Breeding Program

Group 3

 

Texas Angus has always had a commercial focus with its breeding operation. It has been like this for over 79 years. It has a large herd of 1200 head where the female herd is run in large contemporary groups to gain the most accurate performance data and ease of management. We find this system best suits our management of pastures and time efficiency since there is only a couple of us operating the stud! Profitability is the key driver of our operation and our herd strives to maximise kg/ha without jeopardising carcase quality. 

We inseminate up to 80% of the herd to carefully selected world leading sires to enhance the performance and carcase quality as well as expanding genetic diversity. We have undertaken a large ET program for the last 7 years to accelerate the genetic gain of the herd.

The selection of AI sires is based on the following criteria;
1. Phenotype they must show a powerful sire outlook with plenty of bone, muscle, fleshing ability with good strong heads.
2. Good structure including feet

3. Frame score ideally between 6.0 - 7.0.
4. Balanced EBV's with plenty of growth, moderate birth, moderate milk, good EMA & IMF with rib and rump fat.
5. Good temperament.

In conjunction with AI, the best progeny of cows bred to leading world sires are infused back into the herd for further progeny testing. Using Texas-bred sires helps keep a consistent even line and maintain the family bloodlines of the herd. Fertility is one of the most important traits in any breeding program and is a profit driver. Our herd is run under an intensive grazing program applying pressure on each cow to test the capacity of her genetic traits. Dry times are an excellent test for our herds' fertility and doing ability. Each year every cow must calve and is classed on the performance of her progeny, which must be of a consistent high standard to avoid culling.
With the introduction of AI and ET, our breeding program over the last two decades has changed dramatically in terms of growth, length and weight. The performance and cacase level of the herd has risen substantially whilst still maintaining the softness, fleshing, muscle and fertility. Over the last 5 years our two-year-old bulls continue to average over 800kgs with an average frame score of 6.

We also offer our clients a great backup service and have now initiated an Auctionsplus Client sale every year to sell under the Texas Angus Brand (more info).  Since its inception in 2011 we have sold 99% and achieved a 20c/kg premium above the market for 1600 head for our clients.  Gary Dick General Manager of Auctionsplus has described our 2012 sale "as one of the best bloodline Auctionsplus sales ever held".

 

Some examples of the Texas Females lines

Typical Usherette Female                                                            Typical Robin Female

V11 W80-Lot 4

Typical Toque female                                                                 Typical Omnia female

Y5-Lot 32 Y172-Lot33

Typical Pride female                                                                         Typical ET Donor

 X182 X205

A run of heifers just been AI'd

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Contact Details

 

Ben & Wendy Mayne

"Doongara", North Star Road

Warialda, NSW, 2402

 

PHONE: 0267295039

MOBILE: 0427295039

 

Bill & Judy Mayne

PO Box 297

Goondiwindi QLD 4390

PHONE: 07 4671 5067

MOBILE: 0428 295 067

 

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