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06 July 2022

Rotational Grazing

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 non desirable plants into your pasture and the latter being poor utilisation of resources that could be turned into beef, then into dollars.

So it is a fine line in the wet tropics where we have high density stocking as low as 3-4 beasts per hectare in the growing season, weather permitting (we had 3.3m of rain from December to June in Ingham this wet season) and then 25ml for the rest of the year which moved us back to .5-1 beast per hectare, so we had to remove more than 60% of the herd to be able to have grass for the coming season otherwise we would be a blanket of weeds.

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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Breeding In the Wet Tropics

06 July 2022

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…

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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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