Grass-fed black cattle will be centre of attention for more
than 100 visitors to the South Island next week.
Visitors from around the globe arrive on Sunday to take part
in the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum pre-forum tour of the
New Zealand Angus Association former president and Canterbury
ward councillor Bruce Alexander, of Hunter, is chairman of
the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum pre-forum tour of the
Mr Alexander said 110 visitors, some from as far afield as
Canada, Scandinavia and Argentina, as well as New Zealanders,
would be taking part.
''They're very interested in the black cattle,'' he said.
They would have the opportunity to see stud and commercial
cattle throughout the central South Island.
Of particular interest would be the ''grass-fed'' system used
to grow cattle in New Zealand which was ''pretty much
''We will be showing the world what can be done on an
There are about 200 registered breeders in New Zealand
raising 25,000 cattle - the largest beef breed in the
The association is also celebrating 150 years since the breed
arrived in the country. Studs on the tour programme include
Woodbank Stud; Te Mania, New Zealand's largest Angus stud;
Stern Angus; Kakahu Stud and Meadowslea.
- by Ruth Grundy