Annual Bull Sale 2016

16th annual sale - Thursday 16th June, 2pm

On Property “Craigevar”, 100 Paradise Gully Road, Ngapara

50 Angus Bulls & 15 Charolais Rising 2 year old bulls

  • Angus bulls sired by 4 outstanding sons of S Chisum including F.C Hero H6, FC H30, FC H28 FC H34.
  • Also bulls sired by MF Frontman 1520, Atahua Bravado 605, Fossil Creek Galaxy G4.
  • All Charolais Bulls all sired by Silverstream Gladiator G105.



Grass-Fed NZ Angus Genetics

Our goal is to continually breed for balanced multiple trait selection tools which will produce the optimum performance in the Angus cattle, satisfying the demands of our clients, the majority of whom farm the harsh New Zealand hill country
Attributes such as longevity, structural correctness and temperament are actively pursued to achieve the goals of economic efficiency. This will ultimately reward those who have invested in Fossil Creek genetics both in New Zealand and around the world.
Our main market is selling rising 2 year bulls to commercial cattlemen, most of whom farm in the steep hills of the Central South Island. We also provide females, embryos and other Angus Genetics for purebred clientele within New Zealand. Fossil Creek Angus genetics can be found in many countries through regular exports of embryos from the herd.

Award Winning Cattle

In 2008, Fossil Creek Angus won New Zealand’s ultimate beef breeding award, the Champion of Champions Trophy at the NZ Beef Expo in which two year old bulls of seven beef breeds competed for the overall championship.
In 2010 Fossil Creek Warragul was named Champion Angus and reserve Beef Expo Champion of Champions and in 2011 Fossil Creek Angus were reserve Champion Angus and won the performance class at the Beef Expo.
Fossil Creek Lightning 2-10 was awarded the Reserve Champion award at the 2012 Beef and Lamb Expo
Please contact us if you feel our cattle or genetics may be able to complement your beef production programme.
- Neil and Rose Sanderson.

Fossil Creek Hero H6. Highest price New Zealand Angus bull in 2014

The 2014 bull sale season was dominated by the eagerly awaited appearanced of sons of the Multitrait sire, Spickler Chisum. Fossil Creek hero H6 was subject to very spirited bidding at the on farm sale eventually being knocked down to Tangihau Angus Stud from Gisborne. Hero had an exceptional pedigree along with a very strong and powerful female data package. A great phenotype completed the package and the bull which had seen stud duties at Fossil Creek Angus went on to perform well for his new owners.

Hero’s EBV set continues to strenghten and he now sits with an even better data set which suggests a unique individual.