Wirruna Winter Newsletter

The last 12 months have been a very busy one for us all at Wirruna Poll Herefords. Both our Spring 2012 and Autumn 2013 sales were among our strongest ever results and I am hearing lots of good stories on how the bulls and sale breeders are performing in clients herds....
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Three things to remember

Wirruna Poll Herefords We see ourselves as a very different seedstock operation compared to most studs Disciplined Approach to Breeding All cattle run under commercial stress conditions All cows and heifers joined for 6 weeks only All heifers must have a live unassisted calf at 2 yrs All cows must...
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Selection for Economically Important Traits

Introduction The primary objective of a seedstock producer should be to make genetic improvement. Genetic improvement occurs when the average genetic value of the offspring (e.g. the current calves) is higher than the average genetic value of the previous generation from which the parents were selected. In other words, the...
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Moving towards a more sustainable beef production system

Introduction There is a common theme of beef producers all over the world, to produce beef profitably with high market acceptance and at low cost.  Often this needs to be done against a backdrop of declining ‘terms of trade’, which requires continual improvements to the production system in order to...
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Bulls Rocket To $8500 Top At Wirruna

The Land 4th September – Penny Watts New Zealand bloodlines with excellent calving ease traits pushed prices to $8500 at last week’s Wirruna Poll Hereford on-property sale at Holbrook.
Sons of the New Zealand import, Koanui Rocket, topped the annual sale, where bulls sold for an $8,500 top price and averaged...
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Event Date Download Wirruna Spring Bull & Female Sale August 29th, 2012 On-line Catalogue (New)– Results (pending) Winter Workshop – Cow Herd Productivity Workshop 1st August, 2012 View Program The Land Southern Beef Week Field Day 23rd July 2012 Wirruna Autumn Bull & Female Sale March 14th, 2012 On-line Catalogue– Results Wirruna...
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