Livestock

Alpine to host update

By Country News

After participating in Beef Week for 12 years, Alpine Angus will take a break this year, instead hosting a beef industry update for beef producers in February.

The Alpine Field Day will discuss a number of topics, with industry leaders delivering a global and domestic beef market update and new technologies to maximise pasture production, efficient stock feed options and animal health technologies.

With a complimentary barbecue lunch and viewing of sale bulls following the 10am to 1pm event, Alpine Angus principal Jim Delany said the event would offer a great opportunity to see what the stud had on offer.

‘‘The decision to bypass Beef Week in 2019 was not taken lightly. We are very disappointed to miss this day,’’ he said.

‘‘We really enjoy putting our cattle on display and look forward to meeting and greeting people every year.

‘‘It’s a shame that our day in Beef Week this year clashes with such a community focused day (Australia Day), however, our field day a couple of weeks later gives ample opportunity to view the sale bulls and we are more than happy to show anyone around any time that suits them.’’

The stud will host its annual autumn bull sale on Tuesday, March 5 at the Rosewhite sales complex, presenting 100 high performance Herd Book Register (HBR) and Angus Performance Register (APR) Angus bulls.

The 1pm sale will feature sires including Coonamble Junior, Coonamble Hector, VAR Discovery, Hazeldean High Roller and Sterita Park Black Jack.

Mr Delany said Alpine Angus focused on offering calving ease, big growth spread, fertility and carcase quality, with temperament and structure of the herd the cornerstones of the stud’s program.

Alpine Angus will host its field day on Wednesday, February 13 from 10am to 1pm at the Alpine Angus sales complex at 1138 Happy Valley Rd, Rosewhite.