Graeme Ward, Albury, New South Wales

Graeme Ward, Albury, New South Wales2021-01-04T01:29:34+00:00

Graeme Ward, Albury, New South Wales

“My cattle purchasing endeavours are mostly connected to domestic feedlot supply with some clients backgrounding for the Japanese and other export markets. Australian domestic demand requires British bred heifer and steers. I look for best available quality with emphasis on genetics, weaning and accreditation programs.

Temperament plays a big part in selection. Poll and dehorned cattle are most suitable because of the bruising factor. I find cold country cattle, for backgrounding, perform to the greatest satisfaction. In most cases this is the same for direct feedlot entry as well.

Genetic information is a huge part of my decision making whilst purchasing cattle. The first time Mr. Arthur Trethowan purchased Mawarra bulls I thought ‘There must be something good going on!’, from that time I have bought Mawarra bloodlines whenever possible, with excellent results.”

As an example: 108 Hereford steers, two-years-old, sold by auction January 2016. They weighed 620-680 kgs, excellent temperament, and very even, outstanding suitability for export.

Graeme Ward, Albury, New South Wales