The Westpac Agribusiness Property Tours will provide inspiration via a first-hand look at the operations of Central Queensland’s stud and commercial cattle producers.
Buses for all tours depart daily at 7:30am from Gate 10 of the Rockhampton Showgrounds (New Exhibition Road), except for the Glenmore Homestead tour which departs at 8:30am.
More information on visiting local tourist attractions is available from:
- TMC Tours (Mount Morgan Guided Tours) – www.tmctours.com.au
- Little Johnny’s Tours (Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast) – www.littlejohnnysrentals.com.au/tours
Half Day Tours
The property boasts Lowline and Lowline cross cattle. Cattle – both stud and crossbred stock wil be on display as well as a panel of Lowline cattle breeders will be available to chat with and ask questions.
Roxborough is a spectacular 3,657 ha large scale cropping enterprise that features innovative water harvesting and storage.
Full Day Tours
View Bos indicus cattle and the quality of the Calliope Station commercial cattle whilst hearing their breeding objectives. Demonstration of “skyboss” drone and an iphone app “IHerd”. Voewood is a 9,105 ha property carrying Brangus and Brahman cattle, a combination of stud and commercial stock. The property has practical facilities to carry out artificial insemination and embryo programs and import semen from the best American bloodlines.
The tour will provide you with the opportunity to hear about ground breaking research using technology to infer animal behaviours such as date, time and location of calving; onset of oestrus; formation of mating groups; the detmination of methane emissions and water utilization in rangeland environments.
Melrose is an award winning 7000 ha property is one of the best examples of sustainable pasture management in the region. Guests will see how these systems on speargrass country can be used to optimise the production of breeding and finishing stock.
The Creed Grazing Company operate a working beef cattle enterprise and a successful tourism business. At these historical properties Westpac property tour guests will see demonstrations of technology and receive practical information from the hosts.
Kaiuroo is a highly productive stud and organic commercial beef breeding, irrigation and dryland cropping enterprise situated on the Mackenzie River.
Oaklands forms part of a family aggregation which encompasses both breeding and finishing certified organic cattle. Visitors will be guided through the company’s property developments and given the chance to see certified organic beef.
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to this premier Wagyu property that will allow guests to preview some of Central Queensland’s best cattle country. Experience a working cattle station that is highly focused on having premium genetics and productive pastures to optimise profitability.
Berrigurra consists of 9,300 ha and runs a Belmont Red composite herd, consisting of more than 800 breeders and followers. The herd at Berrigurra is regarded as being in the top 10 percent nationally with >92% weaning rates consistently achieved.
Plan your property tour itinerary by downloading the property profiles below – all innovative and interesting operations which will open their gates to visitors during the week of Beef Australia 2015 for full or half-day tours.