Award winning genetics

The Takapoto Angus herd was established in 2011 with the purchase of top Te Mania stud heifers, which was further added to in 2012 with females from Te Mania, Kakahu and Mt Linton studs. From this base the herd now numbers 100 registered females and 40 Performance Recorded females, with a goal of stabilising at 200 registered females.

The focus of the Takapoto breeding program is multi-trait selection with an emphasis on conformation, soundness, exceptional carcase quality, high growth rates and fertility, however we also place equal emphasis on temperament, calving ease and low birth weights. This enables our clients to excel in both stud and commercial operations.

By selling only yearling bulls we specialise in bulls suited to heifer mating in both the beef and dairy industries.

The Takapoto Bull breeding program achieved significant recognition in 2015 by winning the “Supreme Brand Champion” in the 'Steak of Origin', New Zealand’s Premiere Beef Carcass Competition. We further consolidated that success by again taking out the prestigous award in 2016.

Our overarching goal is to continue building the quality of the cow herd and in order for us to make rapid genetic gains we implement advanced AI and Embryo Transplant technology, utilising top genetics from New Zealand, Australia and USA.

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Takapoto Bull Quality Assurance

  • All bulls are either DNA sire verified or analysed with HD 50 K technology
  • All bulls are guaranteed for fertility and structural soundness 
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Biological farming

At Takapoto we take a holistic approach and believe the soil is the foundation of our success: healthy soils produce healthy grass, and therefore healthy and content animals.

To achieve this, we operate a biological farming system, which means we only use natural fertilisers, minerals and soil conditioners.

We also keep our use of herbicide as low as possible.

Our animal health policy also reflects this, with minimal drenching, and no drenching of cattle over one-year-old.

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Takapoto Angus Fourth Annual Yearling Bulls Sale 

When: Tuesday 24th September 2019, 1.00 PM.

Where: 43 Finlay Road, Cambridge.

Approximately 45 top yearling bulls will be on offer.

A limited number of Angus R2 yr heifers available scanned in calf to top yearling bulls available, by private treaty.

Sires used in 2018:

  • Millah Murrah Loch Up L133
  • Storth Oaks K20 
  • Te Mania 12 583
  • Takapoto 15 167 (ET)
  • Takapoto 15 171 (ET) 
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