Based in North Eastern Victoria is Linton Wadley’s operation. Linton’s grandfather bought the property in 1950, and over the years it has expanded from 700 acres to 3400 acres across three generations of family. Their main enterprise focus is on growing and finishing beef cattle. Linton concentrates on British breeds and varies between Herefords and Angus cattle. The beef enterprise consists of growing out steers to reach their maximum potential for weight, which depending on the season, usually has them being processed from August to December. Being in the Southern Australian environment, Linton’s property is situated in a high rainfall area with warmer-than-average temperatures, making for consistent growth rates throughout the year.
Located in North Eastern Victoria, Jan Whistler’s family has been settled for 50 years after coming out from England. Originally purchasing a block of 840 acres, it has now expanded to 980 acres. Jan operates by growing beef cattle for 12 months and turning them off to process when they have reached the correct market specs. The main breed of the Whistler’s property is Black Baldies (Hereford Angus X). Angus would be the most prominent breed they run as they are the most abundant breed line in North Eastern Victoria. The Whistler farm consistently operates in the top 20% of all the producers supplying over the 3 plants.
Situated in the undulating, green perennial rye pastures of the Victorian high country is an Australian beef farmer named Barry Whitten. The Whitten family have owned the property on which they grow our beef for 44 years. Their main enterprise focus is Angus and Hereford steers with a small percentage of Shorthorn thrown in the mix. Barry prefers Angus as the prominent breed, as this cattle is easier to access than Herefords and Shorthorns. With rivers intertwining throughout the property, this picturesque country is perfect for growing beef cattle. The sandy loam soil with high rainfall is perfect for the environment that allows cattle to be well nourished throughout the year.