Monday, June 21, 2010

High Country Genetics Go Down Under

Following the World Simmental Congress in Calgary, AB in 2006 we had the opportunity to send some embryos to Australia.  Our long time friend John Brogan put us in touch with 2 Australia Breeders that were looking to expand their Black Simmental herds.  Embryos from JDN Signature 19L x HC PowerDrive 88H  and SS Dreamdate 27S  x Blk Joker were shipped over. In the spring of 2009 the resulting calves were born.  Peter and Charmaine Cook of Barana Simmentals 

had 17 embryo calves born at their stud.  They are holding their 10th Annual Production Sale on,Thursday July 1,2010 in Coolah, NSW.  They will have 7 of these long yearling bulls sell in their sale.  This is the description Peter has included in his sale catalog regarding his Black Simmental Program and the genetics that he imported from our herd.

"Barana ventured into the black Simmental market in 2008 sourcing some of the best genetics in the

world. We purchased a dozen black Simmental females and imported black embryos from Canada. These embryos were implanted into recipients resulting in 17 purebred black Simmental calves on the ground. Visitors to Barana who have seen these calves have commented that they are the best black Simmental genetics they have seen with the bulls displaying true Simmental attributes in a black coat. This year’s sale will see the first time offering of these bulls. Barana’s black Simmentals complement our existing herd and the breeding program has produced black cattle with similar characteristics to our traditional Simmentals."

Here are a few of the bulls that they will have on offer.

Barana  Simmentals will also be exhibiting a son of JDN Signature 19L x HC Power Drive 88H at the World Simmental Congress in Melbourne this September. 

Barana Endeavour
 We look forward to be in attendance to see how our genetics do on the other side of the world.  Congratulations Peter and Charmaine on putting together a great set of bulls.  Wishing you great success on your sale on July 1st.                                   

1 comment:

j m simpson said...

Congrats on an amazing Milestone! That is such a huge compliment!