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Beef could be the new cash cow

Dairy farmers are being urged to look at breeding the balance of dairy herds (after replacements) to proven beef genetics. This has the potential to treble calving income for dairy farmers and comes with the reassurances farmers need for animal health and production, says general manager of Angus NZ, Alan Cook. He was responding to…
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Milk production bigger driver than frame size

A Beef + Lamb New Zealand funded project into breeding cow efficiency is highlighting the importance of milk production in determining calf weaning weight. An ongoing Beef + Lamb New Zealand-funded research project studying efficiency across various types of breeding cows shows milk production is a bigger driver than frame size, when it comes to…
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History made at Rangatira Angus Stud bull sale!

Wednesday 24 June 2015 History was made this morning at Charles and Susan Dowding's, Rangatira Angus Stud bull sale in Muriwai, Gisborne.  Rangatira 13-38 (Lot 18), the Angus bull born 14/08/2013 and sired by Mt Mable Thor 660, has sold for a whopping $100,000! This is a first in New Zealand, as no bull of…
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A cut above cooking with AngusPure – Judged best in the world

New Zealand book writers/publishers, Gerhard & Henri Egger have received the Best Meat Cookbook in the World Award, at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. They accepted the award in Yantai, China last night for their lasted book A Cut Above cooking with AngusPure. ‘We are ecstatic, this book has been a labour of love”. Gerhard…
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Beef Expo a black-out!!

Above: William Wilding in the sale ring with Te Mania Jonah 13588 and the PGG Wrightson Champion of Champions trophy. Te Pari Beef Expo 2015 has been a fantastic time for Angus! As a breed, we have done extremely well in the show ring, in the sale ring and on the plates, with Forbes &…
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New Zealand Angus selection indexes

There are currently two different selection indexes calculated for New Zealand Angus animals. These are: Self Replacing Index AngusPure Index Each selection index describes a different production/market scenario and relates to a typical commercial herd in New Zealand that is targeting the following specifications. Self Replacing Index - Estimates the genetic differences between animals in…
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South Island board members elected

South Island Board Election for 2015 has now closed and the ballot papers have been counted by independent personnel. The two South Island representatives of the Angus New Zealand Board are Clarence Timperley and John Cochrane. As you will know, Clarence is an existing Board member. John is new to the Board and is profiled…
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A Cut Above – Cooking with AngusPure

Fillet steak with gorgonzola. Yes, gorgonzola, a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow’s milk. I don’t know if it was all in the exotic name, but this dish immediately caught my eye. The image of a glossy fillet, painted with rich, creamy sauce and garnished with roasted walnuts, was far too mouthwatering to…
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BLG Progeny Test Programme

BLG would like to invite Angus breeders to nominate Angus bulls for use in a progeny test programme.  To participate, each breeder would need to supply up to 55 straws of semen per bull.  The semen will be put into several different commercial herds throughout New Zealand, and the progeny will be recorded for a…
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