2023 Semen Catalogue
(Eligible for Export to Australia)
Purchased for $81,000 in May 2022, Rainstorme was the star of the New Zealand 2022 selling season. A beautifully balanced, very sound young sire with a near perfect structural assessment score and a superb data set for efficient, sustainable beef production in any breeding programme. He excels in the key maternal and fertility traits of calving ease (both direct and maternal), short gestation, low birthweight, and the efficient moderate mature cow weight. His scrotal and milk EBVs rank him in the top 1% for the breed. He has the desirable strong early growth curve and outstanding EBV for eye muscle area which is clearly visible and supported by strong raw data. All this performance ensures he generates a Self Replacing Index in the top 5% for the breed. Thick and exceptionally well-muscled, he has a terrific back end, walks very well, and has a beautifully quiet disposition. We are hugely excited to have secured this bull, and the way he has developed a year later after paddock mating 80 females has to be seen to be believed.
Mark Ferguson (NextGen Agri) and John McKone (PGGW Genetics) give their thoughts on the tremendously exciting sire!
S160 is our keeper bull for 2023. He is from our top performing Rangatira 16209 bloodline which has produced some our top genetics in recent years. He is sired by a yearling bull Q223 who was used as a yearling together with Q178, and is out of a top 2-year-old heifer. Q223 went on to be sold in our 2021 sale to Riverlands J Angus where he has done exceptionally well. He produced 3 other top sons in this year’s sale from 2-year heifers; lot 1, lot 20 sold to Tarangower Angus, and lot 21 sold to Turiroa Angus. These Q223 sons all exhibited great structure and soundness and scored extremely well on the beef class structural assessment. S160 is beautifully sound and well balanced with an exceptional quiet disposition. He exhibits exceptional thickness and depth of body with terrific head, bone, and feet. His data set makes him very versatile, with calving ease, short gestation, and low birth weight meaning he is ideal for heifers. He has strong growth and the efficient moderate cow weight- coming in under his 400-day figure - that we aim for in the hill-country. His fertility traits are strong with the all-important short days to calving figure in the top 3% for breed. His easy doing attributes show in his very strong rib and rump fats while his IMF is in the top 20%. A great spread of data for profitable beef production and this shows with his very strong index figures.
Qualified for export to Australia, USA, Canada
We retained Q178 in the stud in 2021. He had been a standout from weaning and we rated him as the best yearling we had ever bred when we selected him to mate a selection of top heifers. In the 2021 mating he was used heavily – firstly out with a selection of top heifers for a cycle and then 2 full cycles with adult cows. He maintained his condition exceptionally well and settled all in-calf. Q178 is very strong in the all-important fertility traits with both his scrotal size and short days to calving ranking in the top 5% for the breed. His exceptional easy doing ability is endorsed with strong rib and rump fats all in the top 25% for the breed. He exhibits superb breed quality and structural soundness with exceptional depth of body and hindquarter. His semen has sold to some of the leading studs in NZ as well as being exported to the US and Australia. The first of his sons, from his yearling mating, featured at lot 2 in our 2023 bull sale selling to Turihaua Angus. Q178 is also the sire of embryos offered in this sale.
Purchased at the 2023 Sudeley bull sale for $20,000, Bjorn is a son of the high profile Sudeley Viking who was sold to Earnscleugh Station for $60,000. Viking’s mother is by a Meadowslea bull whose dam was one of our greatest ever cows A330, the grandam of our stud sires N166 and M429, the great-grandmother of P700, as well as the dam of the embryo donor cow G922. The A330 descendants exhibit terrific marbling and Sudeley Bjorn is no exception with an IMF figure of +4.0 ranking him in the top 1% for the breed. He has a nicely balanced data set with calving ease and moderate birth weight making him a great heifer mating option. Good growth and the efficient moderate cow weight we look for in the hill-country. He has good muscle with strong rib and rump fats and is sound on the ground with an easy moving gait and quiet disposition.
(Eligible for Export to Australia)
Recognised as one of NZ's most influential and long-lasting senior sires, he deserves his place in our front paddock at 14 years of age. Traditional NZ Angus hill country type with proven industry-leading fertility, Crump has sired over 450 outstanding progeny which are always highly sought after. His sons and grandsons have sold at top prices for studs across NZ, including grandson Meadowslea Mountain Man R705 sold for $92,500, the highest price 2-year-old bull sold in NZ in 2022. His daughters are the top breeding females in the Meadowslea herd, and are proving exceptionally fertile and productive in our hill country. This results in him now being a breed trait-leader for short days to calving at -9.1 days. He has been used with great results in over 25 Angus studs, both here in NZ as well as in Australia, and features in the pedigrees of many of the top breeding bulls in recent years. Two sons feature in this sale; Meadowslea K811 and N166, as well as 4 grandsons; Meadowslea K703, Meadowslea Q347, Turiroa Panther, and Rangatira Rebel. He is still alive but too old to collect now so only limited semen is left available.
Sire of NZ's top price R2yr bull in 2022 - Meadowslea R705
Eligible for Export to Australia
We retained N166 in 2019 and rate him as possibly the best Turihaua Crump son ever! He is out of a top-performing Glanworth 08-16 cow (G922) who was sold in our 2021 Female Sale to Ballanee Angus Australia for $9,300 and features as an ET donor in this catalogue. She also bred our top price bull in 2018; M429, sold to Red Oak Stud for $18,000. The first progeny from mating N166 as a 2-year-old were the outstanding feature of our 2022 bull sale catalogue, with lot 24, Meadowslea Mountain Man R705, selling for the highest price for any 2-year-old bull in NZ in 2022 at $92,500. N166 is a very powerful bull with tremendous head and jaw. He has a top pedigree behind him with his maternal grandam the great old cow A330, who is also the great-grandam of Sudeley Viking and Meadowslea P700. He has superb balance and outlook and is very sound footed.
On account of Jade Park Angus, Australia
Qualified for export to Australia
R818 was sold at lot 4 in our 2022 bull sale to Jade Park Angus in Australia for $23,500. The bull himself remains domiciled in NZ at Meadowslea where he has been used over stud heifers and cows with the first of his progeny looking very impressive. R818 was a standout calf right from the start and we consider him to be possibly the best Meat Machine son we have ever bred. We selected him to use as a yearling with his exceptional calving ease, short gestation, and moderate birth weight making him an ideal choice for mating a top selection of stud yearling heifers. He has a powerful maternal pedigree with his grandam’s sire the well-known Meadowslea F540 and his great maternal grandam one of our greatest ever breeding cows C1047, who is the dam of F801, one of the donor cows in this embryo sale, and a cow who shows up in many of our leading pedigrees. R818 has inherited the exceptional depth of body and massive hindquarter of his sire who passes on wonderful easy-doing and early maturing attributes to all his progeny. Meat Machine is now a trait leader for Calving Ease and is also a semen sire in this catalogue. R818 is a very exciting prospect and has developed into a very impressive 3-year-old with superb muscle and thickness.
Qualified for export to Australia
We retained R646 as our first-choice keeper in 2022. He had been the stand-out yearling in the spring of 2021 with his exceptional width across the top and powerful hindquarter, making him a clear choice to use as a yearling over a top selection of adult cows. His pedigree also attracted us: with no Meadowslea F540 nor Turihaua Crump blood he offers outcross bloodlines with a powerful pedigree. His sire Meadowslea M429 was sold to Red Oak stud at $18,000 and is sired by the $100,000 Rangatira 13-38. M429 is out of one of our greatest ever cows G922, who is also the dam of Meadowslea N166 who sired NZ’s highest price bull in 2022. G922 is a donor cow in this Embryo sale. R646 also has a strong maternal pedigree, with his dam M542 going back to Braveheart of Stern, and his maternal grandam H205 a great productive 10-year-old cow with very strong EMA and fats, who was sold in our 2022 Female Sale to Mt Albert Angus. R646 has an impressive data set with calving ease, strong growth and a moderate mature cow weight. His fertility traits are impressive with a scrotal size EBV ranking in the top 5% for the breed. He scanned well with strong EMA inherited from both sides of his pedigree. His terrific easy-doing fats rank in the top 5% for the breed. He has developed in to a very impressive 3-year-old exhibiting all the easy doing attributes we value so strongly.
Qualified for export to Australia, USA, Canada
Purchased at the final Rangatira bull sale in June 2021 for $35,000, this bull has an outstanding pedigree. Sire Turiroa Maverick has bred incredibly well at Rangatira and was himself a son of our very own Turihaua Crump. His dam 15-134 has bred exceptionally well too, with her first bull calf (also by Maverick) selling at lot 3 in the 2020 Rangatira bull sale for $35,000, and her third calf selling in the Rangatira yearling bull dispersal sale in March 2021 to Hallmark Angus. We selected 19-798 for his exceptional depth of body, easy fleshing, and moderate frame. He exhibits all the strength and soundness the Rangatira herd was known for, and with such a proven pedigree he is a very exciting prospect. His first yearling sons at Meadowslea look very promising.
Qualified for export to Australia, USA, Canada
(On account of Glen R Angus)
Q347 was our top selling bull in the 2021 Bull Sale, bought by Glen R Angus for $32,000. An outstanding son of Rangatira 16-209 who scored with perfect 5’s for his structural assessment on the Beef-Class scoring system. Superbly sound and out of a top-performing Turihaua Crump daughter who scanned with the highest marbling score of her year. Q347 himself scanned with the 4th best IMF% of all 190 bulls on hand in 2020, and he is also strong in the fertility traits with his scrotal size, short days to calving, rib fat, and rump fat all in the top 20% for the breed. Thick, deep, and square with an outstanding hindquarter and exhibiting real quality throughout. This bull has developed into a tremendously powerful adult sire who offers the added bonus of heifer mating options. Semen has been recently exported to the USA.
Retained in the stud in 2018, M564 is a son of F540 and out of our record-breaking cow G1000, who was sold to Ballanee Angus Australia in our 2021 Female Sale for $16,050 and features as an ET donor in this catalogue. She was sired by the high-performing Glanworth 08-16, and she scanned with the biggest EMA of her year group. All her descendants have inherited this exceptional eye muscle. We selected M564 to use as a yearling after he had scanned with the biggest EMA ever recorded in the stud. He is passing this trait on to all his progeny so consistently that his own EMA has now gone out to +9.1, ranking him in the top 2% for the breed in NZ. He has short gestation with moderate birthweight and very strong fertility traits of good scrotal size and short days-to-calving, in the top 10% for the breed. A moderate-framed, easy-doing type reflected by his strong rib and rump figures featuring in the top 2%. With good IMF as well, he has a terrific spread of figures for hill-country resulting in a strong SRI index in the top 1%. Two of his first daughters bred sons in our 2023 bull sale, both with strong EMA, sold to Turiroa and Tarangower Angus Studs. We were able to get another successful on-farm collection this year but there is still only very limited stock available.
Qualified for export to Australia
Q250 was retained in 2021 to continue the exceptional EMA from the descendants of the great old cow G1000. Q250 scanned with the best EMA and IMF of his year group, as did his sire M564 who is a direct son of G1000 (and who also has semen in this sale). Q250 has a powerful pedigree being out of a daughter of Crump and going back to one of our greatest old cows A330 who is the granddam of Meadowslea N166 and the great-granddam of P700 and Sudeley Viking. A330 descendants have plenty of IMF and Q250 has plenty himself ranking in the top 5% for the breed in NZ. His great grandam F530 was another great old cow with the top IMF of her year and sold as a 10-year-old cow to Helmsdale Angus. Q250 is a moderate-framed bull with great soundness and balance about him. He has a great data set with calving ease and low birth followed by strong growth and the efficient moderate cow size figure we look for, below his 400-day weight. His fertility traits are very strong and his carcase data is exceptional combining to give very good index figures. This is the classic F540 x Crump cross which has bred so many good cattle for us over many years. He is booked to go to the AI centre this week - purchasers will not be charged until there has been a successful collection.
L226 was retained in 2017. His sire is Meadowslea J514, an F540 son who was purchased by Earnscleugh Station where he has bred exceptionally well. L226 has a top pedigree being out of a high performing Crump cow who is also the mother of another retained stud bull M452. This is the classic F540 x Crump cross that has bred so many good cattle for us here at Meadowslea. L226 has a strong data set with calving ease and low birth weight followed by very strong growth. His fertility is strong and his carcase data features good carcase weight with IMF in the top 10% for the breed. A well balanced, moderate framed sire who leaves consistent types with some very good daughters performing strongly in the herd. L226 is no longer with us so semen supplies are limited.
P700 was retained in the stud in 2020 for his carcase traits and heifer mating options. He has a very strong pedigree being sired by L226 who goes back to J514 – an F540 son sold to Earnscleugh Station for $23,000. His dam H117 is an exceptionally moderate-framed 11-year-old cow who was sold at a leading price in our 2022 Female Sale to Albert Hill Angus for $3,900. She bred very well for us and is also the mother of one of our 2022 keeper bulls R650. The paternal grandam is the great old cow A330 who is also the great-grandam of Sudeley Viking and grand-dam of Meadowslea N166. A330 has passed on IMF to her descendants and P700 has certainly inherited plenty ranking in the top 3% for the breed. His sons were a real feature of our 2023 bull sale selling to the top price of $20,500 and consistently scanning with IMF in the top percentiles for the breed in NZ. His data set shows his great strength in maternal and fertility traits with calving ease, short gestation, and low birth weight. His scrotal and short days to calving rank in the top 10% ensuring his daughters will hit puberty early, calve early, and rebreed early every year. P700 ticks a lot of boxes for efficient beef production in hill-country with the bonus of leaving high IMF in his progeny.
We considered this L226 son the pick of all the 2018 born yearlings and used him to follow up mating stud cows with his sire in the second cycle. We had planned on keeping him in the stud but decided to keep P700 instead as he had more outcross bloodlines. P525 was sold at lot 25 to Matthew McKenzie, but he unfortunately developed an injury and had to be put down before he could be used. He has a very strong pedigree of our leading bloodlines with both F540 and Crump featuring twice – on both sides of the pedigree – this F540 x Crump cross has proven to be our most successful ever. P525 had impressive performance scanning with the 2nd best EMA, 4th best IMF, 3rd best rib fat and 3rd best scrotal out of all 190 bulls of his year. His EBV set is equally as impressive with below average birth weight followed by very strong growth with a moderate cow size. His fertility is very strong with good scrotal and short days to calving in the top 10% for breed. His carcase data also ticks plenty of boxes with good muscle and fats with IMF in the top 10% for the breed in NZ. All this performance ensures he generates top indexes with his self-replacing index in the top 10% for the breed. A deep thick and square type with terrific hind-quarter.
We purchased Panther for $17,500 at the record-breaking Turiroa bull sale in 2020. We have named him Turiroa Panther because we were so attracted to his fluid movement and beautiful balance. He has the tremendous depth of body, strong deep hindquarter, and easy doing attributes that we value so highly in the hill country. His pedigree is rock solid being by the $40,000 Goldwyn Napoleon who has bred so strongly in studs right throughout NZ. His dam is by our own Turihaua Crump and is in the ET programme at Turiroa. She is herself a flush sister to Turiroa Maverick, who was purchased by Rangatira Angus and has bred many of their top bulls, including Rangatira 19-798 who also has semen offered in this sale. The grandam is another top breeding donor cow who produced the stud sires Turiroa Blackheart and Turiroa Breaker. Panther has a good balance of figures across the page which backs up his very strong eye appeal. His progeny display strong early growth and his moderate mature cow size sits below his 400 day ensuring the efficient cow performance we aim for in the hill-country. He has very strong fertility traits with short days to calving inherited from Crump ranking him in the top 5%. Super easy doing ability combining with his impressive figures generate an SRI index in the top 1% for the breed. Panther’s impressive first sons sold in our 2023 sale and displayed the same depth, thickness, and balance of their sire, with lot 3 sold at $17,500 being one of the stars of the offering.
This was our top retained stud sire in 2020. He was a standout as a calf with his exceptional depth and thickness and was our first choice to mate over stud heifers as a yearling. P565 has a top pedigree, being a son of the widely used Taimate Lazarus. His dam was one of our top old 10-year-old cows, G943, who was sold in our 2021 female sale to Piko-Burn Angus for $5,100. She was sired by Glanworth 08-16 who is also the sire of donor cows in this embryo sale. P565 has great fertility figures with good calving ease, short gestation, and moderate birthweight, while his scrotal size is ranked in the top 2% for the breed. He has strong muscle and a good IMF scan. The first of his progeny from mating as a yearling were outstanding including lot 1 in our 2022 Bull Sale sold to Red Oak stud for $19,000. In our 2023 bull sale his sons were again a real feature, topping out with lot 30 at $14,000 to Peak Hill Station, and all exhibiting the exceptional depth and thickness he is passing on to all his progeny.
Semen sold subject to collection
Tornado was purchased at the 2021 Turihaua bull sale. He is a deep bodied, thick barrelled bull with very good structure and superbly sound feet and legs. His sire Torpedo has bred some of the best carcase bulls at Turihaua in the last few years and the sire of dam, Rex, is also leaving thick cattle with great spring of rib. Tornado has great muscling throughout with a top hindquarter and easy doing fats with a strong EMA. He is very well balanced and we love his soundness and docility. This bull is the unbreakable type that lasts and does the job in the toughest country. He is booked to go to the AI centre this week - purchasers will not be charged until there has been a successful collection.
Jupiter was purchased at the 2021 Turihaua bull sale and was selected for his terrific thickness and muscle pattern. His width of loin is exceptional and this is endorsed with an EBV for EMA of +9.1 - as high as any Turihaua bull we have seen. He is a moderate framed bull with real depth of body and is deceptively heavy, weighing in at over a ton. He has the efficient moderate cow size everyone is looking for in the hill-country with very short days to calving in the top 5% for breed. His easy doing traits are plain to see and his profitable range of data is rewarded with an SRI index in the top 5% for the breed. A very sound type who had a near perfect structural assessment score and very high serving capacity.
It is obvious why we named this fellow “Meat Machine” with his exceptional muscle pattern and his incredible easy doing attributes. He has now bred close to 200 progeny in 6 herds in NZ. He is having a huge impact on the Meadowslea herd and fast becoming an all-time favourite sire. He leaves terrific thickness and depth with his signature powerful hindquarter evident on all his offspring. The easy-doing ability that we value so strongly in the hill-country is evident in his exceptional rib and rump fat EBVs which are almost off the scale for the Angus breed. He is a trait leader for calving ease direct at +9.8, and his very short gestation and low birthweight rank in the top 10% for the breed. His progeny all exhibit the early-maturing, moderate, efficient frame size that perform so well for us. We believe he is the true Angus hill-country type and this is accurately reflected in him being ranked in the top 1% of the breed for self-replacing index. He features in the pedigrees of many of the top animals we have bred recently at Meadowslea. He also has 2 top sons on offer in this sale, Meadowslea K703, and Meadowslea R818.
This son of Meat Machine G914 is out of a top Turihaua Crump cow sold in the 2022 Female Sale to Picton Park Angus for $5000, so he is bred to be thick as a brick. As we would expect with these bloodlines he has very strong maternal and fertility traits with calving ease and short gestation, while his low birthweight ranks in the top 10% for the breed. His fertility traits are also very strong with good scrotal size and the important short days-to-calving figure of -6.4 days ranking him in the top 2% for the breed in NZ. His rib and rump fat EBVs are off the scale giving his progeny the early maturing, easy-doing ability we love in the harder hill-country. Over 130 scanned progeny have all measured with so much muscle, his EMA has jumped from +2 to +5.9, ranking him in the top 10% for the breed. His self-replacing index of +$163 is in the top 2% and recognizes the importance of these strong maternal and fertility traits, along with his efficient moderate cow size and exceptional easy-doing attributes. K703 is consistently breeding above himself and his sons have featured very strongly in our recent bull sales with strong structural assessment scores.
Retained in the stud in 2016, K811 is a Turihaua Crump son, out of a cow by our great old herd sire Meadowslea 70 (who is the grandsire of F540). A deep, thick, easy-doing bull with strong rib and rump fat EBVs. As with all the Crump sons he has inherited the important fertility trait of short days to calving with -6.3 days ranking him in the top 10% for the breed. He exhibits many of the traits his sire is recognised for including the very strong coat, deep body and flank, as well as a top hindquarter. His first crop of sons in the 2019 bull sale sold very strongly to $17,000. In the 2021 bull sale he had an exceptional son at lot 1 in the catalogue with a wonderful coat and tremendous depth of body, selling to $15,000.
We purchased this son of Taimate Lazarus as a yearling at the Timperlea yearling sale in 2020. He has exceptional figures for heifer mating with calving ease, low birthweight, and short days to calving all in the top 10% for the breed. He has strong muscle and the easy fleshing we like to see on our Angus cattle, and this is reflected in his EBVs, with his EMA ranking him in the top 20% for the breed and strong rib and rump fats. His impressive carcase data also shows good IMF. All this performance, combined with an exceptionally efficient moderate cow weight, comes together to generate a very strong Self Replacing Index that is in the top 1% of the breed indicating efficient profitable beef production with strong heifer mating options.
7017 was purchased at the Woodbank sale in 2019 for the top price of $32,000. He was selected for his exceptional depth, thickness, and easy-doing ability. A strong pedigree goes back to Braveheart of Stern on the top line, and on the bottom line a good Turihaua cow purchased at the special Turihaua Centennial Female Sale. 7017 has tremendous spring of rib, great depth of flank, and a powerful hindquarter. He has a nice balance of figures for mating heifers in hill country with calving ease, short gestation, and moderate birthweight followed by very strong growth but still with a moderate cow weight. His key fertility traits of strong scrotal size and short days to calving rank in the top 10% for the breed, as do his rib and rump fats, ensuring easy doing progeny. All this performance combined with his good IMF generates strong indexes. The first of his sons sold in our 2022 bull sale and were well sought after, selling to a top of $18,000, and his daughters look like they will be strong performers in the herd.