THESE ARE THE REASONS YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY SELECT ANY ASCOT NEIMEN
BULL TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR HERD.
Temperament is our number one consideration.
We predominantly work our cattle with bikes and dogs, but specifically work our sale bulls with horses to ensure they suit all operations.
Bulls with the Brafords’ Best Assets
We select bulls with a short sleek coat type for tick resistance and heat tolerance, those with neat tidy sheaths without losing depth and fleshing. Bulls must have a sirey outlook with length, masculinity and a good constitution.
The kill sheets are telling us we are consistently achieving good muscling and evenness of fat cover to meet the stringent EU and Grasslands markets. Performance testing of all sale bulls reveals strong feed conversion and EMA measurements across the herd.
Focused on Polled
We are aiming to have a complete polled herd and continue to use almost exclusively polled sires. We also select for good pigmentation and hooded eyes.
We AI all our maiden heifers with both Ascot Neimen genetics and outside sires giving us the opportunity to try different bloodlines. We also purchase outside sires each year and they run in single sire paddocks of approximately 50 cows.
In a normal season we are maintaining above 90% calving (without supplementation) because our calves are born small but are vigorous to grow with most weaners averaging 300kgs. We only keep females with a good shaped udder and teat size.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD – 50 YEAR HISTORY
C.A. (Allen) Galloway & Sons purchased their first Braford bull ‘Glengarry 68’ from Jack Angel for 150 guineas to put over Cootharaba Hereford stud cows at Gympie in 1965.
The following year, ‘Doonside Garry’ and ‘Doonside Sinbad’ became foundation sires. They registered the new Ascot stud and become official members of the Australian Braford Society in 1968. These original breeders transferred to Banana in 1969 and Graham’s passion for Brafords saw him never to return to the Herefords. Graham and Jill married in 1975 and the following year she added her genetically diverse Neimen stud to the business. Neimen was developed with exclusively outside female bloodlines making Neimen bulls most eligible to go over the Ascot herd.
The family partnership transitioned to Graham and Jill in 1983. Their son Dan joined the business in 2001 and is supported by his wife Pip and two children – the fifth generation of Galloways raised on the land.