Tivoli Angus Field Day offers insights into family business

Those interested in fine cattle may want to attend the Tivoli Angus Field Day, scheduled for Friday, July 23 at Springfield, a mixed farming enterprise near Merriwa.

As well as seeing some of Tivoli's impressive cattle, visitors can see first-hand how life and business partners Hugh and Anne Kraefft have painstakingly grown their family business since 1991.

CHECK IT OUT: Hugh Kraefft and Rob Tindall will be on hand to impart wisdom and asnwer questions on July 23.

CHECK IT OUT: Hugh Kraefft and Rob Tindall will be on hand to impart wisdom and asnwer questions on July 23.

Situated 10 kilometers west of Merriwa, Springfield possessing good soil, temperate climate and high quality improved and native pasture.

It's also the nucleus of Tivoli Angus.

For Hugh in particular, agriculture is a passion.

Using his 45 years of experience where he's worked as a station hand, attained tertiary qualifications and actually taught agriculture for fifteen years, Tivoli Angus aims to produce high quality Meat Standards Australia (MSA) graded beef, as well as Angus breeding cattle.

Hugh explained that he and Anne chose to breed Angus cattle because 'they have a very large Australian and worldwide gene pool'.

"They are fertile cattle and easy to manage, that suit the local environment," he said.

"They possess high levels of marbling and tenderness that leads to a premium beef eating experience, suited to a range of export and local markets".

They are fertile cattle and easy to manage, that suit the local environment. They possess high levels of marbling and tenderness that leads to a premium beef eating experience, suited to a range of export and local markets.

Hugh Kraefft

Anyone attending the Field Day will be able to canvass Hugh and Anne about their enterprise.

Stud consultant Rob Tindall has spent a lifetime involved with beef cattle and the stud industry.

He will also be at the Field Day - Rob has been instrumental in improving the quality of the herd.

Running the Tivoli Angus enterprise dealings with Woolworths, commercial cattle and farming overseer Rick Porter can further assist visitors wishing to know more at the Field Day.

Tivoli Angus will also be having its Bull and Female Sale on August 5 at Springfield.

Thirty outstanding stud bulls and 50 of their premium Angus heifers will be available through auction.

Tivoli Angus staff will be on hand to assist buyers.

More information can be obtained from the Tivoli Angus website: www.tivoliangus.com.

Alternatively, Hugh Kraefft can be contacted directly on 0402 484 018 for more detailed information and can also arrange a catalogue to be sent.

Although people love to see the cattle in person, or through an agent or assessor, Covid-19 could potentially restrict some from viewing.

However, the Bull and Female Sale is also online through AuctionsPlus (www.auctionsplus.com.au).

Potential bidders should also ask a local stock and station agent to represent them and Francis Buffier (0428 113 663) can also be contacted for help.

  • People should check the current COVID-19 restriction and regulations before attending.
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