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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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