In 2016 Bowen Stud Cattle established a Wagyu herd, after seeing a growing demand for Wagyu bulls to be used to breed F1 feeder cattle in northern NSW and Australia.
Bowen Stud sourced high growth females from Angus McClures Australian Wagyu Genetics P/L a herd of over 400 cows at its peak. Angus McClure invested heavily into Full Blood carcass performance. This giving us at Bowen the ideal scenario of utilizing proven performance bloodlines and crossing them with high marbling bulls to produce a perfect combination of growth and marbling.
Other elite females were purchased from the renowned Kaputar Herd Dispersal of the Harris family. These large-framed cows will become another corner stone to our breeding program. In 2022 the Harris Family broke an Australian Record for F1 progeny, grossing over $2,000,000 for their weaners.
Since 2016 we conduct twice yearly ET programs sourcing the best bulls possible to use in the program and boost our wagyu numbers.
We now run approx. 80 wagyu fullblood wagyu cows, and plan to keep growing the herd as the demand for wagyu bulls grows.
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.
We strive to produce functional, efficient performance Wagyu cattle. Strict attention is paid to all temperament, reproductive, cardcase, structure & feet and all multitude of attributes that make every beast an easy-care productive performance animal, that is determined by our customer’s 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. We at Bowen do not reside to single trait selection but strive for multiple trait selection. 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.