Herd Sires

Kincardine Rainstorme R25

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Purchased for $81,000 in May 2022. A beautifully balanced, very sound young sire with ideal figures for New Zealand hill country. Thick and very well muscled, he has a terrific back end, walks very well and has a beautifully quiet disposition. He excels in the key maternal and fertility traits of calving ease (both direct and maternal), short gestation, low birthweight, and moderate mature cow weight. He also has strong growth and outstanding EBVs for eye muscle area and fats, which were supported by equally strong raw data. We are hugely excited to have secured this bull, and plan to open him up to the wider industry, so are offering semen for sale this year.

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Turihaua Crump E5

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Recognised as one of NZ's most influential and long-lasting senior sires, he is still going strong at 12 years of age. Traditional NZ Angus hill country type with proven industry - leading fertility. Crump has sired over 400 outstanding progeny which are always highly sought after, with sons and grandsons selling at top prices for studs across NZ. 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 -10.8 days. He has been used with great results in over 25 Angus Studs, both here in NZ as well as Australia. Two sons features in this sale - Meadowslea K811 and N166, while K703, Q347, and L226 are all grandsons of his, as well as Turiroa Panther and Rangatira Rebel.

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Meadowslea F540

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F540 continues to have the biggest impact in the Meadowslea herd of any bull we have ever bred. His daughters and granddaughters are outstanding, weaning thumping calves and maintaining their condition all year round. This is a real testament to his rib and rump fats which rank in the top 5% for the breed in NZ. The exceptional fertility and maternal traits of his female progeny have resulted in him now ranking as a trait leader in NZ for short Days to Calving, at - 9.4 days, meaning he is in the top 1% for the breed in NZ. He is also a trait leader for both short gestation and milk, and excels in almost every maternal and fertility trait measurable. This bull exhibits the important longevity we look for in the Angus Breed and is still going strong at 11 years old. Deep, thick, easy-doing sire with an exceptional balance of figures for hill country. F540 has over 270 recorded progeny across 10 Angus Studs in NZ and Australia. He has been used successfully in commercial herds as well as in the BLNZ Beef and Dairy progeny tests, where his progeny performed even better than his EBV's would suggest.

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Meadowslea "Meat Machine" G914

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It is obvious why we named this fellow “Meat Machine” with his exceptional muscle pattern and his incredible easy doing attributes. We have now had over 170 of his progeny analyzed. He is having a huge impact in the 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. He consistently leaves the easy-doing ability that we value so strongly in the hill-country which 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 at +10.3 and has very short gestation, low birthweight, and short days-to-calving in an early-maturing very moderate frame. We believe he is the true Angus hill-country type and this is reflected in him being ranked in the top 10% of the breed for self-replacing index. He features in the pedigrees of many of the top animals we have bred recently at Meadowslea.

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Meadowslea K703

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This son of G914 is out of a top Turihaua Crump cow so is he is bred to be thick as a brick. He has maternal and fertility traits that are exceptional with calving ease, short gestation, low birthweight and scrotal size all in the top 15% for the breed, while his short days-to-calving figure of -7.4 days ranks him as a trait leader 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. His 90 scanned progeny have measured with so much muscle that his EMA has jumped from +2 to +6.5. His self-replacing index of $136 recognizes the importance of these strong maternal and fertility traits to the profitability of any commercial beef breeding operation. K703 is consistently breeding above himself and his sons have featured very strongly in our recent bull sales. 

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Meadowslea K811

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Retained in the stud in 2016, K811 is a Turihaua Crump son, out of a cow by our old herd sire Meadowslea 70 (who is the grandsire of F540). A deep, thick, easy-doing bull with very strong rib and rump fat EBVs and short days to calving figures once again. 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.

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Meadowslea L226

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We retained this bull in the stud in 2017. His sire is Meadowslea J514, an F540 son sold for stud to Earnscleugh Station for $17,000 in 2015. L226 is out of a top young Turihaua Crump heifer who also produced M452, sold in the 2018 bull sale to Peak Hill Station at $17,000 with a share retained at Meadowslea. L226 has strong fertility and maternal traits with calving ease, short gestation, and low birth weight with good scrotal size. His short days to calving figure is in the top 20% for the breed. His growth figures are also very strong and his first crop of sons in the 2020 bull sale were the outstanding sire-line in the catalogue and were keenly sought after by both stud breeders and commercial clients. We retained a top son P700 as a stud sire in 2020 who also features in this semen catalogue. 

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Turihaua Loyalty L44

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Purchased at the Beef Expo in 2017, this bull had impressed many at the bull evaluation unit with his structural soundness, good feet and strong hindquarter. He is out of a top moderate-framed Turihaua cow from their embryo transplant programme, who also bred stud bulls sold in the 2018 Turihaua bull sale to Oregon Angus and Alpine Angus. He has consistently bred thickness and very good hindquarters. Loyalty has impressive figures with good calving ease and low birthweight, followed by strong early growth, and a very moderate mature cow weight. These figures, combined with good scrotal size and strong muscle, generate a very good self-replacing index that is in the top 5% for the breed. 

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Meadowslea M564

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Retained in the stud in 2018, M564 is a son of F540 and out of our record-breaking cow G1000, who was sold to Australia in our 2021 female sale for $16,000 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. We selected M564 to use as a yearling after he had scanned with the biggest EMA ever recorded in the stud and he is passing this trait on to all his progeny so consistently that his own EMA has now gone out to +8.1, ranking him in the top 5% for the breed in NZ. He has wonderful fertility and maternal traits with calving ease and moderate birthweight, while his scrotal size, milk, and days-to-calving are all in the top 10% for the breed. A moderate-framed, easy-doing type reflected in his rib and rump figures featuring in the top 1% for the breed. With good IMF as well, he has a terrific spread of figures for hill-country and a Self Replacing Index in the top 15% for the breed.

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Rangatira 16209

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We purchased this bull at the Rangatira sale in 2018 for $12,000. His sire Rangatira Commodore also sired the top price Rangatira bull in their 2019 sale, sold to Umbrella Range Angus for $70,000. We selected 16209 for his superb structural soundness, immaculate feet, and quality throughout. He is certainly passing these traits on to his progeny and his first crop of sons were a real feature of the 2021 drafting, with the top priced bull Q347 sold at $32,000 and Q178 being the top retained stud sire for 2021 - both these bulls feature in this semen catalogue. Rangatira 16-209 offers good calving ease with moderate birthweight and frame-size. He leaves very good scrotal size with strong rib and rump fats and superb structural soundness. All his progeny exhibit terrific depth of body and powerful hindquarters.

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Meadowslea N166

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We retained this sire 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 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.  We really rate this bull and expect he will have a major influence in the stud. He was used as a yearling and the first of his sons were offered in our 2021 bull sale selling up to $11,500. N166 is a very powerful bull with tremendous head and jaw with a top pedigree behind him. 

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Woodbank 7017

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This bull was purchased at the Woodbank sale in 2018 for the top price of $32,000. He was selected for his exceptional depth and 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. He has tremendous spring of rib, great depth of flank, and 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 good growth but still with a moderate cow weight. His key fertility traits of strong scrotal size and very good rib and rump fats will ensure his daughters are productive and easy doing. The first of his progeny we have as yearlings look very exciting.

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Meadowslea P565

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This was our top retained stud sire in 2020. He was a standout as a calf and with his exceptional depth and thickness he 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 is 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 16-08 who is also the sire of the donor cows in this embryo sale.  P565 has great fertility figures with good calving ease and moderate birthweight, while his scrotal size and short days to calving figures are ranked in the top 10% for the breed. Add in his good muscle and IMF scan and it is not surprising he has a very good Self Replacing Index which is in the top 10% for the breed in NZ. 

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Meadowslea P700

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Retained in the stud in 2020 as a heifer mating option, this son of L226 has very strong fertility traits with calving ease,  short gestation, and low birthweight all near the top 20% for the breed. The other important indicators of fertility- short days to calving, scrotal size and rib and rump fats - are all ranked in the top 10% for the breed as well. All this gives him a strong Self Replacing Index in the top 20%. This bull ticks a lot of boxes to breed efficient fertile females in hill-country. His moderate frame and mature cow weight, coupled with exceptional scrotal size and very strong fats, mean his daughters will hit puberty early and calve and rebreed early every year. His calving ease, short gestation, and low birthweight make him an ideal heifer option.

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Turiroa Panther 18P241

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We purchased this bull 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 and is herself a flush sister to Turiroa Maverick, purchased by Rangatira Angus and who has bred many of their top bulls including Rangatira 19-798 who has semen offered in this sale. The grandam is also a top breeding donor cow who produced the stud sires Turiroa Blackheart and Turiroa Breaker. Panther has a strong balance of figures across the page resulting in a strong self-replacing index. We rate this bull very highly and eagerly await his first calves arriving.

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Meadowslea Q178

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This is the bull we have retained in the stud in 2021. He has been a standout from weaning and we rated him as the best yearling we have ever had when we selected him to mate a selection of top heifers. He was out with heifers for a full 2 cycles and maintained his condition exceptionally well. Q178 is very strong in all the maternal and fertility traits with good calving ease, short gestation, and low birthweight. He has short days to calving with terrific scrotal size as well as rib and rump fats in the top 10% for the breed. He exhibits superb quality and structural soundness with exceptional depth of body and hindquarter, and we eagerly await the first of his progeny.

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Meadowslea Q347

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(On account of Glen R Angus)

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This 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 himselft scanned with the 4th best IMF% of all 190 bulls on hand, and he is also strong in the fertility traits with his scrotal, 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.

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Rangatira Rebel 19798

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Purchased at the final Rangatira bull sale in June 2021 for $35,000, this bull has an outstanding pedigree, being a son of Turiroa Maverick who bred so well at Rangatira, and who himself is a son our very own Turihaua Crump. His dam 15-134 has bred exceptionally well, with her first bull calf (also by Maverick) selling at lot 3 in the 2020 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 is known for, and with such a proven pedigree he is a very exciting prospect.

Rangatira Rebel

Timperlea Quain 763

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We purchased this son of Taimate Lazarus as a yearling at the Timperlea yearling sale in 2020. He was selected as a yearling mating sire and he had a big season, spending 2 full cycles with selected stud heifers before being used as a follow up sire with a mob of adult stud cows. He has exceptional figures for heifer mating with calving ease, low birthweight, and short days to calving all in the 10% for the breed. He has strong muscle and the easy fleshing we like to see on Angus cattle showing up in his strong rib and rump fat EBVs that are in the top 20% for the breed. He has good IMF as well and all this performance comes together to generate a very strong Self Replacing Index in the top 5% of the breed.

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Glanworth 0816

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We purchased this bull in 2010 after he had been used as a yearling at Glanworth Stud. 08-16 has proved to be hugely influential in our herd and he has added tremendous fertility and maternal traits, with his daughters proving to be some of the best females we have ever bred at Meadowslea. This was certainly clear in our 2021 female sale where the first of his daughters to be sold as 10-year-olds were in strong demand, selling up to the NZ record of $16,000. Three of these exceptional daughters are on offer as embryo donors in this sale. Glanworth 08-16 shows up in the pedigree of many of the best cattle we have bred in recent times, and they are the true Angus moderate-framed, easy doing-type that thrives in the hill-country. We recommend this bull to anyone looking to build a strong female base and he is ideal for mating heifers and keeping the progeny to suit a hill country breeding programme.

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