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Beef Week to get underway next week

A record-equalling 263 beef cattle studs representing 33 breeds are involved in the nation’s biggest on-farm open day event, the 2014 Stock and Land Beef Week from January 28 to February 5.

January 21, 2014 4:04am

Mistletoe Limousins


Mistletoe Limousin at Greta South will celebrate its 21st birthday this year.

Denis and Pam O’Connor raise the animals on pasture.

The females are easy calvers, quiet, with good breedplan growth figures. Careful selection of sires has enhanced the easy calving, docility and growth attributes — including weight at 200 to 400 days.

Mr O’Connor introduced the docility score when he started the stud and said the animals’ docility was now ‘‘magnificent’’. He is very happy with the stud animals and invites people to visit the property during Beef Week, where they will be able to walk among the animals and be impressed by their excellent temperaments.

Dauphin, Ionesco, Obiwan and the new French pure polled genetics SVL Polled Exclusive, Donna Valley Polled Enterprise, Cyan Po and Jim Dandie are examples of sires used at Mistletoe that exhibit the desirable traits of docility, calving ease, growth and muscle.

Progeny of Mistletoe bulls are regular sale toppers at the Wangaratta Livestock exchange.Directions

Mistletoe Limousin is at 1215 Dinnings Lane, Greta South — 30km south of Wangaratta and 29km east of Benalla.

From Wangaratta, turn into Greta Rd at the traffic lights at the Apco service station/Kmart corner. If travelling on Hume Fwy from Wodonga, take the Greta Rd exit at the south end of Wangaratta and turn left. (If you miss this exit, you can exit at Glenrowan — a few kilometres down the road.) Travel south for 30km.

From Benalla take Kilfeera Rd past the airport, over the freeway and east for 29km.

Contact: Denis O’Connor on 0428279431.

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