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Purchased at Beef Expo in 2015 from Allan and Val Parks Taumaranui based stud. A bull we really liked for his capacity and easy fleshing ability, good structure and a strong sires head. He has very balanced performance data with strong calving ease numbers and good growth putting him in the top 5% of the breed for self replacing index. A bull we think will mix with our cows very well and we look forward to his first calves in 2016.
Patriarch is a bull we retained from the 2016 sale bulls after using him over heifers. He is a very unique bull in the Shorthorn breed with top 5% birthweight and gestation length with above breed average growth out to +56 for 600 day weight, combined with acceptable carcass data puts him in the top 1% for both the self replacing and dairy index. We have him entered in the Beef and Lamb dairy trial as we see him as a great option as a calving ease option and there is semen available.
Sparta comes from the very strong performance and carcass oriented herd of John and Liz Manchee in Australia. He has an outstanding muscle pattern and depth and width throughout. He is backed by a tremendous cow that is now in their Donor team. We now have our first calves on the ground and they look very promising and their easy fleshing ability looks second to none.
Yamburgan Zeus H140 is a semen sire used from the elite performance herd of John and Liz Manchee in NSW Australia. He is a bull with an amazing data set that adds length and width over the loin. He has left a fantastic group of females and we believe they will make very productive dams with lovely temperaments.
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 he will continue to improve our herd through his sons and daughters.