Location: Wombramurra Sale Complex, Crawney Road, Nundle, 2340
( approx 3kms South of Nundle)
Time: Inspections from 10.00am, Sale starts at 12.30pm
Catering: Lunch and refreshments available
Agents: Elders Tamworth, Paul Dooley (0428 677 411)
Wombramurra Black Simmental stud is owned and operated by Peter & Judy Howarth and Andrew & Trudy Chapman on a 5000 acre property in Nundle, NSW, Australia.
Following the recent sale of Wombramurra homestead the partners have accelerated the move into Black Simmentals with cattle numbers growing rapidly due in part to twice yearly Embryo Transfer (ET) and Artificial Insemination (AI) programmes.
Black Simmentals are an extremely exciting development in the stud cattle industry. Black Simmentals â€“ why? In the early 1990â€™s Simmental breeders in the US sought to change their breed so that it better captured the market essentials important to the cattle industry and the consumer. Simmentals already possessed excellent maternal traits, growth and yield. Why not add to this the eating quality of Angus, polledness, earlier maturity, no eye cancers and calving ease? The answer was to â€˜inventâ€™ the Black Simmental by breeding up from Angus and simultaneously increasing fertility and survivability.
This decision in the US has been so spectacularly successful that their Simmental Magazine now features about 75% Black Simmentals 20% solid Reds and only 5% traditionals! We believe they have achieved their objectives and these cattle are now poised to have a large impact on the Australian market.
It is our objective to offer in excess of 80 Black Simmental and some Red bulls of various grades every year. This number will be on offer in 2009 but as we are still growing this year we will offer 25 Black Simmentals of various grades and 6 Reds. In addition 27 â€˜Wombramurraâ€™ Black and Red Composites will be offered.