About Us

 

Mission

We endeavour to supply our clients with high quality Angus genetics that are fertile, structurally sound, easy doing and low maintenance without compromising the importance of growth and carcase performance.


Our goals at Landfall are:

 

1. To provide our clients with superior genetics to help them achieve a sound investment and help to improve their bottom-line.

 

2. To produce genetics which perform well under the natural environments of Australia.

 

3. To have relationships with our clients of high integrity.

History

The Archer family settled at "Landfall" on the eastern banks of the Tamar River, Northern Tasmania in 1879, with the purchase of 1000 acres. From a family of seven sons and one daughter, Gerald (second generation) the youngest on arrival at Landfall was in charge of cropping and Hedley the head of livestock. The other boys in the family farmed locally on other properties and two moved to Queensland where the descendants still farm to this day. After Hedley's untimely death resulting from a fall from his horse, Gerald purchased his brother's share in 1927 and continued with cropping, wool production and commercial cattle.


Gerald's only son Rob (fourth generation) continued to farm Landfall and established the Landfall Angus stud in 1948 with the purchase of twelve females from the Australian mainland. He continued his father's tradition of selecting large framed, longheaded feminine type cows. Rob found that the sires from "Naranghi" in New South Wales, at that time bred by Mr. John Bott, were consistently breeding progeny that excelled in fertility and growth. They complimented the Landfall cows very well. These sires were used for 20 years.

 

In the early years of breeding bulls a small number were sold privately to regular Tasmanian and King Island clients. From 1975 an annual on farm auction has been held offering bulls and females.

 

In 1999 the first of the Landfall Angus Queensland sales was held and continues to this day supplying bulls to many parts of Queensland. In 2004 a spring sale was introduced and is held annually on property offering bulls.

 

Today

Landfall Angus is today owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generation of the Archer family. The Landfall herd now consists of over 1000 registered females running over three properties in the Tamar Valley. The Angus herd is run alongside a self replacing flock of prime lamb sheep intergrated with a cropping program that consists of small seed production, potatoes and poppies.


Annual sales are held on property in the Autumn and Spring as well as in Queensland, with a total of 250 bulls being sold annually.


We are continually looking to add value to our genetics clients businesses and an example of this has been the introduction of an annual genetics sale held in April. This is an opportunity for vendors to market their cattle to a wider audience ensuring they gain greater exposure. It is also an opportunity for prospective purchasers to access large numbers of animals with similar genetics from the same breeding program.