TEAM TE MANIA†
Team Te†Mania†is a national alliance of progressive†beef producers who are testing and utilising the best practices in beef production and†sharing the latest genetics from the same performance-based gene pool. Team Te Mania Program information
Team Te Mania shares†marketing structure,†the brand and research and development all with the vision of†efficiently producing and delivering a consistent and†high quality beef product.
Regular†on-line Team Te Mania commercial female sales are held, through AuctionsPlus.
Beef production workshops and field days are held annually.†
Team Te Mania spans NSW, Victoria and South Australia, currently with†41 member herds.
BENEFITS OF THE TEAM PROGRAM
The quality and volume of Team Te Mania differentiates it from any other line of cattle
Development of premium female breeding herds
Higher numbers of steers reach market specifications
Market awareness from a strong and recognised brand
Use of proven Angus genetics at commercial rates
Guaranteed replacement of lease bulls within 48 hours
Cash flow - No back-up bulls, no capital outlay. Lease payments are tax deductible
Te Mania consultants and directors assist with genetic and management decisions
Sharing ideas with dynamic group of commercial cattle producers
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TEAM TE MANIA
Michael Pointer, former Chief Executive Officer - Certified Australian Angus Beef††
"Team Te Mania has become firmly established as the supplier of reliable and quality meat to the higher-value end of the market, with a strong focus on feedlots and the value added industry. Its product is sourced from producers who have an emphasis on working with cutting edge genetics in the Angus industry and a commitment to raising and handling their cattle well.
In my role as CEO of CAAB I always enjoyed meeting with the Team Te Mania members at Field Days and forums because they are a dynamic group of people with not just the growth of their business but also the viability of the industry as a primary goal. This is an exciting and market leading program that provides professional commercial producers with the opportunity to accelerate their own genetic profile while working alongside one of the nation's most proved and successful gene pools."††
Jim Green & Liam Cardile, BEEFXCEL
"We are enjoying working within one of the largest progeny test programs throughout the world, scanning both male and female stock on farm at various Progeny Test Team Herds. The use of industry leading genetics by Team Members is proving very successful for the producers involved with continual genetic improvement becoming evident. The program is a credit to Te Mania Angus and brings great benefits to the stud itself, Team Members and many sectors of the beef industry"
BeefXcell, has scanned animals in the Te Mania Angus herd by ultrasound since 1990, and independently assessed the cattle for structure since 1994.
Wayne Upton, Breed Consultant
"It has been my great pleasure to work as a consultant to Team Te Mania since its inception.† In that time I have seen the Team grow to a real force in the beef industry.
To be effective in the beef industry, genetic improvement has to be implemented in the herds that breed the bulls BUT the definition of genetic improvement (what we need to improve) must come from the commercial beef production chain; and this is where the strength of Team Te Mania lies. Team Te Mania acts like a vertically integrated supply chain with exchange of flow of information between the bull breeder and the beef supply chain. The Te Mania Angus herd is making genetic improvement, faster than most in Australia, and the stud is improving those traits that are important to their commercial breeders and to the feedlots and processors further down the beef supply chain. The Team structure, with committed breeders, plus integrated marketing, is a highly efficient structure in which genetics can be turned into more dollars.
The incorporation of the progeny test herds in the Team adds a further dimension to the program; one that no other beef breeding enterprise can boast. Progeny testing young bulls has two advantages:
1. Early identification of potentially high genetic merit animals for use in the stud to keep the genetic improvement going at a very rapid rate.
2. The bulls available for use in the commercial herds have higher accuracy and therefore can be selected with more confidence.
As a genetics consultant it is most rewarding to work with the Team. The annual meetings are a highlight of the year and a great chance to exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Genetics is a simple business; but organizing people to implement a genetic improvement program that delivers high quality product into the beef supply chain is a real skill. I am continually in awe of the drive dedication and skill of the extended Gubbins family in organizing the Team. I believe in the long run the whole beef industry will benefit from such an initiative."