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Docility – Highly heritable and mostly manageable

July 12, 2019

Te Mania Angus director Tom Gubbins looks at measuring docility within the stud’s breeding program, how it is managed, and how generations of data supplied to Angus Group Breedplan show that docility is highly heritable. At Te Mania Angus to measure docility, we crush-score our animals on a scale from 1 to 5, using the…

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2019 Te Mania Angus Walgett bull sale – catalogue online now

June 24, 2019

BEEFING UP YOUR BOTTOM LINE 100 Angus bulls, Te Mania Angus Northern Bull Sale Tuesday, August 13th at 11:30am Walgett saleyards, Walgett, NSW, and on AuctionsPlus Digital catalogue – click here Full sale details go to – Sales and Events View printed catalogue – click here Printed catalogue will be mailed in early July.  To…

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Marbling and Growth the focus at Guy Fawkes Station

June 13, 2019

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…

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Low Stress Stockhandling

May 25, 2019

“Being an effective stock handler is about knowledge, understanding, attitude and patience”, said Paula Warren after attending a Low Stress Stock Handling School (LSS) with husband George, presented by Nic Kentish last month. “Running 1200 Angus cattle, on the Danedite property near Camperdown, our cattle handling needs to be as efficient as possible” Which is…

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Feed Conversion Ratios – comparing Apples with Apples

April 30, 2019

Beef cattle are unfairly criticised for having a poor feed conversion ratio compared to other animals. There is a perception cattle eat more feed than other animals and produce fewer kilograms of beef/protein per hectare. The complication with this statement is that to only measure how much is eaten then compare that with the weight…

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Improving soil health to benefit plant and cattle health

April 23, 2019

We have recently embarked on a programme to increase the number of plant species in the pastures  at Te Mania Angus, Mortlake, in order to improve biodiversity. We have sown annual ryegrass, chicory, tonic plantain, clovers: sub, white and strawberry into our established phalaris. This increase in biodiversity leads to better soil structure, soil quality,…

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110 Angus steers, backgrounding opportunity, for private sale

April 12, 2019

Team Te Mania members, Garry and Leanne Hall, The Mole Partnership, Warren NSW are offering 110 steers for private sale.   The steers weigh between 220 and 330 kgs, they are EU accredited and were born July- August 2018. Sired by some of the industry’s best sires, including the renowned carcase sire, Tuwharetoa Regent D145 and Te…

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Colac Vet wins 2019 Australian Cattle Veterinarians Bovine Practitioner Award

April 9, 2019

DR Ian Henderson has been awarded the 2019 Australian Cattle Veterinarians Bovine Practitioner vet of the year. One of the more prestigious and sought-after awards in the cattle industry it has gone to a man who played an integral role in the formative years of Te Mania Angus at Pardoo, its original Colac property, and…

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PTIC Angus Females Available for Sale – Team Te Mania

March 18, 2019

8/4/2019 Account: Boona Pty Ltd, Mumbannar, SW Victoria 60hd PTIC  2012 Drop Cows Pure Te Mania Angus bloodlines Age 6.5-6.6 yrs EU Accredited Comments from Assessor (Chris Callow) Complete Drop of very productive 2012 Drop PTIC EU Accredited Cows. Joined to calve over 12 weeks commencing Late July 2019. This is the vendor’s annual sale of…

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$42,000 Te Mania Angus bull sells to syndicate from four states

March 8, 2019

A syndicate of six covering four states secured the $42,000 top-priced lot at the annual Te Mania Angus autumn on-property sale on Wednesday. Spearheaded by Rennylea, Culcairn NSW and Pathfinder, Penshurst Victoria, the syndicate fought hard to secure Lot 9 – Te Mania Newly N549. The ET son of Te Mania Jenkins J89 and donor…

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