GLENLANDS QUARRY - Polled

 

Sire: Comanche Chief

Dam: Glenlands 4743

 

We purchased Glenlands Quarry, Lot 1 from 2013 Glenlands sale for $16000. We believe he is one of the most complete sire packages that had been offered that year.

At 31 months, he weighed 1050 kgs with an EMA of 137 and scans of 17 and 13 and scrotal circumference of 39.5. Amongst his many show winnings, he was the calf champion at Beef 2012 and is thick and long and stands on excellent bone. He has a very tidy underline and shows impressive mobility for a bull of this size. We are excited at the prospect of introducing such a sire into our herd and eagerly await his progeny.

 

Semen morphology tested 90% normal.

 

HIGH COUNTRY EDWARD - Scurred

 

SIRE: Billabong Xavier

DAM: Balmoral Ridge Kate

 

Stud sire appeal, presence, length, depth, mobility and softness oozes from this bull. A standout since a calf, his outstanding growth rate together with his strong breed characteristics and structural correctness made him an impressive sire. He has been judged by many including David Bassingthwaite from Yarrawonga Waco Santa Gertrudis who said” He stands on good bone with incredible thickness through the spine to the hindquarter with excellent depth of body, good tropical skin and strong breed character”

 

Semen morphology tested 82% normal.

 

FORTRUS ENERGISER - Scurred - photo at 16 mths

 

Sire: Anglezed Commandante

Dam: Lorayne Ria

 

Energiser was purchased as a calf at foot at the Fortrus dispersal. As he developed, we knew we had something special. Conformationally perfect, long, above average frame and good weight for age, with beautiful balance, length hip to pin, tidy underline and standing on excellent legs and feet. We believe he will be the ideal cross over our wealth of Xavier heifers who with their softness, feminity and content are the ideal breeders.

 

Semen morphology tested at 93% normal.

 

OASIS CHIEF - Polled

 

SIRE: Lamont Inmate

DAM: Oasis Retreat

 

Chief was purchased for $25000 at the 2015 DN sale. Sired by the outstanding and highly sought after Lamont Inmate, he had all the traits we are chasing. Incredibly rare to find, he has the combination of heavy bone, brilliant underline together with length and a polled head. Chief is the unique mix of all of these traits. 28 months, 926 kgs, 44 scrotal circumference, 140 eye muscle area and 15/10 in the fat. A big growthy sire, with an excellent temperament and conformation with soft skin, tropical coat and the ability to finish even with his outstanding muscling.

 

Semen morphology tested 92% normal.

 

LOCARNO LENNOX - Polled

 

Sire: Medway Oombabeer

Dam: Locarno Bronte

 

Purchased for $20000 at the 2017 DN sale. What a standout!!! At only 22 months, this young bull got our attention with his perfect polled head, brilliant underline and temperament and sealed the deal with his excellent weight for age 850kgs and impressive 142 EMA and 42 scrotal and 94% morphology. Not overdone, with fats of 14 & 10, his thickness, smoothness through the shoulders and excellent feet makes him an exciting addition to our sire battery.

 

Semen morphology tested 94% normal.

 

OASIS WALLACE - Polled

 

SIRE: F.C.C. Archer

DAM: Oasis Hope

 

Sire of our $27000 First Rate, Wallace has exceeded our expectations. He is producing both brilliant bulls and heifers with his strong head and broad muzzle, all polled and quiet. Good sheaths, thickness and excellent semen quality.

 

We believe he will give some real punch to his calves. At 28 months, he was 922 kgs, with fat of 14 and 10, EMA of 138 and scrotal of 41 cm. His first calves will be due August 2015.

 

Semen morphology tested 88% normal.

 

YARALLA SATLER - Polled

 

Sire: Yaralla Norton

Dam: Yaralla 127/2

 

Purchased at the 2017 DN sale for $22000. His overall structural correctness and carcass traits made him an obvious and worthy acquisition for us. An impressive youngster, polled, 23 months, 45.5 scrotal, 85% motility, 132 EMA, fats 13 & 8, weight 734 kgs. Perfect legs, feet and mobility and selected from a herd known for their excellence in both commercial hoof and hook competitions as well as their strong emphasis on fertility. We look forward to seeing his first calves.

 

Semen morphology not yet available as we have not yet collected him for freezing into straws.

BILLABONG CASTLEMAINE - Scurred

 

Sire: Billabong Winchester

Dam: Billabong November 2nd

 

Billabong Castlemaine was purchased as a calf at foot at the Billabong dispersal specifically to source one of the last Billabong bloodlines we were still chasing. Sired by Billabong Winchester, this young calf has exceeded our expectations and will be retained as a sire. Showing incredible bone, fleshing and sire appeal, he is currently 607 kgs at 16 months and will be joined this year to selected females. We look forward to his first calf drop next year.

 

Semen morphology not yet available as we have not yet collected him for freezing into straws.

 

HIGH COUNTRY GAME ON - Polled

 

Sire: Glen Fosslyn Idol

Dam: Nelma Beauty

 

Our choice for retention this year. He is an outstanding son of Glen Fosslyn Idol from his first drop of calves. Retained for his scale, growth for age ( 800kgs at 19 months), perfect underline, strong polled head, thickness, perfect feet and legs, 41 cm scrotal circumference and his bomb proof temperament. A worthy addition to our sire battery.

 

Semen morphology not yet tested.

 

GLEN FOSSLYN IDOL - Polled

 

SIRE: GF Exelby

DAM: GF Empress 7

 

Idol was purchased for $16500 as the top priced Glen Fosslyn bull at the 2015 sale. An outstanding young bull, we were immediately impressed with his perfect sheath, strong polly head and overall structural correctness. He stands on excellent feet and bone, is well fleshed, but with great softness and a brilliant temperament.

Added to this are his outstanding breedplan figures which have him in the top 5% of the breed for 400 & 600 day EBV's. At 24 months, he was 763 kgs,with fat of 9 and 6, EMA of 115.

 

Semen morphology tested 94% normal.

 

BUNDY ELDORADO - Scurred

 

SIRE: Vale View Roper

DAM: Bundy Ariat

 

Eldorado was purchased from the 2016 DN Sale for $30000. Outstanding growth for age, length, softness and skin, with an incredibly strong head, perfect underline and great legs and feet. An incredible young sire he boasts 967 kg at 23 months of age with fats 14/13, EMA of 131, 38.5 scrotal and 81% morphology. This, together with an absolutely bomb proof temperament has made him a true stud sire and we are excited to await his first calves.

 

Semen morphology tested 81% normal.

 

OASIS BUSTER  - Polled

 

SIRE: Minlacowie Johan

DAM: Oasis Stormbird

 

Buster was purchased at the Angle Zed Droughtmasters dispersal, where he had been a prominent sire originally purchased for $20000 and producing sons to $37500.

His calves at this sale were obvious standouts. They were incredibly long with clean underlines and thick hindquarters and were highly sought after by buyers. We were impressed with his substantial bone, strong muscle pattern and temperament and believe he will be an outstanding asset to our herd.

At original purchase as a two year old he was 954 kg, with scans of 12 and 8 and an EMA of 134 cm.

 

Semen morphology tested 82% normal.

 

BILLABONG RIDLEY - Polled

 

Sire: Hillside Park Isaac

Dam: Billabong Maydena

 

A Billabong Godfrey grandson, from a Kapalee Goldfinger granddaughter. Purchased for his length, eye muscle, temperament and the outstanding quality of his progeny. His bulls show excellent muscling and thickness with tidy underlines and excellent temperaments. His females are soft, easy doing, with volume and femininity. His consistency over all types of females and his gentle temperament has made him an outstanding asset in our herd.

 

Semen morphology tested 90% normal.

 

 

BILLABONG XAVIER - Scurred

 

Sire: Billabong Nevada

Dam: Billabong Iantha

 

Xavier was the top priced bull $17000 at the 2012 Billabong Droughtmaster Sale. His sire line is one of Billabongs most successful and predicatable bloodlines, going back to the outstanding Kapalee Goldfinger and producing three of their leading sires; Billabong Rockafella, Southern Comfort and Jack of Clubs. He caught our eye with his depth, bone, muscling and overall classical type and sealed the deal with his bombproof temperament. At 23mths, he was 780kgs, had the highest IMF% of the sale at 5.5% and EMA of 120cm.

 

Semen morphology tested 93% normal.

 

HIGH COUNTRY CONQUEROR - Polled

 

Sire: Billabong Ridley

Dam: Kapalee Jealousy 9

 

Chosen as an outstanding weaner, Conqueror shows all of the muscling and strong topline of his sire, whilst maintaining length, overall structural correctness and an outstanding temperament. He has an excellent sheath and testicles and is extremely fertile with a crush side semen test of 90%. He has brilliant EBV's and is out of one of our most consistent dams. She is a very well fleshed female, with an excellent udder and has an EBV of +6 for milk. We look forward to seeing his first calves.

 

Semen morphology tested 83% normal

 

HIGH COUNTRY COLOSSAL - Polled

 

SIRE: Billabong Ridley

DAM: Karragarra Gillian

 

Colossal was sold to Rockside Droughtmasters in 2014 and he was one of two Billabong Ridley bulls that we were impressed with that year. As Ridley is now 12 years old, we grabbed him quick when he came back up for sale and he will work along side Conqueror to carry on the Ridley line. Like his sire, he has brilliant semen quality, strong polled head, is long with a great underline and excellent eye muscle.

 

HIGH COUNTRY FACTOR - Scurred

 

SIRE: Glenlands Quarry

DAM: Lake Moogerah TR631

 

An outstanding son of Glenlands Quarry, we retained him from our 2015 drop. Long, incredible thickness, heavily hooded eyes, tidy underline, perfect legs and feet. He is out of a very fertile cow that never missed a beat, with a wonderful udder and temperament she passed on to Factor. At two years of age, he has EBV's in the top 5% of the breed, 200 days +19, 400 days +28, 600 days +40, milk +5. He had a scrotal circumference of 38 cm and an EMA of 138.

 

Semen morphology 78% normal.

 

VALERA VALE HIGH ROLLER - Polled

 

SIRE:Valera Vale Bruiser 301

DAM:Valera Vale 9804

 

Purchased as a 17 month old at last years Valera Vale sale for use over heifers. He caught our eye with his softness, thickness, strong homozygous polled head, length and exceptionally good sheath and sealed the deal with his impeccable temperament. First calves are born small and thicken up quickly. He was used in staggered matings both at High Country and at our co-operative breeders this year and held up brilliantly.

 

Semen morphology tested 87% normal.

 

HIGH COUNTRY BRONCO - Polled

 

SIRE: Huntly Iceman

DAM: Minlacowie Julliette 6668

 

Originally sold to 3D Droughtmaster in 2013, he was offered to us when 3D had kept the majority of his heifers and could no longer use him. We jumped at the chance. He has grown into a massive bull,  1100 kg with a brilliant underline, good polled head, strong bone and excellent feet and has left behind a wealth of soft, deep, magnificent heifers with his brilliant temperament. We have been so impressed with them, we have also purchased some of his heifers from the national sale.

 

 

CLONLARA JACOB - Scurred

 

SIRE: Huntly Kane

DAM: Clonlara 10198

 

Another growthy young polled sire from Clonlara Droughtmasters. Showing excellent length, bone, underline and balance. At only 22 months, we felt he had real lift and scale, with 87% normal morphology, tidy underline and strong sirey head. We believe he will mature into a very impressive sire.

 

Semen morphology tested 87% normal.

 

 

CLONLARA SHERLOCK - Scurred

 

SIRE: Clonlara Digger

DAM: Clonlara 1250

 

Chosen specifically to breed us replacement females, this higher content youngster has excellent semen quality with 95% crush side and 87% normal morphology. This trait is directly linked to fertility, as bulls with high numbers of morphologically normal sperm have been shown to reduce their daughters inter-calving interval. He also has an outstanding +8 EBV for milk, another trait that we select highly for in our breeder herd. He has the highly sought after combination of loose skin, great tropical coat, whilst still maintaining a tidy underline. We believe he will breed us a line of feminine, soft and fertile females.

 

Semen morphology tested 87% normal.

 

CRAIGLEA INFERNO - Horned

 

Sire: Oasis Walter

Dam: Billabong Raita

 

Another brilliant addition to our sires. Craiglea Inferno. At only 22 months, this easy doing, honey coloured youngster tipped the scales at 834 kgs, with 124 EMA, the perfect sheath and is sired by the impressive Oasis Walter.

Inferno will be used to breed beautiful soft, wedge shaped, higher content replacement females and is an exciting addition to our stud.

 

Semen morphology not yet available as we have not yet collected him for freezing into straws.

HAMADRA GOVERNER  - Scurred

 

SIRE: Mt Grant Ando

DAM: Hamadra Britney

 

An exceptionally long, well balanced young bull with thickness and a very tidy underline. Incredibly free moving and active, he stands on good structure and we look forward to seeing his calves.

 

At only 20 months, he was 814 kgs, with 37 cm scrotal circumference, P8 11, Rib 7, EMA 137, IMF 4.7.

 

Sires utilised through our co-operative herds

NINDETHANA HAROLD - Scurred

 

SIRE: Bryvonlea Malachi

DAM: Wundaburra Rosebud

 

A quality Malachi son out of a Wundaburra female that goes back to Swan 609.  He has plenty of length and bone plus loads of loose skin.  He has a very tidy underline and his sleek tropical coat has a natural silk like finish.

 

At 23 mths, he was 838kg, 44 cm scrotal, milk tooth, EMA 122.

 

Semen morphology tested 72% normal.

 

 

 

BILLABONG ARCHER - Polled

 

SIRE: Billabong Nevada

DAM: Billabong 4302

 

Another deep bodied son of Billabong Nevada, the same sire as Billabong Xavier, he has produced some magnificent bulls and females and has been a very consistent sire.

ARGA DARGA GLIDER - Polled

 

SIRE: Wingfield Benjamin

DAM: Wingfiled Rosella

 

A brilliant producer of long, feminine females with tidy navels, Glider now deceased has left a legacy of females.

HIGH COUNTRY FEARLESS - Polled

SIRE: Glenlands Quarry

DAM: Calioran Margie

 

Incredible growth rate on this young bull. Large framed, long and heavy with a very strong sirey head. First calves due spring 2018.

HIGH COUNTRY FLYNN - Scurred

 

SIRE: Glenlands Quarry

DAM: Lake Moogerah B586

 

Another Quarry bull showing impressive thickness, excellent underline and strong head with a broad muzzle. First calves due spring 2018.

HIGH COUNTRY FERRARI - Polled

SIRE: Billabong Archer

DAM: Argyle Lagg

 

Bone, thickness, strong polled head, tidy underline and real grunt. Excitedly awaiting his calves due spring 2018.

 

HIGH COUNTRY EAGLE - Scurred

SIRE: Billabong Watson

DAM: Oakfield Roberta

 

Grown into a large framed sire like his sire Watson, but producing very small calves at birth, used for two seasons over heifers. Incredible temperament, he has always been bomb proof. He will produce some impressive bulls in the next two years.

HIGH COUNTRY FLAMETHROWER - Scurred

 

SIRE: High Country Conqueror

DAM: Billabong Windy

 

Deep, fleshy, free moving young bull. Grandson of Ridley, he shows all of the features of this line, strong backlines, temperament and excellent fertility.

BILLABONG WATSON - Scurred

 

SIRE: Trafalagar Palestine

DAM: Billabong Gable

 

Originally purchased at the Billabong sale for $12500. Watson was the ideal heifer bull, calves were small and born quickly. He has produced some outstanding bulls including High Country Eagle above used on heifers at one of our co-operative herds and females that weaned some of the heaviest calves. Sired by the consistent Trafalgar Palestine and out of one of Billabongs favourite and most successful cows Gable. She is also the dam of $20000 Billabong Jackpot sold to Rondel Droughtmasters.

CALAANAH DIGBY - Scurred

 

SIRE: Billabong Winchester

DAM: Billabong Santina

 

Purchased at the 2017 DN sale in partnership with Michael Ingram from Ingram Droughtmasters at Duaringa. He had incredible bone, length and weight for age, with exceptional skin type. Scrotal circumference 39cm, motility 75%, P8 10 Rib 8, EMA 130 and IMF 4.2.

Another sire for us by Billabong Winchester, he is a half brother to Apollo retained by Billabong and Calaanah.

 

Semen morphology not yet available as we have not yet collected him for freezing into straws.