The development of the Upsall shorthorn herd has seen a number of foreign influences such as breeding lines from Australia and Canada, this has been a key focus for Gerald, to continue to improve the breed traits and progress the stock.
Broughton Park Thunder (P)
A Curvebender EBV bull has produced exciting calves for Upsall and Glenisla. He is a trait leader for birth weight and with figures of +10.9 for calving ease, figures of -1.6 for gestation length, and eye muscle at +3.3.
We are delighted with the growth of the calves.
He was a Durham Contributor sire in 2008. He was the No. 1 in breed of the 2007 born bull calves for both domestic and export maternal indexes in the Summer and Autumn Group Breedplan analysis.
Ken Trengrove of Broughton Park says that a good number of breeders have used the bull through A.I. (artificial insemination) quoting “I have had nothing but positive feedback”.
Neilson Job of the Royalla Stud in NSW said that Broughton Park Thunder cattle are generally high performing cattle with frames to match.
When the Broughton Park Herd was sold to the Yamburgan Stud, Thunder honoured a previous agreement and was sold to Laird Morgan of Arubial where they were awaiting his calves when I made contact. However Liz Manchee at Yamburgan said that Broughton Park Thunder daughters have grown into practical females with good udders.
Crooked Post Drover (P)
During 2020 breeding season, we have been using two sons of Crooked Post Drover one of which is a DNA tested homozygous Polled bull.
When we have assessed the calves in 2021, we will have a good idea on their future. Both bulls are showing great thickness growth and length, additionally their half sisters are proving to be consistently good.
Mandalong Super Elephant (P)
A large framed Australian bull born November 1970, with a weaning weight of 748lbs and yearling weight of 1220lbs. He was placed first in 1972 and then the Supreme Champion Polled Shorthorn Bull at the 1973, Sydney Royal Easter Show – Australia’s most prestigious Shorthorn Show. His mature weight was 2735lbs, the heaviest beef bull ever to be shown at Sydney Royal.. He is the sire of Firefox of Upsall and grandsire of King David of Upsall.