Grampians Angus became a registered Angus cattle stud in 2003 with the help from Neil and Rose Sanderson from Fossil Creek Angus. We have used extensive embryo programs to grow and find it the best to multiply quality genetics.
The genetics we are looking for are; sound, easy doing cows that work in our environment. These cows get tested in the winter, and must be able to convert feed in the summer months into a saleable product.
The Grampian’s is a genuine commercial high country property. Because of this we are constantly reminded of what is most important. Which to us is ‘Constitution’.
It is a simple breeding policy.
Another focus of ours is fertility. We feel in many cases, that commercial farmers are putting more pressure on this than studs. To do this, a simple two cycle breeding program is enforced. Those cows who do not get in calf, are culled.
Estimated Breeding Values (EBV’s) are used as a tool to help select cattle that fit our requirements, these are ‘most traits in moderation’. Generally extremes in traits, trade off performance in other areas. As much as telling us what is good about a bloodline EBV’s can also warn us about problem areas. EBV’s are a useful piece of the puzzle.
Grampians Angus is located 15 minutes from Culverden, North Canterbury and 101km from Christchurch, 1hr 20 minutes.
Ranging from irrigated flat, cultivated downs to improved hill country to native hill and high country.
- Rainfall 1000 – 1200mls / some snow
- 3500 hectares
- Soil Type – Hurunui
- Annually fertilized
- All free hold land, no pastural lease or DOC land.