DUNDEE BULLS ARE PREPOTENT PADDOCK PERFORMERS.
Dundee 2017 Sale Bulls
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Dundee Sale Bull
The Dundee Stud was established 31 years ago with Pampoola cows purchased from Kym McMaster’s grandfather, Felix Schmidt, her Uncle, Noel Schmidt and her parents Lester and Barbara Schmidt who then had a share of the Yarrandoo Stud. Noel Schmidt also leant Dundee a top Bull, Pampoola 82H, who was by King Ranch D9.
From this great start and further use of Pampoola bloodlines and King Ranch sire 199N, bought at the King Ranch Dispersal Sale, a top line of females were produced.
In 1996 Dundee, purchased Rosevale T329 a heavily muscled, long framed, polled bull who had an incredible impact on their Stud. Rosevale T329 consistently produced well-muscled, early maturing bulls that had great growth for age and plenty of fertility. His daughters are highly fertile, feminine, soft and well muscled. Pampoola Nato(P) was purchased in 2000, he added frame and smoothness to the Dundee cattle while retaining the polled gene and tidy sheaths. Nato crossed well over the Rosevale females, producing a slightly bigger animal with a smoother top-line and plenty of depth and fleshing.
Kendara Uni was purchased in 2005 for $11000, he was selected for his massive weight gaining ability, his temperament, his fleshing, his tidy sheath and his tropical coat type. Uni is also extremely fertile with semen morphology of 92% at 2 year old and a 98% pregnancy rate over his last 5 years. In 2009 Kendara Zinger was purchased for $10000. A polled son of Dundee Larriken, one of Kendara’s most influential sires, Zinger was purchased for his doing ability, temperament, clean tropical coat and his pre-potent genetics. He has been joined to many of Nato’s cows and Uni’s heifers and is producing top calves. Dundee Ulysses (P) one of Nato’s better sons was retained for stud duties due to his fantastic figures, temperament and doing ability. Dundee Extra, one of Ullysses first drop of sons, sold for $13000 in 2011 to the ‘Fishington Stud’ and another Dundee YMCA sold to the Rowanlea Stud’ for $12500 in 2012. In 2011 we purchased ‘Moongana Gothic’ a polled son of Dunlop Gothic, his sons are long, correct, mostly polled and dark. In 2013 in partnership with Noel and Jan Schmidt from the Pampoola Stud, we purchased Canowindra Kentucky (PS) for $22000. Kentucky is a long bull with plenty of Santa breed character and the tidiest sheath around, his first calves are looking good. For 2015 we retained ‘Dundee Battalion’ a polled son of Ulysses who had tremendous growth, a soft loose coat with great bone and a good sheath. In 2016 we purchased ‘Watasanta Kan Do’ for $12000, a polled son of Watasanta Grand Boy out of a top Kelly Wallah Sauron cow 515. Kan Do was purchased for his smooth carcass, dark coat and early maturity, his docile disposition and his top dam line.
All of our cattle are Breedplan registered. We select our females firstly on fertility; all must have a calf each year, and secondly on performance; each female must consistently produce a calf that will classify. Failure to meet these criteria leads to a short trip to the meatworks. Consequently we have a high pregnancy rate each year and very high classification rates 80%+. As we were a single sire herd for many years our cows are all related and their offspring are very similar. The Bulls we are producing are a popular type and their pre-potency has been a major contributing factor in our success.
Every year we contact all of our clients and assess our bull’s performance and our client satisfaction and to date we have had very positive feedback.
Our commercial clients are keen to put muscle and weight for age improvements into their herd and repeat buyers have been impressed by the fertility of the bulls, their temperament and their doing ability. All of the Bulls, including the Show Bulls, are prepared on oats and summer forage and not grain. We have made a real effort to select for easy doing cattle that have good feet and high fertility, three things that can be affected by too much grain.