Mr. Mike Ward
'Bona Vista' HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
Mr Mike Ward, “Bona Vista” via Rockhampton has done it again. Twice this year he achieved outstanding results for his steers in competition...
TAPPING THEIR IMMENSE POTENTIAL
Yearlings becoming popular - In Australia and other parts of the world, there is a trend towards using bulls at yearling age (12–18 months). This allows introduction of superior genetic material into herds a year earlier than normal, resulting in faster genetic improvement...
"I started cross breeding with Black Simmental genetics in an attempt to obtain hybrid vigour, to give that extra grunt that our straight Angus was failing to provide. I started with AI using genetics from the US, these results lead me to search Australia looking for suitable bulls.
In 2008 I first purchased a semen share in a Bonnydale Black Simmental stud bull. After waiting to see the results, I was so impressed I returned to inspect the full Bonnydale stud and commercial herds. I attended the stud sale and jointly purchased two Black Simmental flush brothers.
The Bonnydale program is focused on sound structure and easy doing cattle without any short cuts.I believe Bonnydale will continue to produce the highly fertile, soft muscled, well structured bulls that I require to value add my Angus and Simangus herds."
Mick Jackson, Candetti Cattle Co, Keith, South Australia.