Bernborough Downs, Winton
Wayne & Sandra Birchmore are originally from Central Australia and have a lifetime of experience in the beef cattle industry, following in the footsteps of many generations of family before them on extensive cattle properties.
They moved to Bernborough in 1985 and now, daughter Emma and her husband Kevin, and son David and his wife Sarah are an integral part of the business and share a passion for the industry and the opportunities that await them.
Kiriwina Station, Winton
David grew up on Bernborough and has been working on the family properties since 2002, while also initially working part-time with the Elders Drafting Team at the Longreach Saleyards.
Along with the everyday management and cattle operation activities, David is responsible for herd preg-testing, to ensure that the Bernborough Herd is as efficient as possible.
David has a strong focus on low-stress stock handling after undertaking a course with Bud Williams in 1999.
Sarah moved to Kiriwina in early 2009, and brings with her over 10 years experience in marketing and graphic design.
David and Sarah have their own Droughtmaster Accredited Herd, and also run a single sire herd with Redskin Austin (purchased at the National Droughtmaster Sale in 2009). They are proud parents to daughter Louise, and have a focus on the long-term viability of the cattle operation for future generations of Birchmores.
Walkers Park Station, Richmond
In 2006, Kevin & Emma Greensill moved to Walkers Park, located North of Richmond, to become directly involved with Bernborough Droughtmasters. Emma grew up on Bernborough and Kevin hails from Normanton. Before returning to the family business Emma gained experience in the finance and tourism industries. Kevin is a qualified electrician completing his apprenticeship during his time spent with Ergon Energy.
It was a common passion for breeding quality Droughtmaster cattle and a love of the bush, which they share with the rest of the Birchmore family, which encouraged them to return to the industry. With a focus on low stress stock handling techniques and environmental sustainability, Kevin & Emma look forward to a long and rewarding career within the family business.
Kevin and Emma run their own personal Droughtmaster herd in conjunction with the Bernborough enterprise. In addition they operate a part time electrical contracting business.
The principals of Bernborough Droughtmaster Stud are keenly aware of the importance of ensuring the long term viability of the environment in which they run their business.
Common sense dictates that they must care for the land in order for it to flourish and provide for the livestock. Emphasis is placed on strategic positioning of water points and fencing, to protect areas from over grazing and erosion. Paddocks are spelled at times and lick supplements are placed in a manner so as to encourage even grazing.