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Booroomooka is one of the largest, most innovative and established Angus Studs in Australia. The stud was founded by Gordon Munro from Keera, Bingara, NSW in 1926. The Keera Property has been owned and managed by five generations of the family since 1858. Integrity and commitment are key principles to the business.
Today the leading seedstock and commercial business own and manage 4,000 head of cattle consisting of a self replacing herd. The seedstock business currently produces 700 registered herd book registered calves per year.
The family owned business has four properties – totaling 20,000 acres. The “Keera” property is the main breeding block. “Glen Park” is used to grow out young stud cattle. “Glenroy” has a commercial cow herd producing mostly feeder steers to analyze the performance of Booroomooka bloodlines and progeny testing of bulls. “Turkey Plain” is used for hay production, grain production and fodder crops to fatten stock.
Did You Know
- For five generations the Munro family have owned and managed 'Keera' the home of Booroomooka Angus.
- The Booroomooka Annual Bull Sale continues to be a tremendous opportunity for buyers. In 2013, 216 bulls sold from $3,000 to a top of $40,000. 138 Bulls sold from $3,000 to $5,000, a place to buy quality bulls at value prices.
The Very Best of the Booroomooka Bulls are sold at the Annual On-Property Sale held in August. Booroomooka's biggest sale was held in 2012, where 210 bulls were sold averaging $7,274 and grossing over $1.52 million. Top price bull Booroomooka Frankel F510 sold for $65,000. Semen, embryos and registered females are sold by Private Treaty. Booroomooka has a large number of customers who sell high quality Booroomooka Angus sired progeny.
Booroomooka Angus aims to produce structurally sound, fertile, quiet cattle with the genetic potential to increase long term profitability. Cattle are run in large contemporary groups so that genetic differences can be measured. Data is collected for traits such as calving ease, fertility, growth and carcass quality. The data is analyzed in an advanced genetic evaluation system – Angus Group Breedplan - that provides a genetic description of the registered cattle.
Prior to the mating season every female is visually assessed for traits such as structure, temperament, udder evenness, teat size/shape, constitution, breeding performance etc.
Accurate data recording is essential. Calves are weighed within 24 hours of being born (birth weight). Large amounts of data are collected including weaning weight, docility score, 400 day weight, ultrasound scan for carcase eye muscle area, P8 and rib fat, Intramuscular Fat (marbling), scrotal size, 600 day weight, mature cow weight, Hip Height etc. DNA testing is carried out to audit pedigree information and to identify important genes. Sires are entered into Leading Industry Approved Progeny Tests such as The Elite Trangie Progeny Test, Angus Young Sire Program and the Angus Sire Benchmark Program.