5 years ago, Maree initiated her own breeding program producing Charbray and Brahman beef cattle. Her cattle are bred to suit all markets including grass fed and feedlots with the occasional mob of replacement heifers being offered to other breeders .

Maree’s main aim was to produce a premium product with stock that were functional, productive and adapted to the hinterland environment. To achieve this, she knew she had to be very particular selecting her foundation breeders. “I searched for a very long time to find the right type of commercial females to start my breeder herd. I started out fully aware of the time required and commitment necessary to run breeders, so I wanted to make sure I was working with a top quality product to begin with’.

Brahman females from North and Central Queensland were sourced from the Condon family (Conjiboy Cattle) and the McCamley family (Tartrus Brahmans). All females were purchased as heifers and Maree continues to join them and their progeny with Charolais bulls from Kilkenny, Nargoon, Ascot and Diamond L Studs as well as Brahman bulls from Garglen Brahman Company.

Today, Maree is running a self-replacing herd of 300 grey Brahman breeders of which over half of these breeders are proudly stamped with her very own M brand being home bred. “I absolutely love seeing my brand on my own breeders as well as see other people go on and achieve success from my cattle’.

Not only has Maree achieved success by topping cattle sales at both Gympie and Woolooga weaner and store sales, she has also been rewarded with a number of championship and class winning ribbons at the annual weaner sales as well as the prime cattle section at the Gympie Show for a number of years. Maree believes that winning these ribbons is just an ‘added bonus’ for the work that she does each year. “Ribbons or no ribbons, my cattle are all winners to me’.

Charbray and Brahman cattle are offered for sale throughout the year with a premium selection of weaners being available to purchase from April until June.

RECENT AWARDS

2016

Gympie Prime Cattle Show

Winner – Champion Pair of Replacement Breeder Heifers

Woolooga Weaner Sale

Overall Champion – Best Pen of Sale
Winner – Best Pen of Steers
Runner Up – Best Pen of Heifers

2017

Gympie Prime Cattle Show

Winner – Champion Pair of Replacement Breeder Heifers

Woolooga Weaner Sale

Runner Up – Best Pen of Heifers

2018

Woolooga Weaner Sale

Runner Up – Best of Pen Heifers

Gympie Weaner Sale

Champion – Pen of Heifers