At the dispersal sale of Birubi Limousins, Borambola a triumvirate of Raven Limousin, Field, SA, Summit Livestock, Uranquinty and Toebell Limousins, Dunns Creek purchased Birubi Wind Charm K54, a four year-old daughter of CJSL Windfall 9072W for $14,000.
Inadvertently, in The Land report of 15 November only Summit Livestock were recognised as the buyers due to lack of information.
Speaking for the buyers, Jason Schulz, Raven Limousins said all three breeders thought Birubi Wind Charm K54 was the best female on offer in the dispersal catalogue.
“That is why we formed a syndicate to ensure we had the opportunity to purchase such a female,” Mr Schulz said.
“Wind Charm K54 is the result from a Canadian imported embryo offering a unique outcross pedigree.
“She is long bodied, clean fronted and structurally sound with great feet, legs and an even square udder.
“She offers a great spread of data (EBVs) from positive Calving Ease to growth and features one of the highest milk figures in the breed.”
Mr Schulz said the syndicate plans to use Wind Charm K54 as a donor female and will be entering her into a flush program to harvest embryos to be utilised across the three herds.
“All three breeders forming the syndicate have previously been utilising embryo technology to further progress their herds,” he said.
“In the lead up to the sale it became evident in discussions that we all sought a potential donor cow and it was acknowledged that we all viewed Wind Charm K54 as a cow of interest.
“With this in mind we all wanted to ensure we secured her so we had access to her genetics and it was felt the only way that was going to be possible was for us all to form a buyers syndicate.”
Mr Schulz said the Birubi dispersal sale offered great opportunities for Limousin breeders both current and new to seek out and source genetics to either add to an existing herd or form the foundation of start up herds.
“There was good buying for those wishing to purchase females with proven genetics,” he said.