Our Farmers

The farmer is critical to the success of King Island Beef. Great beef starts with the finest farmers and genetics. King Island Beef is proudly sourced from the very best livestock producers on King Island that have a proven track record in delivering the best cattle to meet the high demands of King Island Beef.


The livestock producers are a critical partner in the King Island Beef brand. In line with the laws of Tasmania, the use of added hormones (also known as HGPs) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is strictly prohibited on King Island, so consumers around the world should feel confident when they enjoy King Island Beef it is as nature intended – all natural.

But the farmers for King Island Beef go one further – they are JBS Australia Farm Assured, which means they have successfully passed a 3rd party audit to further ensure a consistent quality of product and the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained

Our farmers have a strong connection to their land and are passionate about upholding the quality and traditions of King Island Beef. These partners know that chefs and consumers across Australia and from around the world expect the best from their beef each and every time.

We invite you to meet a small selection of our partnering farmers below.

To find out more about the pioneering JBS Australia Farm Assurance Program, click here.


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Richard Sutton

Property Name:
"Taroona Pastoral"
Location of Farm:
North King Island
Size of Farm:
810 Hectares
Type of Operation:
Breeding & Finishing whilst selling some stores
Breed / Type:
Angus/Hereford and Angus/Hereford Cross
Number of Head:
570 Breeders
Other Farming Interests:
Free Range Pig / Stud Angus Cattle / Wittipole Prime Lambs
What does it mean to you to be a proud supplier of King Island Beef?

The KI Beef Brand has a good reputation and if our cattle on King Island can fit into the brand we must be breeding the right cattle.


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Peter Aldridge

Property Name:
"Koreen Pastoral"
Location of Farm:
North King Island
Size of Farm:
1620 Hectares
Type of Operation:
Breeding & Fattening some purchased stock
Breed / Type:
Angus/Hereford and Angus/Hereford Cross
Number of Head:
Between 900-1000 Breeders
Other Farming Interests:
N/A
What does it mean to you to be a proud supplier of King Island Beef?

Impressed with the marketing and value adding of the King Island Beef product. Having had the opportunity to follow the chain of supply from paddock to plate it is rewarding to supply the product that is the KI Beef Brand.


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Simon & Adrian Vellekoop

Property Name:
Location of Farm:
Yambacoona
Size of Farm:
2100 Hectares
Type of Operation:
Breeding & Finishing (all own stock)
Breed / Type:
Angus/Hereford Cross
Number of Head:
1000 Breeders
Other Farming Interests:
N/A
What does it mean to you to be a proud supplier of King Island Beef?

It is an honour to be able to supply and promote King Island Beef. It puts King Island on the map.


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Duncan Clemons

Property Name:
"Manuka Properties"
Location of Farm:
Currie
Size of Farm:
1900 Hectares
Type of Operation:
Breeding & Finishing (all own stock) plus opportune stock purchases
Breed / Type:
Angus
Number of Head:
1050 Breeders
Other Farming Interests:
N/A
What does it mean to you to be a proud supplier of King Island Beef?

N/A


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Nathan Conley

Property Name:
"Bindaree Beef"
Location of Farm:
Lymwood
Size of Farm:
600 Hectares
Type of Operation:
Breeding & Fattening
Breed / Type:
Angus
Number of Head:
529 Breeders 100 Fatteners
Other Farming Interests:
N/A
What does it mean to you to be a proud supplier of King Island Beef?

It means a Pride of Place, Heritage of King Island for the World to Enjoy.


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Peter Watson

Property Name:
Location of Farm:
East Wickham & Currie
Size of Farm:
190 Hectares
Type of Operation:
Fattening
Breed / Type:
Angus / Hereford / Cross Fattening Stock
Number of Head:
350
Other Farming Interests:
N/A
What does it mean to you to be a proud supplier of King Island Beef?

I enjoy providing cattle for the King Island Brand that hits the spec. I purchase cattle from breeders that suit my operation and know that they are continually looking at genetics to improve carcase specifications.