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Action Station - Country Calendar

To catch a glimpse of life here at Waikura Station you can watch our episode of Country Calendar here

More muscling reduces dark cutting

Exciting new research conducted at Western Australia’s Murdoch University by Peter McGilchrist and his colleagues has shown that increased muscling decreases the incidence of dark cutting.

This research is of significant value when the estimated cost of dark cutting carcases in Australia is around $35 million per year.  “Dark cutting meat is dry to taste, spoils very quickly, has variable tenderness and is very dark in colour,” said Peter McGilchrist. 

If muscling (EMA) is increased to an above average level (greater than 70cm2 for a 250kg carcase) the risk of dark cutting should be greatly minimised.  “To achieve this, producers should utilise sires with an estimated breeding value (EBV) for EMA higher than the average,” Farm Online.

To read the full article, visit The Land Farm Online

Hereford Prime Beef Supreme

Hereford Prime was named Grand Champion Brand at this year's Steak of Origin final event.  It seems that Hereford cattle are the best bet when it comes to achieving consistent unrivalled quality.  Secure yourself a Hereford bull at this year's sale and be part of the breed that is leaping ahead.  Congratulations Bowmont Wholesale Meats.  Visit the Hereford Prime website

Hereford sired cattle more profitable

The value of cross breeding with a Hereford bull has been proven in a recent American research project, where Hereford sired cattle were US$30 per head more profitable.

Read the full report

Agri Events

Keep up to date and view the latest Agricultural events in and around your region at the NZ Farmers Weekly NZX Agri Events page.

 

 

 

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Bull Sales

June 5th 2012 marked the first on property sale for Hain Herefords, Angus and Shorthorns. Here are a few photos of the completed complex, the first and other sale days

Waikura Station home of Hain Herefords & Angus

Waikura Station is a family owned and operated station located in the picturesque East Coast hill country. Here are a few pictures that tell our Hill Country story.

Romneys at Waikura Station

Our Romney sheep are tested on typical east coast hill country and through genetic selection and facial eczema testing for over 30 years

Calving at Waikura

Here is a snapshot of calving on the station.

Twitter photos

Take a look at some of the twitter photo's that Sam makes on a daily basis or follow him @theofficenz

Snow events

Waikura gets it's fair share of snow falls, the most recent being July 2015

Sam and Gemma Hain
06 867 8097
sam.gemma.hain@gmail.com
Sid and Merran Hain
06 862 8096
s_hain@xtra.co.nz