MERCHISTON 

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LATEST NEWS

Sale Catalogue 'E-Book" now available

You can now view our internet catalogue online. Visit the "About Us - 2018 Catalogue" tab in the navigation bar.
 

2017 BULL SALE DATE ANNOUNCED 

Come and join the Merchiston team for our annual on farm sale and stay on for a beer or two and a steak sammy after the sale. 


SALE DATE: WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE 2018

WHERE: 306 PUTORINO RD, MARTON
TIME: 2.30PM - LATE

Keep an eye out for this years catalogue in the post now. If you wish to recieve a copy of this years catalogue please leave a contact name and address in the 'Contact Us' tab and we will send one in the post.

 

Sale Catalogue 'E-Book" now available

You can now view our internet catalogue online. Click here to view or visit the "About Us - 2017 Catalogue" tab in the navigation bar.
 

2017 BULL SALE DATE ANNOUNCED

Come and join the Merchiston team for our annual on farm sale and stay on for a beer or two and a steak sammy after the sale. 


SALE DATE: WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2017

WHERE: 306 PUTORINO RD, MARTON
TIME: 2.30PM - LATE

Keep an eye out for this years catalogue in the post now. If you wish to recieve a copy of this years catalogue please leave a contact name and address in the 'Contact Us' tab and we will send one in the post.
 

Sale Catalogue 'E-Book" now available

You can now view our internet catalogue online. Click here to view or visit the "About Us - 2016 Catalogue" tab in the navigation bar.

 

2016 BULL SALE DATE ANNOUNCED

Come and join the Merchiston team for our annual on farm sale and stay on for a beer or two and a steak sammy after the sale. 


SALE DATE: WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE 2016

WHERE: 306 PUTORINO RD, MARTON
TIME: 2.30PM - LATE

Keep an eye out for this years catalogue in the post now. If you wish to recieve a copy of this years catalogue please leave a contact name and address in the 'Contact Us' tab and we will send one in the post.
 

Merchiston Angus Annual Bull Sale 2015

The sale for 2015 was held on Wednesday the 3rd of June and showcased a line up of 44 bulls. The bulls this year were the heaviest ever offered by Merchiston with an average weight of 824 kilos. All bulls were sold with an average price of $7,377 and a top price of $26,000. The following were the top priced bulls of the day all sold to stud breeders:


  • Merchiston Stoker 350: Sold for $26,000 to the Atahua Stud and Andrew Stewart (Pictured in slideshow).
  • Merchiston Alliance 391: Sold for $16,000 to the Ruanui and Pine Park Studs.
  • Merchiston Equate 395: Sold for $13,000 to the Shian Stud.


Thanks to all those who attended, supported and helped on this day to make it the occasion that it was.

Sale Catalogue 'E-Book" now avaliable

You can now view our internet catalogue online. Click here to view or visit the "About Us - 2015 Catalogue" tab in the navigation bar.

 

BULL SALE DATE ANNOUNCED

Come and join the Merchiston team for our annual on farm sale and stay on for a beer or two and a steak sammy after the sale. 

 

SALE DATE: WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE 2015

WHERE: 306 PUTORINO RD, MARTON
TIME: 2.30PM - LATE
 
Keep an eye out for this years catalogue in the post now. If you wish to recieve a copy of this years catalogue please leave a contact name and address in the 'Contact Us' tab and we will send one in the post.
 

Merchiston Annual Bull Sale 2014

Yet another annual bull was held on farm at Merchiston on June 4th.
With 50 bulls catalogued it was our largest sale offering ever , 49 were offered with 46 being sold for a sale average of $5600.
 
Top Price this year was for Lot 1, a Dunoon Evident son that had been used as a yearling by Merchiston and sold for $11,500 to the Ruanui and Pinepark Studs.
 
The weather was the best ever on sale day with a good sized crowd in attendance enjoying the warm day, looking at the bulls and listening to the bagpipes. Many thanks to all that helped make the day succesful and to all those that supported our breeding by purchasing a bull.
 

Generate takes National Angus Champion and Reserve All Breeds Champion at Beef Expo

Merchiston Generate 243 National Angus champion and Reserve Champion All Breeds was sold to the Cricklewood Stud at Wairoa on May 13th for $17,000 with semen rights also sold to an Australian syndicate. Many thanks to the Bayley family and to Kirsten Dalziell for leading Generate.
 

2014 Sales Bulls Online Now

A selection of our 2014 bulls can now be viewed online walking in the paddock with EBV's attached. These can be viewed by going to the 2014 catalogue under the 'About Us' tab in the navigation bar or by visiting Bullwalk New Zealands web page. Videos thanks to the team at Bullwalk New Zealand.

 

Our 2014 internet catalogue is now available under the "About Us" tab in the navigation bar, or by clicking here.

 

BULL SALE DATE ANNOUNCED

Come and join the Merchiston team for our annual on farm sale and stay on for a beer or two and a steak sammy after the sale.  

 

SALE DATE: WEDNESDAY 4TH JUNE 2014

WHERE: 306 PUTORINO RD, MARTON
TIME: 2.30PM - LATE
 

Merchiston Now on Facebook

With the recent development of our website we have decided to create a facebook page. If you're a member on facebook feel free to "Like" our page and keep up to date with weekly activities on the farm.

 

Merchiston Generate 243 Wins Supreme Champion Angus and 2nd in Meat and Wool cup at Royal Show

Merchiston was well represented at the Royal Show held in Feilding in December with two heifers, Merchiston Duchess and Pride along with yearling bull Merchiston Generate 243. Merchiston Pride came in third in the all breeds yearling heifer competition with Merchiston Duchess following in fourth. Merchiston Pride was also named Champion Yearling Angus female. 


The highlight of the show was Merchiston Generate 243 taking out the Supreme Champion Angus competition and being placed second in the prestigious Meat and Wool Cup.This was followed up by taking out the Interbreed Yearling Bull and All-breed Yearling Bull classes.  


A big thank you must be said to Alice Hall and Caitlin Berecry from Australia who lead the animals on the day and both competed in the Trans Tasman Young Judges Competition. Well done to you both.

 

World Forum a Success

 

Merchiston Angus put forward a team of hiefers for the world youth challenge at the World Angus Forum in Rotorua. The Australian team - "The Aussie Wombats" drew the Merchiston hiefers and did an amazing job of leading and presenting the hiefers to the Angus World! To the right are some of the highlights and below are the captions.


Photo 1 - "The Aussie Wombats"

Grant Bulloch, Alice Hall, Zac McInerney and Kate Boardman with their team of Merchiston Angus hiefers alongside Richard and Vicki Rowe at the World Angus Forum - Rotorua 2013.


Photo 2 - "Critical Appraisal"

Merchiston hiefers and their Aussie Wombat handlers receiving critical appraisal from Jim Conroy of Semax International.


Photo 3 - "The Hiefers"

Merciston hiefers in the cattle pavilion.


Photo 4 - "Zac & Kate"

Australians Zac McInerney and Kate Boardman win the handlers class amongst very strong competition. This was probably the strongest class of young handlers ever assembled in one place.

 

Merchiston Represented at World Angus Forum

Merchiston will be represented at the World Angus Forum with a team of yearling heifers for the world youth challenge. One of these heifers will be avaliable for sale at the forum. Visit the world forum site now by following the link below. See you there!


WORLD FORUM

 

Merchiston Sale a Resounding Success

The sale for 2013 was held on Wednesday the 5th of June and showcased a line up of 41 bulls. All bulls were sold with an average price of $7,800 and a top price of $26,000. The following were the top priced bulls of the day all sold to stud breeders:

 

  •  Merchiston Outlook 179 (Lot 1): Sold for $26,000 to the Turiroa and Tarangower Studs.
  • Merchiston Maverick 115 (Lot 3): Sold for $25,000 to the Hingaia Stud.
  • Merchiston Evolution 190 (Lot 16): Sold for $25,000 to the Puketoi Stud.
  • Merchiston Maverick 146 (Lot 4): Sold for $10,000 to the Waiere and Dandalieth Studs.
  • Merchiston Holbrook 152 (Lot 14): Sold for $9,000 to the Puketoi Stud.

 

Thanks to all those who attended and helped on our big day.

 

MERCHISTON EXPEDITION SOLD!

Merchiston Expedition was sold online on Thursday the 29th of May to the Grampians Stud of North Canturbury for $25,000. The full possession of the bull was sold however 50% of the semen rights were retained by Merchiston. 

 

MERCHISTON EXPEDITION FOR SALE IN ONLINE AUCTION 

The decision to sell Expedition was made as we have used him for the last 3 years and we felt that the time was right to release him to the market to enable someone else to partake in this breeding journey.


We feel he has a real place in the industry and just where that ends up will be very interesting.


Phenotypically he is an extroidinary bull and everyone that sees him is suitably impressed by his huge volume and capacity. His EBV data is improving with every month as new data is submitted both here in NZ and in Australia.



Due to an injury sustained whilst mating as a yearling we have been very particular with his natural mating so as not to agravate it. He has sucessfully settled his cows over the last 2 matings. We feel though that his future is in selling his semen further afield and with the World Angus Forum in NZ later this year it is a great opportunity to showcase a grassfed sire of his stature to the Angus world.


We sell 100% possession of the bull but would like to retain 50% of the semen rights.


Click here to view the online auction. Auction closes 30th May at 8pm.


 

2013 Sale Bulls now on Bullwalk & Internet Catalogue now available

A selection of our 2013 bulls and herd sires can now be viewed online walking in the paddock with EBV's attached. These can be viewed by going to the 2013 catalogue under the 'About Us' tab in the navigation bar or by visiting Bullwalk New Zealands web page. Videos thanks to the team at Bullwalk New Zealand.


Also our 2013 internet catalogue is available by clicking here and following the associated links.