Southern Queensland is fast regaining ground lost in the sheepmeat industry, thanks largely to wild dogs, and one couple helping boost numbers are Scott and Alison Todd at Brigalow Downs, south of Bollon.
Along with a rangeland goat operation, the Todds decided in the middle of the last decade that they needed to diversify into small animals to remain viable.
Their choice of Aussie Whites for the sheepmeat side of the operation was based on doability and temperament but above all, eating quality.
“I looked at all the pros and cons and I couldn’t find a reason not to try them,” Mr Todd said.
“If there was going to be a Wagyu of the sheep industry, it’s hit the nail on the head.
“No-one can argue with it when you eat it, it’s just so far in…