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More muscling reduces dark cutting

Exciting new research conducted at Western Australia’s Murdoch University by Peter McGilchrist and his colleagues has shown that increased muscling decreases the incidence of dark cutting.

This research is of significant value when the estimated cost of dark cutting carcases in Australia is around $35 million per year.  “Dark cutting meat is dry to taste, spoils very quickly, has variable tenderness and is very dark in colour,” said Peter McGilchrist. 

If muscling (EMA) is increased to an above average level (greater than 70cm2 for a 250kg carcase) the risk of dark cutting should be greatly minimised.  “To achieve this, producers should utilise sires with an estimated breeding value (EBV) for EMA higher than the average,” Farm Online.

To read the full article, visit The Land Farm Online

Hereford Prime Beef Supreme

Hereford Prime was named Grand Champion Brand at this year's Steak of Origin final event.  It seems that Hereford cattle are the best bet when it comes to achieving consistent unrivalled quality.  Secure yourself a Hereford bull at this year's sale and be part of the breed that is leaping ahead.  Congratulations Bowmont Wholesale Meats.  Visit the Hereford Prime website

Hereford sired cattle more profitable

The value of cross breeding with a Hereford bull has been proven in a recent American research project, where Hereford sired cattle were US$30 per head more profitable.

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Angus Sires


WAITERENUI MAC J87    17443013J087

Mac is a bull we bought at Waiterenui's yearling bull sale in 2014.  He has a fabulous temperament and is very easy doing. 

EBVs and pedigree 

KAIWARA 440    13144008440

Kaiwara 440 has been used in our 2010 and 2011 AI program. 

EBVs and pedigree 

KAKAHU MISSION 1036    1330001036
EBVs and pedigree 

STOKMAN DASH G89    21043011G89
EBVs and pedigree 

TURIHAUA CRUMBLE Y167    17691003Y167

We have used this well known and respected Turihaua sire in our AI program in 2010 and 2011.

EBVs and pedigree 

WAITERENUI UNLTD 512    17443003512

This is the first Angus sire that we have purchased.  He was used extensively in the Otoka herd owned by Peter Matthews and we are excited to have him in our breeding program. 

EBVs and pedigree 

HAINS CIVIL 11096    21200111096

This young sire was used over our yearlings in the 2011 mating season and he will be for sale at our 2012 on property sale in June.

EBVs and pedigree 

Sam and Gemma Hain
06 867 8097
Sid and Merran Hain
06 862 8096