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Thanks for taking time to view our website. Maildaburra Poll Hereford Stud is located on South Australia's West Coast.  It is 72km east of Ceduna on the Eyre Highway, or 63km inland from Streaky Bay. We are 22km west of Wirrulla.

Our core focus is to grow the highest quality beef as a result of excellent breeding and production.

We strive to breed highly muscled bulls, good milking cows, easy care, easy calving and well structured cattle to suit all needs.

The property comprises of 3 farms totaling 3,160ha (7,800acres). This business is predominantly cattle focused, however wheat, barley, and oats are also sown over approximately 3,000 acres.

We have upwards of 160 breeding cows and are still in a growth phase. We produce around 30-35 bulls for sale each year. Around 35+ heifers are saved as replacement breeders every year. Mating is restricted to 9 weeks for heifers and 12 weeks for cows which means calving is confined to about 2 months. They start calving on 10th July, most years on to green feed. We have implemented an AI program in the past few years, with about 50 cows artificially inseminated (AI) to various outcrossing sires from around the world.

None of our females are fed hay or grain at any time during the year unless in extremely poor seasons. Sale bulls are only fed oats if the feed is scarce and the break to the season is late.  We sell all bulls privately on property, available from 1st October each year.

A feedlot is also run on the property. This is also in a building phase with 80-200 cattle on feed at all times. Preference is given to Poll Hereford steers and heifers, either home bred, purchased from our bull clients or other quality sources.  We supply beef to the Streaky Bay butcher all year round as well as larger loads to various other abattoirs, like TFI in Murray Bridge. Such cattle meet a high MSA Grade standard. It is not unusual to have weight gains of over 2kg/day. 

The stud was first registered in 1972 by my parents, Leon and Marilyn Mudge. They retired in 2009.

Please contact us if you have any queries, suggestions on what you might like to see on this website, or if you would just like to comment.

Carolyn Mudge
Seth Mudge
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