History

Clunie Range Angus Stud is owned and operated by the Guest Family with breeding headquarters located at ‘Springfield’ Wallangra New South Wales while also having a breeding operation at ‘Loch Craig, Taroom Queensland.

The Guest Family are fourth generation breeders and have been breeding Angus cattle long before they became the dominant breed. Focusing on the traditional traits that the breed has been renowned for, functional, easy-doing, fertile with good temperament.

Hugh Guest first registered his current brand with the Tenterfield shire council in August 1957 and has been breeding Angus cattle ever since. His parents Doug and Bell Guest moved out of a dairy herd in he 1960’s and commenced what was to become one of the most highly regarded Angus herds at Dalman between Woodenbong and Killarney QLD.

Hazel’s heritage was also rich in Angus blood with her grandfather Henry Standing bringing some of the very first Angus cattle into the Clarence Valley.

Brett didn’t escape the ‘Guest’ predisposition for Angus cattle breeding. Keen from a young age he took a shine to Hugh Guest’s uncle, Hugh Mulchay from the renowned “Grimstead” herd near Urbenville. After graduating Hawksbury College in 1989 he was heavily involved in live cattle and carcase research and development, feedlot management and marketing. His various R & D and management positions have seen him involved in many areas of the beef and meat industry which has taken him all around Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, USA and Korea. From research positions, feedlot management and innovative carcass research, Brett has developed a unique commercial understanding of what it means to be a seedstock producer, having worked in every aspect of the beef and cattle market, judging both live cattle and carcase at numerous country shows, national shows and Royal shows.

Clunie Range has well and truly stamped its type into the marketplace, the cattle being well-known for their muscling, depth of body, structural soundness and quiet temperament but most importantly, their consistent, proven performance.