Kimberley Downs Brangus, owned and operated by Roger Davis
is located in Leongatha South, Victoria, approx 130 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.
Roger Davis, a serious Brangus breeder
for over 35 years, admits
that breeding placid natured beasts has become an obsession.
Our Brangus bulls are ideal for crossing over the local beef herds
and also for using by the dairy farmers for “Dairy Beef”. Bred over
Hereford and Angus cows the progeny provides and excellent growth
rate and sleek, shiny coats which gives a particularly noticeable impression during winter sales. Crossing over the Fresian provides a good
dairy beef steer but something not widely recognised or used
to advantage as the Fresian/Brangus F1 female. The Brangus/Fresian
F1 female is a particularly impressive animal, a very strong vigorous
mother ideal for “Vealer” production.
Our selling remains focused on Victoria and we have repeat buyers.
Coming from all parts of the state.
We open for “Beef Week” in January-February each year and
have a selection of bulls for sale.
Kimberley Downs Brangus, owned and operated by Roger Davis is located
in Leongatha South, Victoria, approx 130 kilometres south-east of
Melbourne. Roger Davis, a serious Brangus breeder for over 35 years,
admits that breeding placid natured beasts has become an obsession.
We have always recognised the massive work being done by Angus breeders in
improving their breed and have been keen to capitalise on this by infusing this
into our own herd. We have, therefore, undertaken an extensive A1 programme
using proven leading Angus A1 sires and breeding them into our Brangus herd.
We also purchased 13 Angus cows from the “Hidden Springs” Angus Dispersal
Sale “Traveller” and “Power Play” blood lines. These cattle have opened our
eyes to combining the Angus and the Brangus. There are obviously great cross
breeding possibilities in commercially using Brangus Bull over an Angus herd.
Over the last 13 years we have purchased semen shares in 14 bulls (photographs
are on display). We gratefully acknowledge the opportunity given and the
expertise of Bruce and Barbara Burnham who run “Bimberdeen” (Queensland)
in allowing us to share these bulls. I believe they have been astutely selected
and most have their origins from the most renown Brangus breeder in
Australia, Lawson Geddes of “Couti-Oouti” North Queensland.
Most of the leading Queensland studs will have bloodlines going back to Couti-Oouti. One noted stud “Greendale Brangus” (recently dispersed) had its origins
with stud masters Tony and Ruth Thomas and founded from Couti-Oouti. We
have used 5 Greendale sires and they are widely represented in our stud
pedigrees. Simply put, we are looking to breed some of the latest Angus back
into our herd and then come over the progeny with the best Brangus bulls in
the land. We see the results of this strategy and it looks extremely promising.