The MDH breeding herd is located predominantly in the Gulf and Cape York regions of Queensland and comprises high-grade Brahman cows crossed with Brahman Bulls sourced annually from reputable local studs. Bulls are selected using a combination of data, genomic tests, and vet visual assessments to provide the best opportunity for productivity and continual herd improvement.
The Brahman progeny are backgrounded, drafted on specifications, and then directed onto the most appropriate market. They are dispersed between the company-owned feedlot "Wallumba" to enter the 100-day grain feed, trade live sales or grass-fed direct to the slaughter market.
Where climatic and environmental conditions allow, a combination of Bos Taurus bulls including Angus, Charolais, Shorthorn, and Belmont Red are sourced and crossed with the brahman and F1 female herd. The F2 progeny and the majority of the F1 progeny progress to backgrounding and through to the feedlot to enter the 100 days or trade grain-fed market, allowing us to take advantage of the feed efficiencies and meat quality that comes with the increased Bos Taurus content.