Pasture-fed system pays off for Bendings

GREEN POWER: Mark and Caterina Bending, of Manjimup in Western Australia, are raising Simmental-Angus crossbreds on pastures and investigating options for vertically integrated supply chains.

By Mel Williams, NQR

Western Australian beef producers Mark and Caterina Bending have been strategically acquiring properties in recent years to expand the pasture potential that underpins their business success.

From a background in forestry and avocado production, the pair now run 400 Angus breeders and finish about 600 Simmental-Angus crossbred progeny from their Manjimup base, in the high rainfall area of the state’s South West.

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