Rauriki Charolais 2019 Newsletter
Over the last year since our inaugural on Farm Video Sale, we have had a few changes. We said good bye to Dan who worked for us for 15 months, to welcome home our son George, to the farm, along with his partner Brianna. George and Bri had been away doing their OE, in the UK, and Europe.
On the Stud side we purchased more Stud Cows and calves from Pouriwai Charolais in Gisborne, (the stud where we purchased some our first Charolais from), and also from Nouvelle and Moonlight Charolais studs which have both dispersed. The Moonlight cattle offered some new and exciting Red Factor genetics’. We are are looking forward to next calving with the new genetics’ purchased. And what they will add to our growing Charolais Stud. We still have Rowan and his Topaki Stud here at Rauriki also, along with Lucy’s small herd of Charolais which will see her first bull to Sale next. This year with the mixed aged Charolais cows we will be calving around 140 cows.
The new farm has seen changes with plenty of much needed fencing. And early next year, we hope to start on our new cattle yards. We have also been up grading very tired pastures and water lines.
We are very exciting with the Bull line up for this sale, and feel that with this warm autumn, they are well ahead of last year’s Bulls. Not to mention these bulls are the quietest bulls ever.
We are holding an Open Day on Farm Tuesday 14th May 11-2pm. The viewing pens for the open day will be at 18 Ahiweka Road, just off the Tourere Road, signposted from our house /cattle yards.
Once again our on farm sale will be a combined sale with Carrifields and Pgg Wrightson. The Catalogue is available on E-Book and we will also have hard copies available at the Open Day.
Our On Farm Video Bull Sale is Tuesday 28th May at the later time of 2pm.
The Bulls will be penned for viewing sale day, for those of you who cannot get to the Open Day,
We wish to thank everyone for supporting our sale, please enjoy something to eat and a refreshment we us after the sale,
Simon Wendy and Family
Simon 027 6363243 George 027 7825237
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