A Terrific Result

    Charlie and Louise Clemson from Ardlethan in Central and Southern NSW, are using Renard Blonde bulls over Angus, Hereford, and Black Baldy Cows and Heifers with great results
    A terrific result was achieved when they sold 131 rising yearling heifers in late August 2017 at Wagga Wagga. The calves that were progeny from Blonde Cross breeding averaged around 20 cents per kilo better than their mates, which were sold as Angus breeding. The Blondes made $3.62 per kilo (Live Weight) and were all heifers. This I think was the top price in NSW for that week. It just shows, if you use a Blonde bull you can get excellent prices for your heifers, and sometimes even better for heifers than the steer portion.

    Charlie and Louise Clemson have moved out of just cropping completely, after they met up with Ian Fox from the Renard Blonde stud during the Henty Field Days. Charlie said he was sick of just smelling diesel fumes and driving cropping machinery. “What breed is best suited to the use with the Blonde bulls” he asked.
    “It depends on your district climate” I said. Because of the district 15 inch (380mm) annual rainfall, it was felt British bred cows would do the job to keep the fat cover up to market requirements. It has been so successful they have now purchased another 20,000 acres at Condobolin NSW, about 200 km’s away, which is pretty tough country for cattle. The property was bought WIWO with 700 Drought Master cows, since taking over they have purchased an additional seven Renard Blonde bulls, with the intention of using the resulting F1 Droughty Blonde heifers as their future breeding herd for the new farm. They are also already using their Angus Blonde and Hereford Blonde females on their Ardlethan farms with outstanding offspring. The offspring from the Blonde cross dams are gaining much improved prices per head against their other breeds of calves.

    --- Ian Fox


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