In the Yards – Structural Scoring, Mortlake
- Friday, December 7 2018 - 11:00am
- Venue: Te Mania Angus - Sale Complex & Cattle Yards
Te Mania Angus invites you to visit during a working day “In The Yards” at Te Mania Angus, Reichmans Lane, Mortlake. Jim Green of Green’s Livestock Services, Yamba, NSW will provide practical demonstrations by independently assessing the Autumn Sale Bulls. Te Mania principals Tom Gubbins and Hamish McFarlane will be available for informal chats about structure and her management and to answer your questions.
Structural assessments are a vital part of the breeding program at Te Mania Angus – with every bull independently assessed as a yearling, and every female assessed annually for the first three years of her breeding life, and periodically after that for research purposes.
Good cattle structure has a direct impact on producer profitability. Objectively measuring structure, in conjunction with Single Step genomic testing and the use of performance recording (EBVs) gives us a greater picture of how that animal will perform. It gives an insight into the key profit drivers that affect the bottom line for commercial cattle breeders.
Issues with structure can affect bull and cow longevity. The Beef Class Structural Assessment System measures claw set, front and rear foot angle, rear legs, and for females – teats and udders as well. Leg and feet structure in particular are highly heritable, therefore identifying structural issues within your animals allows you to improve your herd through assessment and selection.
Te Mania Angus collects and records information based on unbiased, factual data, and relates it back to the animal and its genetics. This gives us information about which pedigrees have desirable structure.
The Te Mania Angus herd has been independently assessed for structure since the early 1990’s. This depth of recording enables us to make very accurate predictions about how certain combinations of genetics will perform structurally.
Structural EBVs are included in all Te Mania catalogues. They are part of the performance information provided, which also include calving ease, fertility, growth, docility, carcase merit and profitability.
Jim Green from Green’s Livestock Services will be assessing the Autumn sale bulls and will explain the Beef Class Structural Assessment System
RSVP BY EMAIL: Bookings preferred
Enquiries: Hamish McFarlane – 0427 641 606 Tom Gubbins – 0429 952 197