Mawarra Genetics was awarded the Most Successful Exhibitor award at the 58th Herefords Australia National Show & Sale (Wodonga)

A successful day in the Show ring was backed up by strong support from stud and commercial producers the following day in what was another successful sale for the Sykes family.

Herefords Australia – News – Article, May 12th, 2023 – link to article

James and Melinda Higgins, Curracabark Herefords, Gloucester, NSW, returned to the sale after many years break to outlay $60,000 for the second top price bull, Lot 163, Mawarra Valley S198 (AI) (PP), offered by the Sykes family, Mawarra Genetics, Longford, Victoria.

Sired by Kanimbla Power Town P067, the 23-month-old had been sashed as reserve intermediate champion bull, weighed 972kg, and scanned at 147sqcm eye muscle area, 21mm on the rump, 12mm on the rib and a scrotal of 39cm. On BREEDPLAN, he ranked top 1 per cent for retail beef yield, top 2 per cent eye muscle area, top 5 per cent carcase weight, top 8 per cent for 600-day weight and top 4 per cent for milk.

Valley is an outcross for Curracabark and will be used over the stud polled cows.

“I liked his length, visual muscle, accuracy through the hock angle, and the combination of quality and data,” James Higgins said.

“The cattle that will take the breed forward genetically were rewarded today.”

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