Founded on Family, built on passion and a philosophy of integrity & superior quality.
The Little Meadows program is a developing entity that revolves around clients, the family, the land and of course the cattle. It is carried out with integrity and with a passion that only livestock producers will understand. It is all worthwhile when the results of the genetic progress can be seen in the newborn calves in the paddock and most importantly in the marketplace of their commercial clients.
The Little Meadows Angus herd is run on 500 hectares which combines five properties situated 5km to 10km from Dardanup. The cow herd consists of 230 registered females including 70 replacement stud heifers and 18 ET calves. Bulls are backgrounded on lease properties in the Dardanup district. Little Meadows Angus is run by Tony and Karen Golding and the family.
Established in 1950
Little Meadows farming enterprise was established in 1950 by Roy and Vera Golding with the purchase of 320 acres at Waterloo to accommodate their son Graham Golding’s desire to go farming. The original, rundown property soon eventuated into one of the most productive dairy farms in Western Australia and supported one of the biggest whole milk quotas in the State.
In 1959 Graham and Jenny Golding developed the herd and it became a highly successful Friesian stud.
In 1979 Graham and Jenny’s son Tony, returned to the farm, which had expanded to 3200 acres, both owned and leased and supported 1300 head of cattle, including the dairy herd.
In late 1979 the dairy herd was dispersed which enabled the family to move into sheep.
Murray Grey Stud
In 1980 Tony established a Murray Grey stud.
Merinos & Emus
By 1987 Graham, Jenny, Tony and Karen Golding were running 7500 fine wool Merinos and a crossbred flock in Wilga. 1987 also saw the family farming business expand into the breeding and marketing of Emus. The family attained the first license in the world to process Emus for their meat, oil and leather. Selling on both the export and domestic market they ran the very successful Emu enterprise until 2000.
Little Meadows Angus Born
In 1994 Tony and Karen made the shift from the greys to the blacks and commenced Little Meadows Angus with the purchase of Koojan Hills Edwina D19.
Move To Specialise
The Murray Grey stud was dispersed in 2000.
Through the extensive use of embryo transfer and the purchase of key cow families the family now mates 300 HBR females each year.
Today, Little Meadows Angus sell 80 to 120 bulls and some 40 surplus females annually to new and loyal clients.