TO MAKE AN IMPACT, BE BOLD AND TAKE CALCULATED RISKS

You’ve got to give it a go!

If people want to make a difference with their cattle, then the bottom line is with traits such as Carcase Weight. By this I mean that 3-5% extra X 300kg carcase = $ profit simply from the extra weight. We are getting animals to kill at 58% to 60%, when the norm is still around 53%.

If the cattle kill early, this is the added bonus. We are breeding for fast growing cattle.

Add good marbling = good eating = top quality niche markets. It is coming, believe me!

We have to be aiming for good eating experiences and the firms are coming to recognise this. Marbling is universally seen as a major contributor to top flavoured tender beef.

We are delighted that many of our clients are now scanning their heifers and selecting for high IMF.

Of course your heifers still need to get in calf. Of course they need to calve easily and produce a good calf, but if you can build in the hidden carcase qualities as well, you will be an enormous leap ahead when it matters.

The future of Kakahu Angus is not based on rhetoric (the art of persuasive speaking or writing). We base our breeding on scientific facts. We are becoming heavily involved in progeny testing through Beef and Lamb to prove that global genetics can be substantiated under New Zealand conditions.

We have always bred for good performance in functional cattle. It is great to see this coming through internationally with bulls like Kakahu Mission and Lawsons 09104.

We run our stud here at Kakahu under commercial conditions. That way we have no favourites.

TO MAKE AN IMPACT, BE BOLD AND TAKE CALCULATED RISKS

You’ve got to give it a go!

If people want to make a difference with their cattle, then the bottom line is with traits such as Carcase Weight. By this I mean that 3-5% extra X 300kg carcase = $ profit simply from the extra weight. We are getting animals to kill at 58% to 60%, when the norm is still around 53%.

If the cattle kill early, this is the added bonus. We are breeding for fast growing cattle.

Add good marbling = good eating = top quality niche markets. It is coming, believe me!

We have to be aiming for good eating experiences and the firms are coming to recognise this. Marbling is universally seen as a major contributor to top flavoured tender beef.

We are delighted that many of our clients are now scanning their heifers and selecting for high IMF.

Of course your heifers still need to get in calf. Of course they need to calve easily and produce a good calf, but if you can build in the hidden carcase qualities as well, you will be an enormous leap ahead when it matters.

The future of Kakahu Angus is not based on rhetoric (the art of persuasive speaking or writing). We base our breeding on scientific facts. We are becoming heavily involved in progeny testing through Beef and Lamb to prove that global genetics can be substantiated under New Zealand conditions.

We have always bred for good performance in functional cattle. It is great to see this coming through internationally with bulls like Kakahu Mission and Lawsons 09104.

We run our stud here at Kakahu under commercial conditions. That way we have no favourites.

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

“92% of the 120 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 substantially increasing carcase weights. These traits together = profitability and efficiency. IMF EBVs are steadily climbing. We are well above the New Zealand average for IMF and EMA. Look at the calving ease figures!”

Every bull represents added value for anyone’s breeding programme.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BULL’S EBVS 2017

ANGUS SIRES

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2017

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TE MAINA 11 553
SIRE: TUWHARETOA REGENT

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G A R MOMENTUM
SIRE: GA R PROGRESS

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TOOMSTONE 050
SIRE: SITZ UPWARD

CONNEALY-IN-SURE-8524 CONNEALY IN SURE 8524 SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

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SYDGEN BLACK PEARL
SIRE: SYDGEN TRUST

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SITZ UPSIDE
SIRE: SITZ UPWARD

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HPC INTENSITY
SIRE: G A R INGENUITY

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CONNEALY REVENUE
SIRE: RITO REVENUE

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WEARNER WESTWARD
SIRE: G A R PREDESTINED

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GARDENS WAVE
SIRE: GARDENS HIGHMARK


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2016

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TE MANIA INFINITY
SIRE: TE MANIA UNLIMITED

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SYDGEN TRUST 6228
SIRE: SCR PROMISE 4042


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2015


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2014

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ARDROSSAN EQUATOR A241
SIRE: PAPA EQUATORE

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G A R PREDESTINED

SIRE: B/R NEW DESIGN 036

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SYDGEN TRUST 6228
SIRE: SCR PROMISE 4042

FOLLOW UP BULLS 2014

LAWSONS 0812
SIRE: HYLINE RIGHT TIME


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2013

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ALC BIG EYE

SIRE: CA FUTURE DIRECTION

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G A R PREDESTINED
SIRE: B/R NEW DESIGN 036

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WILDES AMORE

SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

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ARDROSSAN EQUATOR A241
SIRE: PAPA EQUATORE


G A R PROGRESS

SIRE: G A R PREDESTINED

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B/R FUTURE DIRECTION

SIRE: CA FUTURE DIRECTION

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TE MANIA INFINITY
SIRE: TE MANIA UNLIMITED

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B/R NEW DAY

SIRE: BOYD NEW DAY

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VERMONT DRAMBUIE

SIRE: BT RIGHT TIME 24J

FOLLOW UP BULLS 2013

FARFIELD BANDO 703
SIRE: LT 598 BANDO

KAKAHU 0916
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

LAWSONS 09104
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

TOTARANUI 806
SIRE: GAR US PREMIUM BEEF

KAKAHU 09105
SIRE: 21AR ROUNDUP 7005

KAKAHU 0919
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

LAWSONS 0912
SIRE: 21AR ROUNDUP 7005

KAKAHU 0913
SIRE: G A R PREDESTINED

LAWSONS 05908
SIRE: CA FUTURE DIRECTION

LAWSONS 0930
SIRE: G A R PREDESTINED

KAKAHU 0915
SIRE: G A R PREDESTINED

LAWSONS 0812
SIRE: HYLINE RIGHT TIME

LAWSONS 0953
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2012

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21AR ROUNDUP 7005

SIRE: HARB PENDLETON 765 J H

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ALC BIG EYE

SIRE: CA FUTURE DIRECTION

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MYTTY IN FOCUS
SIRE: S A F FOCUS OF ER

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CAR EFFICIENT
SIRE: KCF BENNETT EFFICIENT

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TE MANIA INFINITY
SIRE: TE MANIA UNLIMITED

GAR_PREDESTINED
G A R PREDESTINED
SIRE: B/R NEW DESIGN 036

WILDES_AMORE
WILDES AMORE

SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

FOLLOW UP BULLS 2012

FARFIELD BANDO 703
SIRE: LT 598 BANDO

LAWSONS 05908
SIRE: CA FUTURE DIRECTION

LAWSONS 08901
SIRE: TEHAMA SCHWARZENEGGER

KAKAHU 084
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

LAWSONS 08137
SIRE: –

LAWSONS 08904
SIRE: –

KAKAHU 0855
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

LAWSONS 0822
SIRE: G A R PREDESTINED

KAKAHU 0857
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

LAWSONS 0859
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS


ANGUS SIRES USED FOR THE BULLS THAT ARE FOR SALE IN 2011

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21AR ROUNDUP 7005
SIRE: HARB PENDLETON 765 J H

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HYLINE RIGHT TIME
SIRE: LEACHMAN RIGHT TIME

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KAKAHU 0751 AB
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

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LAWSONS ANGUS NZ 909
SIRE: ARDROSSAN DIRECTION W109

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ALC BIG EYE

SIRE: CA FUTURE DIRECTION

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KAKAHU 0710

SIRE: HYLINE RIGHT TIME

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KAKAHU 0773
SIRE: HYLINE RIGHT TIME

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LAWSONS ANGUS NZ DIRECTION
SIRE: ARDROSSAN DIRECTION X3

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MYTTY IN FOCUS
SIRE: S A F FOCUS OF ER

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CONNEALY ALL AROUND
SIRE: CONNEALY WHITMAN

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KAKAHU 07130 AB
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

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KAKAHU 0774
SIRE: –

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LAWSONS ANGUS NZ INTEGRITY C07908
SIRE: G A R INTEGRITY

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YTHANBRAE HENRY VIII U8
SIRE: B/R NEW DESIGN 036

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G A R ULTIMATE

SIRE: S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26

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KAKAHU 0746 AB
SIRE: MYTTY IN FOCUS

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LAWSONS ANGUS NZ 078 AB
SIRE: BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407

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LAWSONS ANGUS NZ TE HAMA BAND C 07905
SIRE: TEHAMA SCHWARZENEGGER

FOLLOW UP BULLS 2011

CA FUTURE DIRECTION
SIRE: G A R PRECISION 1680

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