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Mt Mable Angus
Kevin & Megan Friel - 625 Jackson Road, R.D.1, Woodville 4997 - Phone: (06) 376 4543
The home of quality cattle bred for what is REALLY important ..........
constitution, fertility, longevity, actual carcase -
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Mt Mable Angus
Kevin & Megan Friel
PH: (06) 376 4543
625 Jackson Road, R.D. 1, Woodville 4997
625 Jackson Road, R.D.1, Woodville 4997 - Phone: (06) 376 4543
Kevin & Megan Friel
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2019, Two year old bull, sale another great success for Mt Mable.

44/45 bulls offered sold under the hammer for an average price of $8,886.  Top price was $13,500 paid for Lot 7, Mt Mable 1764. He will be going to Raetihi. The team at Mt Mable Angus take this opportunity to thank all who came on the 10th of June to support our sale and we especially thank those that bought bulls and also those who were underbidders. Cam Heggie from PGG Wrightson did a sterling job of auctioning the bulls and we thank the entire PGGW team and also representatives from Carfields, John Griffiths, H R Redshaw, Ray Moss and NZ Farmers who all contributed to making the day a success. We wish all purchasers much enjoyment of their bulls and look forward to hearing of another 100% level of satisfaction as we did with the bulls sold in 2018

2nd Yearling Bull Sale held Monday 23rd September 2019

Our 2019 yearling sale was another great success.

The yearling bulls offered at our 2nd annual yearling bull sale on Monday  23rd September 2019 were again very well received with all 27 offered sold  (another two selected from the paddock after the sale) with an average price of  $4,666 and a top commercial price of $12,500.  The top price bull will be  returning to the Taumarunui district as will 3 other bulls.  We will be sending  several bulls to Northland and Gisborne regions and other local buyers were able  to secure the bull of their choice.

We now look forward to offering these bull’s brothers as two year old bulls  on the 8th of June 2020.
Lot 6 Mt Mable 1861 sold to Taumarunui for  $12,500   Lot 10 Mt Mable 1842 to IVA Farming Ohura.
Mt Mable Angus 2018 Bull Mob

Mt Mable Angus Stud was established at Ohura in 1967 by Allen and Maisie Friel, with the majority of foundation stock acquired from the renowned Puketutu Stud. Kevin and Megan took over the stud in 1997. The stud was moved to Pukerimu Station in 2008.

Mt Mable cattle have been tested on steep, wet King Country hills for over 40 years. The selection pressure of the higher altitudes of Pukerimu and extreme winter climate have ensured that Mt Mable Cattle will shift to all environments and continue to excel. Only those heifers that have proven themselves and have the attributes which we are looking for are introduced into the herd. The cow herd is rigorously culled on performance and conformation. All cows are expected to rear an exceptional calf, get back in calf and return to good condition every year – no exceptions. Kevin and Megan ran the 2200 acre Pukerimu Station by themselves with only casual and occasional part time help – with a health scare affecting Megan in 2015 and our reaching our 50’s a decision was made to downsize the farming operation and sell the sheep flock – this was done reluctantly as the romdale sheep flock was a result of 50 years careful breeding. In 2016 the cow herd and the family moved to a 650 acre property south of Dannevirke in the Kumeroa farming district.  The property has a good mix of hill country for the cows and good flats where the bulls can be brought on slowly, and naturally on grass and hay/silage only as has been our practise for the last 20 years or more.

Our sire selection has always been careful and considered and we have resisted “boosting” our EBV’s (Estimated Breeding Values) through using fashionable and highly figured animals, especially where the figures appear to be their only redeeming feature. We believe in breeding cattle based on lines of pedigree and years of family performance rather than the recent trend of breeding “paint by number” cattle. In our view there is a real risk that the current "ideal" numbers are not suitable for any farming system other than intensive "feed lot" type finishing which is contrary to the requirements of hill country New Zealand type cattle. We continually assess our own, and other breeders' programmes, and cattle, to validate our position with regard to this. With evidence of poor feet, temperaments and constitution becoming more and more apparent in “performance” lines of cattle we are happy with our choices not to proceed down that path.

Sales have been held on our own property annually since 1986.

The power of the Mt Mable Angus gene pool – an actual view

“100% of steers sent accepted in EQ Master grade in 2016. 7 out of 8 steers in 2015. The national average is 29%”

 The Power of the NZ Gene pool – a proven experts view   

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625 Jackson Road, R.R. 1,
Woodville 4997
Kevin & Megan Friel
Phone: (06) 376 4543
Mobile: Megan 027 625 8526
Kevin 027 667 7795

"What Mt Mable is all about"
High quality cattle that have longevity and produce a calf every year. Click on the photo below to view a larger photo of Mt Mable 967 with her 12th calf a bull (Mt Mable 865 - was born 1/9/12)

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Spirited bidding at Mount Marble yearling sale
Hawkes Bay Today 30 Sept.2019
Mount Mable's second yearling bull sale was held at the complex on Jackson Road on Monday, September 23. While the crowd was not as large as the annual 2-year-old bull sale every June, the bidding was spirited...... read more click here

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