The Glen Pastoral Co.

The Glen Angus

THE GLEN HERD OF ANGUS CATTLE – BRIEF HISTORY

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
Lawsons Payload

Koojan Hills Modest Z105
Koojan Hills Modest Z105

Tuwharetoa A249
Tuwharetoa A29

The Glen Eclipse D249
The Glen Eclipse D249

The Glen Modest D345
The Glen Modest D345

The Glen Cavalier F020
The Glen Cavalier F020

Rennylea Edmund E11
Rennylea Edmund E11

Boonaroo Front Runner E5
Boonaroo Front Runner E5

Alpine Extra Special E9
Alpine Extra Special E9

Ayrvale Bartel E7
Ayrvale Bartel E7

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.

Reserve Grand Champion Carcase Melbourne 2011
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.

2011 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.

Champion Heavy Weight Steer Melbourne 2009
Yanco Ag. School student, Lachlan Garwood with the Champion Heavyweight Domestic Steer, bred by The Glen, at the 2009 Melbourne Royal Show

Glen Angus steer
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