WHERE IT MATTERS:
• Meat quality
Composite cattle selected for Net Feed Intake
Blue-E’s are a line of Angus x Shorthorn cattle that have been developed by Jon, Harvey and Barbara Wright of Coota Park, Woodstock, NSW, Australia. The Blue-E concept was initially conceived by Jon after a number of years work as Cattle Manager at the Trangie Research Centre in NSW Australia. The research looked into the value of feed conversion to the beef industry. After seeing first hand the enormous value in selecting for feed conversion, Jon returned to Coota Park and initiated the Blue-E cattle and built their own Efficiency Testing Facility on farm.
Offering the first Blue-E bulls for sale in 1996, numbers have been building to the point that the commercial herd has been exclusively Blue-E since 2003. With ongoing demand for Blue-Es, 2005 saw further expansion with the first satellite herd being established under contract.
The Angus Shorthorn breeds were selected initially to produce a visually and genetically appealing animal, with a definite focus on commercial returns to the cattle producer. Commitment to using quality bloodlines has ensured that the Blue-Es are strong in the areas of meat quality, growth, maternal traits, fertility and structural soundness. Predominately using Shorthorn females, they are inseminated with the best Angus genetics available.
Cattle are actively selected for their net feed efficiency and all bulls sold have been tested for this trait.
Blue-Es offer a commercial proposition to cattle producers with a focus on maximising the conversion of pasture and returns from your beef enterprise. All Blue-E Bulls offered are grassfed, efficiency tested, performance recorded, fertility guaranteed and ready to work.
“COOTA PARK BLUE-E IS PRODUCING POWERFUL PRODUCTION BASED BULLS THAT OFFER QUALITY AND RELIABLITY”
IN MORE DETAIL
This line of cattle are predominately Black and Blue with Blue-E being consistent where it matters:
- Efficiency (feed conversion)
- Meat quality
What’s in the name Blue-E?
The first part of the name is taken from the most commonly used term for the Angus Shorthorn cross (the Blues) and also some of the cattle have a coat colour that resembles the blue roan colour. The E denotes the importance of Efficiency (feed conversion) in the selection of genetics in this program.
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