2020 has been challenging to say the least with covid 19 causing everyone to take stock and appreciate the value of the more important things in life. The deer industry has been hit hard with venison returns hit particularly hard, although at the time of writing this intro the volumes are starting to return to normal within the markets although prices are well back. Opportunities will come out of adversity as new markets have been developed. Velvet has remained somewhat unscathed as consumers continue to purchase velvet products in different ways. We may even see a lift in consumption as the Korean and Chinese population consume more product as they did during SARS. On farm it has also been a bit of a struggle as we have had another very wet/cold spring and in turn the velvet harvest has been later than other years. As with last year we have a number of sale stags with heads still on at the time of cataloguing. The velvet breeding values are the stag’s two year old velvet values. An update of the 3 year old information along with photos will be available on our web site as it comes to hand. Again, every effort has been taken to cut heads correctly, giving you the ability to assess an honest weight and grade. All of the 3 year old stag’s velvet will be displayed on sale day along with photos with the heads on. Approximately 70 two year old velvet stags will be on offer. Photos of the two year olds velvet will be displayed on the day. Once again we will offer a good selection of young hinds from our top sires, Bronx, Capone and Henshaw. We do not feed PKE to any of our animals. Thank you for your support in the past, we do appreciate your support and look forward to catching up on the 13th of January 2021 at 1.30pm or if that’s not possible the sale will be online through the bidr auction website for anyone not able to attend. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Kind Regards David and Lynley, Netherdale
*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 2021 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 13th January 2021 as there is no better stud for true velvet genetics.
NETHERDALE SIRES 'HENSHAW' & 'BRONX'
'HENSHAW' 11.10KG SA2 - 5 YEARS
'BRONX' 8.42KG SA2 - 3 YEARS HARLEM SON
LOT 8 WITHDRAWN
LOT 8 has been withdrawn from the sale line up.
NEW LOT ADDED LOT 27
Lot 27 7.04kg SA2 Son of Capone
Lot 18 - 9.62kg SA2 Lot 18 will be swapped with Lot 2 in the sale day running order.
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 1-2021 Sire Sale 9.06kg SA2
Lot 3-2021 Sire Sale 8.48kg SA2
10/12/20 - Lot 1 in the 2021 sale placed 3rd in the 3yo Nation velvet competition.
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.