What we do
We’re dedicated to bringing people together over an outstanding piece of beef.
And we’ve been doing it since 1958. We breed, raise and feed premium grain-fed Wagyu and Angus cattle from our property located at Jondaryan, on the famous Darling Downs. Our Stockyard branded beef can be found in award winning restaurants, leading hotels and amongst family and friends here in Australia and in over 20 international markets.
Sarah Hart, Lachie Hart, Del Hart & Robin Hart
Stockyard was established by Del and Robin Hart A.M, who dedicated their careers to the pursuit of uncovering the secret to creating the best beef. Our company is now led by Robin’s son, Lachie Hart and his wife Sarah, and our vision is largely unchanged – we’re aiming to be Australia’s most renowned beef.
Our success is not only due to the quality of our beef; it’s down to our attitudes and our approach.
Every day we work towards our purpose – to create inspiration, enjoyment, and memories with you.
Our values are the fabric of our culture. They define how we act, our decisions and what it means to work at Stockyard.
Passion – for what we do and why we do it.
Diligence – in every task, across every day.
Leadership – we’re striving to be agents of positive change.
Respect & integrity – to our people, our animals, our customers and our community.
From one couple and small beginnings over half a century ago, Stockyard has grown to a multi-generational family operation that sells premium beef domestically and to over 20 international markets.
Our founders Robin and Del Hart first began their cattle breeding operations in 1958. Alongside their Eidsvold breeding property, the pair started lot feeding cattle at “Berwick” property, the home of Kerwee feedlot, in 1965, largely for local butcher shops.
In 1969 after a trip to Japan, the Hart family’s efforts shifted to focus on producing a premium beef product that could meet the demands for flavour, tenderness, colour and aroma of the Japanese consumer. That trip in 1969 set the direction for our business and our focus has been unwavering ever since. In 1973, a brand for our premium grain-fed beef products was born to bring our beef to the global market. Then it was called Stockyard Meat Packers. Today, we’ve simplified it to Stockyard.
The business has grown exponentially since those early days – from a finishing facility with 200 head capacity to over 20,000 head today. Our grain-fed beef brand is the most awarded across Australia.