GAYNDAH droughtmaster cattle have impressed a delegate of South African cattlemen and stud stock breeders.
Wajatryn Droughtmaster Stud, owned by Warren and Carolyn Kenny’s family, hosted the delegation on April 22.
Carolyn Kenny said the cattlemen were visiting Australian studs to source better quality genetics to take back to South Africa.
“They’re selecting for a breed that can mother its calves, handle challenging environmental conditions, yet produce a good carcase,” Mrs Kenny said.
“They have quite a bit of predator stress.
“As a lot of the predators are protected, they rely upon the cows to protect the calves.”
The visitors toured the property to inspect fodder crops, the breeder herd, sale bulls and the stud’s artificial insemination program females.
“They were very interested in the proven, topline Australian cattle genetics,” Mrs Kenny said.
“In an effort to showcase local product our family prepared the delegates a ‘droughtmaster beef’ lunch, with a citrus dessert.”