Fossil Creek Angus

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Our Breeding Philosophy

The Fossil Creek team take pride in focusing on the traits that make a difference to your bottom line – whether you are focusing on producing a sought-after calf from your maternal herd or finishing a premium beef product . We look forward to presenting these bulls to the industry each year and our genetics being incorporated into beef herds throughout the country. We take this responsibility to produce high performing, robust genetics for your breeding requirements very seriously – as these need to perform in some of the toughest climatic conditions throughout New Zealand and abroad. We know that they will rise to the challenge.

In fact, we guarantee it with our Fossil Creek Angus ‘Rock Solid’ Guarantee.

Robust, No Nonsense Genetics

 One of the attributes of the Fossil Creek Herd is the strong emphasis on fertility, a trait we believe to be of utmost economic relevance in the commercial arena. Temperament is a critical trait in the herd and the Fossil Creek Herd has an outstanding reputation for docile cattle.

The Fossil Creek Angus programme does not involve single trait selection. We believe in the philosophy of balanced selection of the largest number of economically relevant traits.  All females are calved at 2yrs of age, with a short two cycle window of mating and are subjected to a continuous rigorous culling regime throughout their life span.

Attributes of Fossil Creek Genetics, valued by our clients:

  • Highly fertile and renowned for their docility.
  • Grow rapidly to above average target weights on grass.
  • Utilise pasture to lay down fat cover and intramuscular fats.
  • Adjust and perform in the environment they are moved to.
  • Breed early maturing daughters with ability to calve year after year.
  • Uncompromised on structural soundness and temperament.