Avignon Cattle Co.
Avignon Cattle Co
Contact: Geoff Birchnell
Avignon Hereford Stud was founded in 1993 by the Birchnell Family. Avignon Herefords is based at Loomberah approximately 10km from the Regional Centre of Tamworth.
The Avignon breeding program is focussed on producing efficient cattle with increased emphasis placed on calving ease, maternal traits and carcase quality – key factors in ensuring profitability in beef enterprises. To achieve these breeding goals, in 2012 Avignon began incorporating Line One genetics into their program. The Line One programs of Cooper Herefords & Holden Herefords in Montana, USA have been closed programs for 85 years and provide a unique source of outcross cattle to the global hereford industry. Since 2012 semen and embryos have been imported from the USA and used with success. Avignon now has fully imported, complete outcross, breeding animals within the herd and these animals provide a unique genetic infusion for the Australian Hereford gene pool.
Avignon Herefords would be delighted to show visitors around our herd, please contact us if you are in the Tamworth area.
Located only 8km from Tamworth our farm is an easy stop for those travelling the New England Highway.