Heart Angus

Our stud’s name Heart Angus comes from the brand of the upside-down heart over the dumbbell that was handed down through the family from Chris’ Great Grandmother Alice May Paterson from the property ‘The Glen’ at Dyers Crossing.

Established in 2011

We purchased our first property “Sandown” Timbumburi in August 2000 where we
live and have enjoyed raise our 3 children Luke, Cara and Jye. All grown now they
remain an active part of the stud on sale day and throughout the year. Jye joined us
back on the farm in 2018.

In the early days we ran commercial cattle on our 200-acre block, while also running our business Chris Paterson Stock and Station Agent. With rural backgrounds and years of experience in the cattle industry the decision to start Heart Angus was based on a passion for the breed, along with Chris’ knowledge of the cattle market.

Since starting the stud we have been able to purchase further acres and with this increase our stud herd numbers, to where we are today.

Our Herd

In 2011, we purchased 7 females from ‘Kansas’ which provided us our start in the seed stock industry.
We increased our herd with further female purchases over the next few years from Kennys Creek, Trowbridge, DSK, Millah Murrah, Coolarmagh and Banquet.

Our first sale of bulls came when we offered 2 at the 2013 New England Angus Breeders Sale. From here the NEAB provided us with a platform to market an increasing number of high-quality bulls, with 18 being offered at the 2016 sale. Our bulls topped the NEAB sales in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

With increasing numbers, we decided to take the big step of holding our own On Property sale. We undertook some works to erect our sale arena with 2017 seeing our inaugural On Property sale at ‘Sandown’, selling 29/29 at a $9517 average.

In 2017 we purchased a further 14 females from the Millah Murrah female sale and 7 from the Wattletop Dispersal in 2017/18. More recently we have made purchases from Dunoon and the Premier Dispersal. A major influence in our herd has been the purchase of the Millah Murrah females, 2 of which have become major donors in our program.

Each year we run an extensive AI and ET programs. The sire selections for these programs are made from sires that have been personally inspected. Regular trips to the USA allow viewing of both proven and new genetics. We have a commitment to our AI programs by ensuring that we have high quality back up sires.
We have purchased sires from Millah Murrah, Cherylton Angus and Peakes Bowen Angus.


Breeding Goals

Simply, our aim is to produce productive cattle to suit all markets.

With our focus being on breeding easy doing, fertile animals which are deep bodied and well-muscled. We are continually seeking to look at new genetics to improve our herd with Chris taking biennial trips to USA to view suitable genetics to improve consistency across herd.
Heart Angus adds new sire from WA

We are always appreciative of those who attend our sale and purchase a bull or two and who come back year after year.