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RANGATIRA ANGUS STUD

          Rangatira Angus was founded in 1960 by John and Shirley Dowding at Rangatira, Te Karaka. The stud continues to be run by Charlie and
          Susie Dowding who have been breeding Angus Stud cattle for many years initially as Rangatira Angus. In 1999, Colin and Jackie Williams;
          Susie’s parents very generously offered Charlie and Susie the opportunity to farm and breed Kaharau Stud Cattle at Coventry Station.
          Alastair MacPherson and Dollar Maxwell have made an enormous contribution to the running of the farms and the stud. 2015 saw a return
          to our original stud prefix Rangatira Angus.
          Highlights over the years include:
                Winning the Wonder Cup for the best bull at the Matawhero Angus Bull Sale many times.
                The live export of Rangatira Zoro 190 to Glengowan Angus Stud, Australia.

                2010 Kaharau Xtra 920 won Reserve Champion Angus Bull at the National Beef Expo.
                2011 winning the Supreme Champion Angus Bull and Reserve Champion of Champions with Kaharau Geronimo 161.
               It was very special for Charlie and Susie to win this award as the Borthwick Trophy was originally awarded for the best pen of four
               unled bulls at the National Angus Sale and was won by Charlie’s parents John & Shirley Dowding, Rangatira Angus Stud in 1976
               and 1980.
                2015 Rangatira Angus Stud had an incredible sale. We achieved a record price for an on farm auction in NZ with Rangatira 13-38.
               He was sired by Mt Mable Thor 660 and purchased by the Cricklewood Stud, Nuhaka. We sold 12 bulls for stud transfer in 2015
               - 1 at the Beef Expo and 11 at our on farm sale. We really appreciate the wonderful support from all our stud buyers, commercial
               buyers and stock agents.
                In 2016 we entered the ‘Steak of Origin’ competition for the first time entering one heifer. She achieved 2nd equal placing out of 180
               entries for succulence and gained a semi final placing - the top 20% of entries.
                ‘Steak of Station’ Gisborne Show 2015 long time buyers of our bulls Taaheke and Ranganui Stations again won 1st and 2nd prizes
               for the ‘Steak of Station’ competition, and have had continued success regularly placing in the top 3 for many years. All entries in
               this competition bred from Rangatira Genetics achieved top grading from Silver Fern Farms Beef Eating Quality.
                It is a huge thrill to see the studs Commercial Buyers regularly receive top prices at Saleyards and all meat processing with top
               grading scores.
                It was exciting to see cattle from RANGATIRA Angus Genetics AGAIN achieve top prices at Matawhero, Wairoa, Stortford Lodge and
               Fielding cattle sales during the past year.

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