We aim firstly to breed structurally sound cattle. It’s important for cattle to have a good head and jaw, 4 sound feet and a good constitution. A quiet temperament is also a high priority to the team at Tangihau Angus.

All cows are mated for 2 cycles with all drys being sent to the works. Yearling heifers are also mated. Cows are brought down off the hill country and calved on the flats to allow the calves to be weighed and tagged. Cows and calves are returned to hills within 5 days as Tangihau has limited flat land.