CHAROLAIS

In the last nine years the herd has developed into an even line of good structured cows, most calving as two year olds, with good temperament and increasingly good EBV data.

Last year’s line up of bulls are from dams that did not calve as two year olds. By calving as two year olds we are developing calving ease, as well as working on longevity in the herd. Our 25 heifers to calve, we had one that needed assistance. She is gone. So long as a cow calves annually, is quiet and has good feet, she is allowed to stay in the herd.

Just as exciting – our last year’s heifers had only 10% dry at pregnancy testing. Our excellent in-calf rate in the herd has meant we have been able to select to move forward at a good pace.

Gerald has sourced Global genetics to find sires with an impressive mixture of Calving ease, Growth and the best carcase qualities possible. By traveling around America and Australia he has been able to select from a large population of Charolais, making sure that structure and temperament measure up to our standards.

We believe there is a place in the beef industry for the terminal sire, especially as a cross over late calving Angus or Hereford. That way you are getting a fast growing calf from hybrid vigour as well as shortening up the calving season in the main herd. It is all in the name of efficiency. The Charolais crossbreds sell well in the calf market.

The temperament in the bulls has to be seen to be believed.

400 DAY SCANNING DATA 2017

44 CHAROLAIS HEIFERS AVERAGE EMA IS 70. THEIR IMF AVERAGE IS 3.3. TOP IMF 5.8. WATCH THIS SPACE!

CHAROLAIS

In the last nine years the herd has developed into an even line of good structured cows, most calving as two year olds, with good temperament and increasingly good EBV data.

Last year’s line up of bulls are from dams that did not calve as two year olds. By calving as two year olds we are developing calving ease, as well as working on longevity in the herd. Our 25 heifers to calve, we had one that needed assistance. She is gone. So long as a cow calves annually, is quiet and has good feet, she is allowed to stay in the herd.

Just as exciting – our last year’s heifers had only 10% dry at pregnancy testing. Our excellent in-calf rate in the herd has meant we have been able to select to move forward at a good pace.

Gerald has sourced Global genetics to find sires with an impressive mixture of Calving ease, Growth and the best carcase qualities possible. By traveling around America and Australia he has been able to select from a large population of Charolais, making sure that structure and temperament measure up to our standards.

We believe there is a place in the beef industry for the terminal sire, especially as a cross over late calving Angus or Hereford. That way you are getting a fast growing calf from hybrid vigour as well as shortening up the calving season in the main herd. It is all in the name of efficiency. The Charolais crossbreds sell well in the calf market.

The temperament in the bulls has to be seen to be believed.

400 DAY SCANNING DATA 2017

44 CHAROLAIS HEIFERS AVERAGE EMA IS 70. THEIR IMF AVERAGE IS 3.3. TOP IMF 5.8. WATCH THIS SPACE!

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 important trait is Carcase weight, we think it is very important to get paid well by your procurement company.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BULL’S EBVS 2017

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