Futurity Shorthorns History ­ About ­ Futurity Shorthorns

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Futurity Shorthorns History

 

Futurity Shorthorns was first established by Jason Catts in 1987. Jason, Kylie and his parents John & Althea then went on to developed the stud into a productive beef enterprise breeding stud cattle with a strong commercial focus. In 2007 Jason & Kylie purchased John & Althea's share of the business and now run it with the help of their two children Riley and Jessica.

Futurity Victory Reserve Champion at the Dubbo National

Futurity Victory Reserve Champion Dubbo National Show and SaleWhen developing the Stud the plan was to source some of the best female lines in the breed with the focus on increasing muscle in the cattle whilst retaining the ability to finish with ease.

Futurity first started selling bulls at the Shorthorn National Show and Sale in Dubbo. Over the years they have been very competitive in the show ring being awarded many broad ribbons and rewarded more so in the sale ring. The demand for the Futurity bloodlines has ignited some furious bidding with some sale topping prices like the sale of Futurity Wallaby to Broughton Park Shorthorns in 2003 for $28,000 and on numerous occasions the highest average.

John, Glen Trengrove, Futurity Wallaby and Jason

Wallaby

 Originally the majority of bulls were sold out of the paddock until 2009 when the first On Property Bull Sale was held at Glen Ayr, Baradine. The Futurity bloodlines have been sort after from far and wide selling into all states of Australia.

  Futurity has been very competitive in the show ring winning many champions, peoples choice awards and carcase competitions. The main aim at Futurity is breeding cattle that are performing in the paddock and are profitable to the producer so attending shows is kept to a minimum.


 

Futurity Kings Ruby

During the time it was taking to build up the stock numbers Jason studied a Degree in Science (Agriculture) at Hawksbury University of Western Sydney. From there he went on to manage large cattle studs, become Livestock Manager at Killara Feedlot (20,000 head) and then to manage a large aggregation of land with the main focus on back grounding and fattening cattle, and dry land farming for Colonial Agricultural Company in Southern Queensland.

 

 

Judge Jason Catts sashing Grand Champion Bull at the EKKA 2011

 

Jason enjoys appraising livestock in the paddock and the Judging ring. He has had the privilege to judge at numerous Royal Shows and Show and Sales. His most recent appointment was judging the Angus at the 2011 Royal Brisbane Show (EKKA).