Square Meaters are a moderate framed Australian breed of beef cattle. They are perfectly suited to the highly variable Australian temperate climate. They have an ability to hold condition in hard times and flourish in normal conditions.
Their capacity to finish on grass allows breeders to lay claim to the cattle being a sustainable breed under Australian grazing conditions.
Square Meaters were established as a breed to provide premium beef to the domestic market. Early maturity, heavy muscling and even fat cover are the genetic traits that allow the breed to consistently provide 8 to 9 month weaners of 225 – 275 kgs or 12 to 14 month yearlings of 380 – 420 kgs off grass, making them an ideal fit with the domestic market specifications and pasture fed assurance certification.
Square Meaters are a calm natured breed which makes for ease of handling. The capacity for females to calve down by the age of two and subsequently yield a productive calf each year underpins their economic value. The moderate frame and lower maintenance requirements of the cows maximises carry capacity on the available land. The early maturity trait of the breed, provides for earlier turn-off of finished animals thereby optimising the breeder’s annual returns.
Beef Week 2018 Rockhampton Square Meaters provided an excellent display of the Breed. The Judge Mr Ron Pullen, “Wyoming” Romagnolas, Tedlands Koumala, Central Queensland, described Cluskers Nora L24 as a wonderful example of the Breed. He said that everything about her was correct and she had an “exemplary [...]
Square Meaters were established to “provide premium beef to the domestic market”
Square Meaters are a moderate framed breed with selected genetics that promote early maturity, good muscling and even fat cover. As yearling of 380 – 420kgs Square Meaters ideally fit the MLA domestic beef specification. For consumers they offer nicely portioned cuts of beef with exceptional eating quality. The Cattle are bred to finish on grass and fit sustainably in the Australian temperate climate.
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