August 2016 Netherdale Update
1.5% Dries - MA Hinds - Single sire (preg tested into 3 lines for calving)
5% Dries - Maiden hinds
Weaners, rising 2yo and rising 3yo stags have come through Winter well. They were break fed fodder beet with daily shifts. They are now moving off beet onto grass and hinds will go onto the beet till closer to calving.
We have started to feed the rising 3yo a mixture of crushed barley, wheat and faba beans at 1kg/day which will be lifted once button drop starts.
We have found the beet is excellent feed for the hinds in late pregnancy as it keeps its feed value into Spring.
A little bit about Us...
Netherdale continues to focus on superior velvet quality, balance and style, whilst increasing weight.
Once again this year we are hearing about excellent results from stags purchased the previous year, proving once again the importance and value of quality genetics.
We run all stock in large mobs. There is no mollycoddling or pumping stags full of feed to increase weights. Animals are expected to perform in a commercial situation or they are culled. Intending Sire purchasers should choose carefully and ensure all information is available when comparing animals from different studs. All 2 and 3 year old velvet weights should be visible for each of the 3 year old Sires on offer, along with full breeding records, Velvet EBV's and body weights. Without this valuable information, along with images of the velvet it is impossible for buyers to truly know what they are buying.
If you would like to receive a catalogue for the 2015 sale contact David Stevens on 0274 331 383, request a catalogue using the form at the bottom of this page or down-load a copy right here on the website. See 'Stag Sale' page for link and further details.
Velvet has always been our focus here at Netherdale, with almost all of our Master Sires bred on the property.
If you are serious about velvet production we will be seeing you on Wednesday 13th January 2016 as there is no better stud for true velvet genetics.
Harlem - 5 yo National Velvet Champion 2012
CATALOGUE ORDER CHANGE
Please be aware that LOT 19 will be sold immediately after LOT 4 on Sale day.
Feature Sire - 403
403 is an impressive son of Adonis and features heavily in the 2016 Sire Sale for that reason.
403 was on loan from John Scurr and had a massive 27.8kg head cut in late January 2012.
Feature Sire - Harlem
Past winner of the 5 year old section at the National Velvet Competition. Excellent velvet genetics, strongly influenced by his Dam, a Maximus Dam 260/03 and Sire Buller. A head with style, weight and quality.