next sale, being our Spring Sale, is on Monday August 29th at “Truro”, with approximately 40 bulls and 10 females.

We welcome visitors at any time.


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