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13 August, 2020

Top Stud looking forward to Beef Open Day

One of the Tablelands top beef studs are looking forward to throwing open their gate for this Sundays Better Beef Open Day.

By Phil Brandel

One of the Tablelands top beef studs are looking forward to throwing open their gate for this Sundays Better Beef Open Day.

Stephen Pearce from the Telpara Hills stud at Marnane Road in Tolga will have a huge selection of 100 Bulls and 36 stud heifers on display.

The open day will be a prelude to their on-property sale which is being held at the same location on September 18.

Mr Pearce said he was originally involved with an open day in South Australia back in 1995 “We were part of the southern beef field day and it was a huge success so when this opportunity became available it was something that we wanted to be part of.”

“The Open Day is a great chance to view the sale lots at your own pace and with no pressure,” Mr Pearce said. “It’s not just the top 20 bulls that are impressive. Every single one of the 136 bulls and females is top quality. We think buyers at every budget will go home happy.”

“There is a big enough selection that there will be a bull for every market and every budget.”

The Pearce Family developed the Brangus stud through embryos produced and imported from a donor herd in the USA. “The ‘Telpara Type’ of Brangus is fixed at 3/8th Brahman and 5/8th Angus, creating a ‘Super Angus’.

“Because they still have 37% Brahman content they are able to out-perform pure Angus bulls here in Queensland. The Brangus can cope with harshness, extreme heat, tick and flies and get high calving while still providing the superior eating quality of top-end Angus genetics.” Mr Pearce said

After breaking Brangus breed records at Rockhampton and Roma for their bulls and females, the Pearce family of Telpara Hills have decided to hold their first-ever bull and female on-property sale at Tolga on September 18th, 2020.

“We normally go to Rocky and Roma and had incredible success in selling our cattle, and we have also sold privately.”

“But now we are trying something different where everybody can come on one day and it will be a level playing field and see all the bulls at the same time.” He said

“It will be the first sale of its type in Far North in Queensland.

“We are hoping by having the on-property auction everybody will get value for money.”

Due to COVID restrictions and border closures, Steve said that they will be streaming the auction online and that people from around the world will be able to bid.

“The COVID closures will put pressure on us as we sell lots to NSW and Victoria, so by having it streaming online we are hoping to solve that problem.”

The Tablelands Better Beef Open day is this Sunday, August 16 from 9am to 5pm, with 11 studs across the Tablelands opening their gates to the public.

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