Rare Genetics, Great Deals !
We have just four young ‘N’ bulls available at end July 2018. Next listing will be mid 2019.
Please call Mike Buchanan for details 0437 047 234.
Key benefits of the Ginjo breeding programs for breeders & feeders include:
- Enhanced growth with high marbling marbling. The weights data below delivers a strong indication of the potential of these genetics to perform strongly and highly consistently early in their lives. This is mission critical to the profitability of feeder steer producers, where strong early growth maximises the return from supplementary feeding and enables achievement of sale weights in the minimum time. Remember: most feeder producers are paid on liveweight per kilo at around 400 days of age: watch that 400 day EBV.
- Enhanced calf survival. Many high Tajima breeders encounter calf mortality issues related to low calf vigour (low birth weights), pathogen vulnerability and poor cow maternal traits. Based on our experience in breeding for survival in rough, steep pastoral country, our approach directly address these issues and generally delivers more robust calves from day 1. Check 200 day average weights in particular.
- Enhanced herd genetic progress. Selecting to the ‘Top 10’ (or similar) listing of the old AWA TCI Index or a non-Japanese terminal index is effectively ‘single trait selection’ for marble score. Growth trait values for this economically important selection criteria are generally sub average. Maternal traits are often very much below breed average.
- Enhanced genetic diversity. For more than a decade, Ginjo selection has sought out forgotten and declining pockets of genetic diversity in the international Japanese Black herd, incorporating these into pedigrees that are now close to high performing Japanese examples. You can now capture that diversity through these sires.
- Optimised on-feed performance. Most Ginjo sires are proven capable of easy attainment of target ‘average’ Australian carcass weights to 450kg, and ‘average’ Japanese growth equivalents on long feed (475kg HSCW). Up to and beyond the highest marble scores that can be measured in Australia (Aus-Meat MS9).