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Ezicalve - A program of performance!

           Ezicalve  bulls provide  the opportunity to  add  value  at  Health and Safety:
           each stage  of the dairy-beef production chain - from the   •   Take care crossing the road.
           dairy farm, to the calf-rearer, to the grower, to the eating   •   All electric fences are on.
           experience provided by our beef. Our Ezicalve genetics aim   •   Treat the bulls quietly and with attention.
           to provide the calving ease of Jerseys, the growth rates and   •   Children are welcome, but please be responsible for
           carcase  yields  that  enables  profitable  finishing  before  18   them.
           months and beef quality that wins NZ’s ‘Steak of Origin”.   •   If it is wet, be careful not to slip and fall.
           Ezicalve have invested in leading science, technology and   •   Ask any of our team for assistance if required.
           progressive relationships to ensure that this is a reality!

           Farm and Herd Management:                          Semen Rights:
           Our fully performance  recorded  650 cow Hereford  herd   M&C Cranstone Ltd retains the semen rights to all male
           must perform in an intensive operation alongside  a large   animals with the Riverton prefix. Transferred registered bulls
           breeding ewe flock All heifers are calved as 2 year-olds and   may have semen collected for the owner’s use. This semen
           must rear a good calf every year to stay in the herd.   cannot be sold, transferred or given away.  A registered bull
           All  females  including  our  first  calving  heifers  now  calve   may have up to five owners at one time. If the owner/s wish
           on our hill country, with our flats used for growing bulls   to  collect and  sell semen, they can  purchase  the semen
           and finishing stock. The ability to do this is a testament to   rights in a separate contract with the bull’s breeders, M&C
           our focus  on important traits such as  calving ease, quiet   Cranstone Ltd.
           temperament  and  robust  constitution. All calves  are  still
           weighed and  tagged  at birth, with cattle managed  behind   Carcase Performance Recording
           electric fences. We enjoy pushing the boundaries, whether   The majority of the yearling sale bulls have been ultra-sound
           it is with our farm management  or our stud’s breeding   carcase scanned and have carcase EBVs. Due to the timing
           objectives.                                        of this, these are unable to be published in this catalogue,
           Riverton  Herefords  Is  one  of  only  four  NZ  Hereford   however, all are available on request prior to sale day and
           Association “Herds of Excellence”.                 can be viewed in our online catalogue.

           Health Protocol:                         
           Riverton  Ezicalve Herefords  implements an  ‘industry   OnLine Catalogue and Information
           best-practice’, whole farm, animal health program.  This
           is recommended and documented  by the Wanganui Vet   Full performance and pedigree information for all Riverton
                                                              cattle can be accessed online at, EBV
           Services. For sale bulls, this includes:           enquires, searching with the Riverton prefix.
           •  TB - Herd status C10
           •  BVD – All bulls have been blood  tested  BVD antigen
              negative and have been vaccinated  with Hibrabovis. To
              maintain each bull’s BVD vaccination status, all bulls will
              require an annual Hibrabovis booster each September.
           •   IBR - all bulls are vaccinated for IBR (with Hibrabovis).
           •  10-in-1  - all bulls have received a 10-in-1  vaccination
              to cover clostridial diseases. The bulls have also been
              vaccinated  for  Leptospirosis.  Annual boosters  are
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