Breeding Philosophy

Kelly Angus focuses on breeding quality Angus cattle with the ‘right mix’ of genetics to fit the stud’s core philosophy – “Producing cattle that ultimately lead to profitable outcomes & a great eating experience”.

To breed high performance, early maturing, fertile & structurally correct cattle, we use the latest technology to capture accurate data across our complete drop of calves.

All Kelly Angus bulls & cows are run in large contemporary groups to aid accurate data collection & all calves are weighed, tagged and DNA collected at birth.  This data is then fed into the Angus Australia database.

Our calves are parent verified & are tested Pesti-virus free.  All weaner livestock is independently muscle scanned for Eye Muscle Area (EMA), Intra muscular Fat (IMF) & Fat cover for Rib & Rump.

Kelly Angus livestock is structurally assessed, temperament scored & we have a “no tolerance” policy for livestock with bad temperaments.

Kelly Angus is both a stud & commercial operation. All cows & bulls must prove themselves under the strictest of operating conditions.

Our focus on early calving encourages large 400-day weight gain, optimising the commercial benefits for our customers.

Cows are joined using two rounds of fixed time AI & we also back up with our own Kelly Angus bred bulls to benchmark ourselves & to verify quality assurance.

Calves are early weaned at the age of 4 to 5 months.  By adopting an early weaning approach, we have found this useful in generating early puberty in male & female yearlings, rendering the livestock more resilient throughout their breeding life.

To improve the genetics of our herd, top Angus sires from overseas & Australia that fit our breeding criteria are used extensively through artificial insemination.

The Kelly Angus females have been carefully selected for their fertility, milk, structural soundness, & type.

FERTILITY is of utmost importance in the Kelly Angus herd as this has a positive flow-on effect across the entire operation.

By continuing to expand the stud’s capacity, introduce modern practices, & focus on genomic enhanced EBV’s, we aim to achieve predictable breeding outcomes with a ‘quality assurance’ all Angus bulls & females we offer for sale meet the high standards we have set for ourselves.