Our Angus Stud began in 1988 with the purchase of 5 cows from Matauri.
We continued buying cows in the 1990s at dispersal sales that included, Hunderlee, Totara Hills, Maunu and Taurikura. Our Angus herd is fully registered and has grown tremendously since 1997.
We now farm 300 Angus cows along side 180 cross-bred cows. We aim for a maternal animal with reasonable growth and excellent ease of calving.
We mate a large selection of our heifers at 15 months for 45 days and cull anything not in calf. Our cows have 42-45 days with the bull. All females must rear a calf every year or they are culled.
Sourcing good quality stud sires is not at all easy.
Our requirements for a bull with ease of calving along with growth, fleshing, good temperment and structually sound severely limits our choice.
The main limiting factor for our requirements is ease of calving.
Herd No. 18938007C71 | D.O.B: 29/08/07
An easy doing sire only used lightly in the past, he has been underused as progeny are proving very successful.
Herd No. 17443008D124 | D.O.B. 19/08/08
A real ease of calving bull with Puketutu Robin and Te Mania Prince in his pedigree, very fleshy bull.
Herd No. 17443008D20 | D.O.B. 30/07/08
A consistant breeder who has produced some very good cattle for us.
Herd No. 17443012h007 | D.O.B. 26/07/2012
A bull purchased from Viv and Will after we lost a half brother from the same dam.
Herd No. 11990004152 | D.O.B. 27/08/2004
An AI sire we have used off and on over the years, a fleshy ease of calving bull.
Herd No. 17691011G123 | D.O.B. 10/08/2011
A very correct bull purchased as a yearling for $10,500.
Herd No. 17691011G23 | D.O.B. 25/07/2011
Another correct Turihaua Bull.
Herd No. AUS0VTMU41 | D.O.B. 24/02/1999
A great Ease of Calving bull with a lot of progeny in Australasia. His granddaughters perform very well for us.
Herd No. 1924101071 | D.O.B. 20/07/2010
Fin was only used lightly in 2013 due to an injury in the prev winter, +4.8 for calving ease and -10.6 Gest length coupled with a BW of +0.3 and 600 day growth of 88 make him pretty good ease of calving sire.
Herd No. 18938012H124 | D.O.B. 14/09/2012
This is his first progeny.
Herd No. 1199000589 | D.O.B. 02/10/2005
Another proven sire with low birth, good growth and -7.9 Gest length. Plus good EMA and positive fats.+4.3 for CE Dir. Some excellent sons in the sale.
Herd No. 19241011G009 | D.O.B. 25/07/2011
A successful home bred sire good length and calving ease.
Herd No. 1924100939 | D.O.B. 18/08/2009
A pedigree that goes back to a very good Maunu cow. We bought this bull back from Murray Jagger as a 3 year old after seeing his development and potential.