Apart from Kangeroos, Wallabies, Wombats and some introduced species, there are glossy-black cockatoos (on the ‘endangered’ list), possible echidna sightings, a range of reptiles, an eagle nest and much more.
Enroute (either direction from Sydney), there are the Mudgee and Hunter Valley wine-making regions. If visitors have some spare days, these two fantastic destinations could be incorporated in a ’round trip’. There are also other local attractions – see the Getaways page for more suggestions and links to regional websites.
Pets are not encouraged but happy to discuss on application
We have a 10 km unsealed driveway which may cause issues for vehicles with a low ground clearance (such as sports cars), particularly if the weather is wet. Vehicles can be left on a neighbouring property near our turn off if necessary as an optional extra.
It is Japanese for ‘Japanese-style cattle’. Translated, the ‘Wa’ means ‘Japanese-style’, and the ‘Gyu’ means ‘cattle’.
Yes, A-grade certified with the BFA/ACO since 2005. Synthetic fertilisers, weedicide, pesticides and many animal husbandry products are all prohibited inputs under the terms of the ‘Biological Farmers of Australia’ (BFA). This is our certifying body which works under the organic guidelines set down by the Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS), the government body responsible for [...]
More specifically, the cattle are ‘Pasture-Fed’, and on deep-rooted native species (mostly perennials). We don’t use the term ‘Grass-fed’ anymore, as cereal crops are technically a species of grass, and stock can be grazed on these more ‘artificial’ pastures (usually a monoculture, and these annual species are only shallow-rooted). The reason farmers put cattle onto these crops is because the soft green feed is easily digestible and high [...]
When experiencing dry times, the first supplement we feed out is copra meal, which is the white meat from inside the coconut shell, dried and ground to a powder. It is very high in protein and a good source of energy. If the dry continues, the stock are given a small ration of grain for energy, which would always constitute less than [...]
Is the glass half full or half empty? We are responsible for creating about 130 cattle lives each year, and we insure every single steer and heifer are never short of quality feed and clean water. As humans, we mistakenly assume cattle have an understanding of their length of life, which they don’t. They might [...]
This ranges from between 2 and 3 years of age, and is dependant upon weight gains, fat levels, physiological maturity and the markets at the time.