Willalooka Basin runs around 2000 Angus breeding cows at Willalooka Pastoral Company.
The Willalooka Basin cattle are well known by a majority of major operators, and their performance is strong across the range of market specifications. Extensive carcass evaluation work has been carried out, and feedback continues to be positive - our cattle thrive under harsh conditions, with a heavy concentration of muscle, fleshing and high quality carcass traits designed to improve the quality of any commercial herd.
Quality assurance accreditations include EU, MN3, CattleCare & PCAS (Pasture Certification Assurance Scheme) - a scheme developed to give consumers the assurance animals have not consumed grain and are lifetime traceable.
Steers are primarily sold to the feedlot market, however sales as MSA Angus Beef or to the EU market have also been considered for a proportion of newly-weaned cattle, or, at the other end of the spectrum, those which have been kept and grown out on grass.
Empty heifers are predominantly grown out and sold as MSA AA or EU also. There will be PTIC heifers and cows available when the numbers have been rebuilt to required levels.
The Willalooka Basin seedstock herd is spring calving and based at Mt Torrens in the Adelaide Hills at 'Roskhill'. 100 cows and 30 heifers are all artificially inseminated, on occasion sourcing particular genetics in order to add new quality genetics to the herd. All calves are weighed as newborn calves, 200, 400 and 600 days and scanned for carcass qualities and performance recorded with the Angus Society. Dick Whale classes and oversees genetic selection, and has been involved with the business for over two decades.
A select group of registered bulls are available for private sale each year, as well as commercial animals. Please click here
for sale details