Halfway through the Spring Bull Sales, the highest price achieved has been $20,000 by Stokman Angus in Rotorua, followed by $15,000 made by Craigmore Herefords, Ohaupo. Stokman had a full clearance of 97 yearling bulls on September 16 and averaged $4457. Craigmore sold 96 out of 98 yearling bulls offered on September 14 and averaged … Read more Spring bull sale clearances
TURIHAUA Angus recorded the top price in the yearling bull sales in the district on Wednesday, with $10,000 paid for two of the youngsters. Lot 4 was purchased by Whareopaia Station from Tolaga Bay, who also bought another at $8000. The other $10,000 sale, Lot 13, was snapped up by Whana Whana Station in Hawke’s … Read more Turihaua yearlings make top dollar
Mt Mable Angus of Kumeroa held its third annual yearling bull sale on Monday, September 21. The yearling sales are a recent addition to the sale of 2-year-old registered angus bulls, which have been done on farm by the Friel family since 1985. Thirty angus yearling bulls were presented to a discerning bench of repeat … Read more Mt Mable Angus of Kumeroa yearling bull sale held
The KayJay Angus on-farm yearling bull and heifer sale was done on September 18. The Kjestrup family were “absolutely blown away by the support and confidence shown: said Sam Kjestrup, which resulted in all 23 bulls and 12 heifers on offer being sold. The endorsement for the KayJay programme was shown with nine of the … Read more KayJay Angus yearling bull and heifer sale endorsed
Ross Nolly, Farmers Weekly, September 2020 A Southland couple are carrying on the tradition of breeding Angus 157 years after it was first introduced to New Zealand. Ross Nolly reports. The Angus is the oldest European breed of beef cattle and has been recorded in Great Britain since the 15th century. In 1863, the breed arrived in … Read more Passion for Angus studs
By Alastair Rayner, RaynerAg If you’re a bull breeder, there’s no doubt you have one of the more challenging roles in the beef industry. As a breeder you’re producing bulls that will contribute to the genetic potential of a breed and more importantly, your bull will have a direct impact on the production of beef … Read more How objective are you when looking at your bulls?
Structure can be an important component of a breeding program, with structural scores accepted for animals less than 750 days of age, for inclusion in TACE, or mature females as part of recent work into Research Breeding Values (RBVs). The ability to collect structural scores means breeders are able to benefit from the information, because … Read more Collecting structural scores on Angus animals
The very first step before you start choosing a bull is to identify a breeding programme that does what you want it to and produces a product suitable for your farming system. Make contact with the bull breeder and take the time to visit the stud prior to sale day. Have a list of questions … Read more How to choose the appropriate bull – fit for purpose?
Social media is a fast paced set of communications platforms that is quickly becoming one of a marketers most used tools. With 15 million Australians using Facebook alone (or 2.27 billion world wide1), Australians and our international friends alike are very ‘social’ people. What does this mean for the Angus world? Social media gives you … Read more Interacting with Social Media