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Welcome to our Complete Female Dispersal
What a change to the start of the year! Hopefully there has been good soaking rain in your area to kick start your recovery from a terrible dry spell. We have been breeding stud cattle since 1963 and Angus cattle since 1995 and we think the time is right to move on to a new venture. We will be completely dispersing our female Angus herd in what we believe to be a genuine opportunity for breeders to secure some wonderful bloodlines that have served us well for many years. This Dance Angus herd of cows have proven their worth by excelling under recent difficult conditions and it is our pleasure to present them in their current condition after a tremendous break to the season.
The Federation line of females have been included as feature lots in the sale (Lots 15 – 34) and have become the cornerstone of our herd. We have come to respect the foundation female, Z13, so much that, contrary to protocol, we have gone back through our records and renamed all the females in her line. The Emperor flush daughters out of Z13 have bred extremely well and are equally impressive in the flesh. There are also a number of tremendous Federation females from the Autumn herd none more so then J101 (Lot 27) and her daughter N22 (Lot 28).
The calves on the Spring cows will be 6 – 7 months of age at sale time and are really starting to bloom. Spring calves are by Sires including GAR Drive, JMB Traction, Dance Emperor J198, Carabar Docklands L33, Connealy Comrade, and Trowbridge Powertool.
The Spring calving cows and calves are extremely productive, three in one units with preg test data to be made available on sale day. AI sires used in the Spring program include Dance Kingdom N42, Trowbridge Powertool and Dance Emperor J198. Likewise, the Spring ‘P’ heifers will be preg tested in February and were joined to Dance Consensus N123, an outstanding Consensus J204 son from the illustrious Federation female line. These heifers, along with the Autumn unjoined heifers, represent a golden opportunity for young breeders wanting to get into the stud industry.
The cows and ‘P’ heifers from the Autumn calving herd look tremendous at present, and have just started calving (18thFebruary). Sires of the calves include GAR Drive, Carabar Docklands L33, Trowbridge Powertool and Dance Comrade L4.
Don’t overlook the ET heifer calves Lots 32-34, they are little gems out of Dance Federation J200 (a lovely Te Mania Emperor E343 daughter out of Z13) and Dance Admiral G59 (Lot 25), an A2 daughter out of the same super dam Z13. Another donor cow whose progeny have performed well is Dance Equator E373 (Lot 99) a Wilsons Downs Equator daughter out of a High Grade Z440 cow. Twin embryo daughters out of E373 sell at lots 157 and 158.
We have decided to hold on to our bulls at this stage to allow them to grow out to their full potential and will be offered for sale later in the year.
The cattle will be available for inspection from 10am – 4pm on Wednesday the 25thMarch and early on sale day with bidding to get underway at 10am on Thursday 26thMarch. If you require an inspection prior to those dates contact David on 0437 340 110. We sincerely hope you have every success with the females you buy.
Regards David and Christine & Fergus Dance
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Our Dance Steer weighed 354 kgs. Stood 4th in his class of 14 steers on the hoof, sold for $7.10 dressed weight to Micks Meat Mart, went on to come third in the carcass and then to win an MSA eating quality award. #carcasswhereitcounts
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Why Choose Dance Angus Bulls
The Dance Family have been passionate about all aspects of cattle breeding, as well as nutrition, finishing and showing for 50 years. At the age of 19, David formed his first stud and since then has aimed to produce Bulls for the commercial cattlemen. For many years he has been ably assisted by his wife Christine and children Kate, Amy, Sarah and Fergus. Christine, a butcher’s daughter, had a firm idea as the direction the enterprise would take, and as a result meat quality has always been high on the priority list. [read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”] In 1990, Amy spotted a great Angus cow at the Rockhampton All Breeds Sale, which they subsequently purchased and began flushing. Fergus returned home from University in Brisbane with a renewed fervour for cattle breeding, and really began the ball rolling. A trip to Lawsons Angus record breaking 2002 Sale saw the purchase of New Design V1035 (Harry). This was a turning point for the Dance’s and accelerated their drive to produce great cattle for Queensland’s Northern and Western Markets. Since then they have been heavily involved in artificial insemination and embryo transfer and more sires have been purchased providing the highest quality back up.
The first Double D Spring Sale in 2000 successfully cleared approximately 40 Bulls. However, the Dances were eager to increase the size of their on property sale at Millmerran, without compromising our key indicators of a desirable, productive animal. With the commercial cattleman in mind and therefore the need to provide cattle with the genetics capable of producin the desired end result. We recognise the need to focus on meat quality and realise this can be challenging in any environment. The ever-increasing demand for quality table beef means it is essential for seedstock producers to take this into consideration.
The Dance Angus breeding herd has been built up and consists of both Herd Book Registered and Angus Performance Registered breeders. The progeny of these performance selected breeders are offer for sale each year. The Bulls are marketed for private treaty and also offered at the Spring Bull Sale on property at ‘Carribber’. A recent downsizing of the company has resulted in relocating all the stud’s breeders to their property at Glen Innes in Northern New South Wales.
Fergus has left us to take up a position with NAB Agribusiness in Toowoomba, taking with him a good deal of practical experience and knowledge that should stand him in good stead. Their daughters and sons in law, Kate and Jon Pinferi and Amy and Rhys Innes have decided to step in and help run the annual sale along with practical help throughout the year. Both families will have bulls available for sale in their respective locations in the future.
The Dance Angus Stud comprises of both Herd Book Registered and Angus Performance Recorded cows. It is run on a Glen Innes basalt and granite property which has been pasture improved over the years. The breeding herd is now predominately Spring calving. Our heifers are joined to calve at two years of age. The entire female herd is synchronised and artificially inseminated to selected sires. Backup sires are then depastured for two months to give them every chance to get into calf. The females are pregnancy tested and empty cows are sold to make way for the retained heifers. We have found this practice keeps our calving periods tight and makes for a more even line at sale time.
Fertility is paramount in cattle production whether stud or commercial and we are very pleased with the fertility exhibited in our female herd. We aim to produce quiet, easy doing females with sound structure. It is very important for them to exhibit good milking habits, strong mothering traits and the ability to calve easily. Our aim is for the females to produce bulls with the genetic potential to maximize long term profitability as well as a good spread of figures which will attract the eye of the commercial cattleman. The Angus breed is known for its superior meat and carcase qualities, we strive for these qualities in our cattle; quality beef attracts a premium for both us and our clients.
We hold an on property Spring Bull Sale at “Carribber” Glen Innes in August selling approximately 70 semen tested bulls. Herd bulls available throughout the year, please contact us for further information.