Balthayock Charolais

BALTHAYOCK CHAROLAIS The Garden House, Balthayock, Perth, Scotland

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Bull Fertility & Longevity

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For several years now we at Balthayock have been aware of the poor record for fertility and longevity of most breeds of bulls that are sold through the national sales organised by the leading auction companies. This is well illustrated by the rise in insurance premiums to cover fertility mortality and loss of use. We believe that the prime causes for this are over feeding of a cereal based diet, lack of exercise and allowing the bulls testicles to become over heated by bedding them on deep straw. In some respects this is the result of the system we use for selling our bulls which encourages breeders to overfeed in order to compete for honours in the presale show.

We have decided to do something about it and have made a considerable investment in order to overcome this problem.

(1)            We have built a bull shed so that every bull can run out into a paddock to insure that every animal is properly exercised on a daily basis.

(2)            All boxes are divided into a standing/feeding area on concrete scraped every day and a lying back area bedded with sawdust.

(3)            We have changed the way we feed our bulls to a system whereby the bulk of their feed is chopped straw and silage to insure the bull’s diet comprises a majority of long fibre. We have purchased a diet feeder to insure that their feed is mixed accurately and is consistent every day. The bulls are fed ad lib and their trough is never allowed to get empty.

(4)            The Balthayock bulls will be presented for sale, fit for work, well muscled, but not fat.

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DINGLE HOFMEISTER Senior Herd Sire at Balthayock and Balmyle

Born 17 December 1992
(Sire : Bradley Roderick     Dam: Rushmore Champagne)

Hofmeister is the most influential bull we have had at Balthayock during the last 30 years.  His heifers and bulls are of equal quality.   I recommend him to all breeders without reservation.
Semen 50 per straw + VAT (10% discount for 10+ straws)

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February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
Calving
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Eye
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Retail
Beef
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IMF
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EBV +2.7 +14.6 -0.4 +2.5 +32 +50 +56 +41 +9 -1.1 +54 +7.9 -0.4 +3.5 -0.6
Acc 97% 97% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 95% 98% 96% 96% 91% 94% 93% 89%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +62 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +65 +35

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BOWERHOUSES TOPPER

Bowerhouses Topper

 

 Graph Explanation
February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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EBV -8.1 +5.7 +4.6 +4.1 +13 +24 +34 +46 -3 +1.9 +17 +0.8 +1.1 -1.4 +0.6
Acc 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 97% 93% 97% 79% 95% 84% 89% 87% 69%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +8 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +8 +35

Born 14/11/82  (Sire : Tattenhall Impeccable   Dam : Goldies Haquenee)

A show champion many times over and the sire of champions over the length and breadth of the country.  One of the great breed improvers, with a tremendous growth performance record and a wonderful temperament.  If you believe that the herd improvement comes from using a blend of the best of the ‘old’ bulls and the best of the ‘new’, it may be time to use Topper again to bring size, deep muscling and consistency into your herd.

Semen 25 per straw + VAT (10% discount on 10+ straws)

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BALTHAYOCK ADONIS

Balthayock Adonis


 Graph Explanation
February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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EBV +12.0 +0.7 +0.4 +2.0 +43 +69 +93 +81 +13 +0.3 +78 +7.9 -1.5 +4.2 -0.9
Acc 80% 70% 85% 92% 91% 91% 88% 75% 73% 84% 80% 68% 77% 74% 62%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +93 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +81 +35

Semen available from this outstanding proven herd sire whose sons sold to date have averaged over 10,000gns.  Sire of Blelack Digger
Semen £50 straw + VAT, No Royalty Fee

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SWALESMOOR CRACKER

Swalesmoor Cracker

February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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Beef
Yield
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IMF
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EBV +1.1 -6.7 0.0 +5.3 +46 +93 +104 +96 +14 -0.9 +77 +6.5 -0.5 +2.7 -0.3
Acc 72% 64% 72% 92% 91% 90% 86% 71% 71% 86% 77% 64% 75% 71% 54%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +84 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +78 +35

We had 3 sons at February sales at Stirling which averaged £14,175 including Balthayock Gladiator who has gone to Gretnahouse

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BALTHAYOCK EAGLE

Balthayock Eagle 2

February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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IMF
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EBV +20.6 +2.5 -0.1 +1.0 +27 +50 +64 +10 +0.5 +56 +5.4 -1.2 +3.0 -0.6
Acc 61% 49% 73% 85% 81% 79% 75% 48% 77% 66% 55% 64% 60% 45%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +70 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +62 +35

Semen now available from this exciting new herd prospect.  First calves now on the ground which show great promise.  Exceptional EBVs for easy calving, short gestation, live weight gain, milk and eye muscle area should prove just the sort of performance that Charolais breeders are looking for. Semen now available for home & export Semen £50 straw + VAT, No royalty fee

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UGIE ECHO

Ugie-Echo

February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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(cm)
Carcase
Wt.
(kg)
Eye
Muscle
Area
(sq cm)
Fat
Depth
(mm)
Retail
Beef
Yield
(%)
IMF
(%)
EBV +15.0 -3.0 +1.6 +1.3 +29 +60 +60 +10 +1.0 +49 0.0 +0.6 -1.1 +0.5
Acc 67% 53% 77% 90% 88% 86% 84% 48% 81% 73% 58% 69% 64% 48%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +40 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +44 +35

Reserve Junior Champion at Stirling, shared with Firhills, bought for his excellent feet, and EBV’s for easing calving & scrotal circumference

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Blelack Forester
Maerdy Dublin X Blelack Champers

Blelack Forester 22k

February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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IMF
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EBV -8.0 -10.0 +3.5 +5.1 +34 +52 +66 +15 -0.2 +43 +2.4 -0.4 +0.3 +0.4
Acc 57% 45% 66% 84% 82% 81% 76% 41% 78% 68% 55% 65% 60% 42%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +36 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +25 +35

TI = 46 SR = 37 Senior Champion February 2012.  Purchased for 22,000gns.  An outstanding bull showing great power and breed character.  Partly owned with the Newhouse and Balmyle herds

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Balthayock Ferdinand

ferdinand

Balbithan Vespasian X Balthayock Rosita

Our best Vespasian son to date, out of our best female line.  This bull had a very sucessful 2011 show season.  Calves born last autumn look very promising

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ELGIN GLENLIVET

Elgin Glenlivet

February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
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Eye
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Fat
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Retail
Beef
Yield
(%)
IMF
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EBV -8.7 -1.4 +1.4 +3.9 +29 +54 +65 +9 -0.3 +46 +3.6 -0.3 +1.1 +0.1
Acc 61% 48% 62% 83% 80% 77% 72% 42% 68% 63% 47% 58% 54% 43%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +40 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +36 +35

 

Senior and Supreme Champion at Stirling February 2013
Bought in partnership with Balmyle and Newhouse

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 MAERDY GRENADIER

MAERDY GRENADIER TO USE

February 2015 BRITISH CHAROLAIS BREEDPLAN ANALYSIS
Calving
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Eye
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Area
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Retail
Beef
Yield
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IMF
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EBV -1.1 -11.6 -0.5 +4.7 +32 +53 +66 +12 +0.1 +43 +4.6 -0.8 +2.3 -0.2
Acc 67% 51% 81% 87% 79% 77% 73% 35% 70% 61% 48% 54% 51% 43%
Breed Avg. EBVs for 2013 Born Calves Click for Percentiles
EBV -0.2 -0.6 +1.3 +2.7 +26 +44 +50 +49 +6 -0.1 +40 +3.2 -0.4 +1.1 -0.1

 

SELECTION INDEX VALUES
Market Target Index Value Breed Average
BCCS Terminal Index +55 +38
BCCS Self Replacing Index +46 +35

Champion Charolais at the Royal Welsh Show 2012 and first prize winner at Stirling February 2013
Bought in partnership with Firhills

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BULLS WITH HIGH EBV’S ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SALES WHICH HAVE BEEN BRED WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS GIVEN TO EASY CALVING, MILK, EYE MUSCLE AREA AND RETAIL YIELD

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FOR ALL ENQUIRIES CONTACT:-  DAVID WALTER ON TEL : 01738 860203  FAX : 01738 860493 E-mail: info@balthayock.com TRACEY NICOLL ON TEL : 07784 891 005