Starting a wagyu farm
I’ve been a member on here for a while but I’m pretty sure this is my first post.
This is a bit of a long post but to answer my main question you will need a brief overview of where I’m at and what my intentions are.
Anyhow, I have been trying to get a bit of a wagyu breeding operation underway for some time now, with most of the time spent getting the genetics we want. We started with an Angus heifer and AI’d here with our chosen full blood Wagyu genetics. She had a female calf (an F1) which we AI’d at 24 months with selected full blood wagyu genetics. She has since given birth to a bill calf (F2).
We are now planning on the follow for which I require some advice or constructive criticism;
1. Buy 200-300 acres of property which can sustain atleast 60 breeders in a nice, scenic, cold part of Australia with good rainfall and few days over 30 degrees.
2. Buy 50 head of F2 or F3 heifers from a selected genetics to then put our F2 bill over to them be left with our table/ sale animal.
My questions are this;
Q1. Where in Australia meets the above criteria? (We’re prepared to go just about anywhere).
Q2. Are there any obvious flaws in my plan with property and breeding?
Additional info: We will be looking to spend around $1.5m on property and $50-100k on cattle.
Thanks in advance for any advice/ input