In 2003, The Glen commenced breeding registered Angus cattle with 120 APR females bought from Mitta Valley Angus in North East Victoria, 80 HBR and APR females from Landfall Angus in Tasmania and 20 HBR females from Tibooburra Angus in the Yarra Valley in southern Victoria. Sires have been sourced from leading studs in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Many AI sires have been used over the years. For a list of sires currently in use click here.
Foundation sires included:
Lawsons Payload X951
The breeding program has a strong focus on fertility, structural soundness, growth and carcase merit. Only those heifers which fall pregnant during compressed mating periods and pass scrutiny for structure and temperament are retained for breeding. All animals retained for breeding or sale have a full set of Angus Breedplan Estimated Breeding Values generated from weights taken at birth, 200 days and 400 days and are scanned for carcase traits. About 400 registered Angus cows and 100 heifers are mated annually.
In recent years steers from The Glen’s Angus breeding program have achieved outstanding success at the Melbourne Royal show Beef Carcase Competitions.
Sired by Tuwharetoa A249, this steer was auctioned for the Herds of Hope charity and sold for $3200. On the hook, it was the second highest scoring carcase in the competition, or Reserve Grand Champion Carcase, at the 2011 Royal Melbourne Show.
Sired by Tuwharetoa A249, this steer was Highly Commended on the hoof and came 4th on the Hook in the Export Class, at the 2011 Royal Melbourne Show.
Yanco Ag. School student, Lachlan Garwood with the Champion Heavyweight Domestic Steer, bred by The Glen, at the 2009 Melbourne Royal Show
Angus win 2014 Borthwick Trophy
This steer from The Glen, exhibited by Yanco Agric. High School, was the highest scoring Angus steer at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Show, and led the Angus team to victory in the Borthwick Trophy. It is the first time Angus have won this prestigious award since 1999