A manageable cow with good Angus conformation that can produce and raise a mature strong calf requires the most important factors of milk production and fertility. These are not negotiable and bull selection relies on the evaluation of predicted breeding values together with visual appraisal. For the latter we are open to influence by good experienced stockmen (and women) to which we factor in our own preferences.
Cows are preferred to have a smooth coat and sound hooves are essential. To meet these demands we make liberal use of the enormous genetic pool within the Angus breed worldwide through artificial insemination to embellish locally produced bulls. We believe strongly in using good quality locally produced bulls for the simple reason that these are produced by South African adapted Angus cows and are bred for and under local conditions.
The principle of Angus Plus exists in the USA and we refined that principle to produce uniformity in these animals by using purebred registered Brangus cows and mating them to purebred Angus stud bulls. This results in a 82/18 distribution of Angus / Brahman influence and adds heat and tick resistance to the outstanding qualities of the Angus breed. We will soon have a strong offering of these cows which we firmly believe will make excellent breeding stock for local conditions.