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Jacks at Work

May 10, 2011
Raedean Jack

 Raedean Jack – Reserve Junior Champion Red Angus Bull – Sydney Royal 2011 & Reserve Champion Angus Bull, Queensland Junior Angus Show 2011.  Owned by K5X Angus and Kelynack Red Angus.  Now out with cows and looking well.

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Exciting Calves by Blue Hills Challenge

April 2, 2011

Kelynack Franklin F02


New Sire Blue Hills Challenge has left an inpressive first crop of calves. Co-owned by K5X Angus, Challenge has bred calves with style, length, and correct structure, combined with muscle. All Challenge calves to date have been born unassisted, including several sets of twins and are lively as soon as they hit the ground. Photo is of F02 today at 12 months, weighing 500kgs.

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What matters most……

March 3, 2011

U105 with twin bull calves

These last few months have been a lession in appreciating life – after the passing of close family friend, (and Agricultural Politics Legend) Ivy Inwood, numerous trips to hospital etc, we witnessed heavy flooding, starting with 27th December 2010 with over 6 inches of rain! The water level in the creek rose to over 2 metres above the road, and swept fencing away. Monday 10th January 2011 saw the Toowoomba region suffer the most tragic damage to people, property and livestock with walls of water sweeping away all in its paths. The most sereal experiences in human kindness, panic and sadness. This then continued with our friends in FNQ, with Cyclone Yasi. We continue to wish all those affected, strength in the recovery process. And to top it all off, outbreaks of sickness associated with floodwaters – trying to stave off whopping cough as we speak.

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Red Angus Steer Wins Eating Quality Award

September 2, 2010

A Red Angus steer, bred and donated by Kelynack Red Angus, Southbrook, Queensland has taken a middleweight class honour for eating quality at this years’ Brisbane RNA. The steer was prepared by the Downlands College Cattle Show Team, before being exhibited at the Show. Standing in the “top line” on the hoof, the early middleweight steer, nicknamed “Ranga” by the Downlands students, then went onto be awarded the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Eating quality Award, in addition to scoring top points for marbling.
After an administrative policy decision by the RNA, the steer was not auctioned but with prize monies and top grid price, a total of $1124 was donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Queensland. Lorna Will, of KelynackRed Angus, said the result was very satisfying “ The Downlands Cattle Show Team did an excellent job donating their preparation of the steer, and to have the entire proceeds of $1124 go towards finding a cure for MS is a great result. We also congratulate Craig and Renee Gapes for donating their steer to Youngcare this year, as this is a charity that assists many sufferers of MS.”
Lorna Will also announced that another steer would be donated in 2011. “This is our way to help the fight and find a cure for MS. Downlands will again take part in this fundraising thus supporting the broader community. Many thanks must go to Mr Tim Morrison and the Downlands Cattle Show Team”. Photo: Lorna will and Downlands Cattle Team at the College with the trophy for Woolworths MSA Eating Quality Award.

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Shows and all that Jazz…..

July 3, 2010

Just an update – at Sydney Royal we won Reserve Senior Champion Bull and a 2nd and 4th placing. At the Queensland Junior Show BJ Swein showed Kelynack Emily to win his Paraders Division and 2nd with Emily to Bulliac Lorna E2, the eventual overall Reserve champion.

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Sydney Show 2010

March 27, 2010

There’s only 2 weeks until Red Angus Judging at the 2010 Sydney Show. Looking forward to catching up with Red Angus Breeders from all Australia, and indeed cattle breeders from all over the world. There are some people who are concerned by showing cattle and how it is different from commercial production – we think of it as a social event with peers and a good opportunity to compare our cattle side by side with others. We will also have Breedplan performance figures available soon for these animals.

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Rain!

March 9, 2010

Hello all – well what a difference rain makes. In the past week we have had close to 6 inches of rain, which even prevented us attending Pittsworth Show! We have entered 3 head for Sydney Show in a months time and thought a little practice run at Pittsworth would be in order – never mind – we’d much rather have the rain!

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Seasons Greetings

December 26, 2009

Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive season and a new year filled with plenty of rain.

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Catching Up

December 22, 2009

Well – what a big couple of months. In summary:
The bulls sold well at Ag Grow Emerald, with B07 topping the Red Angus draft, selling to Charters Towers.
The World Angus Forum was huge – we met so many lovely people from all over the globe. Saw some very good bulls – especially during our travels through the USA.
We were please to host the Red Angus Society’s President Mr Earl Dakin following the Qld Red Angus Meeting last month – pity there wasn’t a blade of grass to be seen.
We have just had 32 mils of rain this week – to say its been welcome would be a dramatic understatement.

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Only 31 days to go…..

June 8, 2009

Its only 31 days until we depart for the World Angus Forum. To be held at Spruce Meadows, Calgary, it will be a great opportunity to catch up with Angus breeders from all over the world. see http://www.worldangusforum.com waf0980front