About Us

 

Mission

We endeavour to supply our clients with high quality Angus genetics that are fertile, structurally sound, easy doing and low maintenance without compromising the importance of growth and carcase performance.


Our goals at Landfall are:

 

1. To provide our clients with superior genetics to help them achieve a sound investment and help to improve their bottom-line.

 

2. To produce genetics which perform well under the natural environments of Australia.

 

3. To have relationships with our clients of high integrity.

History

The Archer family settled at "Landfall" on the eastern banks of the Tamar River, Northern Tasmania in 1876, with the purchase of 1000 acres. From a family of seven sons and one daughter, Gerald (second generation) the youngest on arrival at Landfall was in charge of cropping and Hedley the head of livestock. The other boys in the family farmed locally on other properties and two moved to Queensland where the descendants still farm to this day. After Hedley's untimely death resulting from a fall from his horse, Gerald purchased his brother's share in 1927 and continued with cropping, wool production and commercial cattle.


Gerald's only son Rob (fourth generation) continued to farm Landfall and established the Landfall Angus stud in 1948 with the purchase of twelve females from the Australian mainland. He continued his father's tradition of selecting large framed, longheaded feminine type cows. Rob found that the sires from "Naranghi" in New South Wales, at that time bred by Mr. John Bott, were consistently breeding progeny that excelled in fertility and growth. They complimented the Landfall cows very well. These sires were used for 20 years.

 

In the early years of breeding bulls a small number were sold privately to regular Tasmanian and King Island clients. From 1978 an annual on farm auction has been held offering bulls and females.

 

In 2004 a spring sale was introduced and is held annually on property offering bulls.

 

Today

Landfall Angus is today owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generation of the Archer family. The Landfall herd now consists of over 1500 registered females running over three properties in the Tamar Valley. The Angus herd is run alongside a self replacing flock of prime lamb sheep.


Annual sales are held on property in the Autumn and Spring as well as private treaty sales, with in excess of 500 bulls marketed annually.