About Bowen Pastoral Company
Honesty & Integrity is the core of our family operation, with over 58 years & three generations our principal goal is to maintain a sound practical breeding program. The cattle are our sole source of income. We strive to produce functional, efficient performance Poll Herefords & Angus Cattle.
Strict attention is paid to all reproductive, carcase, structure & feet and all multitude of attributes that make every beast an easy care productive performance animal, that is determined by our customers hip pocket.
The cow herd is the backbone of any beef program. Therefore prudent investigation of every potential sire for balanced multiple traits and especially a dominant cow family is essential in our breeding program.
There have been no stones left unturned in the effort put into the advancement of the stud’s breeding program, which earns our clients a sound reputation within the Beef Industry.
Bowen Poll Hereford Stud was founded in 1963 with half of the females from the Peake Family’s Middleton Stud. Original Stud Sires were used from the elite studs of their day, The Brae’s, Springfield , Kildrummie, Woodlands, Moorlands & Sevenbardot.
Stephen & Jodi worked in New Zealand , Canada & U.S.A and gained knowledge and understanding of their cattle industries & sought bloodlines of the soundest commercially focused cattle.
After working in these countries a decision was made to start an Angus Stud herd. in 1995 The foundation females were from Barry Marshall’s Callen herd and the Mordallup herd from Western Australia .In March 2010 we purchased seven new dominant cow families from the record breaking Vermont dispersal includingdonor dam Merrigrange Jestress V37 she has an outcross pedigree and loads of depth & capacity we were most impressed with this cows consistant progeny.
In 2013 Stephen travelled to New Zealand, USA & Canada to look at the a large number of Poll Hereford & Angus herds in the search for new gentics to introduce to our Poll Hereford and Angus herd.
Photo below from right to left Stephen, Josh & Nick Peake