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How good are Morrisons’

                                     Ezicalve bulls?

          Morrison Farming are one of the leading beef cattle   country amongst 5,000 ewes and ewe hoggets.  650 cows
          performance recorders in New Zealand.  The Ardo     and 2-year-old heifers calve annually.  Calves are weaned
          Hereford cattle are recorded for 16 different traits including   to the Fern Flats properties.  Heifers must get in-calf at 15
          calving ease, birth weight, gestation length, the full suite   months, calve unassisted and wean a quality calf before they
          of growth rates and carcase measures, milking ability   graduate back to the cow herd in the hills.
          and fertility traits.  We also DNA test approximately 200
          calves each year to add genomic information to the global   Ardo Hereford bulls have been used around the world and
          population of recorded Hereford cattle and to add accuracy   our cattle are amongst the world’s leaders across the range
          to our EBVs.                                        of traits and indexes.  The Ardo Hereford herd’s genetic
                                                              progress, as illustrated by all four of the New Zealand
          The Ardo stud Hereford cows live on steep, Hunterville hill-  Hereford Association’s breeding indexes, is unrivalled.

          Not all of the EBVs and Indexes for each bull are printed   catalogue are bulls that would make fantastic station sires,
          in this catalogue.  However, all of their information, as with   amongst bulls that could be used in the leading stud herds
          the information from all Ardo Hereford cattle, is available   around the globe.  A quick look through the Breedplan
          to view online via the New Zealand Hereford Association   graphs in this catalogue show a number of bulls who lead
          website.  This sale catalogue is designed to be clear and   the industry.  We encourage you to check them out online
          concise for farmers who are looking for the best and safest   and we are happy to assist or to provide any information at
          beef bulls for dairy heifer and cow mating.  Included in the   any time.

          William Morrison.
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