"Breeding for Profit"

Kurra-Wirra Genetics

The Kurra-Wirra Advantage


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

Kurra-Wirra is benchmarking against 1.5 million cattle 

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"

Slick Gene

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

tick areas.
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.






Results were second to none.

The product we produced was excellent for Top End Restaurant Trade, Domestic Supermarkets and Export to China. Since my Shift to Western Australia, I have changed the Breeding Target of Ashmulla Pastoral from Live Export to Domestic Production across 2 million Acres. Stations are situated Across the Pilbara, Mid Western and Lower Kimberly Regions . Cows are all base Brahman Herds. The Red Angus Senepol Bulls have adapted to the Harsh conditions better than anyone expected. Covering large distances between waters, the Bulls have met our Expectations and Beyond.

James Lillburne selects my Bulls for me Based on James Knowledge of our Country and Requirements. The end Product from Ashmulla Stations will be Processed for The Mining Industry , Top End Restaurants and Airline Meal Preparation.

I have no problem Recommending Kurra-Wirra Genetics for Toughness, Yield Results and Docility. ”


John Friend, Pastoral Operations Manager, Asmulla Pastoral Company

“ I first purchased Red Angus & Red Angus/Senepol bulls from KW in 2006. I’ve joined over 1,500 heifers to these bulls, with very minimal assistance required at calving. Comparing my Red Senegus calves with my black angus calves, I have found at weaning time that in most cases the weights have been equal. However at sale time, the Red Angus/Senepol calves have weighed more on average and achieve similar prices within a few cents to the black calves, counteracted with the extra weight has meant the same, if not more money in my pocket.’rs are saying about your business. ”


John Headon, 'Wyoming Station' Booligal NSW


“ In my Capacity as Pastoral Manager for several Pastoral Companies, I have been Purchasing KURRA WIRRA Genetics for 6 years now. These operations are spread across Far North Queensland for BAI YIN Holdings breeding mainly over a base brahman Herd on 12 Cattle Stations.

Trail Results from Kidmans Springs Senepol / Brahman vs Brahman 

  • 10% more wt. at weaning [20kg heavier]

  • 10% more wt at 18 months [30kg heavier]

  • 12% more pregnancies at 2yrs old [94% preg rate in the Senepol F1's]

  • 97% Poll and Scurred in first generation

  • 6.3 Boning group for Sen/Brah F1 steers, 8.3 boning group for Brahmans steers.

  • Senepol/Brah 13% more tender than Brahman. [3.3kg of force versus 3.86kg of force in shear test to break meat cuts]

  • 12% more weight gain in Indonesion feedlot. [Sen/brah 1.7kg a day versus brah 1.54kg per day

Callide Dawson Beef Carcass Competition

The aim of the trials was to investigate whether crossbreeding Senepol bulls and typical Northern Australian Brahman cows will produce offspring that perform well under northern conditions, have better meat quality and grow faster than straightbred Brahmans.
A Senepol Angus cross steer recorded the highest mid-term weight gain in its 30-year history. The 24-month old steer logged an enormous 4.6kg daily weight gain.
Senepol’s took out the podium with second place going to a Senepol Composite cross that recorded a weight gain of 4.42kg per day while a Senepol Composite cross steer claimed third with a gain of 4.19kg/day.​


Tel: (03) 5570 4238 


770 Mooree-Culla Rd, Culla, VIC, 3315

Robert Close
M: 0413 285 860
E: office@kurrawirra.com.au

Anthony Close
M: 0437 085 217
E: anthony@kurrawirra.com.au

Simon Close
M: 0447 715 647
E: simon@kurrawirra.com.au

Michael Close

M: 0458 602 669

E: michael@kurrawirra.com.au

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