Fraser and Pam James run 900+ Angus breeders, on their property Guy Fawkes Station, at Ebor on the Northern Tablelands of NSW.
“Our target is the long fed feeder market with steers that marble – most of them go to Ranger’s Valley at Glen Innes with some going to Whyalla at Texas.”
The James’ strategy is to join the majority of their heifers in a single round synchronised AI Program. Those that conceive are kept, the rest are put to bulls and sold PTIC.
“Our focus is marbling and growth. Marbling is free, growth comes at a cost – I don’t want 700 kg cows that have a high maintenance requirement. I’m sourcing lease bulls from Te Mania that are producing steers that marble well with a moderate growth profile and females that are fertile and functional with great temperaments and longevity.” Full story