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PEDIGREE AUSTRALIAN LOWLINE ANGUS HERD
Here's Casablanca Sahara, a bright, healthy, active and
valuable calf,at the age of one month. (As at September 2014 she is nearly eight years
old,about to have her sixth calf and last year was Rserve Champion Senior Female at the NZ Royal Show.)
Sahara was the result of surgical embryo transfer, the
first done in New Zealand using an Australian Lowline embryo. Her
dam was the well known Australian cow, Mugga Piaf, and her sire,
Avonsleigh Atlas, a very superior Australian bull who showed his
worth against all comers of all breeds as Interbreeds Champion
and Supreme Champion at the Canberra Royal Show.
Surgical embryo transfer, in which a hole is cut in the side of
the surrogate (under local anaesthesia) and the embryo placed
directly into the most favoured horn of the uterus, produces an
average 90% confirmed pregnancies as compared with vaginal
transfer which is successful about 60% of the time. Our record is
100% success, using John Crawford of Premier
, one of the pioneers of surgical embryo transfer.
The operations appeared to be painless and the incisions healed
rapidly. Embryo transfer provides a viable alternative for those
who want pedigree stock, are prepared to put in the waiting time,
and who are looking for a lower total cost of ownership.
It is important to understand the possibilities of embryo
transfer because, with Australian Lowlines, it is not possible to
"breed up" from crossbred to pedigree stock. The reason is that
Lowlines are genetically very "clean"
compared with other small cattle.
Australian Lowline Cattle Association, is not prepared to
compromise the breed by allowing genetic degeneration. To be
allowed in the studbook, calves must have 100% Lowline ancestry
verified by DNA matching to their parents. If you are interested
in embryo transfer as a way of starting a Lowline herd, we are
happy to advise you, including helping you to source suitable
Stud, based at Whangaehu near Wanganui, New Zealand (previously
at Kumeu, Auckland) welcomes your contact about Australian
Casablanca is looking for a future partner (or partners) with adequate land in the lower or central North Island)
to help us continue this well known stud as our ages advance.
No money need change hands.
Contact us for further details.
You can ring us on New Zealand 06 342 6670
or Email us
100% ANGUS GENES ON A COMPACT FRAME
Like all Angus, Australian Lowlines provide
high quality cuts of meat with good marbling and the right amount sub-cutaneous fat.
They are serious beef cattle that win awards against all comers in carcass competitions
while being cute enough for any lifestyler. They are placid and manageable and don't
pug your paddocks like larger cattle.
THE BEST CHOICE
Which would you prefer for your farm? Small, easily
handled cattle that are easy on your fences?
Or the most beef to the hectare?
Judy and David Sainsbury, Casablanca Lowline
Stud, 16 Haunui Rd, Whangaehu, Wanganui, New Zealand.
Telephone:(New Zealand)06 342 6670. Mobile:0224026559.