Bulls

We have the largest collection of pure bred Tuli Semen in Australia from the broadest collection of tropically adapted Tuli genetics in the world outside of Southern Africa and have a comprehensive F1 Breeding program .

The principal aim of the Terrific Tuli project is to showcase how the breeds’ proven characteristics of:

  1. fertility
  2. heat tolerance,
  3. parasite resistance,
  4. feed conversion to meat quality and
  5. docility

contribute to the profitability potential of selected cross- breeds through targeted, specific, data driven, technology backed and closely monitored breeding for superior all round performance in tropical and arid environments. It is widely regarded that the Tuli  are a superior choice for tropical production while Milbank and his partners in the Terrific Tuli project believe that careful cross-breeding will additionally lead to a superior quality of meat being produced that in time will earn it SupaBeef status.

Hartwood Farm has successfully secured pedigree breeding stock in the form of 12-24 month heifers that have been collected from some of Australia’s most reputable studs. All heifers have undergone 3 months of acclimatization at the Bundaberg property and the following breeds have been selected for participation.

  1. Speckle Park
  2. Murray Grey
  3. Red Angus
  4. Simmental
  5. Blonde d’Aquitaine
  6. Limousin
  7. Charolais
  8. Appropriate Wagyu stock are yet to be sourced, but are to be added to the program.

These breeders will be run in parallel to the pure Tuli herd and participate in a Fixed Time AI program managed by Rock Repro and Jack Milbank. Commencement of a Tuli Embryo Transfer program under the guidance of Udo Mahane of Embryo Life, from proven pure breeders that have undergone genomic verification will commence in 2021 to rapidly accelerate the availability of breeding stock in Australia. Rocky Repro has screened, tested and selected only the best semen from polled bulls in which morphology, motility and density resulted in an acceptable LNPM Score for use by Hartwood Farm in the project.


The Inaugural Australian Tuli Bull Sale will take place on Friday 13th October 2023. contact us to reserve a place at the table. In the meantime you can follow your bull from pre-conception all the way through to sale day on AgPro Grazier.

Hartwood’s extensive semen collection started with Honey Bear, who was the first Tuli bull exported to North America from Australia. His parents Kikame and Insiza were shipped as frozen embryos from Zimbabwe to Australia. These embryos were produced from an elite group of Tuli cattle that were collected by CSIRO scientists, including Dr. John Frisch, a renown tropical beef cattle geneticist (video on About Page). Later, according to USDA-MARC research studies involving AI use of Tuli bulls from Australia, revealed that Kikame had a 98% score for unassisted calvings and 91% of his Tuli X Angus F1 calves graded Choice or Prime. Honey Bear was sold in a CSIRO dispersal sale as an embryo to Riverview Tuli Stud. As a two year-old, he was purchased by two ranchers and shipped from Australia to Texas. At Lukefahr Ranch, Honey Bear has consistently sired light-weight calves and with lots of vigor at birth. His daughters consistently have strong maternal instincts, superb udders and small teats, gentle dispositions, and good body condition.

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F1 available options ;

  • Speckle Park
  • Murray Grey
  • Red Angus
  • Simmental
  • Blonde d’Aquitaine
  • Limousin
  • Charolais
  • OMBUTO + HR4

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    ZANGU + HR5

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    MAZUNGA + HR6

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    MATETSI + HR8

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    HONEY BEAR + HR9

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    SANGA EUROKA + HR10

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