KIA ORA STUD
Kia Ora Stud sits atop the Great Dividing Range near Bungendore, NSW; where we breed and fatten quality Wagyu amongst pristine Australian bushland.
Our aim is to produce quality Wagyu free of genetically inherited diseases known to the breed. Striving for genetic perfection, Kia Ora Stud also seeks to meet regulatory standards and community expectations, including for safety and environmental matters.
The success of our company relies on the welfare and competency of our company personnel. We are committed to creating a positive, healthy and supportive environment for all staff to conduct their daily activities.
We offer assistance to small farm owners by providing affordable, quality, reliable, easy care stock to suit your needs. We will even hire you a sire for your joining, and guarantee the purchase of his progeny at weaning. Our aim is to use our genetics to ensure your success.
Noel is the crazy ideas man behind Kia Ora Stud. He may be new to the Wagyu world but he has a wealth of experience at the other end, owning and working in butcher shops and abattoirs in Australia and New Zealand.
Noel founded Kia Ora Stud in 2015 as his "retirement hobby" after selling his very successful construction company NJ Construction. He spends much of his time on the farm and conducting other business however, so retirement hasn't fully started yet.
Noel is passionate about breeding Wagyu free of genetic recessive diseases, thinks outside the square and is always up for a chat.
Daniel is our farm hand and is responsible for general animal husbandry and farm maintenance.
Daniel is a Carpenter by trade and has made some incredible improvements to the farm, including building himself some accomodation!
This is Daniel's first time working with livestock and is learning to love them. Daniel's patience and relaxed demeanor is evident in our beautiful quiet cattle. Nothing much rattles the cattle, and nothing much rattles Daniel.
You'll find Daniel on the farm most days, and if he's not here he's enjoying the surf on the South Coast.
Genetics and Data
Bronwyn has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the beef industry, and is the person who bring Noel's crazy ideas to life. Bronwyn is responsible for keeping track of our genetics, breeding programs, and data recording.
Bronwyn works with us through her business B R Rural Business and is located in Central Queensland! That doesn't stop her from knowing exactly what is happening (or not happening...) here on the farm.
If you're interested in purchasing any of our products or need some help with your data, breeding program or genetics then she's your girl.
Jennifer Van Wyk
Livestock Breeding Specialist
Jennifer is a well known Bovine Reproduction Specialist on her way to becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Jen has a passion for emerging artificial breeding technologies, and proudly boasts of her collection record using the AV method... you can ask her what AV is.
Jen covers all our reproduction needs including semen collection, pregnancy scanning, artificial insemination and embryo flushing. When she is qualified she will also complete our veterinary needs.
Jennifer will be operating our new Breeding Centre under her company iBreed Pty Ltd, so watch this space.
Our Store is Open
KOS AUSSIE BEEF
Pick up your free range beef from Kia Ora Stud. We have been told by many of our customers that they simply love our Wagyu beef, and we can’t say we blame them. That’s because everything we grow at Kia Ora Stud is grown with love, so our beef look and tastes better. Try it out yourself.
We’re proud to offer our customers quiet, well bred cattle and sheep. Take home a bull to breed your own Wagyu F1, or a Fullblood steer to put in your freezer. There are lots to choose from, and our offerings change depending on the time of year so you’ll always be surprised when you visit us. You should know that everything we sell is bred responsibly and handled often, so your new livestock will be an asset to your farm.
Use our Genetics to truly improve your herd! Since 2015, we’ve sourced nothing but the best recessive disease free genetics, and have been establishing a repository of semen and embryos so we can offer them all year round. We haven't forgotten about our international clients either, with quality export certified genetics available.
COME ON DOWN TO THE FARM!
Before coming on site please contact us. In preparation for a visit to Kia Ora Stud, please read the Safety and Environmental Inductions Pack below.
3580 Kings Hwy, Bungendore NSW 2620, Australia
Noel and Christine Jones
0419 033 974
0438 126 106