The Resurgam Angus Program
Resurgam Angus program maintains a 100 head registered Angus herd plus
50 head commercial Angus cows. The farm consists of 530 acres of grass
pasture which sustains the herd. The cows are run in conjunction with
sheep under an integrated grazing system.
The use of AI is going to
be used over 15 mth heifers and a proportion of the herd to create a
strong foundation of the best genetics in the breed. In addition,
having an embryo program allows us to rebuild from some of the top
females within the herd and also key Females are added to the herd.
Together, these programs have resulted in several generations of:
- strong maternal traits
- moderate growth
- positive carcass
Our policy is to use proven genetics within the gene pool that we are working with.
2000 an opportunity arose to purchase 25 heifers from Waimata Angus in
Gisborne which contained the "Pure New Zealand" genetic that go back to
original Scottish cattle that came to NZ. Thus began the change of
focus to re-establish these genetics.
Also 8 PNZ heifers were
purchased from Kenhardt Angus in Nuhaka. In 2002 5 more Waimata heifers
were purchased. And 3 Kenhardt cows were added with one suitable for
flushing. We have flushed this cow and her full sister and ended up
with 8 live calves from both cows.
In 2006 20 more Waimata
Angus Pure NZ mixed age cows were added to the herd. These cows were
incalf to a bull whose dam was by Waiwera Bernard G323. We were also at
the same time able to secure 5 key Pure NZ cows from the Waiwera Angus
in the Motu at Matawai. These cows were exceptional and we feel
privileged to have been able to purchase these cows. They epitomize the
type of Angus we would like to breed long term. We have flushed 2 of
these cows and placed 8 top grade embryos into recipient heifers. We
look forward to these genetics coming through the herd.
We have also secured some Pure NZ embryos out of a Hingaia Tex 469 daughter by Pinebank Waigroup 41/97.
Bulls - Herd Sires
1998 we purchased Waiwera Zeus I474 for his calving ease, constitution,
foot structure and type. He has that typical Waiwera easy doing ability
and depth of body.
In 2002 Waimata Blu-print G436 was added
for his thickness, temperament and pedigree combining the Ramble and
Buck maternal bloodlines.
In 2004 we purchased the Waitawheta
X69 known as "Buck". He was selected because he was by Waimata E230 who
we rate very highly and is being sought after in Australia. Waitawheta
X69 is doubly bred to the now most famous Pure NZ bulls of the last 15
years Hingaia Tex 469.
In January 2006 we were able to secure
another Waimata E230 son Waitawheta X47 to replace Waitawheta X69 when
he had injured himself.
This bull traces back to Hingaia Tex
469 3 times. Both these Waitawheta bulls have a lot of length and are
very maternal bulls. Waitawheta X47 will be known as "Lad".
November 2006 we were fortunate to be able to purchase jointly with
Waimata Angus a bull we rate very highly - Mainstream Mate 301 ET. Mate
is a wide based young pure New Zealand sire with muscle mass and
capacity second to none. He is out of a very productive donor cow
Matauri I831 with exceptional milk and udder quality by a super thick
older bull Wharekowka Mate.