OUR STORY

Celebrating 150 years

Seven generations of the Gaffney family have been breeding beef cattle on the same properties in the Bell district for 150 years.

The stone wall on the property was built in 1870.

It's this history and the acquired knowledge from past generations that makes it possible to breed cattle with real industry value. 

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ABOUT GRANETA ANGUS

Graneta Angus started when we purchased 30 yearling heifers from Ardrossan Angus stud in 2010.  Since then, we purchased cows from: Kenny’s Creek; Glenock; Carabar; Millah Murrah and Premier Angus studs. With our Angus program we are striving to breed cattle to suit the tough Queensland conditions, smooth coated, good feet & legs, strong headed, are mobile to cover long distances and highly fertile.

 

Our cows are run mainly on buffel and panic pastures all year round with no supplement feeding.  We have no free loaders, meaning if they have no calf at weaning time then they are off to the meatworks.  All cows are A I’d then covering bulls are put in for 6 weeks.

 

 With an extensive ET and AI programs over the last few years we believe we can provide our clients an extensive range of top genetics from leading studs in Australia and USA to align with our breeding concept. 2023 should see 350 plus Angus calves born which will give us a good number of bull calves to select from for our sale.

  

After bull calves are weaned, they follow the previous sale bulls on left over oats & vetch then onto pasture with Leucaena, then finished on oats & vetch for sale. Graneta bulls are noted for longevity and being tough under the trying conditions that Queensland can throw at them.  This is why they last from Boulia in the North West to Serina in the North, to Glen Innis and Dubbo in the South. 

BULL SALES

We have a bull sale in August each year. 

For a preview of the bulls available in this year's sale, please click here

To see examples of quality bulls that have been sold in past sales, click here

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