Over the last few years we bred a small number of red coated Angus cattle from Angus Herd Book Recorded animals. We have concentrated on putting American Red Angus genes into them. We find that these animals nick particularly well with our Black Angus cattle. The red animals in our system are fully performance-recorded in the same way as our Black cattle are.
These cattle have been recorded with the Angus Society of Australia and analysed in Angus BREEDPLAN. EBVs and indices for them are directly comparable with those for Black Angus. If you are using Angus bulls, you can no longer say that there are no other cattle with comparable EBVs and Indices.
The photograph, taken a few years ago, shows two bull calves of the same age. They are both Herd Book Recorded animals. The red calf (NURJ40) is by the Angus bull LJC Mission Statement out of a daughter of Te Mania Red Label out of a 1407 daughter. The black calf (NURJ76) is by G A R Ingenuity out of Te Mania Queanbeyan D113.