Greg and I had been looking for Angus cattle to start our own Angus Stud ‘Rivergum’ for at least a couple of years. Fearing tick-fever-disease we wanted to purchase quality cattle from a coastal supplier. We had tough criteria to fulfil. We knew what we wanted, temperament, confirmation, good skin, plenty of milk, big spring of rib and big framed cattle. They also had to be registered and professionally cared for and well documented not much of a criteria at all. On the first visit to Dingo Bend we were to purchase just 6 APR and 2 HBR heifers just to see if we were doing the right thing, we had always bred purebred Friesian cattle and purebred Australian Stock Horses, so Angus beef cattle were unknown to us.
We were greeted by two of the most professional, passionate stud owner managers, Ross and Elissa Elphick whose animal husbandry, record keeping and breeding practices were exemplary and met our high standards and criteria of what type of cattle we were looking for.
Based on experience it is always better to purchase stud cattle or horses from reputable studs preferably straight out of their paddock. While we were there my husband spotted some cows he would like to purchase from Ross and Elissa and eventually we persuaded Ross to part with them to our delight.
We now have 20 cows and calves 14 HBR and 6 APR, all seed stock from Dingo Bend and we plan to purchase more in the future. Ross and Elissa have been a wealth of knowledge and have been honest and helped us to make many decisions about our stud program.
We highly recommend Dingo Bend Angus Stud.