Victoree Angus

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I consider all the bulls in this catalogue to be sound with 6 or better for feet and legs, user friendly temperament and be unique in the performance they have to offer.


Victoree Lingle VVW Y45 
(owned by Victoree) 

  • Absolute best genetics Victoree could create
  • Bloodlines not available elsewhere
  • Performance with pazazz
  • Stayability at its best


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The VERY full story

Victoree Lingle comprised the efforts of 4 cattle breeders who committed a life time in the pursuit of excellence in breeding angus cattle. Prof Herman Purdy widely aclaimed as the worlds greatest cattle judge selected Lingle's mother from the Victoree herd in the early 70's. Harry Williams of Victoree, bred this cow to the best bull he could find Peter Sutherland's Thologolong Goodwill and Lingle's measurements and performance data designated under his top photo were all based on the protocol's James B Lingle developed for the Wye Angus performace herd in Maryland USA. By the way Victoree Eventune chosen by Purdy was a few years later Grand Champion at The Royal Melbourne Show (RMS) and a few years later her son VR80. was Junior and Grand Champion at RMS, a few years further on V.Lingle was Junior and Grand Champion at RMS. One of Lingle's first progeny was Grand Champion at one of the first Queendsland heifer shows. It appears Herman picked the right cow. The result was unique and outstanding.

Victoree Lingle was by far the most impressive animal Victoree had produced. He combined the Victoree Eventune cow line -the most prolific Ernie and Harry imported from Scotland, the imported bull Mulben Erwin and Thologolong Goodwill our pick bull of the first Australian national show and sale in 1977.

The late Lin Sanderson owner of the Wallah Angus stud at Narrabri dreamt of Australia having a National Angus show and sale. After countless meeting's with Angus honchos and sponsors the first Australian National Angus show and sale was held in Wodonga in March 1977. My father Harry won the grand champion bull under the American judge Gary Minish with the meaty stylish bull frame 4 Victoree Vexotic T130. He was sold for the events top price of $7700 to ex-butcher Fred Watkins. Peter Sutherland from the Thologolong stud on the upper Murray had the tallest longest biggest exhibit of the day a bull called Thologolong Goodwill he was a frame 5 too big and unpopular among most of the show ring seed stockers of the time.

Both Harry and I had recently been to the US and thought Goodwill was the bull we needed to improve growth performance and yield in the Victoree herd. Goodwill was paraded in the sale ring with a call of 2,000 1500 1,000 750- no bid. I was sweating, anxious to bid but Harry sat on his hand. The bull was passed in and Harry immediately jumped out of the seat and we walked to the back of the sale ring to meet Peter Sutherland holding his bull. Harry asked Peter what he wanted for the bull and Peter hesitated, Harry offered him $500, Peter immediately said yes and handed Harry the halter. I was astonished at what had just happened; however surprised and elated.  We took Goodwill back to Benalla and in a few days we realized what a sound, evenly muscled, free moving magnificent beast he was. Goodwill really caught your eye, I couldn’t believe our luck.

Goodwill sired some stand out females and a few exemplary sons, which sold for 4,000 - 22,500, ‘stay in business’ prices at the time.

We were so impressed with Goodwill we went back to Thologolong and purchased his sire Creekton Kmark and also his Dam who was about 17 at the time. Goodwill was so impressive we employed the iconic livestock photographer Max Stephens to do one of his 5 feet by 40-inch photos. It was a bright sunny day when Max bent over his camera, one click and said ‘that’s it’. I said you don’t want to take anymore?’, ‘no, it’s right’. The framed photo was an absolute cracker and cost $330 so we had the bull and the photo for $830.

At the time we started doing feed conversion tests on the best looking four weaners we produced each year. We followed the exact procedures used at Wye Angus in Maryland USA, the pioneers of this test. The founding manager of Wye was Jim Lingle in whose honour we named our best bull. Jim Lingle became famous as a livestock breeder in his own life, creating Wye Angus and the JC Penny herd of milking Gurnseys. Most breeders never do it in one lifetime.

During the early 70’s American animal science professors started visiting Australia giving seminars, judging shows and visiting farms. Unquestionably the daddy of them all was professor Herman Purdy head of animal science at Penn State University. He bred PS Powerplay the sire of Scotch Cap and Powerplay MO32, breed-changing bulls at the time. Both very good for soundness and marbling but questionable in dry grass conditions.

Lingle's mother from the Eventune cow family is still today one of my favourite and one which exhibits great fertility, soundness and femininity. When Eventune N3 weaned Lingle at 9 months with no supplementary feed he was 73% of her weight. This cow went back to Harry’s most cherished cow family and successful sire, Mulben Erwin, closely related to the famous bull Mulben Embassy imported to New Zealand and then to the Sarum Stud owned by the Websters at Toowoomba Queensland.

Harry decided to enter Lingle in the 1981 Royal Melbourne show as a yearling, he won the Junior Championship and then beat the senior champion for Grand Champion bull under well-known judge commercial and stud breeder and Angus councillor  the late Stuart Gordon from Glendower Angus in NSW.

Lingle was a bull with tremendous eye appeal, soundness, balanced muscle and pazazz. Fortunately we have some feed conversion figures. I’m not certain if any other stud Angus in Australia had this data at the time. While such data cannot be compared with other tests elsewhere it is interesting that in the Victoree test Lingle performed exceedingly well with only 4.9 kgs of feed to 1 of body weight.

When we sold Lingle we sold semen shares and the walking rights separately; and he netted $22,500, his sire Goodwill was sold a year later for $12,000.  Lingle represents in our eyes the very best bloodlines we could find at the time, I have decided to offer for tender two packs of semen, the packs will include 2 straws of semen for $10,000. We have only ten straws available for sale and are keeping the balance of ten straws for our own use.

The need for credible outcross genetics has never been greater and we won’t be letting the semen go unless we approve the females Lingles to be mated with and will retain half the semen marketing sale rights in any male progeny.

We bartered semen with Dave Crocker from Yea. His unique pure Australian bloodline herd –Bullamalita now has a Lingle daughter who he thinks is his best or 2nd best heifer and describes her as a meat brick. I will be using some Lingle semen on a current ET program in the hope of blending the best new with the best old.

To obtain 30-year-old pure Australian genetics with some performance measurements and proven show ring acclaim, and cow family stay-ability is close to impossible. This bull will give you something different, something unique.

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Bullamalita Kendrum CZW E46
(owned by Bullamalita Angus, Yea Victoria)

available in New Zealand

  • Rare and outstanding bloodlines
  • Excellent stayability frame 5
  • Huge carcase quality potential off grass
  • Proven old Hazeldean genetics


For many years I have been searching for outcross genetics, which I think could be usefully employed in the current Australian angus base. Every seedstocker is asking what on earth can we use now.
Three years ago I heard of some yearling carcases with marbling and followed the story through to Bullamalita, Dave Crocker’s herd at Yea Victoria. This herd is a sister herd of the famous full Australian bloodline Sarum Angus herd owned by Greg and Pam Webster at Toowoomba, Queensland. Since both herds have been ultrasonically scanning for a couple of years we now have a bit of knowledge which I consider useful information. Indeed we have identified bloodlines which have high marbling scans. In my opinion these are both outstanding "off grass" herds.

On top of this we know these bloodlines have outstanding fertility, longevity, soundness stayability and docility. Bullamalita E46 is the sixteenth calf of Sarum L30 who at 20 with her seventeenth calf at foot in January of 2011 had a mind boggling 7.2 percentage IMF scan with only minimal fat.
Her fifteenth calf scanned 8.2, the highest possible value. Kendrum himself at fourteen months scanned 4.6 after being paddock mated to 30 heifers.
E46 is one of the best mannered bulls we’ve ever encountered. He’s super sound (just ask Liam Cardile), and at frame 5 can bring great fertility, calmness and huge potential carcase quality. His pure Australian bloodlines go back to a lot of fabulous old Hazeldean families. This bull offers the outcross which has been almost impossible to find.  Dont worry about his minimal breedplan at the moment.  We should have 40 or 50 on breedplan by the end of 2013.  We have to breed the cattle.

In the first week of April at Brown Montain Angus at Bemboka his AI calves started arriving 12 days before the due calving date. This bull should be excellent to mate to heifers.

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Rennylea NOR E35
(owned by Our Farm Angus)

  • Walloping muscle power
  • Excellent mature cow weight to carcase value and yield
  • Terrific heifer bull
  • Behind this great bull, an outstanding dam


E35 is one of those basketball muscle bulls that packs heaps of quality meat into an easy doing package that’s 6 inches shorter, 6 inches lower and 6 inches wider than some of the ’Black Giants’ around who are battling to exist on grass (Martin Jorgenson says an extra inch of height is 50cents, an extra inch of width is $50). When you plug U35’s data into the sort he's stand alone, Im hoping he'll reduce cow size, improve efficiency and still produce a very desirable carcase off grass.  Huge output from a small mature cow weight base "very hard to find".  He weighs 1150+ kg's in paddock condition.  His dam is one of the five best carcase cows around and we currently have her in our ET program.  We are paddock mating this bull to our own cows. His phenotype is what the breed needs lots more of. I think Charlie Bott would be very happy with this one.  Terrific for use over heifers and cows.  If anything this bulls EMA could be too big for the plate but good to give those herds lacking muscle a bit of a boost.  We dont need to go overboard in this department.

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Booroomooka Theo NGM T30
(owned by Agrigene)

  • Proven one of Australians best all round performers
  • Would compliment part of every herds breeding program
  • Calving ease, calmness, quality carcase, stayability
  • Outstanding longevity

In the middle 90s I was frustrated using imported bulls - They would have low birth weight in the US whereas a high birth weight here. Good feet in the US and bad feet seen here, great temperament in the US and poor temperament here. The only factor working here ( after testing about 20 imports) seemed to be carcase quality.  I must have been looking at the wrong things because the US has done an outstanding job with Angus genetics and the beef it produces.
I decided to focus my breedplan sorts on Austrlian bulls; easy calving, not extreme growth, positive fat, high fertility and quality carcases. In my sorts two bulls kept shining. One was immediately eradicated on genetics, the other necessitated a 1500km car trip.
Within a few days John Sambell from Ballangeich (recently 74 of his steers averaged marble score 4 at Rangers Valley) and I arrived at Booromooka.
Theo was in a group of sale yearlings and as soon as I saw him I knew this was the bull that the industry needed.

Let me tell you about an old wives tale...
The old Scottish master Angus breeders, constantly talked about a "brown mossy" coat being a most desirable Angus trait. Behind the story of this "mossy coat" was also higher fertility, easy doing, high stayability, better adaptability, superior mothering, some pretty useful cattle attributes. Recently Murray Sutherland from Thologolong and Michealong Angus and Murray Grey Studs informed me that from his experience the mossy coated steers also often had very finely striated muscle in the carcase.
For those who dont know, the Sutherland's were the carcase kings of the 50's and 60's blitzing most major show carcase competitions including Melbourne and Sydney. Somewhat like Hubert Docker from the famous Bontharambo Angus Stud in Victoria did during the 20's to the 40's.
So laugh all you like, but when I find Angus with fine brownish mossy coats I never walk past without investigating all the background pedigree and performance data.
Take a look at the yearling photo (middle right) of Theo in winter. He's really got it. As soon as we'd finished inspecting Theo's background at Booroomooka I phoned my father Harry to tell him that I'd discovered a rare and good one and when I told him about the coat he said "Grab him Quickly!"
Well to cut a moderately long story short, Theo is the best all round bull that we've used in the last 15 years. Now there is very little semen left. I had collected nearly 13,000 straws. When there was 5,000 left and I needed to buy a new house and I sold these to Albert, Chris and Marie McIlroy of Agrigene in a package for $50,000.
This was the most semen I have ever sold in one package.
When your cows become big, box shaped, wirey haired, and have probably have lower fertility than you hope when there is not much grass around, you will need a fix it bull like Theo.

Theo has proved to be one of the outstanding maternal and carcase bulls in
the famous Mt Linton herd in New Zealand (97% weaned, 6 week mating, only 4 assisted out of 440 heifers). If you want to see what great carcase cattle, performing only on grass look like, then we can organise a visit for you to Mt Linton. Ceri Lewis manages one of the most efficient productive properties we have ever been involved with. Theo is a once in 20 year bull. His daughters are the most fertile, reliable and friendly cows you could ever create. It would pay to put 50 straws in your tin just for insurance to keep your herd on top of the performance Angus list down the road.

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(owned by Victoree)

  • Fabulous carcase quality bullocks
  • Easy doing high longevity daughters
  • Terrific heifer bull
  • Good for taking the "elephants" out of your herd


Merric Rivers T149 was the bull we used to follow Boroomooka Theo. T149 was a half brother, half sister, 315 mating.

T149 has been widely used and has left some outstanding high stayability cows and bulls, both here and New Zealand.

His moderate framed daughters are feminine and fertile, wean sappy calves and get back in calf when the season is tough. Some of his sons have made over ten thousand dollars in stud sales and one of his sons at Mount Linton constantly breeds many of the very highly marbled cattle in that herd. In fact two of his daughters produced 18 month old heifers which marble scored 4 and 5 in one of the recent steak of origin competitions. In 2006 we had no rain, no springs, no water a severe drought. So we castrated eight apr male calves and sent them to a friends farm in the King Valley. These were by T149 and one of his sons. Two and half years later we processed the steers at Ralphs at Seymour. When I asked John Ralph the marble assessment, he said they were from marble score four to eight! These were all entirely only grass fed. T149 has outstanding fertility, the number one driver of profit in the cattle business. When the Chinese and Indians really start looking for healthy natural grass fed, highly marbled beef without 200 to 400 days on grain T149 will be one of the best base bulls to reach this goal. All the photos of meat on this website come from some of the eight grass fed Victoree steers by T149 processed a few years ago. This bull can really produce bullocks off grass.

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Rennylea NOR F230
(owned by McRae Pastoral) 

  • "Black Caviar" of Australian Angus quality carcase genetics
  • Robust round and beefy
  • Soundness, stature and real style
  • Rare combination, beefiness, marbling and cow power unequalled


230’s Grandsire Ambassador A134 was the most significant carcase Angus bull of the last decade. His grandmother NOR U233 and her full sister NOR U248 are two of the five most significant proven carcase cows for quality beef production in Australia.

230’s unique pedigree combines some of the best Angus individuals from three of the four most notable Angus cattle enterprises in Australia.
Of the fourteen ancestors in 230’s pedigree, 8 have high accuracy 3+ IMF figures.  I’ve had difficulty in finding a superior pedigree with a 5 birth weight (over which I get nervous doing business). However 230's slightly better than average days to calving should prove him to be a very usable sire.

If you’re a gambling person, and all cattle breeders have to be, 230 should be a safe bet mated to females less than 4 breed average for birth with over plus 1 for fat. Low docility would also help, but docility data is very low accuracy at present.  We consider him to be very user friendly.

230 is a very sound, easy moving, wide buttocked, meaty loined bull who will put a fabulous carcase quality base in any breeding program. Could be a really dark horse, whose daughters will just keep pumping them out.  Huge amount of positives in this pedigree.

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Karoo Direction NEN Z181 (CAC Carrier)
(owned by Agrigene)

  • Use as terminal sire for great carcase results
  • Bred some ripping highly aclaimed progeny
  • Very sound appealing phenotype
  • Steamtrain stride
  • Many more $5 per straw bulls to come


Karoo Z181 was bought for Sambells at Ballangeich, Mortlake. He is a super sound free moving easy doing bull  who's bred alot of outstanding progeny both in New Zealand and Australia. In fact one of his daughters was the mother of the recent sale topping bull Islands Galaxy at $117,000. Z181 has been particularly noted for the  superior structure of his offspring and they're well above average carcase quality. This bull has done an outstanding all round job at Mount Linton Station in New Zealand (worth a visit, Ceri Lewis ph: 0011 64 3 225 4838).

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Tuwharetoa BNA A49
(owned by Our Farm Angus)

  • Huge grunt with low birth weight
  • Lots of gems in offscreen pedigree
  • Muscle with insurance
  • Fertility to the moon


Its about time for a muscat now, Glenrowan produces the best. Give James Booth a ring at Booths Taminick Cellars on 03 5766 2282

A49 is a thickly made frame seven muscly bull with proven easy calving, low birth weight and a mind boggling minus 8 days gestation. If you want your calves early out of heifers and cows, then this is the bull.
It doesn’t stop there. He’s very sound, has double IMF breed average and when measured as a three year old had 54 centimeter scrotal. He does a hell of a lot things modern Angus need. Not over the top for mature cow weight, positive fat and quite big enough EMA.
One of A49’s daughters is the mother of the very well balanced performance bull Topbos F4.
A49 was successfully used on heifers at Mt Fyans Angus and subsequently in other herds. I have no hesitation recommending him for use on heifers. This type of easy calving performance,soundness and powerhouse package is not easy to find.
A49 has bred some outstanding progeny at the Lynchs family Kunuma Angus stud at Cooma.

The recent top price bull at their 2012 sale was an A49 son purchased by Corey Ireland for his Irelands Angus stud at Wagga Wagga.
A49 would weigh 1250+ kg in paddock condition. You might like to ring Keith Lynch and he will tell you how well this bull has worked on the Monaro, often snow, often dry. (Keith ph: 02 64 537 236)

Apologies for photo taken by Rob Williams, the bull is much better in the flesh, cold joint this as there was 2inches of snow on the ground the next day.

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Dunoon Finite BHR F301
(owned by Rennylea & McRae Pastoral)

  • High stayability, the word to be profitable
  • Performance balance
  • Lots of insurance here
  • Good for all high yielding cows needing a fertility boost


15 years ago if you sorted the Angus gene bank for very useful sires you’d come up with two bulls. Today, if you sought for the same parameters you’ll get nearly 30. I call that fantastic progress. If you really squeeze the gene bank harder F301 really stands out in the crowd.
This heifer's first calf, going back to the most significant carcase bull of the past decade, VTMA134, has a good chance of repeating his maternal grandsires contribution.

With 25% less birth weight, very adequate growth, lowering mature cow weight, thumping scrotal, more than you need EMA, life saving positive fat and a delectable amount of IMF, F301 could do a lot of things to keep your Angus herd together and in business – especially through tough nutritional times. Remember the dry grass, its likely there is going to be more of it in the future!!!

If F301 holds his EBV's on higher accuracies, he’ll be another significant Angus sire. Normally the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Finite follows the performance balance possible on grass of two very interesting bulls we’ve had in the past, Booroomooka Theo and Merric Rivers T149. Finite has the genetics to possibly progress their performance to another level.  Lets find out...

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