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Welcome to the official website of Belmont Australia.

This site is designed to provide you with information about the history of the breed, its qualities including fertility, adaptability, and docility, as well as giving you information on the Belmont Council and information on Belmont sales.

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The Belmont

In 1954 there was an obvious need in the Australian Tropics for a breed of cattle which would have a more placid temperament, be highly fertile, and utilise the environment and its pastures in the most efficient manner to give high weight gains The Belmont Red was therefore conceived at Belmont Research Station as a composite breed using Africander (African Sanga) and Hereford-Shorthorn (Bos Taurus) to fulfil that need – and further developed by commercial breeders.

Rigid selection for the traits required has resulted in the evolution of a breed of "Australian Made" cattle which has been remarkably successful when compared, under trial conditions with older breeds and their crosses.

Since the original Aus-Meat Comparison Trials commenced in 1988, the Belmont Red has achieved an overall standard in beef production better than any other breed or cross breds. More recently Belmont Reds have achieved an unparalleled run of wins and high placings in The Paddock to Plate Challenge. The fertility of the breed has assisted many beef producers to correct reproductive deficiency in their herds and this reputation is freely accepted by the industry. The placid nature of the Belmont Red is widely recognised by beef producers who have handled them.

The package of Production, Placid Temperament and Fertility has remained intact when used in the temperate zone.

Belmont Brochure



The Belmont

In 1954 there was an obvious need in the Australian Tropics for a breed of cattle which would have a more placid temperament, be highly fertile, and utilise the environment and its pastures in the most efficient manner to give high weight gains The Belmont Red was therefore conceived at Belmont Research Station as a composite breed using Africander (African Sanga) and Hereford-Shorthorn (Bos Taurus) to fulfil that need – and further developed by commercial breeders.

Rigid selection for the traits required has resulted in the evolution of a breed of "Australian Made" cattle which has been remarkably successful when compared, under trial conditions with older breeds and their crosses.

Since the original Aus-Meat Comparison Trials commenced in 1988, the Belmont Red has achieved an overall standard in beef production better than any other breed or cross breds. More recently Belmont Reds have achieved an unparalleled run of wins and high placings in The Paddock to Plate Challenge. The fertility of the breed has assisted many beef producers to correct reproductive deficiency in their herds and this reputation is freely accepted by the industry. The placid nature of the Belmont Red is widely recognised by beef producers who have handled them.

The package of Production, Placid Temperament and Fertility has remained intact when used in the temperate zone.

 



Belmont Reds are well adapted to both a tropical and temperate environment. They are heat tolerant and tick resistant requiring little or no dipping and Belmont Red cows have a good survival rate in times of drought, are relatively resistant to bloat and do not suffer from eye cancer.

Belmont Red cattle are noted for their high fertility. Large commercial herds running on native pastures in both Queensland and the Northern Territory have calving rates above 90% achieved in large breeder groups containing 5000 head. On high nutrition pasture, calving rates of 95% and higher have been attained (Australian Bureau of Statistics show the Australian average at 66%).Males are sexually mature by 12/15 months, females 10/14 months and/or 250kg liveweight with low levels of dystochia (calving difficulties) and good mothering ability.



Belmont Reds are docile and easy to handle in both extensive areas under conditions of minimal handling smaller properties where management requires intense handling.

2012 - 2013 BELMONT CONTACTS

President
John Bertram
Tooridge

"Half Mile"

1668 Mount Sylvia Road

Mount Sylvia QLD  4343

Ph 07 5462 6412

Mobile 0429 932 170

Vice President
Ron Glasser
Murisk
Goondiwindi QLD 4390
Ph 07 4675 4100
Fax 07 4675 4121

Mobile 0427 761 208

Treasurer
Ian Johnston
Lynfield
908 Sexton Road
Sexton QLD 4570
Ph 07 5484 7304

Councilor
Swin Hudson
Tremere Pastoral Co

PO Box 139
Moura QLD 4718
Ph 07 4997 3020
Fax 07 4997 3025

Councilor

George Seifert
3 Ray St

Yeppoon QLD 4703

Ph 07 4925 0880


Councilor

Greg Popplewell

202 Kitchener Road

Kedron QLD 4031

Ph 07 333 504 040

Councilor
Jeanne Seifert

"Roslyn"

2620 Pierces Creek Road

Emu Creek  QLD  4355

Mob 0427 632 113

Ph 07 4698 4766

Councilor
Geoff Maynard
Mount Eugene
Jambin QLD 4702
Ph 07 4996 5233
Fax 07 4996 5318

 





Belmont President - Ph 0429 932 170 or (07) 5462 6412

John Bertram



Members and Membership Information

2014 Membership Listing

MEMBER ENQUIRIES

Membership Fees 
Nomination Fee: $20.00

Annual Subscription:

Active: $165.00 + GST
Commercial: $70.00 + GST
Junior/Student: $20.00 + GST

Association Regulations

Memorandum of Association



SOUTHERN BRANCH NEWS
 The Southern Branch is a support and promotion focused group of Belmont Breeders from SE Queensland. Traditionally the group meets once per year during farmfest and at other times by arrangement. Membership is $25 per year. Any one who is a member of the Belmont Assoc. is eligible to join. New members will be made to feel very welcome.

Any queries please don’t hesitate to call Jeanne on 0427 632113.

Jeanne Seifert



Related Links

      Member Websites -

       Popplewell Composites

         Mt Eugene Belmonts 

        Tremere Pastoral Company

            Seifert Belmonts

            Pinnacle Pocket Cattle



AUSTRALIAN COMPOSITE REGISTER LEADING THE WAY IN TROPICAL COMPOSITE ANALYSIS

Belmont Australia has over the last few years moved its breed codes to foundation breed percentages to accommodate other Belmont Composites, together with other purebreds in the analysis. The database now has representations from Charolais, Brahman, Boran, Tuli, Senepol, Angus, Limousin, Bonsmara, Belmont, and Droughtmaster.

Belmont Australia is encouraging composite cattle to be recorded on the Australian Composite Register and have the data included in their annual GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis.



Nguni Forms

Membership Form
Australian Nguni Breeders Regulations

Registration Forms
Calf Registration Form
Embryo Registration Form
Donor AI/Recip Entry Form

Donor AI Sire Application Form



Group Breedplan

Belmont Australia offers a cross-bred GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis which is run in July each year, and interim runs conducted throughout the year.
Belmonts have a unique database that includes Bonsmaras and Senepols, which can have EBVs calculated that are directly comparable to all animals in the database.
For further details on the Belmont Composite database and BREEDPLAN please contact
Paul Williams - Tropical Beef Technology Services Ph 07 4927 6066 Fax 07 4927 6036 Email - office@tbts.une.edu.au


TBTS Website



Listed below are the documents available for download from Belmont Australia.

 Membership Information

 



Australian Composite Database

Animal Database Search



ANIMAL ENQUIRIES

EBV ENQUIRIES

BULLS FOR SALE

SEMEN FOR SALE


Semen for Sale

SEIFERT TEDSTAR SEI090377

Pure bred Belmont Bull SEI090377 is an outstanding type with exceptional figures.

 

Summary

- Extremely naturally docile.

- Dam has faultless calving record. She is 11 yo and has had 9 calves out of  9 mating   opportunities.  She  is vet preg tested PTIC again  in 2013.

- Heterozygously horned,  Tedstar carries the polled gene. His dam is polled , his sire was horned. Tedstar produces about 50% polled calves and 50% horned calves.

- In the top 15% for 200D wt, top 10% for 400D wt and the top 12% for 600D wt.

- In the top 5% for scrotal circumference ie early puberty - scrotal circumferance at 11½ months old was 40 cm; current scrotal circumference is 46 cm (2013)

- semen test at 24mths Progressive motility 90%, morphology 94%

- Above the top 1% for IMF, top 3%rump/ top 1%rib and top 25% carcase Wt EBVs.

- Scan (May 2012) IMF 6.5%; rump 23/rib12; EMA 126cm

BREEDPLAN  Figures & Pedigree

Contact Jeanne on 0427632113  for further Information