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Ken & Betty   07 552 0815         mortonshorthorns
                  Craig & Maree  07 552 0250

                orton Shorthorns is in a small   to form Morton Shorthorns in 1996.   Home Farm - Flat to rolling
            Mtown called Katikati in the Bay   In the late 1990’s Embryos from Sprys   hills Run Off – Rolling to Hill
            of Plenty in the North Island and the   Prophet Muriel were imported from   country
            land has been in the Morton family   Australia and today Muriels are one
            for over 150 years, starting off with   of our best cow family.
            a milking Shorthorns herd and now   Many bulls and semen packages have    45 Breeding Cows and
            run as a Sheep and Beef farm and   been imported and exported over the    replacement Heifers,
            Shorthorn Beef Stud.              years to improve our genetics.          400 Perendale ewes, 150
            Ken and Betty, Craig, Maree and   The aim to breed high growth,           Fattening cattle
            Emma run the Stud together on the   good muscled bulls with good
            family farm.                      temperament and milking ability
            The Orena Shorthorn Stud was      that will breed top quality steers
            founded in the late 1960’s with   and heifers for either export or local
            purchased from Ardmore and        market.
            Gleneagles dispersals having a great   The Morton family welcome anyone
            influence. Betty started her own   wanting to visit and view our farm
            Aonga Prefix and later Craig had   and cattle.
            Kaimai which were all amalgamated

             How and when you sell your bulls:    Past Sires:                           Sires for 2020:
             We have an annual bull sale at home   Eloora Baker G3, Outback Sprys Balance   Yamburgan Zeus L368,
             each year in May.                    G266, Orena Super Ace 13007, Orena    Royalla Tremain M260,
                                                  Senator 14010, Orena 15012, Sprys Patent   Sprys Extra Special N61.
                                                  Ace G38, Broughton Park Senator Y065,
                                                  Belmore Patriach F102, Orena 13006,
                                                  Yamburgan Zeus L368, Royalla Rembrandt                          5
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