Booragul Angus was founded by Tim Vincent at a very young age and has continued to develop over the last 37 years to where it is today as a highly regarded modern breeding program blending selected genetics to maximise profits of the commercial and stud industries.
The initial females were purchased from Calleen Angus, these cows were inseminated to Summitcrest Powerplay and VPI Lord Patriot. These two sires were considered to be the first leading genetics of their time and we were fortunate enough to have some of their first progeny in Australia which had a tremendous impact on our foundation herd.
Today, Booragul Angus is a family operation consisting of wife Margaret and children Amy & Hayden. It is spread across 3 properties in Northern NSW located between Tamworth and Gunnedah, producing up to 80 bulls a year in conjunction with a grain growing operation and small feedlot enterprise supplying cattle direct to Coles Supermarket.
Tim has been involved in the Angus Youth Development winning the National Judging competition in 1992 and receiving the Illinois Scholarship to study in the USA. He has judged at many regional and interstate shows and more recently has joined the Angus Society Northern Development Consultative Committee.
From our initial beginnings our aims and objectives have been clear. We focus on offering a diverse range of genetics with selected pedigrees that have a strong history of maternal and carcase traits.
In-depth research is given to each sire selection and joining to ensure the best combination of genetics is achieved. Research involves keeping up to date with market requirements and the use of the latest breed information to ensure maximum profitability for both stud and commercial breeders.
The main sire lines of the Booragul herd have been traditionally Australian Bred Sires. We have found that they are consistently reliable with breeding a type of Angus more suited for the Australian environment and meeting feedlot specifications.
Sire selection begins firstly by identifying those backed with high accuracy figures recorded from the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation (TACE) formerly Breedplan. They are then visually assessed for structure, temperament and eye appeal before entering our program.
In addition sires have to be genomic tested to improve the accuracy of data to ensure predictable outcomes of traits. The way we introduce the benefits of overseas genetics is by using their sons, selected out of some of Australia’s top herds backed by strong cow families.
In more recent times some of our sires have been included in the Angus Society Cohort program. This is a program designed to test young sires for all recorded traits with actual carcase data from progeny measured to highly increase their accuracy to give us an independent appraisal of our sires in use.