James and Ted Laurie and their families’ ‘Knowla’ Moppy will hold their annual Open day at Moppy of Friday July 28 to display the 2017 sale draft.
Commencing at 10am the 70 sale bulls will be yarded for inspection.
Whilst this is the largest sale draft ever offered by Knowla, some astute judges have already complemented the bulls on their overall standard.
Represented will be some breed-leading sires from New Zealand, America and leading Australian studs.
Matauri Reality sons met strong demand last year, and he is represented with 20 sons this year.
They excel for temperament and growth, but the majority are also very well suited for joining to maiden heifers.
High-use US bull Sydgen Black Pearl will also be well represented. They display exceptional thickness, and are also well suited for heifer joining.
All Australian blood bulls, Dunoon Highpoint H744, Peakes In Focus G57, Ascott Evident H146 and Eastern Plains Estate H38, are all well represented.
In particular, the Highpoint H744 draft is outstanding, exhibiting the typical Angus thickness that is required for weaner and steer production in coastal areas.
The Knowla stud herd is run in conjunction with a 600-strong female commercial herd-producing feeder steers and grass-fattened slaughter cattle for the domestic market.
The commercial herd allows all the stud bloodlines to be tested under rigorous conditions in steep grazing land.
At the recent Killara feedlot awards evening for the 2016 feedlot intake, the Knowla steers performed exceptionally well.
From 150 feedlot suppliers into their premium Jacks Creek branded program, the Knowla steers made the top three for average daily gain, were top ten for health and feed conversion, and made the shortlist in the supplier of the year award.
This data was compiled from 22,600 steers sourced across NSW.
One hundred commercial Angus and Angus composite heifers have also been catalogued for sale, but will not be on display at the Open Day.
They have already been shifted to the sale venue property at Kia Ora just outside of Gloucester in preparation for the Saturday, August 19 sale.
The bulls will be shifted to Kia Ora shortly after the Open day.
On-farm inspections are invited prior to the sale for those looking to get an early preview of what’s on offer.
All Knowla bulls are semen tested prior to the sale, and are delivered free of charge to local areas.
For any further inquiries don’t hesitate to contact Ted Laurie on 6558 5503 or James Laurie on 6558 5519.