For Sale - Standard Galloways

 

 

 

 

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Looking for a new home (NSW Nowendoc)

Our six commercial heifer calves from last year are now looking for a new home.

We have four black (The black calf in the image) and two dun heifers born between 28 August and 7 September 21019

Their sire was Barra Dun Lochnagar (Lochie)and the Dams come from established Barra Dun and Minto bloodlines.

Vacinated and handled with care, and fed well throughout the drought. They will be a good addition to any her and we'd rather see them go to a good home than the abattior.

We aslo have available 7 steers if the price is good. Please contact Pam Sheahan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0412 947 271

 

 

 

 


For Sale - Orange Area- Elm Park Montgomery ( updated 06/07/2020)

 Monty needs a new home, if you can assist please contact Mel. Agriculture Teacher, 63 62 3444

Monty will shortly be sold to a sale yard if unable to be rehomed.

 Elm Park Montgomery 2017 copy
Elm Park Montgomery
DOB 13/2/2016
Rego number 11492
Sire: Orinicho of Over Barskeoch
Dam: Monreith Iona 

Monty has been bred and raised by Elm Park Galloways – Orange High School. He has an exceptional temperament and enjoyed success in many show rings. Including Junior champion Galloway Bull Sydney Royal Show 2017, Senior and Grand Champion Bull Canberra Royal 2018 and Senior and Grand Champion Galloway Bull Canberra Royal show 2019. He is now ready to join a herd of his own. Inspections welcome.

​Open to offers and/or the possibility of a lease agreement.


Greenstone Farm – HOWQUA VIC - 0425 714 474  (1/2/2020)

All are unregistered purebred galloway from minto bloodlines.
Beautiful healthy girls, quiet temperament, easy to handle

Galloways are a very vigorous breed. They are excellent foragers, are renowned for their Outstanding calving ease and excellent beef quality and will thrive in extreme environmental conditions.

Would suit anyone wanting to: expand their commercial galloway herd, improve a commercial herd with the addition of galloway genetics, grow a few cattle on a small farm or as extremely attractive pet lawn mowers!

1 X 3-YEAR-OLD GALLOWAY COW (DUN) - $1,000

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1 x 3-YEAR-OLD HEIFER (SILVER DUN) GALLOWAY COW - $1,000

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2 X 18-MONTH-OLD HEIFERS DUN

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Viewing can be arranged by contacting:
Jan & Brett Shelley
Tel: 0425 714 474
Greenstone farm
325 Howqua River Road
Howqua vic 3723


For Sale - Monreith Galloway - Orange (26/01/2020)

Animals for sale include:

  • Cows running with show topping bulls (Monreith King William and Minto Marlon). They have calves at foot. Both black and dun available
  • Young heifers – black and dun
  • Steers to grow out


Animals share blood lines with our show topping show team from the last couple of years.

Recent Awards include

Monreith King William       Monreith Menai

Supreme Exhibit at Galloway Feature Show at Royal Canberra 2019
Also at the feature show:

  • Champion Calf Female
  • Reserve Champion Heifer
  • Senior and Reserve Senior Champion cow
  • Junior Champion Bull

Senior Champion Cow Royal Canberra 2018
Grand Champion Female Royal Bathurst 2018
Grand Champion Bull Royal Bathurst 2018

Supreme Exhibit Royal Sydney 2017

Grand Champion Bull and Grand Champion Cow at Royal Canberra 2017
Call Jason on 0417 234 834 to discuss options for a grand start to your Galloway stud, or high quality bloodlines for a commercial operation



Slynfolde / Binalong NSW - 0411456 331 (1/2/2020)

Solid Black Galloways Cows joined to white Galloway Bull. For more information call Henry on 0411456 331


For Sale - NSW Mid North Coast
Barra Dun Galloways - Cattle available now (May 2020) Registered with Galloways Australia
Barra Dun Nina - Dun female - DOB 21/1/17, Sire: Minto King, Dam: Minto Paula 10th, Price $1500
Barra Dun Phloss Dun female, DOB: 9/11/2018 Sire: Barra Dun Haig, Dam: Barra Dun Juno Price: $1200
Barra Dun Moya - Dun female - DOB 28/6/16, Sire: Barra Dun Fiddich, Dam: Barra Dun Eraine; Calf at foot - Dun steer, DOB 22/11/19, Sire: Barra Dun Lochnagar Price $2000 for both
Cattle available July 2020 (post weaning)
Minto Paula 10th, Black female Registered with Galloways Australia DOB 14/10/12, Dam Minto Paula 8th, Sire: Minto King, Price $2000.
Barra Dun Kerrys Dun female Registered with Galloways Australia (DOB 7/4/14) Dam: Minto Tranquil 4th, Sire: Hawkshead Zeki, Price $1800
Barra Dun QLaeri (DOB 2/11/19). Dun female Reg. pending. Dam: Barra Dun Laeri, Sire: Barra Dun Lochnagar; Price $800.
MQ (DOB 7/11/19) Black Steer Price $600 Transport within a day's return journey from Kempsey can be negotiated.
Contact Helen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ph. 02 6561 7345

 


For Sale (Galloway) – Yass NSW

Commercial heifers and cow calf units for sale. Also Registered and commercial Minto Galloway Bulls, dun and silver dun, excellent genetics; quality at reasonable prices. Yass, NSW area. Delivery at reasonable rates. Phone Greg Stuart (02) 6230 2536


 

For Sale (Standard Galloway and Galloway X) - Hunter Valley NSW

Weaners 100-190kg, females and steers, mainly black, mainly 100% Galloway. Can be sorted into lots by weight, sex, colour etc. Contact Greg 0417 209 660

 


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Drought Feeding Strategies

Excerpts from an article written by:
Ian Sawyer, Weston Animal Nutrition

It is a great article for anyone looking at their feeding strategies during drought.


Drought Feeding Strategies

The Rumen is the basis of all pasture-based agriculture. This is because cows and sheep themselves are not capable of digesting the fibrous component of pasture and forage. Fortunately they have rumens and rumen bugs that do this on their behalf!

The Rumen is a large fermentation vat filled with fluid and a vast array of microbes. It is these microbes that are the key digesters of the fibre component of forages (basically cellulose), and it is these bugs that allow our grazing creatures to eat feedstuffs that humans , poultry and other monogastric (single stomach) animals cant handle (again think cellulose) .

The array of microbes in the rumen is huge, and there are other bugs that digest starch, others for sugar etc. The principle is the same in each case however. The bugs adhere to particles of food and gradually erode or mine out the digestible bits. These digestible bits are converted to organic acids. These are good acids, which the animal can use as an energy source.

This fermentation process sounds like money for jam… but it has a cost as well. It could be said that ruminants upgrade low quality feeds, but downgrade high quality feeds! There is stuff that even the rumen bugs can’t handle. This revolves around a plant component called lignin, which is indigestible. The older and crappier your forage the more lignin it has. The more lignin it has the less digestible and lower in energy it is.

Digestibility and speed of digestion of common feeds

Product

Digestibility%

NDF%

Speed of digestion (hours)

ME-R

MJ/kg

Molasses

95

0

0.5

12

Cereals

85

10-20

12-14

12-13

Good clover

75

35

12-18

12

Good grass

70

40

18-24

11

Poor hay              

55

60

30-40

7

Straw     

40

75

45-55

6

High NDF means slow passage, low digestibility, and low energy. It means longer to take the next bite. IT MEANS LOW INTAKE AND LOTS OF ENERGY JUST FOR PROCESS OF DIGESTION.

Low NDF means fast passage, high digestibility, and higher energy. It means faster to take the next bite. IT MEANS HIGHER INTAKE AND LESS ENERGY JUST FOR PROCESS OF DIGESTION.

EQUAL WEIGHTS OF STRAW AND GRAIN OCCUPY VERY DIFFERENT VOLUMES.

This is the big issue when managing dry matter intake and energy availability. It is far more important then the actual energy decline. Cattle for example can eat 1.2% of body weight as NDF to reach gut fill. The higher the NDF of a product the less they can fit in. Couple this with a decline in energy and you start to see why stock go back ward as quality declines even if availability/volume is adequate.

The impact of maintenance on feed requirements

Maintenance is a hidden cost to most producers. No cheques are written, but it places a large burden on the producer to supply tucker that is non-productive and essentially fixed cost. Maintenance loads daily can be calculated fairly accurately. Below are quick calculations that work out the daily requirement for maintenance expressed in Megajoules/day.

Sheep Cattle

Maintenance=(1.8+ (0.1 times BW)) times 1.2 

Maintenance =((8.3+0.091 times BW) times 1.2)

50kg lamb

(1.8 + 0.1 *50) *1.2

= 8MJ/day

400kg heifer

(8.3+ 0.91 *400) *1.2

=54MJ/day

0n 8Mj/kj hay

=1kj/day for maintenance

on 8MJ/kj hay

=7kg/day for maintenance 

Note: The 1.2 is essentially a 20% allowance for activity, and in Australia our stock must walk!

It is a heap of feed, and until they fulfil that need they don’t allocate tucker towards growth and production.

Putting on weight using lower quality feeds takes about 50MJ to put on a kg of body weight. It is always more efficient to feed for gain then just for maintenance. Maintenance alone means a considerable investment for zero return. Production feeding sees a modest extra amount of feed contributing to growth after the maintenance load is paid for.

If you are going to feed, make a good fist of it. It you don’t want to feed then sell the stock up front.

Early weaning calves

You have a mob of cows and calves. The season is crook. The cows are average and slipping in condition. The calves are a pain in the backside, but you are concerned that weaning them will see the little bugger’s crash. Likewise you know that if you don’t wean them then the fertility of the cows will be compromised by poor body condition. This risks next year’s income.  What’s going on, what do you do?

Firstly, you have to manage cow condition. “Negative energy balance” is what she is experiencing. That means she putting out more energy to the calf, maintenance and exercise then she can take in feed. This occurs in beef enterprises in poor years. In a good period she can meet demands. In dairy cows that produce 40-50 litres/day it can and does occur in premium pasture and supplement with 20 kg total intake.  While a cow is in negative energy balance she is unlikely to cycle. Her whole physiology says “don’t do it…mother the little one at foot, don’t partition energy to another pregnancy”.  The biggest burden on the cow is the calf.  If you take it away, she gets into positive energy balance, she cycles and next years income is once more secure. So the first answer is YES WEAN THEM!

Weaning calves at 100-150 kg is pretty standard practice in dairy, and has been for ages. Weaning occurs commonly at 6 weeks, and can be as young as 3-4 weeks.  The secret is not to wean off milk onto crappy forage. The weaning process must move them off milk onto a high nutrient value supplement with some forage available to get rumen function happening. We have shown that low energy high NDF forages inhibit intake. Calves have a small underdeveloped rumen, so they struggle even more with these low quality forages. Give them a high energy / high protein ration however and they can consume plenty to allow them to grow without a post weaning crash.

Specifically consider your 150 kg calf:

Maintenance is 26MJ, allow 25mj for gain = total 51Mj.

You can’t do it on hay alone. They fill up the gut on 3 kg, and barely make maintenance.

Low fibre pellets take up little gut space, but contribute a lot of energy.

It can be done simply and successfully. Always Group calves if possible on weight to prevent bullying and ensure consistent intake.

Sources of supplementary feeds- The grain Vs Pellet/Nut debate

Grain Pellets
Advantages

Advantages

Price usually cheaper then compounded feeds

No further processing

High energy level , low fibre

Normally designed with buffers and safety in mind

Disadvantages Contain minerals

Wheat/triticale/barley have fast fermenting starch, a bit dangerous

Can have higher protein options

Requires some processing usually

Disadvantages

Low protein levels

Normally at premium to grain

Low mineral levels