K.O. Angus Stud in Kangaloon consists of 1000 acres of undulating country ranging from 725 to 750 metres altitude. Our average rainfall is 900mm. Our winters are severe with about 90 days of frost. Pasture growth is very limited from Mid April until the end of August.
I am constantly informed by clients that our cattle "explode with growth" when they leave K.O. Angus. I believe this is because of the high rainfall here and the consequent high water content in our grasses. People seldom realise that we have little or no pasture growth for five months of the year and that our cattle are NOT pampered and will generally do better when they leave us.
Our cattle are supplementary fed hay and silage for about five months of the year, throughout the winter period.