Established in 2011.
We purchased our first property “Sandown” Timbumburi in August 2000 where we have lived and raised our 3 children Luke, Cara and Jye.
We initially ran commercial cattle while running our businesses Chris Paterson Stock and Station Agent and Century 21 Paterson. We have since purchased further property allowing for an increase in our stud herd.
With rural backgrounds and years of experience in the cattle industry the decision to start Heart Angus was based on passion for the breed, along with Chris’ knowledge of the cattle market.
Purchases in 2011 of 7 females from ‘Kansas’ provide our start in the seed stock industry. With further female purchases over the following years from Kennys Creek, Trowbridge, DSK, Millah Murrah, Coolarmagh and Banquet. In 2017 we purchased a further 14 females from the Millah Murrah female sale and 7 from the Wattletop Dispersal in 2017/18. A major influence in our herd has been the purchase of Millah Murrah females, 2 of which have become major donors in our program. We run extensive AI and ET programs backed up with sires purchased from Millah Murrah and Cherylton Angus.
Our first sale of bulls came when we offered 2 at the 2013 New England Angus Breeders Sale. From here the NEAB has provided us with a platform to market an increasing number of high quality bulls, with 18 being offered at the 2016 sale. Our bulls have topped the NEAB sales in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 2017 saw our first on property sale selling 29/29 at $9517 average. We thank the support received from repeat and new buyers.
Our stud 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.
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.