Wilmot Cattle Company is based in the New England district of northern NSW, Australia.
Currently operating two properties, Wilmot in the high rainfall basalt zone on the Ebor Plateau, and Woodburn on the eastern fall between Uralla and Walcha. The two properties operate cooperatively and are complementary to each other, with a mix of breeding, trading, and 100% natural grass finishing enterprises.
Wilmot is an extraordinary property high in the New England Tablelands at Ebor. Set on 1,854ha and at approximately 1,200m above sea level, average annual rainfall of 1,200mm, highly fertile volcanic basalt soils, and complimented by a series of pristine spring fed, year-round natural waterways including five waterfalls, it is quite simply a unique environment for growing cattle.
Prior to the commencement of Wilmot Cattle Company operations in 2008 the property had been conventionally managed. In 2013, a transformation of the property began, moving to more regenerative and holistic management practices, resulting in significant gains in the overall ecological health of the farm.
Today the property is managed in an intensive rotationally grazed system with small numbers of large mobs moving across the landscape, mimicking nature, to create ecological change and improve landscape health and biological function. At shovel depth, our soil organic carbon has improved from 2.5% to 4.5%, with a goal of getting it to 6% by 2023.
We manage risk by using a diverse and fluid livestock inventory made up of breeding, trading, and 100% grass finished cattle, matching feed type and availability to the most suitable class of livestock, with the ability to either destock or restock as and when our carrying capacity requires.
We aspire to harness the climate and environment that we operate in, through our regenerative style of farm management, to produce a high quality and consistent natural grass-fed beef product 100% free of grain, hormones, and antibiotics.
Woodburn a 2,555 ha beef breeding enterprise situated north of Walcha on the New England tablelands. Woodburn was purchased in 2011 with the goal of breeding our own home grown grass fed beef. The annual average rainfall of 730mm and 1,120m above sea level with lightly timbered country comprising of basalt and sandy loam soils.
Woodburn is the main breeding operation for Wilmot Cattle Co, with an Angus herd sourcing the best-proven performance genetics available. We are a self-replacing herd, sending the weaner steer portion to Wilmot at Ebor to be finished as quality grass fed beef. In addition, when seasonal conditions permit, and with the use of additional agistment properties, Woodburn also turns over some trade cattle.
Agistment and Lease Properties
We are always on the lookout for agistment or lease property opportunities to increase our turnover and enable year-round production.
While the productive capacity of the land and the cost are key considerations, of vital importance is the relationship we have, or could develop with the landowner. We intend to create mutually beneficial financial AND business relationships for the long term.
If you would like to discuss an agistment or lease arrangement, please don’t hesitate to contact Stuart Austin at Wilmot or Grant Wickham at Woodburn.
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