About Hingaia

80 YEARS OF BREEDING PROVEN QUALITY ANGUS

The Hingaia Angus Stud was founded in 1934 by FB Jolly with a selection of females from the Ben Lomand and Tarangower herds and has been successfully managed since by TD Jolly, RFR (Dick) Jolly and presently by Richard Jolly.

The stud is run on Hingaia, a 400ha property located in the northern King Country.  The stud is run under commercial conditions alongside a ewe flock with lamb and beef finishing systems.  A hill country property managed by Robert Jolly supplies store stock and runs a commercial cow herd.

Some notable sires behind the herd – The homebred international sires Jovial of Hingaia, Hingaia 322, Hingaia Tex 469 and recently Hingaia Barrister, Five National sales Champions – Woodhill Grandee, Waitapu Diplomat, Waitapu Intensity, Fossil Creek Lightning and our own Hingaia Toby have been either purchased or used.  Notable homebred sires that have descended from these purchases and our Al program have been Barrister, Regent and William.

In 1956 Hingaia was one of the first studs to performance test its bulls and has been doing so ever since.  The recent adoption of the Australasian Performance Program has assisted us with selection along with old fashion stockmanship and animal husbandry.

The stud is expected to perform under commercial conditions on a grass and hay/silage diet.

Richard is an accredited breed inspector and judge and over the years has judged at many shows and sales.  As well as judging cattle sheep and horses he has even judged alpacas and goats!

Hingaia genetics can be found in many countries and right throughout New Zealand.  In 2012 Hingaia 469 was inducted into the World Angus Hall of Fame.

We welcome visitors and are always keen to ‘discuss cattle’.

FB JOLLY – FOUNDER

FB Jolly of Frankton was a man of vision and enterprise.  He was the instigator of many civic and commercial projects most of which had not fully come to fruition in his lifetime.

TD (DUDLEY) JOLLY

Made the herd a viable enterprise, established standards and laid down the management guidelines.

RFR (DICK) JOLLY

With his total passion and vision took the stud to a whole new level with considerable local and international success.  A past president and current life member of the Angus Association.

RICHARD KA JOLLY

Current principle.  Continues the family’s passion and dedication to farming and breeding quality livestock.  Places a strong emphasis on combining modern technology with old fashioned animal husbandry.