bruceKokonga Farm is situated in the Waiketetu Valley on the West Coast, west of Huntly and north of Hamilton.
Kokonga Farm is a total of 1296 hectares, which farms approximately 3,500 ewes, 1,100 cattle along with our 130 cow breeding herd.
Kokonga Hereford stud was established in 2004 and is committed to building a sound, functional, high performing herd of cows displaying constitution, milking ability and fertility.
We were extremely fortunate to acquire females from the well renowned Leelands stud from Hawkes Bay as our original
foundation. In 2011 we have added cows from the dispersals of the long standing Wando and Awhea studs together with a number of selected incalf heifers from the Waikaka herd. In 2012 we have added 24 in-calf heifers, from the Okawa Stud which further strengthen our herd.
Our aim at Kokonga is to produce a line of sound, easy doing young bulls that display constitution and growth from moderate birth weights. With these goals in mind we have embarked on a defined breeding program by selecting and purchasing several top sires to take the herd forward:
2009 Purchased Waikaka Commodore 0769, ‘Supreme Champion Hereford’ at Beef Expo 2009 (the second sons in this year’s sale offering). An extremely long, dark, soft skinned bull with great markings and beautiful temperament
2010 Purchased Leelands Digital 883, ‘Supreme Champion Hereford and Champion of Champions’ at Beef Expo 2010. (First sons available this season). A big, sound, growth bull with bone, carcass and a real sires head.
2011 Purchased Limehills Electra bred in Roxburgh by the winners of the 2010 Hereford Herd of Excellence. A moderate sized bull with real meat, a terrific top and hindquarter. A bull that typifies the strengths of the Hereford Prime program.
2011 Purchased Okawa Baritone bred by the Morrow family at the home of the inaugural winners of the Hereford Herd of Excellence. A very dark soft coated growth bull with natural thickness and a great carcass.
2012 Purchased Koanui Unrivalled 0279, nice soft bull with great Hereford Traits of fertility and efficiency that strengthens our female line all the more.
2012 Purchased Kairuru Haddon 100005, a strong muscled bull with great temperament which will give depth to our bull program.
Also in 2012 we purchased two proven five year old Bulls from Kaonui Stud.
Limehills Bedford 07 902 a bull that performed so well on their heifers that they used him on their mature cows. His progeny have length, smoothness and stand on very good feet. Bedford is in the top 10% of the breed for IMF % EBV AND Hereford Prime % Index.
We also purchased Koanui Display 7214. This bull is what’s called very safe with great carcase figures. Display 7214 is a very easy fleshing bull, soft skinned, good head and eye set from a top breeding cow. He is a Sire Trait Leader for low Birth Weight EBV.2013 we purchased 26 in calf heifers from Okawa to add more bones to our herd.
2013 we purchased Kairuru Ironside 110047 in partnership with Orari Gorge
This Bull has a real sire’s presence,with thickness right through and down into the second thigh .
Top growth, maternal and carcass EBV’s from a birth weight of 34 kgOur breeding program is now well underway and the objectives of providing young sires that the industry requires has begun. We value your feedback and welcome your inspection.
In 2012 we won the Countdown Fresh Merchandising Excellence Award 2012.
Farm Suppier Of The Year. This award recognises excellence within the New Zealand Supermarket industry.