Results for Onslow defy the drought

PRIMED FOR SALE: A pair of 2019 sale bulls, Onslow Gatsby N249 and Onslow Ridge N178. Photo: BJS Livestock Photography
PRIMED FOR SALE: A pair of 2019 sale bulls, Onslow Gatsby N249 and Onslow Ridge N178. Photo: BJS Livestock Photography

There is no doubt that 2019 has been a taxing year for most of NSW and many parts of Australia.

Onslow Angus has experienced drought conditions like everyone else and studmaster Doug Tozer is pleased to say that the "Onslow type" has survived and performed with outstanding results in both the market place and at feedlots.

For over 50 years Onslow has focused on commercial traits, fertility, performance and industry requirements. Due to drought, the stud has reduced its cow numbers, selling older and lesser performing cows, along with a lot of heifers.

Doug said it was difficult to find a suitable stocking rate having gone into a third dry year.

"We experienced a good result with nuts, straw and silage," Doug said.

"Consequently we weaned our winter/spring calves in November and now eight months on they look as good as we have produced."

It was rewarding to hear of one client's result in particular. Nigel Campbell, Tasmania, sold his leading steers at seven-and-a-half months for $1140 and his heifers for $1030.

The group available in this year's Onslow annual sale has resulted in new bloodlines coming through thanks to new sires Millah Murrah Hallmark L94 and Pathfinder Genesis L1152.

These new sires add performance and consistency to the genetics and type used at Onslow for many years.

The bulls on offer at the Onslow annual sale - to be held on Tuesday, August 27 - are an outstanding group of industry bulls with structure, growth, muscling and excellent skin and hair type.

For more information contact Doug Tozer on 0427 407 335 or onslow1@bigpond.com.