Welcome to Moyle Park.

Our herd consists of around 70 registered breeders whose progeny have been performance tested since 1995

We use the performance of our progeny as the measure of the success of our breeding program. It is our belief that to guarantee our bulls our females have to meet our criteria. All our cows are expected to calve by 24 months and to have a calf every year after that so we mate our heifers at 14 months to our stud bull. If the heifers can’t deliver a live calf from our best bull then we want to know about it and cull accordingly.

This policy has been implemented for many years and as a consequence the fertility of our herd is very good. We have two matings a year, autumn and spring, restricting the bull to 12 weeks with the cows. Ideally we would like to reduce this to 7 weeks but as AI is used regularly it does interfere with the calving spread.

The end result of this approach is a herd of Red Poll cattle with 365 days to calving, well above average Breedplan EBV’s, producing extremely fertile females and bulls. Breedplan has helped us identify the best performers and through selection superior bulls and females.

We have been developing our herd at Jamestown since 1982 on 700 acres of prime cropping and dryland Lucerne country. We run the stud with a cropping program that includes Lucerne and hay, to renovate paddocks and spread our income. However our man power resources are limited which restrict the numbers of cattle we can run. Generally there are about 130 head on the property throughout the year and performance testing and maintaining our MN3 and EU status keeps us very busy.

Moyle Park has shown cattle at Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Alice Springs, Geelong and locally, as well as supporting the SA Heifer Expo and the SA Beef Field Days. Our cattle have been sold to such diverse places as the edge of the Simpson Desert, Tibooburra, Broken Hill, Ivanhoe, Sale, SE of S.A., Kangaroo Island, Eyre Peninsula, W.A., New England and locally.

Richard was the Australian Red Poll Cattle Breeders Inc., Federal President from 2011 till 2014, during which he also chaired the 14th World Red Poll Congress and Tour of Australia in 2014. He is currently the S.A. Region President, a job he has held for many years. During his years as S.A. Beef president he was on the committee for the MLA Meat for Profit Day held in Adelaide and is still active with S.A. Beef.

Over many years , Moyle Park has participated in the Adelaide Show Carcase Competitions, the State Carcase and Jamestown Show Carcase Competitions when they were running. We have had considerable success with Red Polls here and have enjoyed champion carcase success at Adelaide. These competiton have been a way of demonstrating the excellent attributes of Red Poll cattle in meat production and eating quality.

Moyle Park is big on performance and quality. The commercial aspects of our cattle are renowned and we welcome your interest and will be pleased to host a visit to our stud.

Richard & Kay Daley

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