About Bannaby Angus

From an initial purchase of 162 hectares in 1989, the Bannaby Angus operation now covers over 4000 hectares around Taralga on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales    The herd currently comprises over 1,200 Angus commercial females and in excess of 200 stud females.

Initially, the focus of our stud operation was to produce premium quality Angus genetics for use across our commercial herd.

Over time our stud operation has grown to the extent that in August 2011 we held our first on-site bull sale, and at our 5th annual sale held on the 25th August, 2015 our offering of 41 lots was fully sold with the average price up almost 30 percent on the previous year, but still representing good value for our clients.

The major goal of our breeding program is to produce quality bulls that excel in a multitude of commercially significant traits.   We aim to produce bulls that have good temperament, solid structure, are long-bodied, deep and thick with sound feet and legs.

Excellent bulls come from excellent females.  That's why we have focussed on the strength of our female herd, 

A number of strategic investments in recent years, particularly from the Vermont dispersal in 2010, has secured Bannaby Angus a stake in some of the breed's blue ribbon cow families, including Dream, Blackbird, Wilcoola, Kite, Edwina, Queenie, and Champagne.

In 2013 we purchased an interest in a terrific Braveheart heifer at Stern Angus in the south island on New Zealand and now have some wonderful daughters from her on the ground.   We have followed that up this year with the purchase of embroyos from the heart of the Stern herd, including from Braveheart's dam.

We are always on the lookout for excellent females to add to our program.   More recently we purchased a great Lowan cow - Te Mania Y147 from Anvil Angus in Victoria, and some excellent young Bara daughters at the NBar dispersal.

For more details see Breeding Philosophy.