Billabong Alexander, purchased for $20,000 at the 2013 Billabong bull sale
Young bulls for sale in 2017
IT’S THE PERFECT CLIMATE FOR PARAWANGA DROUGHTMASTERS
Karen, Ayla and Rob Scanlan have been breeding droughtmaster cattle on properties in coastal areas of Queensland, Australia, since 1990. We currently run 3 stud herds on 1300 acres at Cooroy, Sunshine Coast and also Flaggy Rock, Central Qld coast, as well as a commercial herd on 2400 acres at Mt Tom, near Miriamvale.. Our Central Qld coastal block at Flaggy Rock has a high rainfall averaging around 80-100 inches annually and a tropical warmth most of the year but also has long periods of no rain and dry, dusty conditions as well as some frosty mornings in winter. Our coastal Mary Valley climate has a temperature range of –2 to 40 degrees C and 20 to 120 inches of rain annually. The Mt Tom block has similar temperatures to Flaggy Rock, but only half the rainfall at 40 inches annually.
We have selected for all the best Bos Indicus attributes of survival in heat, drought, flies and ticks and all the best Bos Taurus attributes of good temperament, fertility, milking and muscling combined into the one 50/50 package. Good frame score with longer legs and correct structure is important to us, as we want our cattle to be able to walk long distances in inland Australian areas. Tick loads are high to extreme along the coast, and we have kept a high Bos Indicus content in our herd to cope with the ticks with minimal use of chemicals. We also minimise chemical inputs through the use of rotational or cell grazing, fly tunnels and diatomaceous earth flybags. Animal welfare is also a high priority for us, and we select strongly for tractable temperament and use low stress stock-handling techniques and humane veterinary techniques. All of this means that any breeding animal you buy from Parawanga should cope naturally with any environmental stresses very well and be a pleasure to work with. We aim to sell around 40-60 bulls annually at 2 levels only, being either high quality breeding herd improvers or top quality stud sires. They are selectively bred right on the coast and grown out in paddock situations to perform well in any environment.
Breeding On Success- Excellent progeny of P. DownUnder, Cungelella HighFlyer, Billabong Neon bred by Red Hill, Calioran, Tapiola, Vitwood, Renner Springs, Wirigai, Gympie High and Palmyra studs.
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