Our Sires

Courallie Kalahari

 

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Courallie Kalahari was purchased in 1992 and became the foundation sire of Ashmar Herefords. Kalahari introduced the famed Silverleaf Challenger bloodline to our herd and his dam was an imported cow from the Bell L Ranch in Canada. Kalahari himself won a class at the Sydney Royal as a Junior bull and added growth and uniformity to our growing herd. He sired great cows such as Glenwarrah First Day M070 who was an outstanding cow for us and a favourite of many visitors.

 

Gorian Sioux

 

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After a trip to USA in 1994 and seeing the tremendous benefits of using Line 1 bloodlines we were determined to introduce this pedigree into our herd. So in 1998 we purchased the first son of HH Advance 438D to be offered in Australia. Sioux bred extremely well for us with his females forming the basis of our herd for many years. They were easy doing cattle with great natural thickness, udder quality and milking ability. Sioux sired cows such as Ashmar Last Day U011 (pictured) and Ashmar Ladybird U008 who have bred extremely well for us.

 

Gorian United

 

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Wanting to continue from the good work that Gorian Sioux had started we purchased United on the second top priced cow at the Gorian dispersal sale. United is sired by another top Holden Hereford Bull, HH Advance 6052F who had a huge influence in the Holden Herd. United was an extremely thick made bull who also continued to improve our female herd. United sired many great females such as Ashmar Good Pearl X021 (pictured) and Ashmar Maritana X035 who have bred our top priced bull in both 2010 and 2011 bull sale seasons.

 

Truro Yippyio

 

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Following on from the great work that Sioux and United had done, we wanted to introduce a sire that would add scale and increase eye pigment to our herd. On a trip to Truro Herefords in 2005 we inspected Yippyio and decided that this would be the bull to take us to the next level. Yippyio added frame as well as weight to our herd, whilst still retaining our herds milking ability and carcass traits. At one stage Yippyio ranked in the top 10% for 9 breedplan traits. The true success of Yippyio is yet to be fully recognised with his daughters performing exceptionally well, our Sydney Royal Reserve Champion bull was out of a first calve daughter. We do have semen still available in Yippyio if anyone is interested in using this proven sire.

 

Moorlands Grand National V045

 

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Moorlands Grand National was a 9 year old sire by the time we had the opportunity to use him. He had previously bred very well for both the Talbalba and Truro Hereford Studs, breeding sons that topped at $15,500 and daughters that have themselves bred sons selling to a top of $22,000. We were fortunate to use him for two seasons and will have a number of very good females retained in the herd by him. Grand National has transferred his pigment, scale and muscle to his progeny. Grand National ranks in the top 10% for EMA and Rib and Rump Fats on Breedplan.

 

Curracabark Icon

 

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Icon comes from the highly successful Curracabark Stud, which has recently bred champions at both Wodonga National and Sydney Royal. Icon has one of the best muscle patterns I have seen and combines this with a great cosmetic package. In his first drop of calves at Ashmar, Icon has bred the Reserve Champion Senior Bull at the 2011 Sydney Royal, as well as the Interbred Champion Female at the 2010 Wauchope Hereford Feature Show. Icon ranks in the top 10% for EMA on Breedplan.

Bowmont Storm

We purcahsed Bowmont Storm to introduce the exception carcass and growth traits that the Storm bloodlines   
are renowned for. He has combined very well with our cow herd and we will have some outstanding sons for 
sale in 2017 including Ashmar Lincoln.

 

Talbalba Zinnia

Zinnia was purchased in partnership with Truro Herefords, to add the outstanding breeding bloodlines of
Cootharabra Magnum. He comes from the highly successful Talbalba Hereford Stud in Queensland and  he has
combined very well to leave us with a group of cattle that are very marketable due to their thickness, length of
body and great cosmetics.