William of Stern
Looking for a safe bull with presence power and performance then William is worth close attention. Used as a yearling over heifers and followed up over cows, William has grown into an impressive sound two year old. A half share in the walking rights was purchased by Earnscleugh Angus for $25,000.
It’s not surprising that he exhibits great fleshing and softness, a deep hindquarter, good bone and a classic angus head and jaw. And with that pedigree he’s also packed with EBV performance. His below average BW, above average 600 Day, above average EMA, Positive Fat, huge SC and above average milk are hard to match in a New Zealand bred sire. There’s nothing extreme yet he’s in the top 20% of the breed for SRI and top 10% for API. He’s the new Stern all rounder.
Stern McCaw comes from one of the top cow families at Stern, his dam now in our donor program has bred two other sons used at Stern and his maternal grand dam is the mother of Highlander. His sire Stern 254 has bred extremely well at Stern, first as a yearling and later leased for a part season. Sixteen sons have sold to a high of $12,000 and an average of $9,000 with five used in stud. McCaw again comes with an excellent spread of Birth to Growth, much improved carcase EBV’s, particularly IMF and indexes in the top 5% for SRI and API.
Phenotypically McCaw displays real width over the loin and a square rump and pin bone setting with depth right down the hind quarter. Up front he’s got a good shoulder and head. On the ground he’s sound and his working apparatus is tight sheathed. There’s no white. He moves well with good square tracking and with good carriage.
McCaw would suit both heifer and cow mating. He was used heavily at Stern over heifers and cows by both AB and naturally. The first calves are mid-sized and vigorous.
Braveheart of Stern
In EBV terms Braveheart ranks at the top of the breed in Australasia. In phenotype terms Braveheart is a traditional styled moderate frame sire. No other sire has a better Birth, Growth, EMA and Fat combinationation in New Zealand and in Australia, only Lawsons Ironstone B1370 has comparable EBV’s!
Stern Anzac 465
Retained at Stern from the 2009 bull crop, a half share purchased by Earnscleugh Angus for $25,000. A bull with impact, soundness and from one of the best phenotype cows at Stern. His dam is still goimg strong at 12 years old and is a full sister to Stern Exact.
Highlander of Stern AB
One of the few New Zealand bred sires to compete successfully in EBV’s and phenotype with international sires. His progeny have been a success story in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with sons selling to $37,000. A highly proven sire of real quality.
Stern Exact 185 AB ET
Exact was retained at Stern. A flush brother to Cameron of Stern who sold for $28,000 at the 2004 sale to Mt. Mable Stud. Semen used around NZ and Australia, including at Kenny’s Creek NSW where sons attracted excellent comment and premium prices. Sire of several stud bulls at Stern. Exact sons topped the 2007 sale and sold to $17000 at the 2009 sale.