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Newsletter Two 2008

Narelle & Rex from RosstullaLike many others in Australia, our district remained drought declared in 2007 and as a result we didn’t show any cattle. However, despite the drought, we have concentrated on strengthening our bloodlines and have purchased females from selected genetic backgrounds at the recent Denison and Burando dispersals and also from Mick O’Sullivan before he headed north to Brisbane.  Trish and Rex went to South Australia during the winter and visited many of the high profile studs in the Bordertown district.  At Allendale and Canniwigarra we saw the family lines that our Dension purchases go back to.  The heifer purchased at Burando goes back to Studbrook D’Artagnion on the Sire’s line and has the same female line as the top priced cow of the sale, which made $10,000. From Mick O’Sullivan we purchased females that go back to the Warramay Fancy family.  Even though our own females stand up well against those purchased we believe that we need to keep intensifying the Poll genetics whilst maintaining our thickness, milking and doing ability.

Rosstulla is once again proud to be involved in the Stock and Land Beef Week.  In 2008 we will be open from 9am to 6pm on Friday February 1st which is Day Five of the event.  This year’s display will include young cattle including a very pleasing line of calves by Nooken Zinder (pictured).

Calves by Nooken Zinder

You will also be able to see Rosstulla Ambassador A18 (AI) (pictured below), who is an outstanding young sire by Studbrook D’Artagnion V086. Ambassador shows so much potential with his thickness and doing ability and he has the gentle nature that Poll Herefords are noted for. Following interest from some of the Gippsland breeders who visited us in October we will soon be releasing Semen for sale from this young bull, which will be packaged to also suit smaller breeders.

Rex & Ambassador A18

We again will have a selection of bulls for private sale on a first in basis and these range in price from $2,000 plus GST.  This year we will be offering a very select group of young PTIC females. (Please refer to Sales Page)

Narelle spent three weeks in New Zealand WorkingNarelle, continues her traineeship with us and spent three weeks in New Zealand working with the Okahu Stud in May and this proved to be a very welcome break for her from our drought conditions.  Whilst we have had three inches of rain in December the drought is far from over – however we are extremely fortunate to have obtained agistment for 20 cows and calves and look forward to continuing with our exciting breeding program.

Visitors are always welcome by appointment at Rosstulla.


Newsletter One 2007

2006 was a busy year for the Rosstulla stud with success in the show ring again, particularly with Rosstulla Albert A59 (pictured).  He was Supreme Champion Exhibit of the Poll Hereford Feature Show at Wangaratta and Supreme Beef Exhibit at Wangaratta Show  – we have since sold him.

At Myrtleford Show we won Champion Male and also Champion Female Poll Hereford with Rosstulla June Domino Z11 and her calf (pictured with Narelle).

ROSSTULLA ALBERT A59 Rosstulla June Domino Z11

Narelle, who has joined us as a Rural Operations Trainee in the last twelve months, also competed in the State finals of the Junior Beef Handlers competition at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Show – pictured below with Llandillo Minerva A6 kindly lent to her by Luke Thompson of the Attunga Stud.

Rosstulla once again participated in the Stock and Land Beef Week.  This year we were open on Wednesday January 31st, which was Day Three of the event.  We presented a cross section of the herd and offered bulls for private sale on a first in basis - these ranged in price from $1,750 + GST.   Bulls for sale were by Bowen Southern Star X272, Okahu Boomer R75, Otapawa Dr Jekyl 25 ET, Rosstulla Goodwin and Valma Southern Star. Also on display on the day was our new stud sire Nooken Zinder who is by Emu Holes Peron T54 and out of Studbrook Patricia 3 – at last year’s Studbrook dispersal sale the Patricia family line were keenly sought after.

Narelle & Llandillo Minerva A6 at Melbourne Show 2006

Rosstulla Ambassador A18We also had on display a very good young bull by Studbrook D’Artagnion which we are reserving for use within the stud.  Many of our visitors were very impressed with his thickness – particularly in his hindquarter.

Throughout the drought we have managed to retain the core breeding herd, even though we have reduced the cow numbers back to 60 in an effort to retain heifers and young cattle to ensure our breeding program continues to forge ahead.

Our first calves by Nooken Zinder are now on the ground and we are quite pleased with the results.  We will endeavour to have some of these ready for display at next January’s Stock and Land Beef Week Open day.

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