PUREBRED RED

PUREBRED RED

RED COATED ANGUS CATTLE

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.

KEEP YOUR RED CATTLE RED

If you want to keep your red cattle (Herefords, Santa Gertrudis or whatever) red but infuse genuine Angus attributes into them, then these red animals could be of interest to you. We would really enjoy seeing how they perform. 

In the same way, if you do not mind what colour your cattle are, then you might be happy to use the red bulls.
EXTREME OUTCROSS ANGUS
The Red Angus Association of America was established in 1954. Since then there have been, to a large extent, two separate gene pools. These American Red animals are outcrosses to the main American Black Angus cattle population - and of course the Australian Black Angus population. We have sourced our American Red genetics mainly from one of the largest performance recording operations in Texas. 

Hybrid vigour should give you extra growth and fertility in your cattle.
REAL WORLD USE OF RED BULLS
We have sold a number of these bulls over the last few years. Daniel Kermode has been a regular buyer. The Kermode family sell most of their cattle direct to the works, so suffer no penalties for colour. They have used Red bulls in the past and appreciate the earlier maturity and hybrid vigour.
THE RED PENALTY
If you sell these cattle to the meat works, you will not be penalised. Since you are paid by carcase weight, you would probably get a premium over straight Black or Red animals because there is hybrid vigour which gives you more weight.

If you use these Red animals carefully in a Black Angus herd, you can minimise the costs associated with a few Red animals while getting the benefit of an extreme Angus outcross from American Red Angus animals.

If you sell Red animals into your local saleyard, you will almost certainly be (unfairly) penalised. 

SEEING IS BELIEVING

If you are interested in seeing some of these animals or hearing more about them, please contact us today. We will have some of these animals on display during Beefweek for you to view!
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