David and Sue Murray established a small herd of 20 Angus cows in 1983 on a hobby farm at Kelly's Plains, Armidale. Initially it prospered by producing low birth weight bulls to sell to be joined to heifers from another breed. It was one of the very first herds to be enrolled in Breedplan.
They established Kilburnie Angus at Kilburnie, Walcha some years later and built it up to a 500 cow operation. David and Sue took a break from cattle breeding in 2006 and sold the whole herd. In 2009 we purchased 300 of the original cows that we had sold in 2006.
In the more than thirty years since the initial establishment all animals have been performance recorded and the only animals introduced into the herd are those that we thought could make a serious genetic contribution to the herd.
Andy and Jo Burwell joined the operation in 2011 at its new location - Straban, Walcha. They have a background of animal production in the United Kingdom.