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KAKAHU EXPANDS INTO DAIRY WITH ANGUS EMBRYO’S

Geraldine based Kakahu has expanded into the dairy industry with the purchase of a dairy farm located next door. The 185ha unit milking 400 cows will complement the 1200ha drystock farm, which includes Angus and Charolais studs. “We wanted to expand to have more...

FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL GENETICS

Article from Central Rural Life. May 22nd, 2019 A South Canterbury Angus stud that has gone international to achieve top genetics is offering 106 bulls for sale on June 17. Kakahu Angus has earned its reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest breeders of Angus cattle....

SMART MANAGEMENT DRIVES GROWTH

Article published in BusinessRural. by Kim Newth Five years after George and Caroline Ritchie took the plunge to leave the city behind and go cattle farming, the entrepreneurial couple are flourishing and have added dairy to their breeding and finishing operation....

ANGUS DATABASE A TREASURE TROVE OF GENETIC INFORMATION

BY RUSSELL PRIEST FROM the New Zealand ANGUS Magazine 2018.  Of all the cattle breeds in New Zealand the Angus is the most genetically diverse and for this reason it is arguably the most exciting breed to be involved with, at least for the genetic purist. Not only is...

HOW MUCH DOES GENETIC VARIATION INFLUENCE THE VALUE OF A CARCASE?

By Genetics editor Alex McDonald, 07 February 2018 There is an old saying that the value of a beast is 90pc nutrition and 10pc genetics. Results from Cohort Four of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) would challenge that assertion, with a dramatic $619...