Project Description


Sire: Cootharaba Magnum

Dam: Mawarra Minerva 554

The pedigree of Vice Admiral is an exciting mix of high performance genetics. He is a Trait Leader for 200D, 400D, 600D & IMF. His Dam, Minerva 554, has sold ten sons to $48,000 averaging $17,100. This includes two Hereford National Grand Champions 2008 & 2009 and full brother to Vice Admiral, $26,000 Winchester, who was Junior Champion in 2011. Vice Admiral progeny are performing across the globe with sons retained as Stud Sires in Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Canada. He has over 560 progeny recorded across four countries and semen sales have amassed $95,000. His sons and daughters have won national titles in the UK and at the Australian Hereford National where his son, EDR Toranmoor Gold, was crowned Senior and Grand Champion 2013.

Vice Admiral’s 44 sons, at Mawarra, have sold to $17,000 recording an average of $7,170. The commercial acceptability of his genetic footprint in Australia has seen our clients return year after year to purchase sons and grandsons. The extra length, carcase and sound structure of his progeny equate to profitability whether marketing weaners or finishing older stock. The consistency, milking and maternal traits of his daughters make them the perfect replacement females. We weighed 160 calves at birth and recorded an average weight of 37kgs.

Vice Admiral’s Sire, Magnum, has sold 68 sons at Mawarra to $40,000 recording an outstanding average of $9,200. His sons include 2010 & 2011 Hereford National Grand Champions Virginian & Westlife and 2011 & 2012 Reserve Grand Champions, West Coast & Yesteryear.

Vice Admiral’s full sister Minerva 842 is featured on our Females Page. We currently have forty Vice Admiral daughters in herd, they are amongst our most valuable breeders. He is one of the most influential sires we have ever used in our herd. A number of his daughters and granddaughters will be offered in our upcoming Ladies Day @ Mawarra Sale.

We are very proud to have been invited to represent Australia at the 17th World Hereford Conference Pen Show in Uruguay, in April 2016. Two Vice Admiral daughters and a Mawarra Sentimental daughter, won their class on the international stage.

Vice Admiral semen has been sold to New Zealand, Canada,  the United Kingdom and Ireland. Embryos have been exported to Uruguay. See links to The Haven, Te Taumata.

Semen packages available for Australia and export licensed to Canada, CSS, New Zealand, U S A & E U. South American countries and Russia on request.