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Australia’s Largest Breeder of Senegus Cattle

Breeding For Profit


Kurra-Wirra Genetics Kurra-Wirra Red Angus Fertile, Maternal, Temperament Carcass Quality

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Kurra-Wirra Senepol Slick Coat, Bos Taurus, Tropically Adapted, Flat Backed, Polled

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Kurra-Wirra Senegus Combination of positive attributes from both breeds

The Kurra-Wirra Advantage RED BULLS DO BETTER IN THE HEAT Red coated bulls are cooler and more heat tolerant, resulting in higher fertility = more calves. Red Senegus slick coated cattle are more parasite tolerant, an advantage in all environments. FERTILITY Cattlemen are using Kurra-Wirra Senegus bulls for their proven higher fertility resulting in more calves for more dollars. MORE WEIGHT Calves have more weight at a younger age and as one client’s manager quoted: ‘They look like steers but weigh like bullocks.’ CROSS BREEDING They are 100% Bos Taurus polled cattle that are a great cross breeding option with hybrid vigor. MORE MARKETS Kurra-Wirra Senegus genetics are ‘Slick Coated’ and ‘Flat Backed’ making them suitable for the northern exports, as well as southern store markets with the added bonus of providing a diverse range of premium options for more dollars in your bank.

Genetic program and indexing LEACHMAN $PROFIT BREEDING INDEX Kurra-Wirra is benchmarking against 1.5 million cattle worldwide through the Leachman $Profit analysis. This allows us to breed animals that are going to deliver more efficient and profitable cattle for our clients. www.kurrawirra.com.au/dollarprofit

“Cows that work, Steers that pay”


Slick Gene Kurra-Wirra is now testing and breeding cattle with the slick gene because it improves performance in hot temperatures. The slick gene is a dominant gene carried by the Senepol breed resulting in a slick, shorter hair coat. This is beneficial in hot and tropical environments as the short hair length allows for sensible heat loss and an increased sweating rate, overall allowing for better regulation of internal body temperature. Other potential benefits include: 1. Breeders can produce Cross Breed cattle that are heat tolerant, whilst also maintaining the productivity, fertility and carcass quality of the British breeds. 2. The progeny from bulls that carry the slick gene have a slick coat which is a requirement in tick areas. 3. The slick coat enables clients to maintain export opportunities to Northern markets. 4. Breeders can use high quality, flat backed bulls repeatedly over their herd without running into any British hair in future generations. Testing our cattle has enabled us to make breeding decisions to produce high performing cattle that carry the slick gene for our clients.

Veterinary Program

Veterinary Program

• Visually classed structural soundness

• 7 in 1

• Scrotal Circumference

• Pesti-guard

• Palpation of testicles for soundness

• Tick fever (on request)

• Rectal electrical probe to examine penis and sheath for soundness

• Semen test

• Botulism • 3 day sickness

• Morphology All KW bulls are 100% guaranteed for 12 months post sale.

Traits Observed • Birth weight

• Hip height

• Weaning weight

• Docility

• Yearling weight

• Calving ease

• Mature cow weight

• Back fat

• Eye muscles

• Parentage

• IMF

• Slick gene

• Genomics

• Vibrio


Testimonials “ In my Capacity as Pastoral Manager for several Pastoral Companies, I have been Purchasing KURRA WIRRA. Genetics for 6 years now. These operations are spread across Far North Queensland for BAI YIN Holdings breeding mainly over a base brahman Herd on 12 Cattle Stations. Results were second to none. The product we produced was excellent for Top End Restaurant Trade, Domestic Supermarkets and Export to China. Since my Shift to Western Australia, I have changed the Breeding Target of Ashmulla Pastoral from Live Export to Domestic Production across 2 million Acres. Stations are situated Across the Pilbara, Mid Western and Lower Kimberly Regions. Cows are all base Brahman Herds. The Red Angus Senapol Bulls have adapted to the Harsh conditions better than anyone expected. Covering large distances between waters, the Bulls have met our Expectations and Beyond. James Lillburn selects my Bulls for me Based on James Knowledge of our Country and Requirements. The end Product from Ashmulla Stations will be Processed for The Mining Industry, Top End Restaurants and Airline Meal Preparation. I have no problem Recomending Kurra Wirra Genetics for Toughness, Yield Results and Docility. ” John Friend, Pastoral Operations Manager, Asmulla Pastoral Company

“ I first purchased Red Angus & Red Angus/Senepol bulls from KW in 2006. I’ve joined over 1,500 heifers to these bulls, with very minimal assistance required at calving. Comparing my Red Senegus calves with my black angus calves, I have found at weaning time that in most cases the weights have been equal. However at sale time, the Red Angus/Senepol calves have weighed more on average and achieved similar prices within a few cents to the black calves, counteracted with the extra weight has meant the same, if not more money in my pocket.’rs are saying about your business. ” John Headon, 'Wyoming Station' Booligal NSW

For any further information please refer to our website www.kurrawirra.com.au Or feel free to give us a call: James Lilburne – 0417 333 737

Simon Close – 0447 715 647

Robert Close: 0413 285 860

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