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Our Herd

Heytesbury Cattle Co. runs a quality herd of approximately 160,000 Brahman cattle including in excess of 60,000 females being joined each year and with most progeny being turned off as yearlings.  The top end portion of the heifer drop is drafted off each year to be retained as future breeders, to continually improve the genetics of our female base.  Around 400 bulls are purchased annually, mainly from breeders in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

An emphasis is placed on fertility being the key driver of overall herd production. More recently a breeder segregation program has been implemented in order to match production, nutritional requirements of the herd and the natural environment.

The welfare of cattle is always foremost in decisions when considering different husbandry and transporting options and the company is always striving to achieve and promote higher standards in animal welfare.