Just around the corner
A week from now Angus stud breeders across the region will have presented their rising two-year-old bulls for the season (380 of them) and no doubt they will have been suitably rewarded.
Experts are predicting the top-priced bull in the country may come out of one of this region's studs again. For the stud breeders and their supporters, would-be buyers, agents, and everyone else associated with Bull Week, it will be a great chance to get their heads together like these guys from Orere Angus (above) and have a good yarn.
However, the week will be tinged with sadness as it is the final time bulls from Ratanui and Rangatira will grace the East Coast Angus sales. The auction action starts on Monday.