Angus history

Our Angus stud was founded as Karridale Angus in 1984, after the purchase of stock from the Kiah dispersal of Lester Westcott. Further cows with size and quality were purchased from White Lakes and Teranga. In addition we added a herd of “hardy” angus from A. Sevier’s Quanta stud near Beacon and began an intensive AI programme.

For the next eight years we used AI only, concentrating on three main sires - Summitcrest Powerplay, Mordallup King B72 (Kojonup Bull Trial Winner) and Wilco Neptune (Junior Champion Canberra, Senior and Grand Perth, Supreme Exhibit Sydney and Grand Champion Bull at The Angus National, where he sold for $20,000 for a 3/4 share).

In 1999, permission was given for a name change to Monterey Angus, combining our Murray Grey and Angus studs under the one prefix.

Physical Bulls having considerable influence early on include Mordallup Scotchcap L90 ($7600 ex Kojonup Bull Trial), Teranga K116, Koojan Hills Broadway and most recently, Woodbourn Challenge (purchased from Tasmania), Dunoon Reno ($7500 at14mths), and home bred sire Karridale Dazzle, used as a yearling and sold at our 1998 sale for $4800.

Recent AI sires have included Vermillion Dateline, BT Ultravox and 848 of Turiroa.

In the past few years we have purchased top quality, high performance young bulls to continue our genetic improvement.

Only females with very sound structure, well formed udders, quiet temperament and excellent feet have been retained in the stud and from there have formed the foundation of our herd today. We are currently running 300 registered Angus females.

Our aim is to produce easy-care Angus with more shape - that is with thickness, and heavy hindquarters on a moderate frame, with outstanding maternal traits.

848 of Turiroa

848 of Turiroa

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