Our History

Turihaua Angus was founded in 1906 and is the oldest Angus Stud in Australasia.

The stud has been managed by 5 generations of the Williams family on the same property.

Foundation dams were purchased in 1897 by J.N. Williams and the first registrations occurred in 1906. Bulls were originally bred to supply other Williams properties.

The stud gradually expanded and by the 1950s sales were attended by many NZ breeders and farmers.

Emphasis has always been on growing a fertile dam herd, which includes mating yearling heifers. Structural soundness and phenotype are of utmost importance.

This philosophy still continues today with the added dimension of performance recording.

Turihaua genetics has filtered right through the New Zealand genetic pool. Export packages of semen and embryos continue to grow with sales recently to Canada, Argentina, Vanuatu, Australia and USA.