Vaucraft Braford Stud
The Vaucraft Braford Stud is operated on coastal country in the Mackay district. Emphasis has always been on breeding Higher Content, Heavy Bone, Good Temperament, Beefy Tropical Brafords.
Trials have shown that Good Quality cattle bred in this environment perform no matter where they are moved to. This is a great plus for producers of the beef industry. For over 40 years we have won most of the awards available to the breed and also won many interbreed trophies for stud breeders. Our whole herd is recorded on BREEDPLAN and EBV's are available.
Because our cattle are bred in the tropics where they have to cope with deficiencies, heavy rainfall, dry summers, ticks, flies, internal parasites, temperature to 35 degrees Celsius, constant humidity to 100% and poisonous plant life, we are now producing a tropical product, both Bull and Female, that can go anywhere and we know they will survive and produce on.
We are always upgrading our genetics, so that others can benefit is ongoing by either purchase of top quality bulls when available, or using AI programs from proven sires.
We are confident to be able to stand behind our claim that at Vaucraft..... We produce the Go Anywhere Cattle - Tropical Brafords.
Stud and herd bulls available for sale from the paddock anytime.
At Vaucraft Braford Stud our bulls are:
- All calf registered.
- Classified into two groups.
- Registered bulls.
- Herd bulls.
- All are sold "Grass to Grass" - straight to work.
- Sold direct from property.
- Fully vaccinated.
- All semen tested.
- Delivery to most areas can be arranged.
- Also available are stocks of domestic and international semen.
Vaucraft Tartan currently in collection at Beef Breeding Services
H.B. NO 92975.
D.O.B. 24th April 1997.
GENTLE BEN was shown during 1998, into collection 1999 and short show season year 2000. During his show career he was awarded 35 Broad Ribbons and his semen has been used extensively around the world. In Argentina he was renamed 'MACKAY' to recognise his place of origin. His progency have proved themselves in many areas.
H.B. NO 994409.
D.O.B. 1st September 1997.
TORO was successfully shown in North Queensland and was a consistent winner of broad ribbons in interbreed sections. He is a growthy bull that will produce early maturing heavy progeny.
H.B. NO 94648.
D.O.B. 2nd September 1998.
HUGO has always been an outstanding smooth coated, lengthy bull. He weighed out off grass at 1064kg at 30 months. He was never shown as he was leased out for a season and then sent to semen collection. In between he has been used in our herd for his outstanding traits. His progeny is consistent and has been shown very succesfully. He is a proven herd improver already.
H.B. NO 94616.
D.O.B. 20th September 1998.
JASON was shown up to Junior during 2000. He was awarded 14 Place ribbons and 7 Champion Awards. He was then successfully placed in a Central Queensland herd.
H.B. NO 96689.
D.O.B. 2nd November 1999.
ELI has an outstanding smooth coat, plenty of length and that higher Brahman content to put extra hybrid growth into his progeny. He was never shown as he went into collection, then used for a season in our herd. He has since been sold to another commercial stud operation.
H.B. NO 100064.
D.O.B. 1st November 2001.
IRONBEAR Vaucraft bought together two of the most sought after genetics, semen from Cardowan Ironman, whose photo still has pride of place in many an agents office. Cardowan Ironman is synonymous with the Braford Breed improvement. Mt Whitstone Beefa Bear (P), was one of the highest priced bulls to go through the Selling Ring and his progeny is sought after. We AI'd a Beefa Bear female Vaucraft 1005 to Cardowan Ironman, and Vaucraft 1296 Ironbear, a polled Bull is the result. He is a hight content tidy Bull that will put growth into any progeny. He has served in our herd and has left a striking group of progeny.
Ironbear's Blood Lines
CARDOWAN P HERD BULL
SIRE: CARDOWAN 2014 IRONMAN (H) 39991 C
CARDOWAN P HERD COW
MT. WHITESTONE BEEFA BEAR 564 (P) 84803
DAM: VAUCRAFT 1005 (S) 94650 B
VAUCRAFT JENNY 727 (H) 87463 B
H.B. NO 100472.
D.O.B. 6th January 2003.
TOLEDO has been a very growthy, muscled bull as shown in his top Breedplan figures. His genetics go back to the original Eden Garry bloodlines on the sire side and back to Glenlee on the female side. He is beef all over and is sure to pass this on into any commercial herd.
H.B. NO 106615.
D.O.B. 2nd October 2005.
ROLY was successfully shown at the Braford Feature Show in 2007 and was awarded Junior Champion Bull. During 2008 he was awarded Grand Champion Bull at various shows and Reserve Champion Senior Bull at the Royal Brisbane Exhibition. He has held his weight at the AI Collection Centre on grass and his collections are of top quality.
H.B. NO 117222.
D.O.B. 6th February 2013.
TARTAN has always been a very growthy bull. He was held back as a possible back up sire for our herd. His sire Vaurcraft 1973 Tango has been used over many years with excellent results.
Vaucraft Braford Stud females are chosen from our 40+ year breeding program, having high
fertility rates, proven mothering ability, bone, scale, and temperament with the ability to
produce top calves in minimum breeding time under tropical conditions. Vaucraft females have
also proved themselves in many show rings over the years, winning Championships in Beef Expo,
feature shows, major shows and many interbreed events.
All females are recorded on Breed Plan.
Surplus heifers are sold each year from paddock and classified:
- Registered Females.
- Commercial Females.
Vaucraft have collected, through Beef Breeding Services, A grade embryos, approved for export or local use from top females, so that others can also share in these top Genetics.
Semen from a number of our top bulls over the years have received international approval to many countries
and has been extensively used overseas and within Australia for many years. We hold stocks of Approved
Semen and Embryos at Beef Breeding Services, Rockhamption, so that orders can be dispatched
with the minimum of delay.
Bulls bred from our exported semen now stand in many AI centres around the world.
Semex Argentina Zenith by Vaucraft Seth
"The Go Anywhere Cattle - Tropical Brafords" Est. 1975
Cliff and Heather Flor 607 Mackay-Habana Road, Mackay
Queensland, Australia 4740.
Tel: (07) 4942 4859
Fax: (07) 4942 0618
International Tel: + 61 7 4942 4859
International Fax: + 61 7 4942 0618