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Seven Heifers for Peter Basford Seven heifers PTIC recently sold to Peter Basford at Lowanna, north of Coffs Harbour for $2800 + gst, as well as one Angus Stud bull. Peter previously purchased 4 stud heifers PTIC in May 2020. He was very pleased with the heifers and...
Our Stud Sires
Tandara purchased the top priced Bull from the Promised Land Stud at the Kempsey Bull Sale for $10,600. This young sire PROQ192 born 5.1.19 & weighed 748 kgs at 19 mths of age, giving him an average daily weight gain of 1.29 kgs.
He is an A.I. (E.T.) calf sired by E.F.Complement & out of Vermont Dream CCVD395 cow. He is +4 for birthweight: +58 for 200 day; +106 for 400 day & 152 for 600 day. +22 for milk;
+114 Mature cow weight, +4.1 scrotal, +4.4 EMA, +2.2 IMF. Positive Rib Fat at +0.7, + 2.2 for rump fat.
This Bull has excellent temperament & very good feet.
He will be used on our heifers this year after they are A.I.’d.
Farrer NFS M17 was purchased by Tandara Angus at the Farrer 2018 on-property Sale in June.
He is by Te Mania Hosken H681 out of a Bartel E7 daughter.
M17 was used on our heifers after their AI program but also had to back up on cows when our Docklands bull injured his hip in late November 2018.
M17 is 5.1 for birthweight with growth of +55+99+139.
Mature cow weight of 110
+22 for milk +2.5 scrotal + 7.8 EMA & +2 IMF.
His first calves were born September – October 2019
In June 2016 Tandara Angus Stud purchased the top priced bull, NFS K60 at the Farrer Angus On-Property Sale.
This sire is by Carabar Docklands D62 and out of a Te Mania Berkley x Farrer Expensive female.
K60 grew into a large framed heavily muscled bull with excellent feet.
His birthweight is 6.7 with growth of +61 +110 +156, mature cow weight +137. Scrotal 2.8, EMA 6.3 IMF 2 & +20 for milk.
His progeny have been outstanding with both females & bulls.
His bulls were well sought after at last year’s sale and there will be 5 bulls by K60 in the sale this year.
K60 and his progeny have outstanding temperament.
Tandara established an Angus stud & White Suffolk stud on their Breeza property in 1992. It has been our aim over the years to improve genetics of Angus cows with the use of A.I. This can be seen by the quality of heifers and bulls being produced now.
With our move to Dorrigo in 2010 our focus moved more exclusively to the Angus Stud side of our enterprise, not least because the country there is best suited to cattle rather than sheep. Through the challenges of drought and fire we have been able to preserve the best of our herds genetics as well as maintain excellent genetics from external AI.
Godfrey and Irene Darling
Angus Cattle Facts
Angus Cattle, as the name suggests, were developed in Scotland from stock known by that name that has been recorded since the 1600’s .
In the 1820’s , William McCombie of Tillyfour began the program of improvement and selective breeding that has led to the modern breed. he did so without sacrificing some of the characteristics of the Scottish breed such as their hardiness.
The breed was brought to Australia very early, with Angus cattle appearing in Tasmania in the 1820’s, and the southern mainland in in the 1840’s.
62,000 Angus Calves were registered in 2010. Angus are also a very popular breed for composite herds.
Bulls from our January 2020 Sale – thankfully the drought is over now