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06 July 2022

Breeding In the Wet Tropics

We are located in Far North Queensland on the coast line in the beautiful wet tropics, 2 hours from both Cairns and Townsville. With our environment comes pristine scenery, lush tropical rain-forests and green foliage majority of the year. It really is a surreal place and we are both very grateful that we got to grow up and get to remain in this wonderful environment.

With choosing to remain here we have had to accept and face the extreme environment and many of the challenges that come with it, be it Flooding Rains, Tropical Cyclones etc. It is not an ideal climate for cattle to live and thrive in and puts a lot of pressure on their performance. As the years go on we continue to learn ways that help us increase the productivity of our herd and minimalism the impact of our climate on our herds condition.

We didn’t select Brahmans, they selected themselves. The Bos Indicus genome is more suited as opposed to Bos Taurus type of bovine are adept with traits that allow them to acclimatise to Northern Australia, as well as the fact they are an extremely beautiful, particularly smart and a shrewd breed.

Rotational Grazing

06 July 2022

Look after your country and it will look after you. These are words that we strive to put into practice along with, match Carrying Capacity to Stocking Rate (CC:SR) We strongly believe spelling your grasses to allow them not to be overgrazed nor undergrazed as they are both poor outcomes one being inviting weeds and…

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Artificial Breeding Programs

06 July 2022

The aim is to get influential bulls & cow families breeding more calves per year. Using artificial insemination and IVF it has helped improve our stud and commercial herds out of sight. We first started breeding artificially due to the small size of our herd and bank account available to a 16 year old that…

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Monitoring Sale Bulls Performance

06 July 2022

We believe in keeping records of all our bulls so that we can determine their productivity and their aptitude to perform in the future. One of the ways we achieve this is by recording, weighing and taking scrotal circumference measurements every 6 weeks so we can gauge performance over their life time. This helps with…

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