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      For Docility - 1 is Docile to the point of touching the
 ANGUSPURE PARTNER STUDS  animal, 3 is less ideal (restless) and 5 - aggressive.
      (Scores of 1 and 2 are preferred).
 AngusPure NZ has teamed up with 88 Angus studs who share in
 our vision - to focus on the end consumer. These studs are proud   For traits scored 1 - 9
 to be named among them, and by using the finest genetics and

 implementing best management practice they can help you produce
 more premium quality Angus beef.  A score of 5 is ideal Ideal
 Only our AngusPure Partner studs display these devices in their sale   A score of 4 or 6 shows slight variation from ideal, but this
 catalogues. They indicate bulls endorsed by AngusPure NZ.
      includes most animals. An animal scoring 4 or 6 would be
      acceptable in any breeding programme. Excellent.
 ANGUSPURE ENDORSED BULLS  A score of 3 or 7 shows greater variation but would

 AngusPure continues to endorse bulls for sale that are in the top 40% of the breed   be acceptable in most commercial programmes, but
 for AngusPure index. This index gives commercial farmers confidence that by using   seedstock producers should be wary. Good

 this selection tool, bulls are most likely to leave progeny with superior carcase
 quality and at the same time achieve desirable outcomes for self replacing herds,
 as the AngusPure index still rewards cattle with strong maternal attributes like   A score of 2 or 8 are low scoring animals and should be
 calving ease, scrotal and growth, along with carcase weight. To qualify for the ‘A’   looked at closely before purchasing. Poor
 endorsement, bulls must meet a minimum AngusPure index of +$120.
 These bulls will be => +$120 for AngusPure index.  A score of 1 or 9 should not be catalogued and are
      considered culls.
 In addition to the ‘A’, and to assist bull buyers who wish to select for more marbling
 we are rewarding those animals that are in the top 25% of the breed for AngusPure
 index and who also have their marbling EBV (IMF) in the top 50% as well. These bulls
 will be awarded an ‘A+’ endorsement. Marbling is one of the very highest eating
 quality attributes and is necessary in order to meet some of the highest premium
 requirements for our new program, AngusPure Special Reserve. To qualify for the
 ‘A+’ endorsement, bulls must meet a minimum AngusPure index of +$141.
 They must also meet the minimum marbling requirement of +1.7 for IMF
 These bulls will be => +$141 for AngusPure index and => + 1.7 for IMF EBV.
 AngusPure recognises the need to lift the amount of marbling in our New Zealand
 cow genetics, in order to fill the requirements of consumers going forward. Marbling

 has two critical components; genetics and feeding. Feeding on a rising plane of
 nutrition is vital but without the genetics these attributes will not be able to
 express themselves.

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