FAIRFIELD CHAROLAIS SIRES
ADVANCE COLBY (P) (R/F)
Advance Colby was purchased at the Brisbane Exhibition in 2009 after he secured Junior Champion at 19 months of age. Being a polled red factor, Lindsay and Belinda invested in his genetics to increase the red factor element to their Charolais breed of cattle.
Colby has been a consistent performer and in 2011 he produced 100% polled calves. He currently stands at 980kg and in full working condition. Colby has thrown on his docile and placid temperament and mostly red factor quality calves.
Xcavator was a bull that we thought showed a tremendous set of figures and was quite successful in the show ring, winning Senior Bull at Toowoomba Royal.
He passed on mostly low birth-weight calves and has had several top priced bulls including the top price bull for $8000 at our Nindigully sale in 2008. Unfortunately, he is now deceased and has left us with a wonderful line of females.
DSK ARCHER (AI) (ET) (P)
Archer was Reserve Junior Champion at Sydney Royal Easter Show, Junior Champion at Dubbo Beef Spectacular, Junior Interbreed Champion at Bendigo Beef Week and Senior and Interbreed Supreme Exhibit at Quirindi. Being by the great sire Wyoming Wind, Archer’s progeny are consistently low birth weight calves. His cattle have inherited his softness and finishing ability and a large percentage are polled. At last weighing, Archer tipped the scales at 1300kg.
Unfortunately Archer is now deceased and the mark that he has left on Fairfield is noticeable. Rated by Lindsay as one of the best bulls he's ever purchased, Archer is one of our leading sires and his progeny have proven themselves. Fortunately we still retain 80 straws and will use them in embryo flushes.
DSK EDGE FIREFLY (R/F) (P)
At 1200kg with rib and rump fat scores of 14/11 and IMF of 6.9%, this bull appealed to us for his fat coverage and sheer volume whilst not losing muscle with an EMA of 146cm2. DSK Edge Firefly (P) (R/F) had a very successful show career, winning junior and grand champion in Sydney, Grand Champion at Melbourne and Canberra and Bendigo Beef Week. Unfortunately, DSK Edge Firefly was unable to be shown at Brisbane Exhibition in 2012 as his breeder was judging the Charolais. Sired by imported sire LT Western Edge who is regarded as a very low birth weight sire and is out of a well-credentialed Red Factor Moongool dam who was successfully shown earning two 2nd places in two interbreed championships and Supreme Champion Female at the Canberra Show in 2010.
Fernvale Awesome was purchased in 2009 from the Fernvale "Simply the Best" sale for his softness and depth of flank. Unfortunately he had to be put down due to an accident after 2 seasons. One of our greatest regrets was not collecting any semen from him as his progeny have proven themselves. His females are held in a high regard and we are very pleased with the mark he has left on Fairfield. In 12 months of sales, Awesome has totalled $70,000 in sales, 3 of which were the top priced bulls of 2011. If the opportunity arises to secure his genetics, we would strongly recommend his predictability and consistency.
Purchased along with Fernvale Eagle Rock and Fernvale Flip, Embassy is not the bull that we usually buy, however there is something about him that we found appealing. Sired by the French bull Rethel (pictured on left) and out of Primadonna (one of Fernvale's foundation females - pictured below right) Embassy displayed genetics that we could not overlook. Primadonna has produced the goods irrespective of which sire that Fernvale has joined to her. Her 63 progeny which have always been in demand, and the 49 sold have brought over $500,000 to Fernvale. We are excited about Embassy's future and his 2nd drop of calves are just starting to hit the ground and we are very impressed with his consistency.
FERNVALE FLIP (AI) (ET) (P)
Fernvale Flip is sired by Red Factor Canadian bull Harvie Redemption (pictured on left) out of Fernvale Burgundy Rose (who was a direct daughter of Fernvale Rose). Flip is currently considered one of the best polled sires on Fairfield and Flip's pedigree alone is impressive. We have big hopes for this bull. He is currently joined to our Fernvale cows and we are excited to see the results.
MOONGOOL CASHMERE (P)
POWERFUL POLLED SIRE WITH PUNCH. Regarded to be the cornerstone of Fairfield's future. Cashmere was well shown and received many broad ribbons including Sydney Royal. We purchased him in 2009 from Moongool for $14,000 and was just the type of polled bull with punch that we were looking for. He produces a good percentage of polled cattle that have excellent bone and muscle whilst retaining softness with finish. Cashmere is by the great sire Minnie Vale Sundance who needs no introduction, if you want meat and bone back in your herd look seriously at his progeny. At Fairfield, cow and calf units and weaners are graded on their temperament, weight and conformation through the use of a 1-10 scoring system and Cashmere's calves are literally heads and shoulders above the rest consistently scoring in the high 8's.
PALGROVE CELTIC (P)
Palgrove Celtic's polled, quality genetics and conformation coupled with his excellent Breed plan EBV's were the main attraction to Lindsay and Belinda when they purchased him in 2009 for the equal top priced poll bull at that sale. Celtic's progeny have been particularly impressive. Recently tipping the scales at 980kg on grass country, Celtic's softness, moderate bone and loose skin has left a stamp on Fairfield females. Check out his exceptional growth EVB's and look for his progeny this year at the bull sales.
PALGROVE DALLAS (P)
Palgrove Dallas (Poll) was purchased in 2010 for his low birth weight. Dallas was originally used for a season as a heifer sire for David and Prue Bondfield's Palgrove stud. His progeny have been impressive and has achieved his goal of being a low birth weight sire with his calves ranging from 37kg to 48kgs when hitting the ground.
Palgrove Debut is sired by one of Palgrove's foundation sire's Palgrove Quintero whose genetics we've always seeked. Debut is out of a Full French cow and he displays even muscling over extreme length. We are happy with his progeny to date with the oldest of his calves just being weaned.
PALGROVE ZILLMAN (P)
Palgrove Zillman was purchased in 2005 for $25000 for his record breaking fat, milk scores and great genetics. Also known as "Bulger", he has left a huge stamp at Fairfield, he has grossed over $125,000 in bull sold since 2007. With an exceptional temperament, Bulger is renowned at Fairfield as our quietest sires. At 8 years of age he consistently covers 32 cows with 100% calving every year. His females are beautiful soft and easy fleshing girls which are easy calvers with low gestation lengths. Fairfield would not be where it is without Bulger.