Chateau Limousins opens its gates

Strong history: Chateau Limousins have been in the breeding game for almost 40 years.

Chateau Limousins is once again opening its gates to the wider beef cattle community to showcase the line-up of sires on offer at its upcoming eighth annual sale, displaying the type of cattle the McIntyre family has been striving to breed over the past 39 years.

The stud’s Beef Week open day on Monday, January 31, will see a draft of sale bulls displayed consisting of both the traditional “French Pure” apricot bulls and black bulls with a large portion being polled.

Featured animals on display will include a three-quarter brother to the Junior and Grand Champion Bull at last year’s Limousin National Show and Sale selling for $18,500, along with progeny of previous sale’s top-priced lots, the team for the 2022 Limousin National Show and Sale and some donor females with a portion of the herd from joined heifers through to proven cows with calves at foot.

With an even mix of calving-ease heifer bulls through to powerful high-yielding heavy weight gain to service the domestic trade to the heavy grass finished bodies, these bulls have been sired by a variety of genetics combining a mixture of imported and Australia AI sires as well as its own “Chateau” type sired from time-proven cow lines carefully selected over the past four decades.

The sale bulls will be auctioned on Monday, March 21, from 1pm in the eighth annual on-property sale while also being interfaced for online bidding. Videos of the sale bulls will also be available prior to the sale via the stud’s Facebook page and website.

With a passion for breeding cattle and the enjoyment of sharing its own herd, the McIntyre family looks forward to visitors during Beef Week open day. The family is also more than happy to accommodate anyone at another time to view the bulls by appointment.

Big boy: Check out a draft of sale bulls at the open day on January 31.