Maungahina is a Hereford, Red Charolais, and Speckle Park stud, farmed by Bruce McKenzie a fourth generation and Mark McKenzie a fifth generation of the founding McKenzie family.
It has always been the management policy to raise and sell the bulls under natural conditions, and owing to this policy, over the years Maungahina bulls have proved to be outstanding in stamina and constitution.
We use genetics to up fertility, muscling, size and out cross of the genetic base to improve our breed and introduce new bloodlines to New Zealand.
We want bulls that will perform extremely well in New Zealand and structural soundness is the key to our conditions.
Our 74th annual sale
It gives me great pleasure to present you with our 74th annual sale. As you look across our catalogue you can expect to find the same quality and consistency of cattle that we have always strived to breed and sell for the past 112 years.
Being the 5th generation McKenzie I was always taught to sell our absolute best right from a young age and this years sale will be a true testament to that statement. We have put together one of the strongest line ups of cattle and packages seen before at Maungahina. I truly believe we have something to suit everyone’s breeding program. Bulls, elite females, embryos and world class semen will sell across three breeds.
In this years sale we have several stand out Hereford bulls by our new sires Storm, Nano and Kipling. It’s also the first time in 12 years that we have sold a line up of Elite Hereford females, both myself and Bruce believe will dominate in any herd in New Zealand.
This years Charolais bulls are a very consistent line up. They are all sired by Maungahina Lammas a son of Silverstream Horton. We have found Lammas to be a great sire for us as he continues to breed consistent females and great shapped bulls.
Our Speckle Park animals are the best we have ever offered. We have spent the last 12 years carefully selecting leading genetics to suit our climate and harsh New Zealand conditions. Our sires this year represent everything we have been striving to breed and offer to the Speckle Park industry with Cove and Legacy being this years stand out sires.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients that have continued to support our stud over the past 112 years and would like to invite you to join us on June 6th for our annual sale.
Kind Regards, McKenzie Family