Silverleaf is situated 200 kilometers north west of Roma, Queensland and was first selected by the Compagnoni family in 1896. For 80 years, this family has had a strong tradition of breeding quality Hereford cattle with a program of continuously improving the genetics of the herd. These include bloodlines from renowned Studs Cootharaba and more recently, Toolangatta, Waraba Park.
The Compagnoni family implemented Holistic Management Planned Grazing on Silverleaf 18 years ago. This method assesses the grazing potential of each paddock and involves shifting the herd regularly to fresh pasture. This ensures the protein available in the grasses remain at levels above maintenance requirements for the animals and supplements are available if necessary. Due to the regular handling of the cattle when shifting paddocks, they are quiet, calm and relaxed
Calves on Silverleaf are weaned using EasyWean noserings. This allows the calves to be weaned gradually and eliminates the stress and subsequent weight loss of being separated from their mother. As our cattle are handled quietly and constantly, there is no need to officially wean and train the weaners in the traditional manner.
No chemicals are used at all—no need for drenching as the cattle seldom return to a paddock in less than 120 days. Cattle Coat Oil—an organic product—is used to deter buffalo fly. We are presently using 3 in 1 Liquid Livestock Supplement an Organic Product.
This year 2018 we have become Classified Organic with the above organization. Our goal has always been to perpetuate the property within the family and to return it to the condition it was in when selected in 1896. Our mission through our Environmental Management System seeks to…
Narelle & Peter Compagnoni
9667 Mount Moffatt Road
Mitchell. Qld. 4465