Bridgewater Angus is located in Black Mountain at an elevation of 1300 metres in the pristine New England tablelands.
Roger Flower has been breeding Angus cattle since 1996, and set up the stud in 2011, sourcing genetics from top seedstock producers and also incorporating an artificial insemination program using semen from Australian and international studs.
Bridgewater Angus is committed to breeding affordable bulls for the commercial breeder wanting high growth rates, marbling and good temperament, stud principal Roger Flower said.
Among the bloodlines used in the stud are Wattletop, Blad Blair and Te Mania, and more recently, Granite Ridge, Lawsons and Booragul.
The Bridgewater stud has a strong maternal line, thanks to the purchase of 45 Wattletop cows from the former Guyra stud’s two dispersal sales.
“We have two sons from those cows in this year’s sale, but we hope to have a bigger offering of Wattletop calves next year,” Mr Flower said.
This is the stud’s first year participating in Northern Beef Week, prior to Bridgewater’s inaugural on-property sale on August 10, where the stud will be offering for sale 15 two-year-old and 15 yearling bulls, as well as 80 commercial heifers.
On display during beef week will be bulls sired by Pathfinder Genesis, Paringa Judd, Bridgewater Stimulus K65, Seaforth Bartel J119, Irelands Fletcher F1 and Wattletop G188.