Jade Park An­gus – where tem­per­a­ment comes first

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - BEEF WEEK -

JADE Park An­gus is one of a handful tak­ing part in Beef Week 2019, with a se­lec­tion of qual­ity bulls to be of­fered for in­spec­tion and sale dur­ing the event.

Lo­cated just out­side of Greta, the breed­ing fo­cus at Jade Park is clear; an­i­mals must be well struc­tured, with high fer­til­ity rates, well-mus­cled, and most im­por­tantly, must be of out­stand­ing tem­per­a­ment.

Run by An­drew and Lisa McLean, and their sons An­gus and Sam, Jade Park takes great pride in in­di­vid­u­ally as­sess­ing each an­i­mal – with any not meet­ing the cri­te­ria culled.

“Our breed­ing plat­form is to be aware of growth and car­case re­quire­ments for fu­ture breed­ing pro­grams, and phe­no­typ­i­cally we want our cat­tle to dis­play body depth and thick­ness, strong head and a healthy amount of fat cover with great feet,” An­drew ex­plained.

Jade Park’s fea­ture home bull, CML K6, is an em­bryo out of a donor cow from Mil­lah Mur­rah G101.

The stud pro­duces around em­ploys an A1 and em­bryo breed­ing sys­tem.

“We have a spring calv­ing in­sem­i­nated mob and a re­cip­i­ent mob, tak­ing em­bryos from our donors and se­lected herds,” An­drew said.

“We are for­ever aim­ing to pro­duce bet­ter fe­males with ge­netic depth for a more con­sis­tent line up of bulls.”

Jade Park is lo­cated at 1617 Wan­garatta Kil­feera Road, in Han­sonville, and will be open Jan­uary 26.

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