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Jake Berghofer & Emma Patterson

JAKE BERGHOFER & EMMA PATTERSON

KINGAROY / QLD / ROUND 2

Jake Berghofer and Emma Patterson of Bonnydale QLD Black Simmentals operate their stud from Kingaroy in SE QLD.  With just over 200 stud females they are preparing for their inaugural bull sale in September 2020.  Alongside the stud, Jake and Emma run around 800 head of commercial cattle across 4 properties with extra trade cattle when the season allows.

Their main goals are for high fertility, especially in their high-value embryo transfer programs and maximising growth in their stud bulls, replacement heifers and trade cattle.  Since Emma is an accountant, these goals must be achieved with a commercial focus ensuring maximum profitability!


MENTOR DETAILS

MENTOR NAME: SIMON RICHARDSON


TIMING DATES 1

SELECTED ANIMAL GROUP: TRADE HEIFERS

Number of head:  146

Initial treatment: 16 June 2020

Objective: Immunity and Fertility. There will be 4 treatment groups that will be compared: Decto/Decto+MM & CydectinLA/CydectinLA + MM. Data will be collected again at the end of August 2020.

TIMING DATES 2

SELECTED ANIMAL GROUP: AUTUMN JOIN COWS 

Number of head:  121 

Initial treatment: 8 April 2020

First Data Collection: 6 July 2020

Objective: Fertility

TIMING DATES 3

SELECTED ANIMAL GROUP: BULLS 

Number of head:  18

Initial treatment: 22 March 2020

First Data Collection: 29 May 2020

Additional Data Collection: 12 June 2020 

Objective: Fertility


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We’re excited to be part of Round 2 of the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge kicking off today. Check it out and like the page to keep up to date with our results.Game on challengers!!

Posted by Bonnydale QLD Black Simmentals on Sunday, 31 May 2020

Stocking up for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge Thanks to the awesome guys and gals at Nutrien (ex Northern…

Posted by Bonnydale QLD Black Simmentals on Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Out west…where the rain has fallen (but we’d love some more)!! Tidying up a few out of sync calves and getting things…

Posted by Bonnydale QLD Black Simmentals on Saturday, 6 June 2020

We had our Virbac Australia Primary Producer rep give us a hand yesterday as we kicked off Part 2 of our Multimin…

Posted by Emma Patterson on Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Drenched and Multimin’d our last lot of weaner bulls and heifers today. Was a beautiful, sunny morning before it’s meant…

Posted by Emma Patterson on Friday, 19 June 2020

Supplementary data is in!!Ag-Grow Premier Bull Sale

Posted by Bonnydale QLD Black Simmentals on Saturday, 13 June 2020

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