The herd was moved to Rissington in the mid 1990’s and since then has rapidly accelerated the genetic gain through utilizing the best available sires globally through AI, ET and since 2010 TVR, IVP and sexing technologies. The herd has an unmatched balance between calving ease, high growth, feed efficiency, fertility, moderate maturity patterns coupled with the ability to produce high quality, high yielding carcasses. All animals are recorded on Breedplan and on the Leachman multibreed database of over a million animals. This analysis allows us to compare animals and herds accurately and to deliver more profitable commercial cattle. The herd is one of the top performance herds in NZ on Breedplan and on the much larger Leachman database for $Profit. Recently a number of our sires have performed at the top of the BLG Progeny Test against the best Angus bulls from USA, Australia and NZ.
Our Angus herd has been in the family since 1936 when it was founded by Will Masefield at Ellerton, in Kekerengu, Marlborough.
Sydgen Bonus 8084
This bull has a phenomenal combination of reliable calving ease, good growth rates & next level carcass. He is a trait leader for birth weight ranking in top 5% of the breed, top 35% for weaning weight, top 15% for Carcass Weight, top 5% EMA and Marbling. No wonder he is top 1% on Leachman Global Analysis for $Profit @$31,601 (top 0.2%). More info »
Uniquely combines phenotype, structural soundness, balanced EBV’s and elite carcass merit. His dam, HPCA Sure Fire P245, is the cow that is taking the Angus breed to the next level in the USA. She herself earned a record setting value of US$650,000 and is rapidly a list of high value sons and daughters, including Riverbend Miss Belle 9104, the US$310,000 half interest and Ankony Miss Belle 9090 half interest for US$300,000 & Ankony Miss Belle 9100 half interest for US$140,000. Leachman Global Analysis, $28,883 $Profit (top 0.4%). More info »
Refresh is an interesting son of Gardens Cache bull. The Green Garden program we have visited over the years and have been impressed with their herd. Cache we saw as young bull and were unfortunately unable to access semen on him. In Refresh we think we have a son that will deliver everything his proven sire did and some. He is loaded across the board with performance and has the phenotype that our commercial customers gravitate too. Leachman Global Analysis, $29,270 $Profit (top 0.4%). More info »
Leachman TL Bottom Line G385E
Super sound, moderate, Visionary son that inherited his sires feed efficiency along with big time growth, marbling, and eye muscle area. $Profit $27,022 (top 0.8%). He a genuine curve bender being a trait leader for birth weight ranking in the top 5%, whilst ranking in top 10% for both weaning and yearling weight. Top 5% EMA delivers the width that commercial cattleman desire. Ranks in top 20% for Marbling in more accurate American Angus Database. More info »
Sydgen Exceed 3223
Exceed is a proven sire that has the distinction of a being the sire of two of the industry leading sires in Sydgen Enhance & Sydgen Bonus. He has over 1,000 recorded progeny and progeny test carcass data. So, no surprises with a bull with this sort of proof. He also has the distinction of being low feed intake and high feed to gain. More info »
Paringa Visionary N29
Visionary N29 is a now proven son of the iconic feed efficiency sire TCA Visionary. What makes him very interesting is he ranks at the very top for marbling. His genomic scores are what really made his performance data pop and made him a must use sire. His dam is beautiful young Edmund daughter that is hard to fault, moderate, maternal, and super sound. More info »
Paringa Judd J5
I first inspected Judd as young calf on his mother at Tom & Olivia Lawson’s in Australia. His dam Tom had purchased from the Strathlewen dispersal, with Judd at foot. It proved to be an astute purchase as Judd went on to sell as yearling for $36,000. We didn’t use him initially wanting to see a proof on his progeny. His sons have proven to be very sort after in Australia and he has over 1400 progeny in 38 herds. Trait Leader for Milk, Days to Calving (fertility), Carcass Weight, EMA and top 1% SRI$ & API$. More info »