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In this issue of the Hicks Beef newsletter:

Hicks Beef sells Indexer semen to top U.S studs
What we thought was a courtesy visit from some of the leading U.S Simmental breeders turned into a sale when inspecting Hicks Indexer E538 with his joining mob of heifers. Indexer, presented in his working clothes, caught the interest of the group and when they found he was backed by a leading All Purpose Index (API) the sale was clinched...

Finalists for Beef Farmer of the Year
We are proud to be one of the three finalists for the Weekly Times Beef Farmer of the Year... 

NEW SIRE
Hicks Beef consistently uses the top AI sires from 3 breeds. We choose them on structural soundness and measureable economic traits. However we also need live bulls and we continue to buy exceptional bulls when we see them. We purchased Webb Enigma at the Australian record price... 

Visit from McDonalds, Japan
In December Hicks Beef had a visit from McDonalds, Japan. A team of cameraman took footage and photographed our cattle, cattle dogs and the scenery at the Jingellic farm for promotional material. McDonalds is the largest buyer of beef in the world and they came to Australia to capture our sustainable practices and ‘clean, green’ image... 

The Red Angus Story
The story starts 30 years ago. On inspecting Poll Hereford cattle in the U.S, I saw some Poll Hereford breeders with two breeds on their ranches... 

Wedding on the Farm
Our eldest daughter Sarah was married on the 6th December at the Jingellic farm to Matt Hamilton, whom she met while completing her Landscape Architecture degree. It was a lovely evening and even a couple of showers of rain didn't dampen the spirits of the guests!... 

New Grass Fed Market
Coles Graze is a new initiative by Coles to provide grass fed beef to the increasingly environmentally aware consumer. To comply with this program, cattle must be grass fed throughout their lifetime, including weaning. Although Hicks Beef have been prominent in the Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trials since it started 4 years ago, our cattle also perform well on grass due to the increased growth rate attributed to hybrid vigour... 

Red Angus Autumn Sale Bulls
These are some of the soundest, most attractive calves we have bred and are backed by breed leading balanced figures. They are sired by Hicks Ada E565 (Split Ear), Te Mania Daiquiri D19, Hicks Ada G11, Paringa Iron Ore E27 and Hicks Red Label E567... 

Composite Autumn Sale Bulls
Once again we are offering a top line up of black and red composite bulls to add all the advantages of hybrid vigour to your breeding program in the easiest way possible. ‘These bulls are evaluated by the world’s largest data bank of over 15,000,000 records in the US multi breed register. 

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