Sales & Field Days

2021 On Property Bull Sale

AUCTIONS PLUS – Link to catalogue on Auctions Plus

2021 sale bull catalogue, click here  for the full catalogue

 

 

Victorian Beef Week Field Day “Clifton” Hamilton, Thursday January 28th, 2021
A selection of 40 bulls from our catalogue of 125 bulls will be displayed.

 

SA Beef Week Field Day to be held at “Boonaroo” Casterton, Monday February 8th 2021
All sale bulls will be presented, catalogues will be available on the day.

 

 

Boonaroo Angus Bull Sale  Friday Feb 19th, 2021 inspections from 9am, auction at 11.30am Vic time
Followed by an Angus steak lunch.

To be pro-active, should there be any tightening or changes to the Covid rules, we have endeavoured to put a number of measures in place that you, our clients, can attend our sale in safety, or alternatively operate through Auctions plus or over the phone with absolute confidence.

The measures we have put in place include:

  • Photos of all the bull’s feet posted on Auctions Plus.
  • Professional videos, taken by Ben Hooper, of all the sale bulls posted on Auctions Plus.
  • We will have a 4 x 2.5m big screen set up outside the sale barn so that people can have the option of sitting outside under marquees and viewing the sale on the screen. There will be agents in front of the screen to take your bids and relay them to the auctioneers.
  • Relocating pre-sale catering from inside the sale shed to an outdoor marquee, to maintain social distancing requirements.
  • Additional marquees, tables and chairs set up for post-sale luncheon and refreshments.

Should you have any further questions about the sale, the bulls, or wish to arrange a private inspection, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

BOONAROO SIRE POWER 2021

2020 has seen Boonaroo calve down 420 stud cows, and further investment in 4 new walking sires and an extensive AI and embryo transfer program. We have seen a continuing swing in the industry to grass finishing driven by consumer demand.  At Boonaroo we have been concentrating on this for a long time. The need for cattle to respond to the feed on offer is paramount to being able to finish calves and get females back in calf.
When we started breeding Angus cattle back in 2003 we concentrated on structure and phenotype, retaining females which could thrive in our sandy soils, with good feet and a good temperament being number 1. As we have developed our breeding herd, New Zealand genetics have played a major role, with their impeccable structure and natural ability to “do” on grass. At Boonaroo we continue to focus on making the cattle easy care, breeding females that calve easily without compromising growth and fertility, maximising muscling while still retaining some (not too much) fat cover to enable grass finishing at any time of the year. MSA compliance is becoming critical in our industry, as is ensuring that each new sire we introduce can achieve the necessary genetic gain to meet these MSA targets.
Over half of the 2021 sale bulls are “curve benders”, bulls which offer calving ease without compromising growth and quality. We have introduced new AI/ET sires including Clunes Crossing Dusty, Booroomooka Genius G120 and Prime Katapault ideal bulls for using over heifers with very short gestation and tremendous calving ease, good muscling with some fat cover and marbling.
This year we have photographed every bull’s feet as he exits the crush, these photos along with the videos of the bulls walking will be available on the Auctions Plus website.
We hope that you have the opportunity to join us to inspect 40 of the sale bulls during Vic Beef Week on Thursday Jan 28th at “Clifton”, Hamilton, or all 125 sale bulls during the SA Beef Week on Monday Feb 8th here at Boonaroo, or feel free to inspect the bulls at any other time by appointment. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you at our field days and at the sale on Friday Feb 19th.

 

Date

Friday 19th February, 2021

9.30 am inspections
11.30 am auction starts

Venue

“Boonaroo”
137 Fosters Lane, Corndale
via Casterton 3311