Sale Information Page
PIC number: The PIC (Property Identification Code) of the property to which the bulls will be consigned must be included on the buyer's instruction sheet to enable transfer under NLIS.
REBATE: A rebate of 3% will be paid by the vendors to outside agents introducing buyers in writing 24 hours prior to sale and conducting settlement on their behalf within 14 days of sale.
DELIVERY: Delivery will be given at the Roma Saleyards following fall of hammer. All delivery arrangements to be made in writing on the instruction slip provided at the back of the catalogue. For the benefit of buyers, Glen Fosslyn is offering FREE DELIVERY to towns en route Roma to Charleville; towns en route Roma to ‘Glen Fosslyn'; towns en route ‘Glen Fosslyn' to Taroom and towns en route ‘Glen Fosslyn' to Dirranbandi. Whilst upmost care will be taken in the handling and transport of the bulls post the fall of the hammer, any accident or loss is at the risk of the purchaser.
SPECIAL FREIGHT REBATES: Buyers of more than 5 bulls may claim a $50 per head incentive rebate. Buyers of more than 10 bulls may claim $100 per head. Rebates are GST inclusive and are only available to purchasers who are NOT receiving free delivery.
REGISTRATION TRANSFERS: All registered stock as stated in the catalogue are eligible for transfer at the vendor's expense. Transfer details on Buyer's Instruction Slip must be clearly filled out if transfer is required.
HEALTH: All bulls inoculated for tick fever (3 Germ Blood), 5-in-i, Vibrio and Three Day (BEF)
SEMEN TEST AND FERTILITY ASSESSMENT: conducted by Dr Hugh Oliver B.V.Sc (Hons)
ULTRASOUND: Conducted by David Reid: Objective data for EMA, P8 and Rib Fat.
INSPECTIONS: Inspections can be made by attending our Bull Walk at ‘Glen Fosslyn' on Sunday 19th August, by prior arrangement at ‘Glen Fosslyn' by contacting your preferred agent or the vendors, and from 4pm on Friday 27th September at the Roma Saleyards.
TRAVEL BY AIR: Pick ups from Roma Airport to Saleyards can be arranged with your preferred agent.
INSURANCE: Insurance Representatives will be available on the sale day.
SUPPLEMENTARY SHEETS: These will be available mid September by contacting vendors. The sheets will contain the following information: age, sire, weight, semen motility results, scan measurements and EBVs.
All bulls have undergone rigorous and independent assessments for structural soundness and fertility, including a semen test and physical evaluation of the bulls reproductive tract.
On top of this we offer one of the strongest guarantees of any Droughtmaster seedstock breeders.
All bulls sold by us are fertile and structurally sound to the best of our knowledge.
If a bull becomes infertile or breaks down due to reasons other than injury or misadventure, at any time within nine months from date of sale we will:
Provide you with a satisfactory replacement if available or
Issue you with a credit equal to the purchase price minus salvage value that may be used to purchase any bull at our next annual sale.
This is not a life insurance policy. Normal care needs to be taken as we cannot replace an animal that is injured or dies for any reason. We recommend you comprehensively insure your bulls - an insurance service will be available on Sale Day.
The guarantee strictly covers the purchase value of the bull, without interest cost and damages. A veterinary inspection (and appropriate testing) of the bull and a certificate / letter from the qualified Veterinarian confirming the infertility or physical ‘break down' must accompany any guarantee claim.
This guarantee is in addition to normal terms and conditions governing stud auction sales, printed in your catalogue, and as such the vendor's decision will be final.
This guarantee is not a replacement for good management. It is aimed at appropriately covering the performance of the bull where the cows are diligently managed to recognised industry standards including vaccination for reproductive diseases. The bull owner has a duty to observe joining, monitor late cycling, and communicate any problems with the vendor as soon as possible, so as to quickly resolve problems.
Outlined below is a number of factors you may wish to consider in the management of fertility in your investment in Glen Fosslyn Sires, because like any investment, bulls should be looked after to perform to their maximum potential and improve the productivity of your herd.
Bulls require an annual booster for their 5-in-1 in 2013, but 3 Day and Vibrio are due in November 2012.
If a bull suffers extreme stress, it can take 70 days before normal sperm is delivered again.
Whilst these bulls have been vet checked with a positive semen test, it is a known fact that if management changes, bull fertility levels can change. Changes that can cause stress include: mixing with new and particularly older bulls, a change of diet, transport, different stock handling techniques and personnel, exposure to new diseases and a different environment and temperature.
Allow your bull time to acclimatise before mating, and avoid mixing different aged bulls. Their ability to cope will depend largely on temperament, genotype and body condition.
Bulls, like any high performance athletes, do benefit from an ‘off-season'. If at all possible, spell the bulls after mating to let them re-gain body weight and ultimately health. You may be surprised with the extra years and fertility you can obtain from your bulls!
You will notice that the dams of all registered bulls have a comment on their CI - Calving Interval. This is the average number of days between calvings for the whole of life of that female. We attempt to have all cows calve annually with a maximum interval of 380 days. The cow's calving interval is a strong indicator of hers and her progeny's fertility.