Angus stud to open its gates
The Collins family will open the gates to its Angus stud at Milloo during Beef Week.
Merribrook Angus — owned by Graeme, Michele, Rachel and Lachlan Collins — started in 1987, with the foundation cow family of the well-known Mildred bloodlines, purchased as an embryo at the Angus National.
They have continued with their own cow families, which come from bloodlines of Cheyanne, Jane, Vicky, Ester and Wilcoola families.
‘‘We continue to do ET (embryo transfer) on our best females to give us quality bulls, which are going out and performing outstanding in the beef industry,’’ Lachlan said.
‘‘Our program aims to reach high-growth, easy-doing cattle that are functional and with great temperament.
‘‘Clients continue to top weaner sales locally, all over Victoria and NSW.’’
At its Beef Week open day on Wednesday, January 31, Merribrook Angus will have on display yearling and weaner bulls by leading AI sires — including VAR Index, JMB Traction and EF Compliment — and exciting young ET calves out of some of the best donors the family has bred at home.
These animals will be available for private sale.
Lachlan said the stud had been involved in different beef shows and events.
‘‘We continually help and supply heifers at Angus Youth Round-ups, with the aim of encouraging the youth in the industry, and have shown at royal shows all over the country with great success,’’ he said. ➤ Merribrook Angus can be found at 434 Milloo Hall Rd, Milloo (north-west of Elmore).
Merribrook Angus will display yearling and weaner bulls available for sale (above) and there will also be embryo transferred calves on show (below).