Quick Facts by Andrew Byrne, Breed Development and Extension Manager, Angus Australia
Tuwharetoa Regent D145 has the most progeny born in the last two years, followed by Rennylea Edmund E11 and Te Mania Emperor E343. These bulls have a combined total of 5,614 progeny born during this period.
Of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years, 8 are imported sires, with 7 from the United States and 1 from New Zealand. An additional 2 bulls are sired by imported sires.
The average Angus Breeding Index of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years is +126, which is placed in the highest 10% percentile band (when compared to 2014 drop calves).
Across individual traits, the average EBVs of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years is outlined in Figure 1 (see attached pdf below for figures and table)