Winswood Miniature Herefords began when we saw an ad for Mini’s in a Small Farm magazine. We had a 28 acre property in Nar Nar Goon but have recently bought a new farm of 325 acres in South Gippsland and have relocated with our Miniature Hereford Stud.
Miniature Herefords was the obvious choice for us when we had the small property and after several years of building our herd numbers, we have decided to stick with what we know and love and keep breeding the mini’s. They are an easy alternative to larger cattle, we can carry more per acre if the feed and season is good and de-stock but keep our breeders if the season is poor. Each of our girls are familiar to us and we know and understand their personalities. They are kinder on our Australian soils as they are lighter and their water requirements are less. There is a steady market for steers being sold as lawn mowers and pets and the one we put in the freezer each year is better than anything you buy in the shops. This is paddock to plate at it’s best and proves that small and large acreage can provide for a family’s beef needs.
All our stud animals are registered with Herefords Australia and we are members of the Australian Miniature Hereford Breeders Network (AMHBN)
Miniature Herefords are an easy, friendly breed, easily distinguished by their markings, and we have had nothing but pleasure in our involvement with them. We look forward to breeding animals that others on small properties can enjoy too and will have steers for sale in the autumn.
Alison Livermore and John Murphy
Woodside North, South Gippsland
03 51 89 1238
0428 369 000 (no service at the farm so please ring landline)