Richard & Sue Deacon
To Produce: Extremely well behaved, polled and easy calving cattle
Phentoype & Carcass to be as close as possible to what market desires
Richard and Sue learned the outstanding attributes of the Simmental breed whilst owning a block of “tiger country” near Murchison during the late 1970’s.
Teaching / nursing , in “Janefield”, Mosgiel,2003, an ODT advert to buy cattle for our 2.4 Ha lifestyle block resulted in the purchase of 3 I/c cows from Evard & Marie Strauss.
Buying and moving to our 10 Ha block near Rangiora in June 2014 tested our herd as there was hardly any rain for 2 years.
Number of Cows
6 cows .Most outstanding cow is Glenside AZ116, purchased at Queen of Hearts Sale. She is a daughter of Rissington New StandardNumber of Sires used
1 sire Kerrah AW 91. Other Sires by AI
Size and contour of farm
2 Ha of stony hill + 8 Ha of flat. Hot dry summers + very cold winters
Other Stock in farming operation
6 calves, 2 R3 bulls, 4 R2 bulls and 1 R2 I/c heifer
Natural or AI mating
AI followed up by Janefield bred bulls