Richard & Sue Deacon

JANEFIELD

Owner Details

21 Browns Road
RD 3
Rangiora

03 312 8443

richard.deacon@hotmail.co.nz
Stud Focus

To Produce: Extremely well behaved, polled and easy calving cattle

Phentoype & Carcass to be as close as possible to what market desires

Background

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