Western Grazing has grown to become one of Australia’s largest beef producing company’s starting off as a family run Dairy business on the Gold Coast. The family headed west in 1983 purchasing Eurella Station a Sheep property at Muckadilla.
The Oxenford’s moved into large-scale beef production in 1992 when they purchased a large portfolio of Vestey Properties including the trading name of Western Grazing. This included Wave Hill and Cattle Creek in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory and the Camooweal breeding block, Morstone. Also they acquired the Mt Isa finishing property, Oban, as part of a Vestey Deal.
In late 1999 Western Grazing purchased another breeding property, Magowra Station, located near Normanton in the Gulf of Queensland. The latest addition to the Western Grazing porfolio is Allendale Station located in the Augathella region purchased in 2008.
Weaner steers & surplus heifers from the Northern breeding properties are trucked out to the company’s finishing & backgrounding properties - Eurella, Oban & Allendale to grow out for the bullock and feeder markets.
Western Grazing now owns one of the largest herds of Brahman Cross Cattle and will continue with the cross breeding program to broaden their market appeal.
Western Grazing also provides employment opportunities for approximately 80 people across all aspects of its operations.