Wyndarra is a 1263 Ha property on the Perup River, east of Manjimup. Traditional cattle country with 650mm rainfall that was taken up by Gavin’s father, Ted, in 1950 as a bare (bush) block. Gavin grew up helping with clearing and many other jobs on the farm.
A fourth generation cattle farmer Gavin has always strived for quality in his cattle.
In 1987 Wyndarra won the WA Beef Breeder of the Year competition at Beef Week, with a pen of 5 Limousin Poll Hereford cross heifers.
We have always bred red cattle and wanted another breed to use over our predominantly Poll Hereford females. In 2000 we purchased our first Red Angus bull to try. Before we even had calves on the ground our son Kent, then at Bindoon Ag School, convinced us to buy a couple of Registered heifers. This wasn’t all that hard as Wyndarra was previously home to a Poll Hereford stud for over 30 years and a Limousin stud for a short time.
Red Angus have proven to be a great choice for us. They perform well at Wyndarra, producing excellent calves that work for us, whatever market we decide to target.
At Wyndarra we place a high standard on animal health.
Every year all animals are vaccinated with 7-1. Cows receive All-trace boluses every year.
Drenching is normally done once a year, young stock at marking and weaning.
We operate a closed system with all animals entering the farm being checked for BVDV and being fully vaccinated.
ROCKHAMPTON BEEF EX 2012.
In 2011 we made the decision to have a go at the Carcass Competition, Beef 2012.
Colin Rex our Red Angus EO has a passion for carcass competitions and was encouraging members to enter. We had a good start to the season and our calves were looking good. Previous success over the years gave us confidence we could be competitive.
February saw us draft 2 pens of 3 steers, still on Mum, and send them off for slaughter. The MSA grading’s came back very good, we had given it our best shot and we waited for May to get the results.
Our entries were in Class 1 and we were excited to place 1st and 2nd in that class. We then won the ANZ Pasture Fed Standard Award followed by the ANZ Achievement Award Highest Pen Award.
To hear our name called for the Champion Carcass was unbelievable.
Gavin rates winning 1st and 2nd in a class of 19 entries as more rewarding than the Champion Carcass. The whole experience was one we will never forget.