After a dry early winter, the rain was incessant and the grass would not grow. With more and more rain in the spring, it seemed that situation would continue, but now the grass has grown and the cattle look exceptional.. Read more »

This year there are 12 sons of the $30 000 bull, Texas Dynamite E139 in the April 15 Woodbourn Angus Sale.
At every weighing, inspecting and agent bull selecting , they have been a standout







The time has come for the succession planning to ‘kick in’.
It has been seven years or so, getting to this stage, where the property will be split and run separately, with lots of shared use of labour and infrastructure for all parties. Charles has always believed in letting the younger generation have full autonomy in their business. Read more »

Australian Angus breeders were surprised and very shocked to be told of another genetic disorder and much discussion took place amongst breeders. The Tasmanian Angus Group asked the CEO of Angus Australia to come to Tasmania to explain the disorder and Angus Australia’s stand on it. Read more »



Woodbourn has long enjoyed encouraging young people in the rural industry and has employed many inexperienced young men and young women over the years and has given them confidence and skill in the rural industry.
Woodbourn has been very pleased to be the major sponsor of the Murray Grey Youth Ambassador for a number of years and is continuing with that sponsorship.

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Charles was again invited to judge at the Adelaide Show in 2013. He has been invited a number of times to judge Murray Greys but this was his first time as an Angus judge.
Whenever you judge at the Adelaide Show you are given a number of breeds to judge as well as the main breed you were invited for and Charles has judged Basadaise, Piedmontese, Dexters, Lowlines, Squaremeaters, Galloways and Highland cattle.

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On the Murray Grey side of the Adelaide Show, Janet walked across to that judging as often as possible and was pleased to see progeny from Woodbourn stock doing well.
A very enjoyable dinner that night was held by the local Murray Grey breed group and as the Federal election was on that night, there were a few trips to the television in another room to check progress.

Woodbourn sale cattle are put through a testing and examination regime second to none
and are presented in the best condition possible.
• Woodbourn weighs all 400 calves at birth
• Woodbourn is an MN3 herd

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Woodbourn is often rewarded with wonderful comments and thanks during the year but also after the annual autumn bull sale, for continuing to breed good commercially orientated Murray Greys. It is a pleasure to hear this from commercial and stud breeders. Read more »

Woodbourn realises that many new Murray Grey breeders have not heard of Woodbourn. Firstly, Woodbourn welcomes all new
members of the society and hopes that they have the level of pleasure and satisfaction that Woodbourn has had, breeding these docile beautiful animals. Read more »