The velvetting once again has been a challenge this season with very cold and wet conditions throughout September, October and November in Southland. This has led to a number of Sale Stags with heads still on at the time of cataloguing. Because of the lateness of the season the Breeding values in the catalogue are the sire’s 2 year old values. An update of the 3 year old EBV information along with photos of the uncut sire’s will be made available on our website as soon as possible. It is very pleasing to see this year’s line up of 3 year old sire’s on offer ( those cut at the time of cataloguing) have an average velvet weight of 8 kg which is up on last year’s average of 7.78 kg. This year is an exceptional line up, a representation of our top producing sire’s, Harlem, Capone, Henshaw, Feetwood, Bronx and 13194 progeny on offer. Again, every effort has been made to cut heads correctly, giving you the ability to assess an honest weight and grade, eliminating any guess work. All 3 year old stag’s heads will be displayed on sale day along with photos with heads on. Approximately 70 two year old velvet stag’s will be on offer. As in the past, the two year old stag’s are progeny from our stud hinds and do shift particularly well. We do feed crushed grain to our stag’s from button drop but we DO NOT FEED PKE. We will once again be offering a good selection of young hinds from our top sire’s, Bronx who cut 22 kg of velvet this season, the last of Harlem’s maiden hinds available on offer, Capone, Henshaw, Fleetwood and 12207. Thank you for your support in the past, we are very appreciative of that support and the friendships we have made over the 34 years we have held sale’s and would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to catching up with you on the 15th January 2020 at 1.30pm. Kind Regards David and Lynley etherdale
*We do not feed 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 winter all animals on fodder beet, the stags are fed crushed grain from button drop and weaners are fed crushed grain in Autumn/Spring dependent on grass growth. We are very happy to discuss our feed mix with you so feel free to contact either David or Alan. 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 2020 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 Wednesday 15th January 2020 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
Master Sire 12/207 Sire to Lot 4, Lot 11 and Lot 19
Lot 15 replaced with Lot 15a
Lot 3-2020 Sire Sale 8.52kg SA2
Lot 4-2020 Sire Sale 9.12kg SA2
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 1-2020 Sire Sale 10.12kg SA2
Lot 2-2020 Sire Sale 8.92kg SA2
11/01/20 - 13mth old hinds and 2yo velvet stag lots now uploaded.
08/12/19 - Sale catalogue now online. Contact David or your local agent for a hard copy.
11/01/19 - All hind and Sire sale weights are now on the website. 30/12/18 - 2YO velvet photos of the 3yo Sale sires now on the website.
28/12/18 - Paddock photos of Sale sires now available on the Netherdale Red Deer facebook page.
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. 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.
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.
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.