Our Breeding Objectives
With the market for our bulls being predominantly Central Queensland and North West NSW we believe the bulls we are producing are very suited to these conditions and markets. With conditions frequently tending on the dry side we have selected for medium framed animals rather than the bigger rangier types. We like to see our bulls well- muscled but they must also have the softness to be able to finish within the market specifications. With the increasing demand for Simmental 1st cross females another important factor for us are the maternal traits of the breed. We select for high milk, high fertility and sound udders.
Our children also see the advantages of Simmentals and have their own animals. Our son Lochie, continues to produce animals under the Daraabah banner while he is studying at University of New England. Maddie and her husband James Hannah, have their own stud, Glenanna Fleckvieh Simmentals and as well as managing our Merrygoen property, have been involved in preparing cattle for other studs for sale/show purposes and James has also established a livestock transport business.