Wirruna Winter Newsletter

The last 12 months have been a very busy one for us all at Wirruna Poll Herefords. Both our Spring 2012 and Autumn 2013 sales were among our strongest ever results and I am hearing lots of good stories on how the bulls and sale breeders are performing in clients herds. The common theme being that the bulls keep improving in their new home, not go backwards, as can be the case with over pampered bulls. Long term clients are telling us of good calvings, improving carcase traits and low fuss easy-doing progeny. Continue reading

Selection for Economically Important Traits


The primary objective of a seedstock producer should be to make genetic improvement. Genetic improvement occurs when the average genetic value of the offspring (e.g. the current calves) is higher than the average genetic value of the previous generation… Continue reading

Moving towards a more sustainable beef production system

here is a common theme of beef producers all over the world, to produce beef profitably with high market acceptance and at low cost. Often this needs to be done against a backdrop of declining ‘terms of trade’, which requires continual improvements to the production system in order to remain competitive and sustainable in a world market. Continue reading

Bulls Rocket To $8500 Top At Wirruna

The Land 4th September – Penny Watts

New Zealand bloodlines with excellent calving ease traits pushed prices to $8500 at last week’s Wirruna Poll Hereford on-property sale at Holbrook.
Sons of the New Zealand import, Koanui Rocket, topped the… Continue reading