Between 1967 -
1994 over 70 animals were imported from Germany & Austria.
With Fleckvieh as base
South African type Simmentalers have been bred.
Fertility is number one selection criteria by far. We strive for middle of the road,
good quality, excellent walking ability, strong eye
lid pigmentation, "balanced
breeding" EBV's: Acceptable birth masses, above average 200 & 400 day
masses & average mature mass. Ease of calving has been obtained.
The milk EBV average to above average for the breed.
Ultrasound scanning is done to measure carcass characteristics
and obtain EBV's.
"In the next 10 years
DNA testing for certain traits (genomics) will become the most important
selection criteria. Weighing and measuring will still
take place. Combined EBV's will be available. Visual appraisal will always stay important."
(Dr. R. Hunsley, 2008)
Animals with the polled factor
are increasing steadily in our herd and
Wisp-Will have bred 3 AI
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Om te skou of nie
in beef cattle breeding
SA for the future of beef production
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Using Science in the selection of Beef Cattle
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10 Priorities of a Stud Breeder
Telers op 9de Veeskool vereer
2019 SALE DATE to follow
2017 Breeding Objectives
Breed Genetic Traits
BKB Breedplan Completeness of Performance Award
2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016
Winner of the 2017 ARC National Beef Cattle Improvement
Herd of the Year Award
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Gareth Angus with the 1986 & 2012 Golden Book Awards
given by the World Federation.
Llewellyn Angus' visit to Dubbo,