Archive | July, 2011

Houston

Earlier this year, Mark and Amanda (and children Jack and Sarah) travelled to the USA – primarily to attend the Houston Livestock Show and promote the 2012 World Brangus Congress to be held in Australia.  It was an amazing trip for many reasons, and Houston (and Texas) showed us some incredible hospitality while we were there.

We donned our green shirts (it helped make it easier to find each other in the HUGE Houston crowds) and ventured forth into the event billed as the World’s Largest Entertainment and Livestock Exhibition.  Apparently 2.26 million people attended this year’s event!  (I think that included us).

The completely indoor venue at Reliant Park was enormous and immaculate – we spent many hours visiting, exploring and spectating in this shed.

There was a great showing of Brangus cattle and we were lucky enough to meet many of those showing animals in the ring – where competition was very hot. Christy Collins of Oklahoma was in charge of selecting the 2011 Champions – not an easy task at all!

We met with IBBA reps including publicity officer Melanie Fuller (pictured left) and IBBA president Marcos Borges who extended some great hospitality to their Aussie visitors.

As the publicity contact for the 2012 World Brangus Congress, Amanda addressed North and South American brangus breeders at the Global Collection Sale and the Fort Bend Global Roundup.

World Brangus Congress 2012 chairman Ian Galloway (of Duarran) also shared some Aussie facts and figures with those attending. (NB As there were many Spanish speaking Brangus breeders there, we required the services of a great interpreter, pictured left.)

We inspected one of the well-known American AI sires – Garrett of Brinks – who was on display at Fort Bend.

Of course, it wasn’t all serious ‘cow business’ and we visited the enormous Rodeo venue…

for a fantastic night of rodeo action …

And the fabulous Tim McGraw!

A huge thanks to all those who helped us throughout our visit – members of the IBBA, hostesses at the International Lounge, and stud and commercial breeders who went out of their way to make us feel right at home on the other side of the world.

We look forward to returning the hospitality when you travel Down Under next year to attend the World Brangus Congress 2012.

Cheers

The Bimbadeen Team

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Photo gallery from Bimbadeen Open Day

Thanks to all who took the drive to visit us at Arthur’s Knob for our Open Day yesterday.

The weather was kind to us and we had a great day talking with cattlemen and women and showcasing the temperament and type of our red and black Brangus weaner bulls and heifer, with a few two-year-olds also on display. (Click on images to enlarge).

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We shared some of the outstanding Genestar results achieved by our young weaner bulls – information which we will expand on further here at the Bimbadeen website in the near future.

We hope those who attended enjoyed their visit, and thank the Queensland Country Life for organising the Beef Week event, Westpac for sponsoring it, and (most importantly) we thank buyers for continuing to support Bimbadeen Brangus.

Cheers!

The Bimbadeen Team

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Open Day at Bimbadeen

We are delighted to be able to be a part of the 2011 Westpac QCL Beef Week – opening our gates here at Bimbadeen to the public between 9am – 4pm.

This Friday (July 22) we will showcase some of our progeny at our “Arthur’s Knob” property, and offer visitors a chance to inspect a selection of heifers and bulls.  We look forward to the chance to talk cattle and catch up with neighbours, clients and friends (old and new).

Smoko (pikelets are on the menu) and lunch (something warm and meaty!) will be provided.

Follow the signs from Abercorn (coming from Eidsvold) or the Bunyip Hole turnoff (coming from Monto on Abercorn Rd).

Hope to see you there!

The Bimbadeen Team

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Welcome to our new ‘home’

A warm welcome to Bimbadeen’s brand new website and blog!

This new home site for Australia’s longest-established Brangus stud has been a little while in the making, with our contact details, sale info, history, blog and Facebook all now housed here at www.bimbadeenbrangus.com.

Partners Bruce Burnham (founder of Bimbadeen) and Mark and Amanda Salisbury (Bruce’s daughter) are delighted to showcase the seedstock and activities of our stud here for clients (and potential clients!).

We invite you to sign up for updates (no spamming we promise!) on Bimbadeen business and activities.

Thanks for dropping by and we look forward to hearing your feedback soon.

Cheers

The Bimbadeen Team

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