In 2011 we purchased the Pitcairn Stud. During 2012 we embarked on Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transplant in order to develop the Devons with a commercial orientation.
Ross and Bethany Gibson (Eastbank) generously loaned the 2011 Sydney Royal Grand Champion bull to us for use in the beginning of 2013 and later allowed us to purchase “Turtle” (Donatello). We have continued to use Turtle to develop truly commercial female lines. Our goal is to continue to have our Devons reaching 800kg at 2 years of age.
More recently we have scaled back our Devon breeding to focus on breeding excellent Angus bulls. However the strong maternal traits and the Devon feed efficiency makes them excellent recipient mothers of our angus embryos. The devon angus cross was excellent for our meat business. Whilst breeding fewer Devons our calves are of a significantly improved quality.