Mokairau invest in new genetics

BRAVE HEART: Mokairau Stud at Whangara has added some powerful genetics to their line with the $28,000 purchase of Maungahina Brave Heart from Masterton (pictured). The stud produced an improved average last year and a total clearance. File picture

Mokairau Hereford Stud have 33 of their rising two-year-old bulls catalogued for their on-farm sale.

Peter Reeves said they have flourished in one of the better seasons he has seen.

Peter and wife Christine and family will welcome would-be buyers and supporters to their sale at their Whangara property on Thursday morning (June 27).

“We have experienced one of the best seasons I can remember to present bulls in my 46 years of pastoral farming, which has made for an exciting time to be farming,” Mr Reeves said.

In 2018 Mokairau enjoyed a complete clearance and another lift in average for the stud.

The Reeves family put up 32, selling the lot, with a top price of $11,500.

They have invested again in further genetics this year.

“Our bull purchases over the past few years has resulted in a battery of sires in our stable that we are very proud of.

“It has enhanced our breeding programme,” Mr Reeves said.

“Starring this year are progeny from our homegrown bull Mokairau Paparoa 99, who has bred very well.

“We have seven of his sons catalogued this year.”

Peter said they were excited with their new purchase this year.

“We bought Maungahina Brave Heart from Maungahina Stud from Masterton for $28,000 who is a great bull with a well-rounded package of structural soundness and constitution.

“He has the figures to back him up.”

The Reeves lineup will be available for viewing from 9am on Thursday, and their renowned hospitality will as usual follow the sale.

Mokairau Hereford Stud have 33 of their rising two-year-old bulls catalogued for their on-farm sale.

Peter Reeves said they have flourished in one of the better seasons he has seen.

Peter and wife Christine and family will welcome would-be buyers and supporters to their sale at their Whangara property on Thursday morning (June 27).

“We have experienced one of the best seasons I can remember to present bulls in my 46 years of pastoral farming, which has made for an exciting time to be farming,” Mr Reeves said.

In 2018 Mokairau enjoyed a complete clearance and another lift in average for the stud.

The Reeves family put up 32, selling the lot, with a top price of $11,500.

They have invested again in further genetics this year.

“Our bull purchases over the past few years has resulted in a battery of sires in our stable that we are very proud of.

“It has enhanced our breeding programme,” Mr Reeves said.

“Starring this year are progeny from our homegrown bull Mokairau Paparoa 99, who has bred very well.

“We have seven of his sons catalogued this year.”

Peter said they were excited with their new purchase this year.

“We bought Maungahina Brave Heart from Maungahina Stud from Masterton for $28,000 who is a great bull with a well-rounded package of structural soundness and constitution.

“He has the figures to back him up.”

The Reeves lineup will be available for viewing from 9am on Thursday, and their renowned hospitality will as usual follow the sale.

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