Storth Oaks is a genuine hill country property run in a very commercial manner where the cow herd is tested on the hills and has to perform.
This winter we will calve 310 registered performance recorded females.
Since its foundation in 1991, Storth Oaks has always mated heifers to calve at 2 years old. All calves are weighed and recorded at birth.
All animals are DNA sire verified to guarantee the bull is by the sire nominated.
AI is used extensively with all females having at least two cycles of AI and some three cycles. This enables us to source the very best genetics to improve the herd and the herds of our customers.
Fertility is of paramount importance which means selecting bulls from calving ease sires with strong fertility attributes.
Our aim is to improve the profitability of our commercial customers. If the economics of prime beef production are not lifted by genetic improvement we will lose more land to alternative more profitable land uses.
In the 2014 sale catalogue we have a stunning line up of AngusPure index sires you wont find anywhere else in New Zealand.
The average AngusPure index of all our bulls in 2013 offered for sale is +$169. That is our average bull is in the top 5% of the whole breed. Our lowest bull is still in the top 15% of the breed!
AngusPure index has a weighting for marbling while also selecting animals suitable ito go into a self replacing herd. Marbling attributes cost nothing to put into your genetic selections so why not have it? All research from the USA suggests that Marbling is the single most important indicator to ensuring beef is consistently tender, juicy and has good flavour.
Great emphasis is put on temperament or disposition. Calves are yard weaned and introduced to a high fibre straw/silage mix to make sure the rumen is fully developed to maximise efficiency.
All bulls are fertility and semen tested independently prior to sale.
All bulls are independently Beef Class structurally assessed.
Storth Oaks delivers bulls free to the North Island.