PROMINENT Queensland Belmont Crimson bull breeders have secured an impressive Dalby district grazing and cropping property to energy the following part of enlargement of their stud enterprise.
Jeanne Seifert and Ian Stark have purchased Bellfields, an 1172ha blended farming grazing property on the Bunya Freeway simply north of Dalby.
The property was marketed underneath an expressions of curiosity marketing campaign by Roger Lyon from Japanese Rural, Dalby. No value was disclosed, however the outcome was described as throughout the vary of pre-sale valuation.
The seller was a personal firm primarily based in England, which additionally owns nation round Bowenville, Warra and in NSW.
Ms Seifert and Mr Stark final yr offered their third property close to Crows Nest, north of Toowoomba, having earlier purchased 3500ha of scrub nation close to Jandowae (presently operating grow-out bulls and younger heifers) and 5700ha of breeding nation on the Auburn River between Chinchilla and Eidsvold, purchased again in 2019.
All have been a part of a broader marketing strategy to broaden Seifert Belmont Reds’ bull breeding capability to 600 bulls per yr, by 2026. It will make it simply the most important Belmont Crimson bull breeding outfit within the nation, and really giant by any breed benchmark. This summer season the stud will be a part of registered 2000 females as step one in attaining that focus on.
A lot of the elevated bull providing might be offered within the paddock, however the annual Seifert Belmont Bull Sale providing can even broaden. This monetary yr the enterprise will promote round 350 bulls, growing by one other 70-80 annually for the following three years.
The newly acquired Bellfields property might be used as a depot to run younger bulls after weaning, to yearling age.
Initially 2000ha in measurement earlier than being sub-divided, the property has been well-known for Angus cattle and Thoroughbred horse breeding for a few years. An historic six bed room homestead was constructed round 1880 by Donald McDonald.
About 650ha is top of the range Jimbour Plain farming nation, with the stability good basalt pasture nation. Additional growth potential has been recognized, to enhance productiveness and output.
Farming nation might be used for hay provide, with a portion to be transformed to leucaena browse legume. Oats and barley crops went in following rain over the previous month, and cattle began to reach this week, following settlement.
Leucaena has additionally been efficiently established on the Seiferts’ Jandowae nation 40km additional north, and planting at Bellfields will begin subsequent summer season.
The property was offered underneath seven freehold titles. It consists of 4 bores, together with one new photo voltaic bore and two earth dams as much as 10mgl capability.
There’s additionally a set of metal cattle yards with undercover work space and scales, with 400 head capability.
Seifert Belmont Reds held what was inarguably Australia’s best-ever Belmont bull sale final August when there was an entire clearance of 89 bulls averaging $18,494, together with a brand new Australian breed file.
Consumers represented each household scale cattle producers additional north and west – principally bos indicus breeders chasing additional fertility and carcase traits – and enormous pastoral corporations integrating Belmont Crimson genetics into their composite packages, chasing temperament, fertility, meat high quality and MSA compliance.
Polledness can also be a consideration. All gross sales bulls are phenotypically polled, with about 60pc of the Seifert herd now carrying the homozygous PP gene.