Eaglehawk Angus was founded by Ian and Sally Vivers in 1990 and is a family owned operation breeding Angus cattle run on 12,200 acres located in the New England region of New South Wales.
The three Vivers children are the 7th generation of Vivers raised in the “Kings Plains” valley, located between Inverell and Glen Innes.
For 193 years the family has run a commercial cattle breeding operation. The move to breed Stud Angus cattle seemed to be a natural progression forward. The commercial reality has instilled in the Eaglehawk Angus program a focus on the traits that pay breeders on the farm and the importance of consistency, performance and maternal traits.
A commercial cow herd is also run alongside the Stud herd to enable constant assessment and testing of our genetics in the marketplace. The success of our clients is the most positive test of our herd having the market acceptance that we strive to provide. The increased fertility and ability to adapt and thrive in varied environments and production systems is most rewarding for us to hear.
Using Embryo Transfer/artificial insemination, and rigorous performance recording from a core herd of elite Angus cows Eaglehawk has built a reputation of providing consistent, honest, tough genetics that will enable their clients to realise the most profitable outcome on the farms.
Ian has a valuable background in the beef industry covering a multitude of experiences including carcase assessment, running a feedlot, developing a branded beef product, judging live cattle at shows in both the pen and in the ring and completing a diploma of Agriculture.
We are proud of our land and angus cattle operation. Everyone in the family works in the business and has a role in the day to day running of the property. Eaglehawk runs on 12,200 acres and is spread between three properties located near Inverell and Armidale in Northern NSW.
Eaglehawk is operated under very commercial conditions to mimic the circumstances of real-world situations and the Eaglehawk client base. Every year we calve down 600 registered cows and another 600 commercial/recipient angus cows, plus followers and sale bulls.
We sell around 260 registered bulls per year by auction and privately.
The success of our clients is our priority and inspires us no end. We feel privileged when our clients place such confidence in our program to purchase our bulls year after year.
We have many visitors through the year, we would love to have you visit and view our cattle.
ABOUT THE EAGLEHAWK FAMILY
The three Vivers children are involved in the direction of the stud and all bring their varied skills to the table. Environmental Science (Harry), Graphic Design (Maggie), and Agribusiness/Embryology (Annie) plus a wealth of experience on cattle stations throughout QLD and NSW.
As we embark on this exciting journey together, we want to take a moment to share our love for Angus cattle and our commitment to family values in the world of agriculture. Our “About Us” section on this website is not just a page filled with words, but a reflection of our collective passion for Angus cattle and our dedication to creating a family-oriented environment.
We are a team of individuals who are deeply connected to the land and animals. Our team includes cattlemen and women, farmers, veterinarians, and agriculture enthusiasts, united by our shared love for Angus cattle and our commitment to their well-being.
Our team is built on a foundation of trust, respect, and collaboration, just like a close-knit family. We value open communication, inclusivity, and continuous learning. We work closely with Angus cattlemen and women, farmers, and other stakeholders, treating them like part of our extended family, to understand their needs and provide expert advice and solutions for Angus cattle management and care.
Our mission is to promote sustainable and responsible Angus cattle production, while upholding the highest standards of animal welfare. We are passionate about preserving the heritage and traditions of Angus cattle farming, and we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for families in the industry.
As a team, we celebrate the achievements of our Angus cattlemen and women, farmers, and their families, learn from challenges, and work together to overcome them. We are committed to providing top-notch genetics, services, and support to our customers, and we embrace modern advancements in technology and best practices to continually improve.
We take pride in our team’s expertise, dedication, and commitment to family values. Our “About Us” page is not just a statement of our team’s background, but a reflection of our collective love for Angus cattle and our vision for a sustainable and family-oriented Angus cattle industry.