Australia Bred Bull Sells To USA
Paringa Iron Ore, bred by Tom Lawson of Yea Victoria, was successfully syndicated in the United States this week with a 50% share of North American semen rights for US$50,000. The prospect of an outcross Red Angus sire with an exceptional EBV profile combined with good feet and udders led to countrywide demand. The following US Red Angus breeders each purchased a 5% interest share in the bull: Leachman Cattle of Colorado, Bieber Red Angus, RA Brown Ranch, Lorenzen Ranches, Leland Red Angus, Hueftle Red Angus, Strawberry Ridge Red Angus, Rhodes Red Angus, Sonstegard Cattle Co. and TJS Red Angus.
Tom says “Paringa Iron Ore E27 is truly a unique bull with super calving, growth, muscle and marbling. His daughters calving prediction ranks him at the top of the Angus breed. His Breedplan EBVs along with his actual data and first calves on the ground make him stand out sire prospect. Phenotypically, Iron Ore is sound, quiet and attractive. His first calves are consistently small at birth and vigorous with style and presence.”
“We are excited that leading cattle programs from the US have recognized the value in our breeding program.”
Iron Ore is a 100% outcross with no Red Angus lines in his pedigree. The cow side of Iron Ore’s pedigree features six consecutive generations of donor females from both the Paringa and the Te Mania Angus program.
Iron Ore is entered in the Australian Angus Benchmark Program”
For more information or to purchase semen contact ABS Australia
Ph 0428 293 498