After a good Spring we have started cutting the 3 year old velvet this week. It has been a very condensed velvet growing season and it looks like it's going to be a rush to get both the 2yo and 3yo heads off. Hinds - the earlies were put out into the calving paddocks last week.
Previously PKE was used (10%), this year we have moved away completely from feeding Palm kernel at Netherdale, opting for an alternative grain mix for this time of year. We are in the business of showing what great velvet genetics can produce, not what PKE/supplements can produce. We are very happy to discuss our feed mix with you so feel free to contact either David or Alan.
August 2016 Netherdale Update 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 2017 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 100% of our Master Sires bred on the property.
If you are serious about velvet production we will be seeing you on Thursday 12th January 2017 as there is no better stud for true velvet genetics.
INTRODUCING UPCOMING SIRES 'HENSHAW' & 'BRONX'
'HENSHAW' 11.10KG SA2 - 5 YEARS
'BRONX' 8.42KG SA2 - 3 YEARS HARLEM SON
SALE ORDER CHANGE LOT 18 will be auctioned immediately after LOT 4
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.
Lot 1-2017 Sire Sale 10.50kg SA2
Lot 5-2017 Sire Sale 7.74kg SA2
Lot 3-2017 Sire Sale 7.32kg SA2
Lot 7-2017 Sire Sale 6.92kg SA2
07/01/07 - Website updated. Hind, 2 yo Velvet stag info now listed. Sire stags sire weights updated. 24/12/16 - Slideshow added of all Sale lots prior to velveting. See the Sale page for details.
01/12/16 - cutting good weights of 3yo stags - 10.50kg off a Gatling son and a very nice Harlem son cutting 8.42kg
09/12/16 - NEW - Coming 2017! A monthly video diary on deer farming from Netherdale. Advice on animal selection and culling for herd progression. The process of timing, cutting and storing for velvet quality. Grassroots management of feeding, herd health and stock and crop integration.
30/08/16 - 1.5% Dries - MA Hinds - Single sired (preg tested into three lines for calving) 5% Dries - Maiden Hinds.
08/01/16 - 2016 Velvet Stag lot information listed. 06/12/15 - 2015 Velvet Stag information and photos uploaded today! 10/12/14 - 2nd in 3yr old section at the National Velvet Competition in Invercargill.
04/01/14 - 2 yo Velvet stag lots and sample photos are now online. Please click on the Velvet Stag page.
04/01/14 - Photos of the 2yr velvet from all of the 2014 3yr old sires is also available to view by clicking on the link at the bottom of the Stag Sale page.
13/12/13 - Lot 1 in the 2014 sale wins the 3 year old section at the National Velvet Competition. Lot 2 came 3rd in the same section showing the consistently good velvet coming through the Netherdale herd.
04/12/13 - Lot 1 2014 sale cut 9.08kg SA2
13/12/12 - Netherdale features once again at the National Velvet Competition. Winning the 5 year old Red section with Harlem. 2nd in the Restricted Southland Red section and 3rd in the 3 year old Red section with 207/09 (Lot 1 2013 Sale).
7/12/12 - Congratulations go to Mangapurakau Station, Waipukurea on winning the North Island 4 year old section and the Overall Champion title at the North Island Velvet Competition. The winning stag 325/08 was purchased at the 2012 Netherdale Annual Sire Stag Sale.
02/01/12 -' BEAM is KEY' - Over 20% of this past seasons (210x) 2 year old stags have cut Super A velvet. (cut correctly)
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