The 3R Ultrablack program is being developed, in conjunction with our Angus program, to breed a genetic offering of bulls particularly suited to the challenges of the Northern Pastoral Industry. The cattle bred from our program are high content Angus genetics (varying from 81.25% to 90.62% Angus blood) allowing Producers to specifically select for the level of desired adaptability in their herd but retaining a slick skin and a proven willingness to forage. Furthermore, the progeny of these 3R Ultrablack genetics from Angus based cows are anticipated to meet eligibility for Angus branded products.
In forming the foundation of the 3R Ultrablack herd great consideration was given to setting a rock solid genetic base for the herd. Subsequently superior donor females were purchased from the renowned Texas Angus program - a program with a proven record of performance. Uniquely, the 3R Ultrablack cattle are anchored to a genuine elite seedstock base and utilising the most impressive Brangus & Ultrablack sires throughout Australia and the United States.
A significant number of Ultrablack embryos were implanted in 2021 with the first crop of 3R Ultrablack bulls available in years to come. These bulls will be available for paddock sales along with select lots via auction including the 3R Annual Spring Sale.
3R CURRENT BRANGUS SIRES IN USE
SUHNS BUSINESS LINE 30D26
Business Line may be the defining Brangus sire of his generation for what he brings to the breed. He is so difficult to fault and his progeny are arguably even better with an abundance of performance, data and eye appeal. Business Line is an outcross to many of the other breed leading lines and, backed by an elite dam, really does lay claims to being a breed defining sire.
QVF EMPOWER 30G16
Empower is an extra impressive son of the breed leading, Never Surrender of Salacoa. Despite being in the elite marbling sires (top 1%) he combines this with an abundance of body mass and width. His dam is the $65,000 Three D daughter therefore confirming Empower at the forefront of Brangus genetics. We eagerly anticipate the Empower progeny in 2022.
SF BRICKHOUSE 909D9
Brickhouse is quickly forming a reputation as a strong breeding sire. The Brickhouse cattle look stout with extra dimension, a neat underline and strong phenotype. We believe Brickhouse is an outstanding option for the 3R Ultrablack program as he will blend with the strong donor female we utilise while keeping Angus features.
ATLANTA OF SALACOA 488Z
Another product of Salacoa Valley, Atlanta needs no introduction. He is a sire that imparts breeding defining muscle mass, length of body and an attractive phenotype. Progeny bend the curve for performance and feature the valuable combination of weight, muscling and marbling. The first crop of Atlanta progeny at 3R are extra impressive and lead the performance of contemporary progeny against Angus, Ultrablack & Hereford breeds.
SUHNS NEXT STEP 331R7
Next Step has proven himself one of the most consistent breeding bulls in recent times. He is big, bold and flawless in his makeup. The Next Step progeny are born light and develop added muscle and volume from a young age. His daughters are exceptional breeding females that last the test of time. Despite being an older bull the functional attributes Next Step brings are timeless and commanded his use in the 3R program.
HOLLYWOOD OF SALACOA 23A53
Hollywood is a standout Brangus sire who has breed progeny with strong industry appeal. A product of the renowned Salacoa Valley program, Hollywood is bred for the real world challenges of tough environments. Hollywood progeny grow quickly and excel through to market with high EMA/IMF. The phenotype of Hollywood makes him an excellent choice for UB.
3R CURRENT ULTRABLACK SIRES IN USE
(Ultrablack Sire) Kingpin is highly proven as the sire of tremendous Ultrablack cattle. The once Australian record priced Ultrablack bull, the record was later eclipsed by Kingpin sons, Kingpin progeny are consistent and command atention. Kingpin progeny have high performance from birth and consistently feature high marbling. The influence of Kingpin in siring high Angus content progeny within the 3R program is anticipated to be significant.
SUHNS MAJESTIK BEACON 30C
(Ultrablack Sire UB2) Majestik Beacon 30C is an impressive young 2nd generation Ultrablack sire. He features a tremendous amount of internal capacity, a wide base & glides across the ground. A son of the widely used TJM Three D sire, 30C offers an outcross option to other sires in use at 3R. The first progeny of 30C have been hotly sought after and exhibit all of the eye appeal and performance of their sire. A quality sire set to make an impact.
CRC FUTURE FOCUS 21244D4
(Ultrablack sire) Future Focus is a prime example of the appeal of Ultrablack sires with great length of body, width and adapted for warmer climates. Underpinning his Angus influence are some of the most noted breeding genetics animals in the breed while the Suhn's Foundation adds similar claims to his Brangus influence. Progeny have plenty of appeal and we look forward to producing high Angus influenced progeny in the 3R program.