“Our belief is that the driving force of the Prime herd is the depth of the maternal power, in the pedigree of each animal”.
Colin spends many hours looking for the right stud sires to complement and improve the Prime Herd. They must have strong pedigrees, be hoof improvers, have strong growth from birth to 600 days, good carcase and high fertility.
We at Prime want to bring the very-best genetics to you, our customer.
Increasing your profitability
Prime Angus has been very proactive in 2021, buying three top stud sires.
Granite Ridge Quicksilver Q12
Purchased at the Granite Ridge Bull Sale in February for $20,000. He was Colin’s pick for structural correctness, strong pedigree (giving confidence in his future breeding), exceptional figures – being in the top 5% for all Angus breeding Indexes. His sire TeMania Mortlake M1484 was purchased by us, at Granite Ridge, for $26,000. We look forward to seeing his calves on the ground.
TeMania Qorinth Q1225
Purchased at the TeMania Bull Sale in March 2021 for $22,000. There is a lot to like about this young bull, he has a strong pedigree, excellent structure and top EBV’s. He is in the top 3% of the angus breed for all Breeding Indexes, SS, Rib Fat, Rump Fat and IMF which is +6.1.
Wattletop Enhance Q26
The most recent acquisition was purchased in May 2021 for $26,000. Enhance has excellent structure and great credentials. Low birth weight and high calving ease to strong growth, +142 for 600 Day weight and +81 for carcase weight, an amazing +5.6 for his scrotal and top 4% for all Angus Selection Indexes. We have high hopes for his offspring, due to his powerful pedigree.
He came with us from Granite Ridge Angus in SA. We purchased him in 2015 at the Rennylea Bull sale for $20,000. He has bred, and continues to breed well for us, he is still structurally sound, with brilliant feet at 7 years old. His first calves hit the ground at Prime in 2021. An elite sire with nearly 300 progeny analysed..
Granite Ridge Payweight P16
Purchased in 2020, at the Granite Ridge Bull Sale. The joining of two great pedigrees – Jagger and the Imran Rosebud families. Moderate birth, strong growth and positive fat. His first calves hit the ground at Prime Angus in 2021 – the calves are impressive, being thick and strong.
Granite Ridge Punisher P216
There is some strong breeding behind this bull. His Sire was powerful and thick, being purchased in 2015 for $16,000, and his great grand dam was one of Colins favourite cows, Narrangullen Emillesque S67, who was purchased for $26,000. Punisher has amazing feet, is powerful, but is extraordinarily agile for his size. Anyone who sees him, always asks – ‘who is that’. First calves born at prime in 2021.
Prime Angus will always endeavour to bring the best of the best.
Prime Angus Stud
Telephone: 03 5763 2341