Breeding Program

header_4The Tahuna and Hiwiroa herds, while retaining separate ownership, are managed and recorded as one. Calving 125 cows and heifers in September, the majority are running on the Flemington hills south of Waipukurau. Integrated with a high performance ewe flock, they are commercially managed on late season medium to steep hill country.

Young heifers and all of the bulls are farmed at Tahuna west of Waipawa, with the objective of giving them the maximum opportunity to grow out and express themselves to the two year stage.

We mate all sound heifers at fourteen months, and so give them a chance to perform. Likewise our bulls, we use at least two top ranking young bulls each year so as to get a rating on our senior sires and the AI sires we introduce.

“We aim to be mating structurally sound, volume cows with soft muscled easy doing bulls that have balanced EBV figures”