1923-2017 Our founder and our mentor. Dad started Ben Nevis Angus in 1947 and made it his life’s passion. He really loved good cattle of any breed and cattle men &women. He is the reason we have such a beautiful female herd and taught me everything I know. He was the ultimate feminist.
Bruce & Cherry were the deserved winners of the inaugural Angus Australia Stewart’s Award for dedication to youth in Agriculture.
The kindest, friendliest lady in the Angus business who makes everyone feel at home and treats everybody the same no matter if they are an amateur or big wig. A mean judge of cattle and a massive help to Stu and I.
The daughter they couldn’t get rid of so they gave her a job. Erica won the National Junior Judging Competition and studied marketing and beef production at the University of Illinois and worked in a feedlot in Colorado. Hap does the genetics.
She is a current Director of Angus Australia, and has been a Director of the Australian Beef Industry Foundation, Australian Beef Association and Chairman of the NSW State Committee and New England Angus Breeders. She and her husband Stu have won the prestigious Stewarts Award in recognition of their service to Angus Youth.
While Hap does genetics Stu (a cattle vet) does all aspects of animal health, reproduction and nutrition. As they recognised when they first got engaged- they make a great team : ).
Stu studied Veterinary Science and did a Masters in Veterinary Studies at the University of Queensland before concentrating on being a cattle vet and working extensively in Dairy Herd Health and Reproduction in Southern Queensland and the Hunter Valley. He realised he could prevent a lot of the metabolic, reproductive and dystocia issues via nutrition and management and set about on a revolutionary path with David Ginter and other vets Rick White and Natasha Junge to develop the highly successful ELMS and AIM programs and protocols around Australia today.
Hap’s sister and best on ground for her all round help at sales and field days and extra help at busy times though out the year.
Jack Halliday and Maggie Halliday as well as niece Bonnie Cox. We are very proud of having kids that can get their hands dirty, muster, fence and share our love of the Angus breed and this place.
Hamish Worthing who came in 2018 to work for a week and has been a permanent dedicated and smart asset to our team ever since. Lionel Lockyer who has been in the casual employ of Ben Nevis Grazing for decades from shearer to thistle sprayer and Chris Dorrington jack of all trades. We have a great team and appreciate all their hard work.