RED ANGUS / SENEGUS
"Breeding for Profit"
The Kurra-Wirra Advantage
RED BULLS DO BETTER IN THE HEAT
Red coated bulls are cooler and more heat tolerant, resulting in higher fertility = more calves.Red Senegus slick coated cattle are more parasite tolerant, an advantage in all environments.
Cattlemen are using Kurra-Wirra Senegus bulls for their proven higher fertility resulting in more
calves for more dollars.
Calves have more weight at a younger age and as one client’s manager quoted:
‘They look like steers but weigh like bullocks.’
They are 100% Bos Taurus polled cattle that are a great cross breeding option with hybrid
Kurra-Wirra Senegus genetics are ‘Slick Coated’ and ‘Flat Backed’ making them suitable for
the northern exports, as well as southern store markets with the added bonus of providing a
diverse range of premium options for more dollars in your bank.
Genetic Program and Indexing
LEACHMAN $PROFIT BREEDING INDEX
Kurra-Wirra is benchmarking against 1.5 million cattle world-
wide through the Leachman $Profit analysis.
This allows us to breed animals that are going to deliver more efficient and profitable cattle for our clients. Click HERE to find out more on $Profit.
"Cows that work, Steers that pay"
Kurra-Wirra is now testing and breeding cattle with the slick gene because it improves
performance in hot temperatures.
The slick gene is a dominant gene carried by the Senepol breed resulting in a slick, shorter hair coat. This is beneficial in hot and tropical environments as the short hair length allows for sensible heat loss and an increased sweating rate, overall allowing for better regulation of internal body temperature. Other potential benefits include:
1. Breeders can produce Cross Breed cattle that are heat tolerant, whilst also maintaining the
productivity, fertility and carcass quality of the British breeds.
2. The progeny from bulls that carry the slick gene have a slick coat which is a requirement in
3. The slick coat enables clients to maintain export opportunities to Northern markets.
4. Breeders can use high quality, flat backed bulls repeatedly over their herd without running
into any British hair in future generations.
Testing our cattle has enabled us to make breeding decisions to produce high performing
cattle that carry the slick gene for our clients.