On the 27th August 2015 the first mob of Angus Sire Benchmarking (ASBP) Cohort 4 steers entered Tullimba feedlot to begin their net feed intake (NFI) testing. This mob of 104 steers was bred at Burindi Station, Barraba NSW which is a Paraway Pastoral property managed by Richard and Ruth Puddicombe.
To view a list of the Cohort 4 sires click here
As with all ASBP steers being inducted into Tullimba feedlot, the steers are weighed, carcase ultrasound scanned and muscle scored. The have a 30 day introductory period in the feedlot before starting their NFI testing for a further 70 days using the Growsafe collection technology.
To view a video of a Cohort 4 steer being muscle scored by Jason Siddell, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Livestock Officer – click below
Cohort 4 will see another two mobs of steers enter Tullimba feedlot later in the year. The remaining mobs, of approximately 100 head each, are from ASBP co-operator herds Gilmour Pastoral, Boorcan VIC, and Springmount, Black Mountain, NSW.
Following the NFI testing at Tullimba feedlot, which is across approximately 100 day, the steers head to Rangers Valley feedlot to complete a further 170 days on feed before being processed through John Dee Abattoir, Warwick, QLD. All steers are purchased by Rangers Valley prior to entering Tullimba feedlot.
For further information on the ASBP please contact Christian Duff 0457 457 141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org