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Mawarra Herefords - over 100 years of combined breeding experience

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Three generations of the Sykes family are actively involved in running Mawarra Herefords . With over 100 years of combined breeding experience Mawarra is committed to consistently producing modern, efficient, profitable Hereford and Poll Hereford cattle to meet the needs of their clients and the greater beef industry by utilising good old fashioned "cattlemanship" and modern breeding technologies.  

Their clients have a diverse range of end markets; they strive to present Hereford and Poll Hereford Sires and Females that offer a range of genetic options and performance traits, enabling their clients to purchase from the same ‘farm gate’ and continue to improve and diversify their own breeding programs. Mawarra Herefords is located at Longford in Victoria, Australia, a comfortable two and a half hours drive from Melbourne Airport.  

Mawarra Herefords are renowned for the quality of their females. Large framed, easy doing cows with great milking and mothering ability are joined to sires sourced throughout Australia and Internationally. Their home bred sires have the Mawarra maternal strength behind them and all outcross sires are thoroughly scrutinized prior to purchase with particular emphasis placed on the maternal lines in the pedigree and performance.  

Mawarra Hereford and Poll Hereford Seedstock are in high demand.

  • 2004 - Mawarra Nostalgia Supreme Exhibit Sydney Royal Show.            
  • 2007 - Mawarra Sandstorm Top Price at the Hereford National Show & Sale.
  • 2008 - Mawarra Trail Blazer Grand Champion at the National Show & Sale
  • 2009 - Mawarra Unique Grand Champion at the National Show & Sale. Mawarra Herefords Most Successful Exhibitors
The Mawarra Herefords team has recorded the top average of the National Sale for the last four years.

Mawarra Herefords hold an Annual On-Property Sale, over 90% of the bulls and females sold during the last five years have been purchased by commercial producers. Mawarra commercial clients regularly have top selling pens of steers & heifers in saleyards from Casterton in the west, Wodonga in the north and Gelantipy/Omeo/Bairnsdale to the east.

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