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SIMM - TALK - NEWS and UPDATES FROM SIMMENTAL AUSTRALIA



Branding Video
Simmental Australia is pleased to be able to present our branding video at the upcoming AGM in Perth. Above is one of the photos from Lindsay Russell's property at Blackall in Queensland.

National Show and Sale
The combined 2017 Red Angus and Simmental National Show and Sale is fast approaching. Be sure to get your entries in by 20th April along with any catalogue ads, as the lots will then go straight to the printers. There is plenty of opportunity to sponsor a class in the show section as well. Contact the office for more information.

Beef 2018
Preparations are underway for Rockhampton in May 2018. Simmental Australia will again have a site on grounds.

North Coast National - Lismore
Simmental are the Feature Breed at this years North Coast National at Lismore NSW on19th to 21st October. There's over $3000 in cash and prizes and Pure and Crossbred steer hoof and hook classes as well. Contact Linda Martin for more detail on 0404 004 065 and keep watch on the Events page.

ARCBA Scholarship to USA
ARCBA are offering a scholarship for a study tour to the USA in 2018. If you're between 21 & 35 years and would like to know more, then click on this link for the form. Entries close 16th June.
Canadian Western Agribition - National Simmental Show

It’s never too early to start planning the next holiday….. so for all you that may be still deciding where to go in 2017, here’s an adventure that you can’t go past!
 
Introducing Canadian Western Agribition! Held in November of each year in Regina, Saskatchewan, Agribition is the largest beef cattle show in Canada. The show, with the help of the Canadian Government, runs an outstanding international incoming buyers program which offers free admission, off-site property tours, access to the international  & business lounge and most importantly a grant up to the value of $1,500 CDN to help cover the cost of your trip.  The application process for this grant is very straight-forward and in the past, most people who apply have received some funding.
 
Of particular interest for all Simmental breeders in 2017 is that Agribition will be hosting the National Simmental Show, so you can be guaranteed that both the numbers and quality of Simmental cattle on display will be high!
 
Whilst the 2017 International Information is not yet available online, there are plenty of details on past years’ programs.  Please head to https://www.agribition.com/  for further information or contact us via the details at the bottom of this email.
 
For those of you heading to Sydney Royal Easter Show next week, please feel free to approach us with any questions on the Agribition International Program; you can find us in the Charolais and Simmental aisles, look out for the purple curtain!  Kind Regards, 
Glen Waldron and Kim Groner, E: info@elitecattleco.com.au, Ph: 0427 614 979 or 0433 333 805
 
Pictured with the $160,000 record breaking Woonallee Los Angeles are Elders auctioneer Ben Finch, purchaser Brett Nobbs, Nobbs Cattle Co, Duaringa, Qld and Woonallee principals Lizzy and Tom Baker, Furner, SA.
Stud sales to date

Great Southern Blue Ribbon Bull Sale (WA) - January 17th                                           
Top Price: $10,000 twice with an average of $7,700

Bonnydale (WA) – February 6th                                                             
Top Price: $12,500, twice, with an average of $8,240           

Lakeside Simmentals – (SA) February 8th    
Top Price: $8,500 with an average of $5,342

Woonallee Simmentals – (SA)  February 9th
Top Price: $160,000 with a cleared average of $9759 grossing $995,500 
3rd Elite Ladies Female Sale 
36 offered and sold to $19,000 to Average $7,208. 

Bandeeka Simmentals (WA)– February 9th      
Top Price: $7,000 with an average of $4,839        

Tugulawa Simmentals (SA) – February 10th
Top Price: $13,000, average of $5,250
Females: Top Price $7,000 average of $4,125

Southern Cross Simmental Sale (SA) - February 10th  
Top Price: $13,000  average of $5,758 sold 31 of 39 
Willandra Simmental (WA) - February 14th 
Top Price: $11,000 average of $6,524

Rockhampton All Breeds Bull & Female Sale (QLD) – February 15th
Simmental Top Price: $10,000 average of $5,167 
Simbrah Top Price: $6,500 average of $4,750
Simmbrangus Top Price: $6,500 average of $6,500

WA Brunswick Supreme Bull Sale (WA) - February 16th
Top Price: $8,500 average $5,215

Sylvandale Simmentals (VIC) – February 17th
Top Price: $11,000 average of $5,100

Lancaster Black Simmental (NSW) February 24th
Top Price: $12,500  average of $6,830
Females: Top Price: $18,000 average of $8,000

Wormbete Simmentals Sale with invitation to Valley Creek Simmentals (NSW) - March 3rd
Top Price: $22,000 average of $7,956  

Black Stump All Breeds Bull Sale Blackall (QLD)  - March 21st
Top Price: $9,000    average of $5,875
Federal Council

The 47th AGM will be hosted by the Western Australian Branch on Friday 19th of May. If you'd like to attend then click on the Itinerary, we'd love to see you there as we take in some of the studs in the region. The Directors will also meet for a Board meeting on Thursday 18th May with much to discuss. Will keep you posted on the outcomes through the website, E-newsletters, Facebook and Twitter.


Around the ASBA Office

Transfers on bulls to members: A reminder that any bulls sold to another member needs to be DNA profiled and parent verified prior to transfer. Please send in samples with transfer forms to speed up the process.

Genomic Testing

GGP-LD testing is required on all new Accredited Sires from 1st January, 2017. A semen sample from overseas imported sires is suitable for testing as is the SNP test result in .csv format from that Country of Origin.

Embryos

All Donor Dams now need a DNA profile, regardless of whether the embryos are fresh or frozen.
From the Show Ring

Toowoomba Royal 2017

Calf champion Male: KBV Montenegro (P)
Reserve Calf Male: Trinity Vale Myth Buster (P)
 
Junior Champion and Grand Champion Male: KBV Legacy (P) (below left) & Supreme Interbreed Bull
 
Calf Champion Female: Trinity Vale Mia Jaxon 
Junior Ch Female: Trinity Vale Red Lily
Senior Ch Female: KBV Kiki (P)
 
Grand Female and Supreme Exhibit: KBV Kiki.(below right)
 
Champion Exhibitors Group:
KBV Simmental Stud
 
Branch news

Queensland recently held their AGM with their new Committee as follows:
President- Marty Rowlands,Vice- Scott York,Secretary- Julie Pocock-Iseppi,Treasurer- Elizabeth Skene, Promotions- Kim Groner, Committee - Trevor Anderson, Don Louis and Janet Newlands.
 
Back row l to r: Scott York, Marty Rowlands, Trevor Anderson 
Front row l to r: Lis Skene, Julie Pocock-Iseppi, Kim Groner 
The Qld Junior Simmental Camp is set for 28th September to 1st October with an outstanding line up of events planned, including a feedlot tour and meat judging on the list. Keep your eye on their Facebook page for more details. 

Victoria have had a busy few weeks with their stand at Farm World at Lardner Park.



ASBA members along with other breed members who form part of the SBTS or TBTS Stakeholder Breed Societies attended the SBTS Regional Forums Program (Warragul, Victoria), run by Catriona Millen – SBTS Technical Officer along with SBTS Technical Officer Manager – Alex McDonald. The forum is covering topics of Breedplan recording performance for your herd, groups & genetic linkage, performance recording problems and how to avoid them plus interpreting your genetic progress report along with single step Breedplan and what genomics means for you. 


Above l to r: Greg Templeton, John Leek, Garry Gillett, Catriona Millen, Peter Wenn and Alex McDonald

New South Wales is all hands on deck at the Sydney Show with the Stan Hill Trophy steers chosen on Wednesday.  Steer #1331 by GL & LR Martin, #1214 by Jessica Adams - Rump 11mm, Rib 7mm, #1120 by Stuart & Samantha Moeck - Rump 7mm, Rib 6mm, Reserve #1332 by Luke Adams - Rump 12mm, Rib 10mm. 

 


Around the yards
Each week on the website we post the agent's quotes for that week that we can find. I find plenty of market reports that don't name the breed. Have a word to your agent to send their reports to us or for them to post on social media, tagging Simmental Australia in their posts.

Around the yards March

NVLX 1/3
Walpole Partnership, Carboor, 2 Simmental X cow, 660kg 238.6c/kg for $1574.76
 
Vicden Dispersal, Kempsey NSW, 25/2
Females were in high demand with the top price of $4,200 being paid twice for a cow and a cow and calf, while heifers topped at $2,400. Bulls sold to $3,200.
 
Gunnedah, NSW, 28/2
A/C vendor of Purtle Plevey Agencies, 3 Simmental cows, 748.3 kg,  224.2c/kg for $1677.76

TRLX NSW, 6/3
Simmental x weaner steers sold by CP on account Logie Partnership, Nowendoc made 363c/kg and averaged 340kg/$1234;
 
Glen Innes Potential Show Steer Sale, NSW – 6/3
Lot 2 A/C C & P Whan, Simmental X Hereford Steer, 340kg, $5/kg for $1700 sold to Tenterfield High School
Lot 3 A/C C & P Whan, Simmental X Hereford Steer, 395kg, $4/kg for $1580 sold to Coonamble High School
Lot 19 A/C B P Grogan, Limousin X Simmental/Limousin Steer, 225kg, $8/kg for $1800 sold to Wellington High School
Lot 20 2ND PLACE WINNER - A/C B P Grogan, Limousin X Angus/Simmental Steer, 195kg, $10/kg for $1950 sold to MacIntyre High School, Inverell
Lot 27 A/C G & S Morgan, Simmental X Murray Grey Steer, 330kg, $5.25/kg for $1732.50 sold to Baradine High School
 
NVLX 7/3
A/C I Fletcher of Wagga Wagga, 4 Simmental X steers 528.8kg, 312c/kg for $1548.70. 5 Simmental X heifers 559kg, 308c/kg for $1721.72
 
Biggenden Q, 7/3 – 1912 yarded
BP Dingle, Eidsvold sold Simmental cross steers for 324c/$908.
PJ Stewart, Brooweena sold Simmental cross weaner steers for 352c/$805. 
J Litfin, Tansey sold Simmental cross weaner heifers for 309c/$722.
 
See our news page for weekly updates

Caption: Below Left: TRLX NSW, 6/3, Simmental x weaner steers sold by CP on account Logie Partnership, Nowendoc made 363c/kg and averaged 340kg/$1234;
Below Right: Auctions Plus 10/3
A/C Glister Pty Ltd, Attunga NSW, 20 station mated Simmental X cows & 11 calves for $2010/hd, Strathleigh Black Simmental sired.
Want to promote your sale or show results?

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Don't worry, the ASBA can arrange all your advertising design and production needs through ABRI at the discounted rate of $85/hr.  Please contact Fara Williams via email fara.williams@abri.une.edu.au or phone 02 6773 3356 to arrange any design and production requirements.
REMEMBER, YOU CAN'T PROMOTE A SECRET!!
Credit Card facilities are available
 
ASBA have credit card payment facility available - just phone the office with your details and payments can be made straight away.

EFT payments

PLEASE ensure when making EFT bank payments, you use your herd member I.D letters in the description and send us an email with the workorder number you've paid for that would be appreciated. This ensures the payments are allocated to the correct account.
Photo from Gowrie Station, Charleville, QLD
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