RED ANGUS / SENEPOL
Red Angus / Senepol (Senegus)
In 2005-2006 during the drought Kurra-Wirra were fortunate in securing world class females of pure Red Angus and Senepol composite genetics. From there, Kurra-Wirra has infused leading Red Angus and Senepol genetics from around the world to produce Kurra-Wirra Senegus cattle. The Red Angus / Senepol cross produce exceptional cattle with the carcass characteristics of the Angus combined with the slick red coat of the Senepol. Kurra-Wirra Senegus cattle are perfectly suited to any commercial enterprise up the North end of Australia.
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 weight like bullocks’.
They are 100% Bos Taurus polled cattle that are a great cross breeding option with hybrid vigor.
Kurra-Wirra Senegus genetics are ‘Slick Coated’ and ‘Flat Backed’ that are 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.
Kurra-Wirra Red Angus
Fertile, Maternal, Temperament, Carcass Quality
Slick Coat, Bos Taurus, Tropically Adapted, Flat Backed, Polled
Combination of positive attributed from both breeds
About the Sepepol
The N'Dama, a native (Bos Taurus) of Senegal, North West Africa was crossed with the British breed, Red Poll.
The two Breed composite was developed on the island of St Croix in the Caribbean, at the beginning of the 2-th Century, the result of infusing the Red Poll was combining of N'Dama's superior traits to thrive on poor quality forage, with Red Poll's carcass quality, high fertility, feed efficiency, quiet nature and renowned maternal and milking ability.
The Senepol has been a fixed breed now for almost a century.
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.