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2017 EKKA MSA Eating Quality Award Winner

2017 Brisbane Royal Show.
Our Dance Angus steer won a MSA eating quality award and was chosen to represent the Angus breed with two other steers for the Ken McDonald shield

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

2017 Sale Wrap

 

Top Priced Bull 2017 L98 $10,500

David Dance with 2017 Top Price Bull L98 Purchased by Shaun and Tom O’Brien ‘Pineview’ Bounder

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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 Enterprise

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.

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The Dance Family

The Dance Family

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.

Dance Consensus 7229 J204 wins Jnr Champion at Beef 2015

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 Lawson’s 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.

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 Enterprise;

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.

Recipient cow & embryo calf

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.
Contact details
David & Christine Dance
“Carribber”
61 Deyrah Road
Shannon Vale via Glen Innes
David Mobile – 0407889125
Christine Mobile – 0437340110
Email
danceangus@gmail.com
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Dance Angus Steer

2017 EKKA MSA Eating Quality Award Winner

2017 Brisbane Royal Show.
Our Dance Angus steer won a MSA eating quality award and was chosen to represent the Angus breed with two other steers for the Ken McDonald shield

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

Dance Angus bulls average $6344

Shaun and Tom O’Brien ‘Pineview’ Bundarra were top bidders at $10,500 for lot one Dance All In L98 pictured with David Dance of Dance Angus and Philip Frame, Frame Rural Agencies.

Progeny from Deer Valley All In were a popular pick for bidders at Saturday’s Dance Angus bull sale, Glen Innes, with the two top purchases sporting that blood.

Of the 48 bulls offered 45 sold to a 93 per cent clearance and an average of $6344.

Shaun and Tom O’Brien ‘Pineview’ Bundarra bought two bulls and bid the top money of $10,500 for lot one Dance All In L98 by Deer Valley All In 2138 from Dance Equator V191.

The well muscled bull, rising two years, had estimated breeding values (EBVs) of +55, +102 and +131 for 200, 400 and 600 day weight; +3.6 birth weight, +22 for milk and +75 for carcase weight.

The father and son team, repeat Dance Angus buyers, run their bulls over a mixed herd that started with Hereford and ran to Shorthorn infusion but is now going straight black. Calves are grown out for the feeder market.

Good genetics and value for money brought the O’Briens back to Glen Innes and the elder, Tom, was miffed, yet chuffed, that the bulls he selected on figures (“I never used to pay attention to EBVs but I do now”) were exactly those chosen by volume buyers Tim and Michelle Ramsey, Girraween Pastoral Company, Bonshaw.

The Ramseys successfully bid through auctions Plus for six bulls including $9000 for Dance Total Impact L78 by Poss total impact 745 from a Double D New Design.

The second top bidder on the day was Adam Winter, Cecil Plains Qld, who bought four autumn drop rising 17 month old bulls including Dance All In M13 by Deer Valley All In 2138 from Dance Thunderbird J111 which goes back to a New Design, paying $10,000.

The young bull had EBVs of +55, +99 and +122 for 200, 400 and 600 day weight; +2.7 birth weight, +17 for milk and +71 for carcase weight.

Another volume bidder was David and Jo Saville, Moonie Qld, who bought five bulls to a top of $7000 for rising two year old Dance Appeal F258 L116 by Dance Western Express J18 from Dance Henry E211 with  EBVs of +46, +83 and +117 for 200, 400 and 600 day weight; +6.5 birth weight, +12 for milk and +65 for carcase weight.

John Watson, Red Range, paid $9000 for autumn drop rising 17 month old Dance All In M35 by Deer Valley All In 2138 from Dance Dynamite 1356 with EBVs showing +57, +104 and +128 for 200, 400 and 600 day weight; +4.8 birth weight, +16 for milk and +77 for carcase weight.  Mr Watson said his new purchase would be put to a handful of heifers this first season to ‘try out his loving’ before being turned out with his mixed herd of black and red Angus and Charolais from next year.

Nancy Stewart, Mr Russell via Inverell bought two bulls to go over Brangus females including Dance L133

Mary, Dan and Steve Grebenshikoff, Millmerran Qld, bought Dance Total Impact L109 by Poss Total Impact 745 from Double D Integrity A142 for $4000.

The Jackman family, Terry Hie Hie, bought two bulls for their weaner operation including a bid of $6000 for Dance Western Express J18 L83 by Dance Western Express J18 from Dance Henry E298.

Brian Winter ‘Mayfield’ Furracabad via Glen Innes bought Dance Bartel J96 L135 by Dance Bartel from Dance F370 for $5000 to provide calves for the feeder steer market.

Kate and David Osborne, Inglewood Qld, return clients who used to buy bulls when the Dance family lived at Millmerran, bought Dance Tex demand M28 by Tex Demand 2791 from Dance Total Impact K89 for $4000.

Along with bulls Dance Angus sold six female lots that included cows with calves and heifers in calf to a $4500 top and an average of $2875 with volume buyer Lachlan James, Scone, successfully bidding through auctions Plus.

The sale was hosted by Frame Rural Agencies, Inverell with Innes Fahey, Grafton, taking the bids.

 

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