The Farm Today
810 Brial Road, BOOROWA, New South Wales. Approx 4 hours drive South West of Sydney
Owners: Charlie Arnott and family (Charlie Arnott Natural Grass fed beef)
Size: 2020 Hectares (approx. 5000 acres)
Livestock: around 400 breeding cattle.
Best practises: Organic and Biodynamic principles, plus award winning Generative management practises. Charlie is the second generation of Arnott’s on “Hanaminno”. Charlie took over from his father Michael, in 1997, continuing a proud history of breeding Shorthorn cattle.
Charlie runs with the line that Shorthorn cattle are ‘The Breed that Built Australia’. While we may have a few people that may argue the point on which is the best breed, there is no doubt that they are one of the most versatile and reliable breeds in the country. This makes them the perfect animal to produce consistently high quality beef. They are fantastic mothers, superior producers of milk, with wonderful temperaments, and tremendous meat marbling characteristics.
Charlie’s passion for sustainability and bio dynamics has seen “Hanaminno” evolve into a showpiece of sustainability, highlighting the benefits of holistic practices on the environment.