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Te Mania Angus News

Artificial Insemination and Cattle Breeding – Field Day

September 7, 2017

Te Mania Angus will be hosting an informative and interactive session In the Yards, demonstrating the Fixed Time Artificial Insemination (FTAI) programme. The Field Day is on Thursday, November 2nd 2017 from 11am until 2 pm at the Te Mania Angus Sale Complex and Cattle Yards. Come and see the first round of our FTAI. …

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BOONA ANGUS HERD, VIEW FROM A DRONE

August 28, 2017

At Mumbannar, in south western Victoria, Steve and Sue and family Brain run the Boona herd, producing around 500 prime feeder steers annually.  Cattle from this Team Te Mania herd are highly sought after for the grass-fed and long-fed markets which supply high end restaurants throughout China, the European Union and Australia. The Boona herd…

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STATION LIFE AND ANGUS BULLS IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

August 25, 2017

On our recent trip to SW Queensland and the most northern parts of South Australia, it was great to see Te Mania Angus bulls so well settled in their new environment, running with station cows which included Droughtmasters, Santa Gertrudis, Brahmans amongst other British breeds.   It seemed that in the channel country, as long as there was water, shade and good…

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2018 Zanda McDonald Award applications closing soon

August 16, 2017

The search is on for talented young agri-leaders from Australia and New Zealand to apply for the 2018 Zanda McDonald Award.  The award is regarded as one of Australasia’s most prestigious badges of honour for young leaders within the primary industry and comes with a prize package of over $50,000. Zanda McDonald was a prominent…

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WALGETT BULL SALE AVERAGES $10,993 FOR TOTAL CLEARANCE

August 11, 2017

Written by Ruth Schwager, The Land Pictured: Hamish McFarlane and James McCormack; buyers Glenn Frazer, Dennis Power and David Reid; and agents Paul Dooley and Chris Clemson.  SUPPORT from volume buyers, many of them repeat clients, led to a top of $20,000 at the Te Mania Angus northern spring bull sale at Walgett on Tuesday. The…

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Te Mania bloodlines come up trumps with Melbourne butchers

August 2, 2017

A move into NSW has paid off for Team Te Mania members, Jamie and Robina Maconochie and family, who produce top quality beef for Melbourne butchers, writes Jamie-Lee Oldfield, of  The Weekly Times. The Maconochie family run a herd of 350 Angus breeders in the south western reaches of the Great Divide, at Wymah, NSW.    Passionate about…

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Strong demand for well bred Angus Heifers on AuctionsPlus

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Garry and Leanne Hall, The Mole, Warren selling 130 yearling heifers for $4.60/kg/lw on AuctionsPlus last week. Team Te Mania members, the Halls, have built a highly regarded performance-focused breeding herd.   Fertility in females has always been at the top of the breeding objectives list.  The Halls need cows that, in a marginal environment and an average…

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Te Mania Berkley VTMB1 #2 Heavy Grain $Index sire

July 28, 2017

The latest Estimated Breeding Values (EBV’s) have just been completed with the August 2017 figures now available. Home bred sire, Te Mania Berkley VTMB1 is the second highest registered Angus bull in the country for the lucrative Heavy Grain $Index.  Berkley has magnificent phenotype, is a trait leader for calving ease, gestation length, days to calving and marbling…

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CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE KEY TO STRATEGY AT RANGERS VALLEY

July 25, 2017

Rangers Valley managing director, Keith Howe told the Warrnambool Team Te Mania Workshop that his team is actively building producer group strategy to produce consist high quality beef product.  He said “if we have the best brands in the world, we have to have the best producer network we can create”.  Full report by Andrew…

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RESEARCH INTO RATES OF GENETIC PROGRESS FOR FEMALE REPRODUCTION

July 25, 2017

Dr Matt Wolcott of the University of New England’s Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, addressed the Team Te Mania forum at Warrnambool recently about research into the age of puberty in southern Angus and Hereford herds.  Te Mania Angus is part of the research project which aims to collect ovarian scanning data in females, over…

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