2012 More Meat Bull Sale
Futurity Shorthorns “More Meat” Sale 2012
Total clearance of Shorthorns and Charolais
Top Price Shorthorn $19 000
Top Price Charolais $10 000
Shorthorns Averaged $6830
Charolais Averaged $4350
Thank you to all Purchasers and Under bidders
The evenness and consistency of quality from the first to the last bull to be sold was what people were talking about at the Futurity and Temana Sale.
Sale topper Futurity Flirt Lot 7 sold for $19 000 to Webollabolla Shorthorns, Moree. Pictured with Flirt is Jason & Kylie.
Second Highest priced bull Futurity Fully Loaded Lot 2 sold to Trojon, Southern Cross and Royalla Shorthorns for $18 000. Pictured with Fully Loaded is Kylie, Jason & Trent Johnstone of Trojon Shorthorns.
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On offer will be 44 Shorthorn Bulls and 30 Temana Charolais Bulls. The offering includes some top class stud and commercial sires that are bred from proven genetics ensuring consistency of product. The bulls have been bred and designed with an emphasis on profitable traits for the producer. They combine excellent maternal efficiency in the paddock with true performance in the feedlot and boning room. The bulls have been designed to produce progeny that are versatile in the market place and climatic environment. Bulls that progeny have the ability to fit into various markets, this is due to their carcase shape and ability to finish at any age. The female lines produce are designed to be highly functional, fertile females with more carcase shape and yield than other shorthorns.
Lot 2 - Futurity Fully Loaded
A true sire in the making.
He is a bull that will make a real contribution to the shorthorn breed. Rarely dose an individual come along that meets all our expectations. He has the carcase characteristic and maturity pattern that we have been striving for, combined with high growth rate and maternal traits that truly make him a profitable individual. He has exceptional structure and short soft hair packaged with the phenotype and set of EBV’s that match his quality. Breed plan ranks him moderate for birth, well above breed average for fat and EMA. Top 5% for gestation length and scrotal, Top 10% 400 day growth and domestic maternal index, Top 15% 600 day weight, Top 20% 200 day growth, milk and domestic maternal index and Top 25% IMF. We will be retaining 50% shared marketing income from semen sales less cost. We have had inquiries for semen of this bull that will become joint property of the successful purchaser. Speak to us about the details.
Lot 1 - Murrimboola Furious is a really top bull to start the sale. He is being sold by Josh Carter who is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at Armidale Uni. Furious has terrific structure and is very soft and easy finishing. He will produce cattle for a wide variety of market segments and be perfect in a self replacing herd producing high quality meat.
Lot 3 - Futurity Flagship is a truly balanced and profitable sire in his design. Flagship has an ideal carcase and ticks all the boxes. Maternal brothers have sold to $11000. What a set of EBV's, Low birth, High growth, superior carcase traits and maternal traits that will ensure maximum calves per hectare.
Lot 4 - Frenzy is a bull that will impress with his width of carcase with the combination of calving ease. Frenzy has the ideal phenotype to produce progeny to meet a variety of markets. He comes from a very successful flush producing Lot 6 and our best female of the 2010 drop.
Lot 5 - Futurity Foundation is a real short coated long bodied bull from one of our most productive cows whose progeny have grossed over $50000. His mother is a full sister to Futurity Outback. Foundation has been a standout since birth for his carcase, confirmation and overall balance.
Lot 6 - Futurity Fast Track has perfect structure and great length of body. We used a full brother to him in the stud last year. You will be impressed with this bulls strong maternal traits, whilst still being one of the highest average daily gain bulls in the draft.
Lot 7 - Futurity Flirt is the best white bull ever bred at Futurity. If he was red he would be staying put.
We love this guy's super thick carcase, ideal maturity pattern and super quiet temperament. Flirts mother is one of our most productive cows for fertility and calf weaning weight compared to cow weight.
Lot 8 - Futurity Franchise is one of the real picks of the sale. Perfect structure and ideal carcase shape. He has what we believe to be an ideal phenotype for breeding cattle for nothern conditions. He has exceptional loose skin whilst retaining a very tight sheath and very short hair type that features through out his pedigre. We will be retainin 100 straws of semen from this bull.