Tahuna & Hiwiroa Shorthorns

Current Sires

Click on Sires name to see pedigree and EBV’s

Yamburgan Gigabytes N4

We purchased Gigabytes N4 from the 2018 Yamburgan bull sale as a yearling. We were following his sire line and this ET son from a very good Yamburgan cow Margaret 31st ticked all the box’s for us. Margaret the 31st has had 39 progeny including a number of well performed herd sires. Gigabytes has good depth, bone and balanced EBV’s that have only been enhanced by the progeny that have hit the ground. We have used him over heifers and cows with no troubleand expect him to have a big influence over our herd in the years to come.








Hiwiroa Stockman 19037

Retained from the 2019 crop of calves we are very pleased how he has grown out. He has a perfect temperament, great feet and a very balanced set of data. His calves have good depth and a strong muscle pattern and will yeild highly. From an average birthweight he has very good growthand we expect him to have a big influence over our herd in the years to come.




Hiwiroa Kookaburra 19008

Kookaburra 19008 was our top priced bull sold to Hinewaka Shorthorns in the Wairarapa. An ETson of The Grove Kookaburra from a very good Mary cow that has had a large influence on our herd. Slightly larger framed than most Kookaburras he has a great sires presence, good width of muscle and strong carcass EBV’s. He should be Maternally strong and we look forward to getting his females into production.




JSF Big Ticket 131D

Big Ticket has been our go to heifer mating option for a number of years. His short gestation and low birthweight have made him excel in this role but equally important is that they have grown on. Retained heifers have really performed as dams and are combining with the other genetics we have used well.




Hinewaka Balance 72/16

Balance was purchased with Colvend Shorthorns in Taumaranui from the 2018 Hinewaka sale. A fantastic soft roan he was selected for his breed leading fat and IMF, growth and depth of body. We had followed the Balance line for a number of years and are happy to be able to use what we consider his best son. 





The Grove Kookaburra W735

Kookaburra was selected by Nick while working at Andy Withers Belmore stud in South Australia. He has incredibly balance EBV’s  and is a real carcass sire. His daughters are moderate framed easy doing cows that raise a great calf. Our semen is getting limited so will be selectively used but h











e will continue to improve our herd through his sons and daughters.