Our goal is to continually breed for balanced multiple trait selection tools which will produce the optimum performance in the Angus cattle, satisfying the demands of our clients, the majority of whom farm the harsh New Zealand hill country. Our breeding herd is run at 600 metres above sea level on the Kakanui Range - 15 kms from our bull sale venue. They are calved in tussock blocks and guaranteed to be well challenged in snow, wind, drought and social pressure.
Attributes such as longevity, structural correctness and temperament are actively pursued to achieve the goals of economic efficiency. This will ultimately reward those who have invested in Fossil Creek genetics both in New Zealand and around the world.Our main market is selling rising 2 year bulls to commercial cattlemen, most of whom farm in the steep hills of the Central South Island. We also provide females, embryos and other Angus Genetics for purebred clientele within New Zealand. Fossil Creek Angus genetics can be found in many countries through regular exports of embryos from the herd.
Fossil Creek Hero H6. Highest price New Zealand Angus bull in 2014.
The 2014 bull sale season was dominated by the eagerly awaited appearanced of sons of the Multitrait sire, Spickler Chisum. Fossil Creek hero H6 was subject to very spirited bidding at the on farm sale eventually being knocked down to Tangihau Angus Stud from Gisborne. Hero had an exceptional pedigree along with a very strong and powerful female data package. A great phenotype completed the package and the bull which had seen stud duties at Fossil Creek Angus went on to perform well for his new owners.
Hero’s EBV set continues to strenghten and he now sits with an even better data set which suggests a unique individual.
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