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2019 Duncraggan and Primeston Sale Bulls

With the 2019 East Cape Bull Breeders Sale in Cathcart fast approaching on 05 September 2019, we present a summary of the bulls on offer from Duncraggan Beef Shorthorns and Primeston Shorthorns.

As usual, all the bulls have been Phase A and B performance recorded with S. A. Studbook and they also have current Logix Breeding Values from May 2019. We will send August 2019 Logix Breeding Values as soon as they become available.

We would like to draw your attention to the exceptional ICPs of all three dams that are represented through these bulls. 

We have entered two bulls for the sale from these three possible bulls.


Duncraggan Xtra Special 365

D. Xtra Special is a dark red, polled, 3-yr old. He was sired by Spry’s All Gold D052, and is a bull with good length and long hindquarter muscling, and is smooth through the shoulders. He was not Phase C tested due to the severe drought in the summer 2016/7, as our bulls at the time never met the minimum weight requirements. Even in these conditions, the dams did reconceive!

He’s been used on our herd in Autumn 2018, with the heifers in Spring 2018, and again in Autumn 2019 on both cows and the heifers.

He is out of one of our Tukulu Duchess family cows, D. Duchess 063. She was awarded an SA Studbook Elite Bronze Award in 2018 and she is an Elite Silver Award 2019 cow.  A consistent producer of outstanding progeny, all her calves to date have been retained for use in the herds. She has an average ICP of 371 days over 7 calves, and is due again in Spring 2019 – just about any minute now.

Her 2012 and 2014 heifer calves, by Spry’s All Gold D052 and D. Scotsman 125 respectively, are still in production at Forest Glade.

Her 2013 bull calf, D. Uncle Ted 210, by JSF Gauge 137W, was used in the herd for a season before being sold to Mr. Pierre van Niekerk of Jacre Limousins on the 2016 Cathcart Breeders Sale.

Her 2015 bull calf, D. Warwick 319, by D. Smashing Stuff 103, completed a Phase C test with a Silver Merit and was used in the commercial herd of Mr. Colin Brown in Cathcart.

Her 2017 bull calf, D. Yuletide 416, by P. Vanguard, has recently completed a Phase C test, the results of which are as yet unknown, and he has been used lightly, only over our first calvers in both the Duncraggan and Primeston herds, in Autumn 2019.

Her 2018 bull calf, D. Zillion Dollar 473, by D. Xcellent 353, a Gold Merit Phase C test bull, is currently in a Phase C test.


Duncraggan Yesterday 399

He is a silver roan, polled, 2.5-yr old. He was awarded a Phase C Silver Merit. He has exceptionally good, smooth muscling, and lots of it. Note how full he is between his hind legs! He is a Saskvalley Yesterday 116Y son out of a Spry’s All Gold D052 daughter from the Carnarvon Bessie family.

His dam, D. Bessie 111, has a Homedale Accomplished daughter in production in the herd and a D. Willy Wonker 337 daughter currently at foot. She has an average ICP of 356 days over 6 calves.


Primeston Xcellent

His dam, P. Marjory 16, has a D. Threadneedle 187 daughter in production and a D. Xtra Special 365 daughter at foot. She has an average ICP of 326 days over 5 calves.




If you would like to discuss any bulls or require any further information, please feel free to contact us.