About Us

About Us

Our Story

‘ Daraabah’ is located 25km east of Dubbo NSW on the Talbragar River and Jones Creek.

The stud was started in 2011 using mainly Wondenia, Tennysonvale and Newlands bloodlines. We have since introduced sires from Brenair Park and Barana and Jarravale studs and are continuing our use of international AI sires and plan on expanding this further.

In 2016, to cater for our increasing herd, we purchased another property ‘Mount Beni South’ at Merrygoen, located 75km North east of Daraabah.

Our children also see the advantages of Fleckviehs /Simmentals and have their own animals. Our son Lochie, continues to produce animals under the Daraabah banner while he is studying at University of New England.  Maddie and her husband James Hannah, have their own stud, Glenanna Fleckvieh Simmentals and as well as managing our Merrygoen property, have been involved in preparing cattle for other studs for sale/show purposes and James has also established a livestock transport business and recently increased the family with the arrival of a daughter, Millie.

Daraabah Fleckvieh Heifer
Fleckvieh bull face
Daraabah (4)

Why Fleckviehs?

After many years of commercial breeding, trialling different breeds we were so impressed with the performance of the Fleckvieh that we decided to venture into the stud industry.

Being from a commercial background our philosophy is to breed an early maturing, moderate framed, easy fleshing, docile animal suited to Australian conditions and markets. After visiting many studs in South Africa in 2018, our decision to go with Fleckviehs was confirmed.

our dams
 

Our females are the foundation of our herd so it is important to us to maintain this solid base with high selection pressure

breeding philosophy

We breed our Fleckviehs with very high standards to select our cattle has allowed us to position the name of our stud nationwide.

our sires
 

Our sires are producing many calves in their lifetime so it is important to continually monitor and assess their contribution.