Premium Genetics Available at the Tivoli Angus Bull Sale
There is something special about Angus cattle that sparks that little twinkle in the eyes of Hugh and Annie Kraefft.
The breed are good mothers, they have good fertility traits, they fair well on market and sell well to premium Japanese and Australian markets.
Their meat has that extra marbling additive that results in a tender cut of beef sort after by the best chefs locally, nationally and internationally.
No wonder the Merriwa beef producers opted on the breed when they began their family run beef cattle producing seedstock enterprise at ‘Springfield’ incorporating Tivoli Angus Stud, located along Springfield Road near Merriwa (just off the Golden Highway).
Hugh and Annie purchased “Springfield” 30 years ago. They have been breeding Angus cattle for 25 years. In 2013, registered Stud cows were first purchased from Sandy Yeates at Patawalla to start the beginning of Tivoli Angus Stud.
While extremely proud of the cattle produced on farm, Hugh is quick to recognise those who had helped him develop his stock.
Originally, they started with just seven cows and nine heifers. These days there are 300 cows that roam the picturesque property. With input from producers at Wattle Top near Guyra, Ross Thompson at Millah Mullah Angus near Bathurst and another four producers, they were able to build the herd and now Hugh and Annie are about to, once again, share the results of their labour at a cattle sale on the farm on August 5.
There are 60 stud registered Angus bulls up for sale and 50 commercial heifers, Angus and some Black Baldies (Angus and Hereford cross).
It is only the second time Tivoli Angus have held an on-farm auction and this year covid requirements will see the auctioneer conducting the sale with the use of video footage of the stock.
This will allow those not able to attend the farm to be able to bid alongside those present.
A field day will also be conducted at Tivoli Angus Farm on July 23 to enable people to inspect the stock prior to the auction.