The Rissington prefix is synonymous with the breed since its introduction into NZ in the early 1970’s. Simmental is among the oldest and most widely distributed of all breeds globally with over 40 million cattle. Only a small proportion of any generation is truly genetically superior. The larger the population base, the greater the potential for selection of superior individuals.
We source the best available sires globally to accelerate the genetic improvement in our herd.
Our Angus herd has been in the family since 1936 when it was founded by Will Masefield at Ellerton, in Kekerengu, Marlborough. The herd was moved to Rissington in the mid 1990’s and since has rapidly accelerated the genetic gain through utilizing the best available sires globally through AI, ET and since 2010 TVR, IVP and sexing technologies.
Profit Maker® - Composite
The Profit Maker breed is a multi-breed composite developed by Leachman Cattle Company. The breed is based on research done by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at their Animal Research Service (ARS) at the Meat Animal Research Center (MARC), at Clay Center, Nebraska.