Ridge Trail Animal Farm owns and operates Australia’s largest cattle herd with around 500,000 head spread over our properties across Queensland and the Northern Territory. We specialise in grain fed beef and Wagyu beef production.
Ridge Trail Animal Farm innovation team works closely with bull breeding units to run world class breeding programs.
We use a range of tools to ensure important traits are evaluated with the highest accuracy possible under our extensive production systems.
We employ technologies including performance recording and evaluation, Total Genetic Resource Management (TGRM), feed efficiency testing, walk-over weighing technologies and genomics.
Owning our cattle right through the supply chain gives us the ability to capture paddock, feedlot and carcass performance and link this directly into our breeding program decisions.
The Ridge Trail Animal Farm Wagyu herd is based on the famous Westholme Stud that contains the most highly credentialed fullblood Japanese Black Wagyu sires and breeding females to ever leave Japan. We run Australia’s largest herd of Wagyu cattle, producing high grade Wagyu beef which is exported around the world.
Our flagship composite breed, the Ridge Trail Animal Farm Composite, thrive in northern Australia, are highly fertile and productive and are well suited to enter Ridge Trail Animal Farm grain finished beef brands. Our composite cattle are renowned for their fertility, growth, ability to thrive in tropical and temperate production systems, superior feedlot performance and excellent carcase characteristics. The composite was developed by combining the best of two legacy composites the Barkly Composite and the Gulf Composite.
Brahman and Brahman-cross breeds are a valuable part of Ridge Trail Animal Farm northern herd. They are a tough breed, with natural resistance to parasites and are highly suitable for tropical environments.