At Te Mania Angus sire testing is key

At Te Mania Angus sire testing is key

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Market demand for quality Angus cattle is at an all-time high, and provides producers the ideal environment to ensure maximum profitability for future breeding programs.

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In the Te Mania Angus Autumn Bull Sale being held on Wednesday, March 1, 90 per cent of the sale bulls are in the top 25p per cent of the breed for the Heavy Grain $Index.

In the Te Mania Angus Autumn Bull Sale being held on Wednesday, March 1, 90 per cent of the sale bulls are in the top 25p per cent of the breed for the Heavy Grain $Index.

Market demand for quality Angus cattle is at an all-time high, and provides producers the ideal environment to ensure maximum profitability for future breeding programs.

With export and domestic beef processors such as Teys Brothers on the cusp of rewarding producers with value-based payment systems, buying the best genetics is even more crucial.

Over the last two years, 14,740 Te Mania Angus progeny have been recorded on Angus Breedplan. The analysis of this data fine-tunes early genetic predictions of sires and improves the accuracy of all the sires within the breeding herd.

Te Mania Angus stud co-principal Hamish McFarlane said fertility, structure, growth and carcase quality are all key profit drivers which when measured, assessed and used as selection tools, “have an enormous effect on the bottom line”.

“The focus on testing and proving Te Mania Angus sires throughout Australian commercial herds, adds to the consistency in EBVs and the brand recognition throughout the wider industry,” Mr McFarlane said.

“It enables commercial producers to more accurately make trait selections to improve their breeding herds and to meet the specifications of their markets, whether they be breeder, backgrounder or feeder markets,” he said.

He said value based marketing will be driven by meat quality and yield.  And that meat quality is correlated very significantly with marbling, which has high consideration in the value based system.  The Intramuscular Fat (IMF%) EBV is an indication of marbling.

He said retail beef yield which gives the processor more product per kilogram of live weight, will also be a key driver in the value based system.  This is understood and predicted in the RBY% EBV.

“Using proven, Te Mania Angus genetics which have a focus on retail beef yield (RBY%) and marbling ensures that you, our clients, can profit from this industry-wide, value based system.”

Exceptional cow lines are the foundation of genetic improvement, and at Te Mania Angus the Lowan cow line has 935 direct descendants active in the Te Mania Angus herd, along with 787 Barunah descendants and 456 Mittagong descendants.

In the Te Mania Angus Autumn Bull Sale being held on Wednesday, March 1, 90 per cent of the sale bulls are in the top 25pc of the breed for the Heavy Grain $Index; 90pc of the sale bulls are in the top 30pc of the breed for marbling (IMF%); $150 is the average Heavy Grain $Index for the sale bulls (breed $110) and +3.0 is the average IMF% for the sale bulls (breed +1.6)

The Team Te Mania Online Commercial Female Sale, will be conducted live on Auctionsplus straight after the bull sale at 3pm.  500 quality commercial females comprising either Te Mania blood, or PTIC to Te Mania sires will be offered.  They will remain on vendor properties and are available for viewing prior to the sale, by appointment with the vendor.

The Te Mania Angus Autumn Bull Sale will be held at Mortlake on March 1st  from 12pm and the Team Te Mania Online Commercial Female Sale, on Auctions Plus will start at 3pm.

For enquiries please phone Hamish McFarlane on 0427 641 606 or Tom Gubbins on 0429 952 197.

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