Welcome to Newcombe’s Charbrays
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Having managed commercial and stud operations, including the largest commercial herd on Brahman Breedplan, our family decided to commence a stud in 2003, founded on knowledge learnt. From seedstock to extensive operations, we learnt fertility and longevity in the herd were important traits to build on.
We started our herd with Charbray matrons from John & Roz Mercer’s Kandanga Valley and Alf & Wendy Collins’ Belah Valley Studs. These cows had already lived a long productive life, two of which were still alive and contributing till 2012.
Through extensive Embryo Transfer, IVF and AI, we have been able to exploit Elite Females, in fact one of the two cows mentioned earlier, Kandanga Valley Roz, has five descending generations below her in our operation.
Until 2013 we had taken to selecting visually appealing youngsters and embarking them on a show career. This had a two fold effect – a show case of seedstock as well as an insight in how the genetics stand up to production feeding for the commercial markets.
With the Charbray Society’s introduction of its generation plan, allows us to introduce Brahman and Charolais genetics while maintaining the integrity of the Charbray character, which is stabilising and conforming in type. It also allows us to introduce “gourmet” traits like polledness and coat colour, without losing the provenance other breed societies have encountered.
We prefer to sell bulls on a more personal term, with offering bulls for sale at home. Offering paddock raised bulls with inspections of breeders gives buyers a little more confidence in their purchases.
Newcombe’s Charbrays is a family committed business run on “Juandah Plains”, North East of Wandoan. Running an Artificial Breeding service ties in with the stud’s operation and sees a hands-on approach by Rob and Denise. Jayne is a qualified Event Manager, while Myles is an avid Horseman, operating his own performance horse business. The family also has a passion for breeding Australian Stockhorses and Border Collie dogs, which are an asset to the management of the operation.
Over the past five years, we have been proud sponsors of major and local campdrafts and shows. This form of promotion has been a way of showing appreciation to the people you have purchased our seedstock, and supporting the local community. It has also promoted the Charbray breed to a wider community.