Spenbar commercial cattle excel not only in the show ring, but also produce efficient beef cattle. We evaluate our crossbred calves sired by our Brahman and Charbray bulls with monitoring of our feedlot and carcass performance.
Testaments by leading processors and retail butcher shops are the true responses and answer to the cattlemen question.
Cattle are mustered at about 15-18 months of age and effective back grounding of our young cattle is important on entering the feedlot. Correct treatment at induction has contributed strongly to pen health performance.
Performance is tracked using a proprietary database that Spenbar designed as the cattle enters and leaves the feedlot. Ear tags are read, hormone growth promotants are implanted, cattle are vaccinated for botulism and are segregated by their weight reading into their pens.
Approximately 50-60 head per pen, so all cattle have ease of access to water and feed troughs. Good genetics lay the platform to produce consistent high quality domestic and export grain fed cattle to our processors.
All cattle are fed twice a day so there intake ration is closely monitored using a dieticians recommendations with water troughs cleaned every second day for good hygiene.
Spenbar feedlot cattle excel in weight gain using a mixture of the following ingredients to produce a high quality ration sorghum, wheat, barley straw, silage, whole cotton seed hulls, cotton seed meal, lime, urea and molasses feedlot concentrate liquid.
Our feedlot cattle achieve good fat cover without laying down excess amount of subcutaneous fat. Spenbar bred cattle achieve a high feed conversion with top weight gains and minimal waste.
Brisbane Meat Wholesalers have been purchasing our steers and heifers, which have been through our feedlot for several years.
The cattle above show good fat coverage without excess, and have achieved high feed conversion with top weight gains and minimal waste.
When M.S.A first started grading cattle at Cannon Hill, IMPT had 72 of our cattle all with Brahman content graded with 70 passing the stringent criteria.
It was very pleasing to have this high success rate.