Our Breeding Philosophy

At Bongongo we are focused on breeding and supplying Angus bulls with a balance of key traits important for commercial beef production.  We provide plenty of excellent quality genetics at good value.  BREEDPLAN plays an important role but we remain focussed on the commercial reality of Australian beef production.  Our pasture production system makes this possible and is stocked at a level well above district stocking rates.

The emphasis at Bongongo has always been in the strength of the  female herd. Bongongo females have been carefully selected for fertility, milking ability, structural soundness and length. The progeny of these cows are today in high demand by feedlots for steer calves plus commanding premium for surplus female lines.  Not much has changed in 30 years as a cattle vet as FERTILITY remains the key profit driver in your cattle breeding business and matching your herd to your environment is critical.

What has changed is the ability to select for key traits that do give the breeders more control.  Ultrasonic scanning in my opinion has been the single biggest development and its role in Group Breedplan Figures.  The need to maintain fat cover despite increased growth plays a crtical role and the importance of Mature Cow Weight  as a key fertility EBV.  The Bongongo herd is run in large contemporary groups at all times to obtain proper comparable data.

Finally the importance of a Bull Breeding Soundness Examination (BBSE) prior to sale should be an indusrty standard to ensure bull fertlity and protect buyers from poor reproductive perfomance.

We are extremely pleased by our return clients who are seeing the success of using Bongongo genetics and the positive impact our bulls are having on their herds.

 

 A Good Bongongo Angus Unit