Talooby Angus Stud
RN and PL Grieve founded the Talooby Angus Herd in 1953 in the Bylong Valley of Central Western NSW. Each year at the the Talooby Angus Annual Sale, Talooby Angus have Black Angus Cattle and Red Angus Cattle for sale. Today the herd stands at around 350 females, 200 APR, 120 Stud and 30 Reds and is managed by Peter Grieve on behalf of the partners.
Talooby was established from foundation stock purchased from the Wallah Stud in Narrabri. 12 cows and 1 bull (Wallah Minijago son of NZ import Blackjago of Mangatoro) were purchased to from the basis for the Talooby Herd.
The herd began producing commercial bulls in 1970. In 1972 the cowherd numbered 200 head – 142 of them were by Wallah Faridy. This breeding to type is the foundation stone of Talooby today, where consistent lines of structurally correct cattle make up the herd.
The herd is one of the original performance recording herds starting in 1964 as a demonstration herd for NSW Agriculture. The herd performance records today through Breed Plan, Ultrasound scanning and visual assessment.
“Our aim has always been to produce structurally sound, moderately framed cattle with thickness, softness, ease of doing, that also have positive indicators for fertility and excellent temperament.” Peter Grieve.
Seed stock progeny of the herd is made available through out the year by private treaty, Annual Bull Sale, and the Hunter Valley Breeders Female Sale. Talooby’s genetic influence ranges from Tasmania and South Australia, through to Queensland, with a concentration in central Western NSW.