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261 High Quality Herd Book Registered Angus Bulls are to sell at the Annual Booroomooka Angus Bull Sale on Friday 12th August at 12 noon.
Booroomooka Angus are hosting a Progeny Tour in association with the 2022 ABS Australian Beef Conference on Tuesday 15 March 2022.
Booroomooka Angus stud surpassed expectations on Friday 13th August, knocking down a full clearance of 232 bulls for a top of $48,000, an...
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Booroomooka is one of the largest, most innovative, and established Angus Studs in Australia. The stud was founded by Gordon Munro from Keera, Bingara, NSW in 1926. The Keera Property has been owned and managed by five generations of the family since 1858. Integrity, commitment, reliability, and innovation are the key values to our business.
Today the leading seedstock and commercial business own and manage 4,500 head of cattle consisting of a self-replacing herd. The seedstock business currently produces over 1,000 herd book registered calves per year.
The Booroomooka Cow Herd is unique, developed on our hilly native grass country. The cows are resilient, adapted to cope with lower quality native grasses and seasonal fluctuations. They calve as two-year old’s and need to be productive with ‘good doing’ ability. Our functional fertile cow herd is imperative to the success of our bull customers.
The family-owned business has properties covering 11,000 hectares. The main breeding property ‘Keera’ is where the replacement heifers are grown out. ‘Glen Park’ is used to grow out the young bulls and steers and ‘Glenroy’ has a high-quality self-replacing Angus commercial cow herd, producing mostly feeder steers to analyse the performance of Booroomooka bloodlines.
Did You Know
- For five generations the Munro family have owned and managed 'Keera' the home of Booroomooka Angus.
- The Munro family owns and manages over 11,000 hectares of farms around the Bingara Area in northern NSW. Booroomooka Angus has over 1000 Registered Angus females and a large commercial Angus herd.
The very best of the Booroomooka Bulls are sold at the annual on-property sale held in August. Booroomooka’s biggest sale was held in 2021, where 232 bulls were sold averaging $17,262 and grossing over $4 million. Booroomooka Frankel F510 still holds the record highest priced bull sold by Booroomooka in 2012, for $65,000. Semen, embryos, and registered females are sold by Private Treaty.
The Booroomooka bulls are adaptable and have been successfully used in different production systems (grain fed, grass fed and organic) and areas, from our local area, Northern NSW to central Qld, Southern NSW, Victoria, Northern Territory, Tasmania, King Island, South Australia, and WA.
Booroomooka Angus aims to produce structurally sound, fertile, quiet cattle with the genetic potential to increase long term profitability. Cattle are run in large contemporary groups so that genetic differences can be measured.
Booroomooka participates in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation (TACE) which is an international genetic evaluation and includes pedigree, performance and genomic information from the Angus Australia and Angus New Zealand databases, along with selected information from the American and Canadian Angus Associations. The TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation utilises a range of genetic evaluation software, including the internationally recognised BLUPF90 family of programs, and BREEDPLAN® beef genetic evaluation analytical software, as developed by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), a joint institute of NSW Agriculture and the University of New England, and Meat and Livestock Australia Limited (MLA).
The data collected is analysed to provide an animal’s estimated breeding value (EBV) which can be defined as its genetic merit for each trait. EBVs are calculated for a range of traits within TACE, covering calving ease, growth, fertility, maternal performance, carcase merit, feed efficiency, temperament, and structural soundness. With this information, we are able to provide a genetic description of the registered cattle.
Prior to the mating season every female is visually assessed for traits such as structure, temperament, udder evenness, teat size/shape, constitution, breeding performance etc. Booroomooka Angus is committed to continually improve the maternal productivity of Angus females. Data is collected on farm to contribute to research in “Breeding Better Breeders.” Such data includes Mature Cow Body Condition, Height and Weight.
Our strong commitment to increase marbling and growth has helped increase the demand for Booroomooka Angus sired progeny. Years of performance recording and selection of cattle with high carcase quality is being rewarded.
Accurate data recording is essential. Calves are weighed within 24 hours of being born (birth weight). Large amounts of data are collected including weaning weight, docility score, 400-day weight, ultrasound scan for carcase eye muscle area, P8 and rib fat, intramuscular fat (marbling), scrotal size, 600-day weight, mature cow weight, hip height etc. The bulls are assessed by an accredited independent assessor and evaluated on structural soundness, temperament, and coat type. DNA testing is carried out to increase the accuracy and quality of pedigree information for registered animals and to determine their genetic condition status.
Sires have been entered into leading Industry Approved Progeny Tests such as The Elite Trangie Progeny Test and Angus Young Sire Program. Booroomooka sires have more recently been entered into the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) and their progeny are comprehensively performance recorded for calving ease, coat type, immuneDex, growth, temperament, heifer reproduction, structure, feed efficiency, abattoir carcase and beef quality attributes.