The Te Mania Angus story - deep pool of Angus cattle genes
FOR more than 90 years, Te Mania Angus genetics have played a pivotal role in the Angus shift to become the most sought after breed in Australasia, at every level of the beef production chain.
Today Te Mania Angus provides proven genetics to build high quality and profitable breeding herds. Extensive progeny testing and processing feedback confirms that Te Mania Angus genetics consistently outperform breed benchmarks, dominating EBV and the vital $Index tables.
Our bulls and cows are run in large mobs under strict commercial conditions, providing clients with sound, docile highly fertile cattle with calving ease and high growth rates and an emphasis on carcase quality helping clients meet specifications for the premium beef market.
Te Mania Angus was a pioneer of objective measurement and continues to embrace and implement the latest research and technology. It provides a conception to consumption success story that involves commercial producers, feedlotters, branded products and the five-star restaurant trade.
Our 2000-head breeding herd is run under commercial conditions, producing sound, highly fertile and docile cattle. Genetic focus is applied to calving ease, growth, carcase quality and structure, while constant research is undertaken to maximise efficiencies. Recent on-farm research has involved monitoring heifer puberty, and net feed intake.
Bull sales are held each March at the Mortlake, Victoria headquarters, and in August, at Walgett, NSW. Volume lines of bulls are sold by private sale.
Te Mania Angus sires are available for lease through the progeny test and marketing alliance, Team Te Mania. This coalition of 40+ herds across SA, Vic, NSW and Qld sell premium lines of steers to backgrounders and lot feeders, and females through feature online sales.
Semen from proven Te Mania sires is available through AI Resellers.
Senior stud cows, including ET donors, representing some of the herd’s most successful maternal lines are available.
Te Mania Angus practices sustainable farming, ensuring the land is improved for generations to come. Waterways and native bush which act as shelter-belts are fenced off, and natural farm inputs are used to nourish the soil.
The Te Mania Angus gene pool began in New Zealand in 1928, extending into Australia in 1971. Since then it has set, or still holds, every Australian Angus sales record.
Te Mania Angus was founded by Edwyn Wilding, father of Mary Gubbins in the south island of New Zealand in 1928. In 1971 Te Mania Angus was founded by Andrew Gubbins on the importation to Australia of two young sires and 58 females. The herd now spans 1400 stud females and 400 recipient cows, under the management of Tom Gubbins and brother-in-law, Hamish McFarlane, at Mortlake in Western Victoria.
Performance recorded in New Zealand since 1950, the gene pool was accelerated into a new era, pioneering objective measurement in the industry, on its arrival into Australia.
Te Mania Angus has merged a breeding strategy and management program into a cohesive operation which continues to dominate Angus Group Breedplan, representing more than double the number of trait leaders of any other stud.
This is also a program which has produced super sires such as Te Mania Garth G67, Te Mania Emperor E343, Te Mania Berkley B1, Te Mania Unlimited U3271 and Te Mania Ulong U41.
Te Mania Angus can deliver calving ease and commercial profitability, providing the fast-growing, high-marbling bulls wanted by the feedlot industry, processors, and, most crucially, consumers.
The family business has developed a programme in improving the accuracy of the information provided to all clients that goes above and beyond that expected by the rest of the industry.
Team Te Mania is at the heart of this commitment – keeping animals together in large contemporary groups to achieve more effective progeny in each group which can then be compared in one environment.
We progeny test a significant cast of sires each year – both on-property and through the Team Te Mania commercial progeny test herds which contribute valuable information on sires, further increasing the accuracy of sale bulls through the sire line..
This is a time consuming and expensive program, Te Mania Angus remains committed – and its success is clearly reflected in Breedplan and in demand from major feedlots for Te Mania Angus blood steers.
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