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405 Ody Road, RD4,               09 4340 987                    GlenrossieBeef
                   Whangarei 0174                   027 543 1045

            GLENROSSIE                                                  SHORTHORN

                                                                        Will, David and Tracy Ody

                lenrossie Beef Shorthorn and   The original block was around 600
            GSanta Gertrudis stud was        acres and was cleared and used as a      550 ha
            established in 1969 and recently   dairy operation until 1980, when the
            celebrated its 50th anniversary.   change was made to sheep and beef.
            Brothers Brian and Will Ody      Neighbouring blocks of land have         Flat to rolling to steep
            purchased the original six stud Loch   been purchased over the years, with
            females from Malcolm Anderson,    the farm now 1200 acres, ranging
            along with the imported bull, Burnton   from low lying flats to steep rocky   1300mm
            Banter.                          mountain. The soils are clay, peat,
            Top AI sires from Australia were used   sand and red volcanic over limestone.
            for many years, as well as imported   The aim of the stud is to produce   90 Shorthorn stud cows,
            bulls Belmore Blotch (Aus) and   structurally sound, well fleshed, fast   30 Santa stud cows, 50
            Nepowie Oley (Aus). AI has continued   growing bulls for commercial beef   commercial cows, 1200 ewes
            for 50 years, with bulls from Australia   breeders.                       plus all replacements, all
            and Canada being used.           Structure, conformation and muscle       excess stock fattened.
            The Santa Gertrudis herd started in   are important traits for profitable
            the mid 1970s when AI from King   beef cattle in the New Zealand grass
            Ranch became available to New    fed production system and the
            Zealand. The Santas were bred up   purpose of the breeding programme
            from the Shorthorn herd, again with   at the stud has never changed.
            AI being used ever since, mostly from   The Ody family welcome visitors to
            Australian Santa bulls.          the stud and have hosted many tours
            The property is located on the   over the years, we are always happy
            seaward side of Mt Manaia at     to showcase our cattle and property.
            Whangarei Heads and has been     We are excited about the future and
            in the family since 1906, when the   the challenges that farming will face
            first Ody settlers arrived shortly   in the coming years.
            after emigrating from England.

             How and when you sell your bulls:    Past Sires:                     Sires for 2020:
             We have annual bull sales on the     Imported sires Burnton Banter,   Browns Unique, Longview
             property in June.                    Belmore Blotch and Nepowie Oley.  Meatpacker, Rough Ridge Enhance,
                                                  AI Sires from Australia and Canada  Glenrossie Dazzler, Ben Lomond,
                                                                                  Glenrossie Maximus, AI sires Bayview
                                                  National Sale Beef Shorthorn    Archer, Saskvalley Taskforce, Waco
                                                  Champions Austins Ideal and     Morris, Dangarfield Universe    3
                                                  Corsock Dazzler Many others!
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