Belmore was established in 1969 by stud principal Andy Withers. Originally located at Belmore Station south western New South Wales in 7 inch rainfall country the family moved to Exmoor, north of Naracoorte South Australia in 1980. After 41 years at Exmoor Andy and Sally have relocated the bull raising operation to Little Belmore, Wild Dog Valley SA.
The breeding herd has moved to Yatana south west of Naracoorte in the Spence region with Garry Sims operating as property manager. Garry and his wife Margaret have returned to working at Belmore after a number of years in the mining industry at Roxby Downs. Garry has substantial experience in managing and working on remote cattle stations and shares Belmore’s ethos of producing easy doing, adaptable and fertile cattle.
Over a third of Belmore bulls sold annually enter into cross-breeding programs with great commercial success. These bulls are used mainly over Angus and Hereford cows in the South and Bos Indicus infused cows in Northern Australia. We aim to continue this tradition with our selection of Belmore sires having excellent commercial traits and outcross bloodlines.
We have found over many years that the Canadian sires we have used have improved fat cover, hardiness, temperament and scrotal circumference in our cattle. We believe this is because they have it so hard every winter, having to survive for six months on low quality pasture hay only.
At Belmore we aim to supply premium beef genetics. We are dedicated to producing cattle that exceed market specifications and thrive in our harsh and varied Australian environment.
We are EU accredited beef producers. We have nurtured a love of and respect for animals in our family members and employee’s. We employ calm and current livestock handling techniques to enhance animal welfare.
We are committed to improving the environment having employed a massive native tree planting program at Exmoor along with protecting areas of native scrub to stimulate natural regeneration and encourage native flora and fauna.