Yancowinna Angus first spring sale

RECENTLY appointed manager of Yancowinna Angus, Robert Ewing, believes he has the best beef position going.
At 24 years of age, born and bred in Dunkeld, Western Victoria, he now has the responsibility of managing the Yancowinna Angus operation owned by the Ginn family in coastal South Gippsland.
Located on the scenic Bunurong Marine Park, adjoining Bass Strait, the sight and sound of rolling surf, breaking on the pristine beaches below, the large scale beef breeding operation has its appeal to Rob who has recently taken up surfing in his spare time.
Not that he has much time for that at the moment, with the added responsibilities of calving down 300 Angus herd book and performance recorded females this spring, as well as 100 in autumn.
As a recent participant in the highly recognised leadership course conducted by Marcus Oldham College, Rob appreciated the opportunity for further self-development and mixed with many of the agricultural industry future leaders drawn from all corners of Australia.
The course provided him with further skills to add to his already impressive list of achievements for someone so young.
Combined with the guidance and mentoring of the beef industry icon, independent consultant Dick Whale, they conducted the 12th Yancowinna autumn sale in March and are now preparing for their inaugural spring sale of working age bulls, cows and calves to be held on Friday, October 4.
The stud will present 30 plus performance recorded bulls, backed with 25 years experience of breeding selection. Rob is keen to draw on his previous time with Te Mania Angus, combined with Dick’s enormous industry profile and experience.
“Dick and I get together with Dennis and Christine Ginn, the owners, meet on a regular basis to plan and implement the embryo and AI program, together with animal health and feed requirements of the herd,” Rob said.
Yancowinna Angus came to prominence as the first supplier to Certified Australian Angus Beef back in March 1996. The highly recognised and hugely successful product is recognised both here in Australia, as well internationally as one of the leading branded beef products, which in turn drives the increasing demand for the use of relevant Angus genetics.
“Our aim is to provide structurally sound, easy calving, quiet, fast growing young sires that are balanced in growth, performance and superior carcase traits that are affordable to the commercial producer. Recent sale average of Yancowinna Angus bulls is under $4000, guaranteed for two years and delivered free of charge to Victoria, Flinders and King Island,” Rob said.

Sale time:  beef consultant Dick Whale (left) and farm manager Rob Ewing pictured in the yards at Yancowinna. Yancowinna is holding its first spring bull, cow and calf sale on Friday, October 4.

Sale time: beef consultant Dick Whale (left) and farm manager Rob Ewing pictured in the yards at Yancowinna. Yancowinna is holding its first spring bull, cow and calf sale on Friday, October 4.

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