North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - FRONT PAGE -

JOHN and Bev­er­ley McIn­tyre of Wan­garatta es­tab­lished Chateau Li­mousins in 1983 with the pur­chase of 11 cow fam­i­lies from the Streamville/ARH dis­per­sals.

Through in­ten­sive em­bryo trans­fer and ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion pro­grams, util­is­ing ge­net­ics from all over the globe, they have grown the herd to about 90 breed­ers with the ma­jor­ity be­ing French Pure.

In 2010 they in­tro­duced Polled French Pure ge­net­ics with great suc­cess on their tra­di­tional horned cows.

In 1998 their son, An­drew, as a ju­nior Li­mousin mem­ber, es­tab­lished his own herd “Montrose Li­mousins” fo­cus­ing on breed­ing black Li­mousins from proven cow fam­i­lies from the Chateau herd as a base.

As the two herds were run and op­er­ated to­gether, in 2014 it was de­cided to in­cor­po­rate both studs un­der the Chateau ban­ner.

With the join­ing of the two studs they now of­fer a va­ri­ety of French Pure, Polled and Black Li­mousin cat­tle for their clients.

Over the past 35 years they have cre­ated the “Chateau” type of easy do­ing cat­tle with ca­pac­ity and vol­ume with a strong em­pha­sis on docil­ity, struc­ture and fer­til­ity.

Chateau have shown at Mel­bourne, Syd­ney and Can­berra Royal Shows and nu­mer­ous coun­try shows as well as the Li­mousin Na­tional Show & Sale – they have also sup­ported many multi-vendor bull and fe­male sales through­out Vic­to­ria and south­ern New South Wales with ge­net­ics sell­ing to six Aus­tralian states, New Zealand, China and In­done­sia.

Af­ter 31 years of pri­vate treaty and multi-vendor sales, 2015 saw the in­au­gu­ral Chateau bull sale.

This year, John and Bev­er­ley - to­gether with son An­drew and his wife Jenna -of­fer a va­ri­ety of Polled, French Pure and Black bulls in their 4th on prop­erty sale at Bo­ralma on March 19.

KEEP­ING IT IN THE FAM­ILY: (From left) An­drew, Bev and John McIn­tyre are cel­e­brat­ing 35 years in Li­mousins, hav­ing es­tab­lished Chateau Li­mousins as one of the best in the busi­ness. The stud’s 4th an­nual sale will be held on March 19.

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