Performance Beef, Hunter Valley
Shorthorn Cattle – Turanville
Shorthorns have a long and rich history at Turanville, the first of which were imported to the property by William Dangar in the 1850’s. The polled stud was established in 1934 when Douglas (DH) Robertson transitioned away from horned cattle.
The Robertson family have now been breeding Shorthorns on the property for 5 generations. While always valuing tradition we have also always placed great importance on progress. In the 1980’s, Jock(JD) Robertson began using Breedplan as a genetic selection tool; and the long history of recording and measuring traits helps in today’s selection of productive, profitable cattle.
Doug and Nic Robertson with their children Angus, Henry and Sophie, are proud to present the current herd – with carefully selected genetics to maximise profitable traits, while meeting breeding objectives and capitalising on current and future markets.
Doug is a passionate cattleman with a lifetime of experience in the industry, who along with a group of other breeders founded Performance Herds Australia (PHA). PHA runs a database of Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross cattle on the Breedplan Genetic Evaluation System. By utilising genotype and phenotype data to identify profitable genetics, our objective is to add value to our clients’ herds.
With the Turanville breeding programme we focus on a balance – using calving ease and fertility to drive commercial profits, adding value through eating quality and carcase traits – to increase the marketability of the finished product in our clients’ beef enterprises.