JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOWposted by: MG admin, 21st Jul, 2017 12:31pm on the NZ Murray Grey website
THE PROFITABLE TRUTH IN BEEF BUYINGposted by: Neil Sanderson, 17th Jul, 2017 7:56am on the Fossil Creek Angus website
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CASCADE STATION FEATURES ON COUNTRY CALENDARposted by: Neil Sanderson, 17th Jul, 2017 7:55am on the Fossil Creek Angus website
Fossil Creek's Neil Sanderson continues the good fight to bring clarity to the world of beef buying. Passionate about making sure that all breeding values lead to profitability, Neil's rationale makes for great reading and offers tangible benefits to looking a little closer at matching your requirements to what is being offered.
BUYING BETTER BEEF!posted by: Neil Sanderson, 5th Jul, 2017 2:01pm on the Fossil Creek Angus website
A magnificent example of the passion and dedication that it takes to run a low-input farming operation on the West Coast. One of the best ever Country Calandar episodes - Fossil Creek Angus are delighted to supply genetics to Cascade Station.
FOSSIL CREEK CHARITY AUCTION OF BULLposted by: Neil Sanderson, 5th Jul, 2017 1:46pm on the Fossil Creek Angus website
We are fortunate to have Neil Sanderson in the Fossil Creek Team - a man that is passionate about not only making gains in the genetic progress of Fossil Creek, but making sure that the entire NZ Beef Industry stands up and makes itself count as making gains that lead directly to profit. If you want a straight answer on the way to do this (with no marketing ramble!) then Neil is your man.
17TH ANNUAL FOSSIL CREEK BULL SALE!posted by: Neil Sanderson, 2nd Jun, 2017 12:31pm on the Fossil Creek Angus website
Lot 47 Makes $4,500 for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust!
FOSSIL CREEK ANGUS SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2016/17posted by: Neil Sanderson, 2nd Jun, 2017 12:28pm on the Fossil Creek Angus website
On Thursday 15th June 2017 at 2 pm we will be proud to offer you our 2017 R2 Bull line up
FOSSIL CREEK ANGUS AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2017posted by: Neil Sanderson, 2nd Jun, 2017 12:27pm on the Fossil Creek Angus website
Onwards and upwards for the Beef Breeding industry! We look forward to the 2017 calf sales as the future looks very bright...
2017 SALE REPORTposted by: kerrah, 27th May, 2017 6:57pm on the Kerrah Simmentals website
Wow! What a season. The climate and industry returns align!
MAY 2017 NEWSLETTERposted by: daimien, 24th May, 2017 1:55pm on the Totaranui website
A big Thank You to all those who supported and made our 2nd on farm sale a great success. 80/82 bulls sold for an average $6711. 6 bulls selling to stud but the top price bull Lot 8 selling to the Mc Fadzean family of Glenbrae Partnership Carterton for $17500.
TOTARANUI 2017 R2 BULL SALE KORERO...posted by: daimien, 24th May, 2017 1:45pm on the Totaranui website
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2017 R2 SALE CATALOGUE ON-LINE HERE...posted by: daimien, 18th May, 2017 11:13am on the Totaranui website
Greetings to you all,
In a troubled world it is becoming hard to pick what’s going to happen around the next bend. We didn’t pick Brexit right, John reckons he got Trump right - most didn’t, but one thing we can get right is Angus is still the right breed to be aligned with! There is so much happening from both the breed and market’s point of view we really believe Angus has a very strong outlook.
It’s here now and it’s real. Premiums for quality beef, programmes that connect the breeder with the consumer. Our marketers that have put these programmes together need to be congratulated from every angle, they have added significant value to the industry and paved a profitable pathway forward. Angus Pure, FarmPure, BN Ranch and Meat EQ are examples of these programmes. We submitted forward steers into one of these programmes just recently and were rewarded beyond expectation, mainly because our cattle hit the marble score targets and these steers were finished on steep hill country out at Makuri. It’s fair to say that the premium was well ahead of the day’s schedule. The catch is, beef has to marble and the beast must grow. And this is the type of animal at Totaranui we have been breeding for a long time.
Of our sires, Totaranui 238 is one performer of note. In the Beef and Lamb Progeny Test, against 48 sires across 5 breeds, Tot 238 came 4th for weaning weight, only beaten by 3 Simmental sires. In the Australian bench marking progeny test cohort 5, against 48 Australasian sires, he came 13th for weaning and yearling weight, and 11th for birth weight. Docility data from his progeny have given him a docility ebv in the top 10% of the breed. There are plenty of his sons in the June sale to look at.
Pregnancy testing has gone well, with over 400 females being AI’ed. This is very exciting for our genetic trends as the AI sires John bought back from the US are full of promise. Cow numbers are up, so the selection base is wider, our ability to select for structure and genetic merit just gets stronger. We have i50k all of the female progeny and the R2 sale bulls, utilising new technology to improve the estimation of genetic merit. While this is expensive, and not many studs are doing it, it provides us and our clients’ confidence that we are at the front of the game and doing all we can to enhance estimated breeding values.
The bulls are looking great this year. Please feel free to call in and view them. We trust you are enjoying the autumn and look forward to seeing you here in June.
Daimien, Tally, John and Mary-Anne.
A great line-up of bulls on offer at this year's R2 sale. Please email us for a catalgue to be mailed out to you, alternatively use the online ebook version below. The sale will be on 9 June at 1.30pm.
VIEW CATALOGUE EBOOK | ONLINE SALE LOTS