316 is an elite calving ease sire who stamps his calves with great structural build, good hoof shape, and very striking overall balance. With his first daughters now in production, they have neat udders, are beautifully made in their type and kind, and have incredible doing ease.
Tyler Musgrave, Musgrave Angus, Griggsville, IL USA
The first nine carcases competed extremely well for marbling and muscle. Ashland stamps his fluid moving calves with a breathtaking look the Cattleman love. He is the high use bull at Gardiner Angus Ranch.
Mark Gardiner, GAR Angus, Ashland, KS, USA
S POWERPOINT 5503
Powerpoint is an exceptional sire from the Spikler Ranch in the USA. He carries a powerful phenotype with depth, width and large body capacity. Powerpoint also achieved a 221% marbling ratio making him an exceptional high value carcase sire & we are confident from scan data his IMF numbers will skyrocket in the future. The strike rate of Powerpoint is very high with a very low cull rate - consistency drive profit at the commercial level.
Top 20% EBV - CEDtrs, 200D, 400D, 600D, MCW, NFI-F, CW
SAV RAINFALL 6846
Rainfall is a clear standout member of the record breaking flush from the legendary SAV Blackcap May 4136. He is our choice from this flush being the an outlier in marbling with extra substance. We are excited to continue our search of great cow lines with the leading son of 4136 - a cow with approximately $8M in progeny sales & sons including Resource, Renown, President & Rainfall.
Top 20% EBV - CED, GL, BW, 200D, 400D, 600D, RBY
BALDRIDGE 38 SPECIAL
38 Special was a member of the record breaking flush at Baldridge Angus. 38 Special has produced a great bunch of progeny to date. The Y69 dam is arguably the breeds best and has breed amongst the elite cows of her generation. 38 Special brings forward a rich combination of phenotype, performance and strong maternal production traits.
Top 20% EBV - CED, CEDtrs, BW, 200D, 400D, 600D, MCW, CW
sS NIAGARA z29
Niagara is a powerful sire with a genuine herd making pedigree. Niagara is therefore the product of a great cow line and the legendary Hoover Dam. We have had a desire to incorporate Hoover Dam into our program for his shear cow making qualities. The Hoover Dam cows are near unequalled being exceptionally maternal, perfectly footed, impeccable udders and designed to last a long time. Niagara progeny are in hot demand as they combine solid figures with eye catching phenotype - sons are feature sires on many of the leading AI registers.
Top 20% EBV - CED, BW, 200D, 400D, 600D, MCW, Milk, Docility, CW, EMA, RBY
TEXAS ASHLAND Q29
Ashland Q29 was a standout sire from the 2020 Texas Angus sale. He is thick throughout, deep bodied, slick skinned and has an unmistakable sire presence. He is one of the first sons of GAR Ashland to sell and Ashland has impressed us immensely with powerful sons and productive daughters. Furthering the appeal of Q29 is his dam being a Coonamble H268 daughter. H268 daughters are outstanding & will be an important part of the 3R herd going forward. A sire that is sure to impress!
Top 20% EBV - GL, 200D, 400D, Milk, CW, EMA, RBY
MILL BRAE BENCHMARK 9016 (USA)
Benchmark is an outstanding young sire and one of the most sought after in the USA. He is the product of renowned elite sire Connealy Confidence Plus and from one of the most impressive dams in the breed. He is wide based, deep bodied with an unmistakeable sires presence. Benchmark combines striking phenotype with exceptional breeding values. Benchmark will be used heavily in the 3R program and will be marketed by Beefgen.
MILLAH MURRAH QUIXOTE Q96
Quixote Q96 was the high selling lot of the 2020 Millah Murrah sale. Q96 is a performance sire with strong growth and carcase attributes. He was the #1 weight gain bull of his group at 836kg (17 months) with an abundance of muscle and shape. To our mind he is the most impressive son of S Chisum who has bred well across the globe. The dam of Q96 is a delightful Klooney daughter. Quixote is another sire that was selected in the 3R herd to build powerful sons and leave a legacy of maternal function.
Top 20% EBV - CEDtrs, 200D, 400D, 600D, Milk, DtC, SC, Docility, CW
MILWILLAH NAPA N498
Napa is a unique sire that we are excited to introduce to the 3R program. He is an impressive individual with an abundance of natural shape and thickness and stands on strong feet and legs.
Napa is backed by a tremendous genetic pedigree being a son of the immortal sire, Matauri Reality 839 and from one of Milwillah's best. Napa is a full brother to Milwillah Krakatoa (ABS Sire) & a maternal sibling to Milwillah Praire ($44,000 High Seller).
Perhaps the most outstanding trait of Napa is the fact he carries an IMF EBV of +4.1 (Top 2%) with all of this natural body - an extremely rare combination.
In selecting the nucleus for the 3R Angus herd we sought only the absolute best. The best cows from the best programs. Our history with breeding seedstock taught us this is the only place to be and this allows us to breed cattle that meet our objectives from the outset.
The programs we sought our initial genetics met our criteria. They run their cows on purely commercial terms - a cow survives on her merits alone. They place emphasis on cow lines and believe in the value of a maternal cow and they have proven the carcass merit of their herds at coalface of our industry.
Genetically the global impact of the New Trend line is one that we sought in the 3R herd. On average the 3R herd carries 12.5%-25% influence from 036 and we are actively working to maintain this influence line into the future. This line has proven itself as near unrivalled for maternal function, is high marbling and the cattle have strong Angus features. Line breeding generates maximum consistency, a benefit from birth to processing, large lines of consistently good cattle.
When you see our herd we hope you agree it is world class. Below are a selection of our best performed donor dams -
The 3R cow is a maternal powerhouse, she is functional, she knows how to tough it out and she knows how to turn grass into beef - but her most important aspect is she's a breeder in every definition of the word.
Sire - Sitz New Design 458N
Dam - CR Mayflower A138
A Grand Matron of the breed who has been a cornerstone of the Clunie Range donor program. It is hard to find a cow that has had as much shear impact on a program as D124 with approximately 60 direct progeny and generations of her progeny rising as the best. When we set our sights on establishing an elite breeding program its the D124 type that determine if a program is elite. D124 has produced many top sires and high sellers in the record sales. The balance of D124 is evident in her high growth, high milk, positive fats and IMF - a true maternal cow that breeds progeny with immense value and an impeccable foundation for our program.
Sire - Connealy Earnan 076E
Dam - Texas Undine H638
The L631 cow combines many of our favorite genetics in the Angus breed and she epitomises the commercially steadfast traits we have based our program around. This young donor is as sweet, well made & functional as you can design them and we think she will follow on from her dam H638, as one of the great young cows in the breed. L631 has impeccable structure and capacity throughout and offers true versatility for bull selection. The shear power in L631 puts her in the top 1% for growth traits coupled with high EMA & IMF, this combination is proven to profit.
Sire - WK Replay
Dam - Clunie Range Mayflower D124 (Sitz New Design 458N)
A daughter of the breed leading D124, Mayflower G338 is an elite breeding female in her own right. G338 has been successfully used as a donor in the Clunie Range program prior to her purchase with sons being used on stud duties. The D124 cow line is so strong and never miss and here is a real example of these genetics at work in the generations on from D124. G338 is very balanced across her EBV profile with top end growth, strong milk, tremendous fertility and high valued carcase all wrapped in a beautiful soft hide with eye appeal.
Sire - TC Total 410
Dam - Texas Undine Z183
A powerful cow with as much depth, width and body mass as you will likely find. H626 is a direct daughter of Z183 who has been one of the most successful dams of her generation breeding Mount K2, Mt Kaputar M100, Total H633 and a host of others, in fact she has produced over $700,000 in progeny. H626 is starting in the right direction with her first calf making $18,000. TC Total brings forward the New Trend line and true to this line is widely regarded as a deep maternal sire. In H626 you have the upmost of power & maternal attributes. The EBV's of H626 represent her power perfectly - Top 15% Growth Traits, MCW, Top 1% NFI. The breeding behind H626 makes her a true herd builder.
Sire - Matauri Reality 839
Dam - Aberdeen Estate Laura J81
Arguably the only thing more impressive than the pedigree of L416 is the cow herself. In this pedigree we have some of the strongest genetics the Angus breed has to offer. Her dam J81 is a daughter of the renowned E111 cow and both have been a first class donors. Further proof of the elite value of L416 is the fact she is a full sister to Clunie Range Legend (#1 Australian born ABS Sire) & Clunie Range Landmark L415 (the $45,000 bull from 2017). The Reality cows are recognised as exceptional performers. The EBV profile of L416 reflects genuine calving ease, high growth and top end fertility with strong IMF - the profile type we admire.
Sire - Millah Murrah Equator D78
Dam - Millah Murrah Flower A70
A stunning donor cow with impeccable structure, striking volume and as soft as butter throughout. G303 is a star donor with a big reputation for producing market orientated cattle. Together with flush mate G311, these cows have been cornerstone type breeders for the Clunie Range ET program and bred many desirable progeny including a great representation in the 2019 sale offering. We you have G303 in the pedigree you have something special. The maternal phenotype of G303 is backed by her EBV's being attractive calving, highly fertile.