With the bad seasonal conditions going into Winter 2018, we have made some difficult decisions regarding our bulls. A number of clients have advised us that they have sold their heifers and will now not require a replacement bull as early as expected. This is a common situation throughout eastern Australia and has resulted in a reduced demand for bulls. Therefore we have taken a hard line on keeping bull calves entire. Nevertheless we have retained some excellent sire prospects by Banksia Ridge Harry and Cam Grove Xman L16. We also have some Angus cross bulls by Cadfor Bartel L223. Most of the bulls available are black with some grey in colour. We sold the last two silver bulls to a client at Nyngan. We plan to retain some silver bulls from our Autumn 2018 drop.
Appreciating the reduced price of cattle we have also reduced the price being asked for our bulls. The bulls are priced from $3,000 – $4,000. The bull below, Cadfor Nuclear N14 by Cadfor Bartel L223, is priced at $3,300 (incl GST). Low birthweight and out of a heifer, he can be used with confidence across commercial herds. He has excellent softness and marbling.
At Cadfor Murray Greys we guarantee the quality of all the animals listed for sale. We aim to provide our clients with bulls that will improve their herds and profitability. The bulls we offer have figures in the top 10% of the Murray Grey breed in at least one of the following areas: calving ease, growth, carcase attributes or financial indices.
In the Southern Tablelands most calving occurs in spring and most bull sales occur between August and November. This is the period during which we list our bulls for sale. Our herd calves in autumn and spring and therefore we are able to provide bulls in a range of ages to suit clients’ needs. We generally sell our bulls between 12 and 20 months of age. Younger bulls can be kept at Cadfor until they reach joining age. For further information on the use of yearling bulls click here. Our bulls are scanned and independently assessed before being placed on our sales list.
The sale bulls are tested free of Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA), as well as being DNA tested, sire verified and free of pestivirus persistent infection (PI). The bulls have been vaccinated with 7 in 1, Vibrovax and Pestigard.
The bulls are yard weaned and well handled before being reared on good pastures. They are not grain fed but provided with hay and a protein meal if conditions require it. Cadfor bulls are very quiet and are used to being handled on foot.
We provide full data on the animals we sell – pedigree, colour, birth date, birth weight, growth rate, weaning weight, scan data (EMA, fat and intramuscular fat), scrotal measurements, assessments of temperament, structure and prepuce.
Please contact us to inspect the animals in person. Visitors are most welcome.