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!
Here is the good oil on the bulls for sale on September 14 at noon, click on the heading above and then in the new page, follow …this link to view…
There’s been some pretty bad years in history, and certainly for many around the world this last 12 months has been up there from a personal point of view. But what about full global events that affect everyone to a far greater degree than Covid? There was 1349 when the Black Death wiped out half … Read more AD536 – The Worst Year to Be Alive!
Breeding towards an efficient cow herd is something all studs will say they are doing, and I am glad that as angus breeders we are all so diverse, otherwise we would be competing head on in the same space all of the time, which we are not. As there are many aspects of efficiency all … Read more Breeding Towards an Efficient Cow Herd
Our R1 sale will be held 14 September at 12.00. There are 71 R1 bulls on offer, with the majority being low birth weight bulls for heifer mating. Low birth weight Angus is becoming synonymous with safe heifer mating. The value of saving a calf and a heifer we all know. It no longer surprises … Read more R1 Sale September 14 2021
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