In October 2010 my husband,Hugh,
and I purchased Millawa Ranch in Mount Kilcoy, Queensland. Our previous property was a 10 acre block in Upper Coomera, within walking distance of Dream World, from there to our dream home in Mount Kilcoy valley.
The 365 acres includes creek flats, 800 metres of frontage to Kilcoy Creek and 2 kilometers of lovely paddocks, a couple of valleys and a bit of God's country all rising to forested hills above us.
Every day we are learning more about our farm and how to be better farmers. I know we would not have survived the initial year on the farm without our wonderful neighbours and friends here in the valley. Farming is not for everyone and our learning curve has been steep at times but we are so grateful for the opportunities presented to us here, we just love it.
Millawa Ranch specializes in providing beautifully flavoured F1 to pure bred wagyu beef from our paddock to your plate. Mother and daughter team Sandy and Ali Dickson take great pride in their lovely quiet cow herd.
With 45 Wagyu cows, 6 young angus heifers, seven registered Senepol cows and 5 handsome young Senepol bulls which are for sale.
We have twenty 2 years old heifers and steers, around thirty 1 year olds and our current season of babies are dropping every day. When they are ready, we send our chosen animals to Brisbane Valley Meats for processing under clients instructions and the meat is picked up 10 days or so later to go home to your restaurant, your home, your freezer and your table, just as you ordered it.
Our Mountain View Shiraz grapes last year produced a lovely 2017 Painted Horse Shiraz which we just picked up from the wine maker, Thomas Honnef at Ocean View Estates.This will be kept in storage until next year and will be marketed after the wine shows. This is the 5th vintage produced at our ranch and we are excited to try it. Our 2014 and 2015 are available for purchase.
MR Smokin Gunbar Girl and MR Dmac's Paycheck are the first crop of paint working cow horses by Quirran-Lea Right on the Money, out of our wonderful quarter horse mares Sandy Girl and Spin around Daddy.
MR Strait GunSmokin Lena is the second filly by QL Right on the Money and out of Sandy Girl. She will be heading to the breakers soon. Our newest arrival is a 10 weeks old colt by Lil JoeCash out of our Reining mare Smokin Wagon.
Ali and I work the farm and have done for the past 7 years and if the job is too big or difficult for us to handle we have a wonderful network of skilled advisers to help us out. Hopefully our diverse interests will lead us to wonderful adventures in business and in life. We look forward to meeting new like minded friends with a hunger for really good beef, great horses and delicious Shiraz.. Give us call and reserve your quarter of lovely grass fed Wagyu Senepol cross beef, clean and healthy...and perhaps add a glass of Shiraz....