KAKAHU IS A LEADING ANGUS STUD - EXCEPTIONAL EBVS WITH CLIENTS HAVING VERY HIGH FINANCIAL RETURNS. WE MAINTAIN STRINGENT STANDARDS IN STRUCTURE AND TEMPERAMENT.

ANGUS

CHAROLAIS

EBVs EXPLAINED

KAKAHU GENETICS

KAKAHU

Located south of Geraldine, the property is 1200 hectares ranging from river flats to steeper hills. 250 hectares are irrigated. Kakahu has an Angus and Charolais stud.

The Angus stud was started in 1954 by KH Hargreaves, Gerald’s father, and now we run 550 cows with around 100 of these at Clayton Station. Huge emphasis is placed on breeding animals with high production and great constitution. We breed cattle suitable for the high end meat market, so when breeders are paid for quality they will be at the leading edge.

The Charolais Stud was started in 2006 by Gerald and Tom, and now has 150 cows, selecting especially for good temperament and feet as well as growth and carcass attributes.

We run 3000 composite ewe and fatten all lambs.

We have two cattle sales a year, selling 120 Angus bulls and 30 Charolais bulls in June, and 30 Angus yearlings in October. We sell approximately 100 Kakahu bred commercial heifers for sale throughout the Spring. These heifers are mated to yearling bulls in the top 5% for Calving Ease.

KAKAHU

Located south of Geraldine, the property is 1200 hectares ranging from river flats to steeper hills. 250 hectares are irrigated. Kakahu has an Angus and Charolais stud.

The Angus stud was started in 1954 by KH Hargreaves, Gerald’s father, and now we run 550 cows with around 100 of these at Clayton Station. Huge emphasis is placed on breeding animals with high production and great constitution. We breed cattle suitable for the high end meat market, so when breeders are paid for quality they will be at the leading edge.

The Charolais Stud was started in 2006 by Gerald and Tom, and now has 150 cows, selecting especially for good temperament and feet as well as growth and carcass attributes.

We run 3000 composite ewe and fatten all lambs.

We have two cattle sales a year, selling 120 Angus bulls and 30 Charolais bulls in June, and 30 Angus yearlings in October. We sell approximately 100 Kakahu bred commercial heifers for sale throughout the Spring. These heifers are mated to yearling bulls in the top 5% for Calving Ease.

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2016 KAKAHU YEARLING SALE

2016 KAKAHU YEARLING SALE We had a great spring yearling sale. Jim Ironside of Bushey Park Palmerstone paid top price of $6200 for lot 4. Average for the sale was $3839 for a total clearance. Thank you to all the buyers who bought on the day. All the best for the...

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New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are sitting on a grass-fed gold mine.

grass-fed-gold

This is according to Mike Lee, the CEO and founder of New York-based food design and innovation agency Studio Industries, who says this country’s farmers have a great story to tell consumers hungry to know where and how their meat is produced. Read the full article.

 

CHAROLAIS BULLS WE HAVE TO SELECT FROM FOR THE JUNE 2017 BULL SALE

Our focus on the Charolais is to bring forward a moderate framed animal with focus on easy calving with high growth. The exciting attributes with our Charolais is the introduction of strong carcase data with IMF and EMA becoming increasingly important. Another...

BULLS WE HAVE TO SELECT FROM FOR THE JUNE 2017 BULL SALE

“92% of the 160 bulls being brought up for the sale are in the top 20% - of which 112 are in the top 10% for API. 15 of the latter are in the top 1%. What we are excited about is that we have managed to lower mature cow weights whilst increasing growth weights and...

2016 KAKAHU YEARLING SALE

2016 KAKAHU YEARLING SALE We had a great spring yearling sale. Jim Ironside of Bushey Park Palmerstone paid top price of $6200 for lot 4. Average for the sale was $3839 for a total clearance. Thank you to all the buyers who bought on the day. All the best for the...

CONTACT US

KAKAHU ANGUS
RD 21
GERALDINE
NEW ZEALAND

Gerald and Sue Hargreaves
Ph: +64 3 697 4858
Fax: +64 3 697 4897
kakahu.farm@xtra.co.nz

Tom and Anna Hargreaves
Ph: +64 3 697 4979
tom@kakahuangus.com