Welcome to the Totaranui Stud website

Totaranui has a breeding herd of 550 fully recorded Angus cows, run in a very commercial hill country environment. We have up to 200 bulls for sale every year and specialise in two areas, low birth weight heifer mating bulls, and high performance carcass trait cattle, bred to meet the requirements of niche markets requiring highly marbled, tender beef…this is where we see the future of beef once commodity beef looses value to manufactured beef and other threats to our current farming environment, such as consumer preference and diet changes in response to climate change. Its a tough world out there and we’ve got to be thinking ahead all the time. It takes at least ten years to make a significant change in the genetics of a herd. Start now!

Yearling Bull Sale
Tuesday 14th September, 12noon

Feed Efficiency

Much is being said about agriculture’s impacts on the environment and the potential compulsion to reduce cattle numbers by 15% to meet GHC targets into the future. It leaves one pondering where it’s all going and whether our fearless leaders have got it all right?! Going forward, us as farmers are going to have to … Read more Feed Efficiency