We invite you to join us at our online rising 2 year old bull sale, the evening of Monday, June 12 at 7:30pm. We only have 15 bulls and a herd bull in the sale lineup, so have opted for just an online sale this year. We do welcome anyone that would like come look over the bulls ahead of the sale – just give us a call to organize. The auction will be through BIDR. If you need help signing up, their phone number is 0800 TO BIDR, or contact them on bidr.co.nz.
The sale bulls were selected as they were either used in our own herd last spring over heifers, or were outliers for our spring program. They were summered on the hills, and just brought down to the flats the last few months. They will be fertility tested by Guy Hayes, Totally Vet Services, Fielding on June 7th.
Also in the sale at Lot 16 is Te Mania Tussock, whom we purchased from Te Mania Angus for $32K in 2019. Tussock has calving ease and very short gestation, and huge growth and carcass weight, great structure and temperament. We have retained a number of daughters in the herd, and he is surplus to our requirements.
Our goal has always been to breed cattle to do the things cattle were meant to do. We want them to calve unassisted, milk, breed back, and grow rapidly while bringing in carcass traits without losing the qualities that have made the Angus cow the most popular beef cow in the world.
Our main focus will continue to be on our yearling sale, which will be offering 110 yearling bulls and 40 heifers in September.
We would like to thank our great team, our son, Jake and his fiancée Lexie, and Craig and Courtney Moyes for their hard work and dedication to making the farm operate smoothly. The farm and the cattle just keep getting better under their watch.
If we can be of any assistance, please let us know. The gate is always open for visitors to come look over the bulls and cattle, and the coffee pot is on if you are over this way!
We look forward to hearing how the bulls work for you – we appreciate all the feedback from you, as the bulls are an investment for you . . . and we want it to be a profitable one!
Mark, Sherrie and Jake Stokman