Maximum growth

Wakefield wonders: Jenny and Greg Frizell with their daughters Lucy (holding family hound Scout) and Claire in the paddock at Wakefield with some Charolais females.
Wakefield wonders: Jenny and Greg Frizell with their daughters Lucy (holding family hound Scout) and Claire in the paddock at Wakefield with some Charolais females.

“Steady as she goes” is the mantra which has led to long-term success for Wakefield Charolais stud principals Greg and Jenny Frizell.

The beef production bug runs strong through the bloodlines of the Frizell family with Greg and Jenny and their daughters Lucy and Claire marking the sixth and seventh generations of the family to run cattle on Wakefield, 50km east of Armidale, since 1860.

The Frizell’s run a dual commercial and stud operation which comprises 250 registered stud Charolais females, 100 registered Angus cows, and close to 200 Charolais/Angus-cross and Charolais/Shorthorn-cross cows in the commercial section of the business.

“We’ve been using BreedPlan for nearly 17 years, and we have full data on all our animals which provides us with the information we need to deliver maximum growth and good calving ease,” Mr Frizell said.

On offer at this year’s Wakefield bull sale are 50 Charolais bulls, 20 Angus bulls and three composite bulls. The sale will be held on-farm at 1pm, Friday, August 18.