Ron & Colleen Gifford
To produce Simmental bulls and cows with good temperament, easy calving and good growth.
A variety of ages of Simmental bulls are available for sale, 20 month autumn born bulls and 14-15 month born yerling bulls. BVD/EBL tested and innoculated. These bulls get preference in the food chain, so are well grown. The genetic concentration is on easy calving and good growth. Suitable for dairy or commerical beef or stud.
Bulls and heifers are fat scanned for fat covers, positive fat covers make for easy keeping animals in harder times, like droughts, etc and make for easier finishing animals.
We have been breeding simmentals for about 15 years, starting out with two pedigree cows, Hampton Downs Graffitti and Hampton
Downs Gaylena and one pedigree bull, Hampton Downs Genemaster, a Bar 5 Paymaster son. We were fascinated with the temperament and growth of the calves, whether they were pedigree or crossbred. We have built the herd with a concentration of genetics from Hampton Downs Simmentals, but have also purchased a few cows from some other studs in Northland.
Number of Cows
Number of Sires used
Up to 6 last season, will be 5 this season.
Size and contour of farm
165acres – 80 acres flat , 85 acres rolling hills.
Other Stock in farming operation
Pedigree German Shepherd dogs.