ABBA No. 95
4 July 2011
Dear Fellow Brahman Breeders
We are delighted to report on another successful year.
George and Janice had the pleasure of joining the Australian trade delegation to the World Brahman Congress in Brazil in October 2010. It was very informative and the hospitality shown to us made our visits to several leading Brahman properties during and after the conference especially enjoyable. Brazilian cattle breeders are embracing the Brahman breed as they move from their traditional Nellore cattle to the beefier Brahman.
Mogul participated in the 2nd Bizzy Invitational Bull and Stud Female Sale held in Grafton on 4th September 2010 and we were very pleased with the sale results.
We invite you to our Open Day on Sunday 21 August 2011, when you will be able to inspect the animals we will be selling at the 3rd Bizzy Invitational Bull and Stud Female Sale to be held at Grafton Saleyards on Saturday 3 September 2011.
Our star at last year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show, Mogul Witchita has now been sold to Hilltops Pastoral Company. However, he has been ably succeeded by our new show team.
At the 2011 Sydney Royal Show, which was held somewhat later than usual this year, Judge David Harch awarded the Supreme Exhibit to our grey female, Mogul Miss DA Sasha, who was Senior and Grand Champion Female, sired by El Ja Data Axcess Manso,. She has subsequently borne a beautiful heifer calf.
Our red bull Mogul Yalumba was Senior and Grand Champion Bull. Mogul Yahoo was Reserve Senior Champion Bull and Mogul Zelan won Reserve Junior Champion Bull. Mogul Miss Indy Manso 38th was awarded Reserve Junior Champion Female.
The Sire's progeny award was won by our poll sire, El Ja Budwiser Manso.
A new ABBA initiative this year was the Beef Information Nucleus (BIN) Project. Data to be collected include growth traits, carcase and meat quality and female reproduction. We are delighted to report that Mogul Yalumba scored the highest results overall in the pregnancy test and semen use results from the Round 1 AI programme.
In more good news, the dam of Mogul Witchita, Boss Miss Sue Ellen D Robinson, was second in the 2010 ABBA Dam of the Year competition.
Our lead bull for this year’s Bizzy Invitational sale is the grey poll bull, Mogul Yarrand. Also included are brothers to Mogul Miss DA Sasha. Our red offering is led by Mogul Yahoo, our successful show bull, as well as his half brother, the poll bull Mogul Yokum. We look forward to seeing you there.
Two poll grey bulls, Mogul Zephyr Manso and Mogul Zircon, both by El Ja Budweiser Manso, will be heading our team for the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale. Our red bulls for the sale are Mogul Yengo, a full brother to Mogul Yalumba, and the poll bull Mogul Zenith. All four bulls will be offered in the Select Sire section.
Much further ahead, we are already planning for the Brahman Feature Show to be held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2014. We encourage everyone to consider this event in your future plans.
For ongoing news, remember to look at our website www.mogulstud.com.au.
Dr George Jacobs Glen Pfeffer
Mogul Performance Brahmans