At Koojan Hills, we strive to breed easy-care cattle that grow quickly and meet market specifications. We believe that breeding for structural soundness, an acceptable type and a quiet temperament is the basis on which any successful breeding policy should be based.
Our breeding strategy involves targeting sires that have the capacity to breed superior daughters and sons capable of accessing premium markets. We place high importance on breeding efficient cattle and desire animals that can negotiate difficult seasons whilst also being able to excel during the good seasons. Consequently, we aim to use sires in our breeding program who have slightly positive fat EBV's and above average EMA and IMF.
In fact, we target slightly above average figures for all Breedplan EBV's in terms of growth, maternal and carcase traits.
Calving ease is an area of emphasis within the Koojan Hills breeding strategy. From a commercial point of view we understand the obvious importance of "getting calves on the ground" and believe that the Koojan Hills herd are particularly easy calving. Whilst we carefully manage our birthweights we are extremely cautious to maintain size and calving ease conformation within our cows.
Furthermore, the lighter country that we have in Manypeaks means we are required to be particularly conscious of feet within our herd. We pride ourselves on breeding easy moving cattle who will perform long term.