News Article selected in the Archive of 2018: WHY WALK IF YOU CAN FLY?
Date: April 2018
Our auction offer could just have read, “200 Females in calf on auction. Heifers, 1st and 2nd calf cows – all the cows are 3-in-1”. But that is pretty standard, right? But wait – we have much more, so… why not COME AND FLY WITH US!
All the heifers have been subjected to a REPRODUCTIVE TRACT SCORING to measure their readiness for breeding.
It has been proven that heifers with a HIGHER RTS score had a greater pregnancy rate by the end of the first breeding season and is the best tool to evaluate fertility and is likely to be a predictor of a LIFETIME production of the cow.
All the female animals on offer will also be marked with the HART ELITE ear tag. To qualify for such a tag, the female animals must meet the Bonsmara basic animal selection criteria, meaning they must be
functionally efficient and fit to farm with
These animals must also have adequate pelvic size and form
and good quality udder and teats.
Once the animal passes the above, it will be tagged with a GOLD ear tag with the words “HART – ELITE”.