About ALC Brahmans
Alf Jnr’s Grandfather Jarvis Collins, started to develop a Brahman herd in the 1950’s which made perfect sense to him after seeing the difference in production and more importantly, the cost of production, between adapted and non-adapted cattle. Alf Jnr’s parents Alf Snr and Wendy Collins, enjoyed great financial rewards using these highly adapted cattle. The cumulative effect of their resistance to ticks, flies, worms, poor nutrition, heat and humidity combined was sensational. In total, there has been over 50 years of selection for traits that improve profit margins in commercial cattle businesses.
At ALC, we have no tolerance for cattle that do not earn every year. Through our management system, any non-earning cattle are converted into dollars, no exceptions made.
The genetic trends reflect this approach at ALC.
Reproduction, survivability, quiet temperament, well muscled cattle that are efficient at grazing is what best describes the ALC herd. ALC cattle are tropically adapted and produce beef at a low cost per kilogram.
ALC has an ongoing involvement in research and analysis every year co-operating with researchers, clients, family and friends.
Our matings commence in the dry season on October 1, to identify the most efficient adapted females, by their ability to conceive whilst lactating in very dry grazing and to hold that pregnancy, calve un-assisted, raise a sound calf and to rebreed within our low cost management. These genetics combined with sustainable grazing management optimise profit per hectare per financial year.