2021 Bull Sale
Things in life keep changing and for us, Jim and Pam McGregor. Our decision to downsize means that the 2021 Ardcairnie Angus bull sale on Tuesday 2nd February will be the last at Maybenup.
That downsizing doesn’t include a breeding operation (no bulls kept by us) so every bull that passes all the tests we put our sale bulls through are included – 61 bulls from 22 different sires so plenty of breeding diversity.
The bulls are in their usual “fit, not fat” condition as we have always offered our bulls for sale to ensure longevity and fertility. In spite of the large diversity of sires, the sale mob is a very even line. Many have the “low birth weight/high growth rate that we have been breeding towards and all have very acceptable carcass data.
New AI sires include Baldridge Beast Mode (six sons), Chiltern Moe (3), Musgrove Mediator (3), GAR Fail Safe (3), Baldridge Compass (1). Proven Ardcairnie sires F96 (six sons) and J27 (six sons) also feature with several new Ardcairnie sires and two from Blackrock.
See below for photos of some of the 2021 sales team.
The catalogues will be posted or emailed in early January 2021 to our mailing list and can be downloaded here or by clicking the "Catalogue (PDF)" button on the right.
The bulls are available for viewing before the sale by phoning us on 0417 942 326 and on sale day from 10.30am. The sale starts at 1.00pm W.S.T.
We neither use or sell any bulls that are not free by pedigree or by test of the four genetic conditions for which Angus Australia has tests. As things keep changing, we regularly check the Angus website to ensure the status of each bull for the four genetic conditions is F (= free by test) or FU (= free by pedigree), and if a bull is not F or FU for each, then we test. All bulls are semen tested and morphology assessed.
We also ear notch test for BVDV, as well as giving initial and booster vaccinations of Ultravac 7 in 1, Vibrovax and Pestigard.
No credit system operates at the Ardcairnie Bull Sale – any issues through the year are dealt with quickly.
Ardcairnie bulls are offered for sale in working condition (probably about Score 3 condition), a philosophy we have retained since Ardcairnie bulls were first offered for sale. They are ready to work when the buyer needs them to work, with a reasonable chance of performing without breakdowns. The bulls have been running together in one mob since weaning.
Our herd Ident is WJM so if you would like to examine any of our cattle in more detail than the catalogue shows, just use the Angus Society website and choose either the 'ANGUS.TECH' or 'DATABASE SEARCH' tab, type in, for example, WJMF96 and you can see his pedigree and his progeny - just keep clicking! However, there are major changes planned for the end of October to the Angus Tech section of the Angus Australia website and hopefully they will make it even easier to find the information needed.
Ardcairnie's Selling Method
Since Ardcairnie bull sales started, the bulls have been catalogued and penned on sale day in age order, and in a fit not fat condition. Penning them in age order means potential buyers have the chance to compare similar age bulls.
Each bull has a reserve/selling price in the catalogue. On sale day, our Elders auctioneer, Nathan King, will start the sale announcing Lot 1 and asking if anyone is interested. One person puts up a hand, they buy the bull at that reserve/selling price; two or more and Nathan will auction the Lot starting with the printed price and rising in $250 bids; no-one is interested, Nathan moves on to the next Lot. Somewhat different, but it works for us and for our clients.
2021 Ardcairnie Angus
on-property bull sale
Tuesday 2 February 2021
Bulls available for inspection
Sale starts 1pm WST
Complimentary light lunch
Jim & Pam McGregor
P: +61 8 98 310 401
M: +61 417 942 326
Our stud is located on Maybenup at 22327 Albany Highway just south of the town of Kojonup in the Great Southern of Western Australia, approximately 240kms south of Perth.