About Mt Brisbane Droughtmaster Stud

:: The Mt Brisbane station

Mt Brisbane station covers 4,500 hectares of undulating country situated in the Brisbane Valley, west of Brisbane. 

It is one of the earliest settled properties in Qld being taken up by the Bigge Brothers in 1842.  In 1893 the McConnel family were appointed as managers and later partners.  They purchased the property outright in 1914 and have been on Mt Brisbane ever since.  Originally a bullock fattening operation they began breeding and fattening from the 1960’s.

John McConnel, current owner of the property is 3rd generation on the property.  John & Carli have run the property since the early 1970’s with 2nd son Don also working on the property.

The breeding of purebred Droughtmasters was started in the 1970’s when John & Carli were unable to buy the type and temperament of bulls they required and so started to buy stud females with good quality bull calves at foot.  With the dispersal of Kengoon Stud they bought a double deck of females and that purchase kick started the stud program.  The Mt Brisbane stud was registered in October 1985.

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