Shorthorn Central Bull breeder Trent Johnstone says their first shorthorn bull sale on farm will have advantages for buyers. Shorthorn Central will be holding its first ever on-farm shorthorn bull sale on Thursday, September 8, at ‘Chindwarra’ 381 Thurungle Road, Forbes. Mr Johnstone said there would be advantages of staging the sale at the farm, and said this would benefit buyers more than having it at the livestock exchange.
“I think we will have a better atmosphere by selling our bulls straight from the farm, and buyers will be able to view the bulls in their own comfort zone,” he said. “It saves us the time to transport all of the bulls from the farm to the exchange, but it also allows buyers to see where and how the bulls have been bred, and this can be important as well.”
Forty bulls from six different vendors will be auctioned at the sale, which starts at 1pm on the day. All Shorthorn Central bulls are grass fed, and Mr Johnstone said this would be an advantage for some buyers. “These grass fed bulls are commercially orientated, easy going and they have the ability to fatten and marble off grass,” he said. “Our bulls are very balanced, they have high carcass and maternal profitability and all bulls have been vaccinated with 7 in 1, Pesti ,Vibrio and are semen tested, ready to go to work.”
This year has been a very exciting time to be involved in the shorthorn breed & their crosses.With the launch of the JBS Thousand Guineas branded beef product all breeders of shorthorns & crosses (75% minimum) are afforded a premium over all other breeds and now on parity with Angus. There has never been a better time to realise that profit now comes in colour.
An invitation is extended to all attending the sale to partake in a Thousand Guineas Steak sandwich courtesy of one of the sales major sponsors, ANZ Bank. In terms of the current market situation in beef sales, Mr Johnstone said he expected prices per kilo to remain above average as it has been to date.
For all enquiries or to receive a catalogue please call Trent Johnstone 0438 522 198.