In October 2016, The Rock Angus embarked upon embryo transfers for the first time under the expert guidance of Dr. Udo Mahne from Embryo-Life. This has allowed us to make significant improvements in the genetic merit of our herd. Four of the bull calves from that program (sons of Ayrvale Bartel and Paringa Judd) sold very well as yearling bulls in last year’s spring bull sale. The heifer progeny from our first ET program were joined in October last year and have just calved down. Their progeny look to be exciting prospects.
We run ET programs in April and October which allows us to offer 18 month old ET bulls in addition to yearling and two year old bulls at our annual spring bull sales. In this year’s sale, there will be four 18 month old ET sons of Ayrvale Bartel and Paringa Judd on offer.