Mawarra Herefords

Dubbo Poll Hereford National - June 2nd & 3rd

42nd Annual Bull Sale March 2015

Mawarra Herefords     Peter & Deanne Sykes
Ph: 03 5149 7036
Mob: 0427 497 036
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

103 Kelly's Rd




At Mawarra Herefords we are 100% committed to consistently breeding modern, efficient, profitable Hereford and Poll Hereford cattle to meet the needs of our clients and the greater beef industry by utilizing good old fashioned 'cattlemanship' and modern breeding technologies. Our clients have a diverse range of end markets; we strive to present Hereford and Poll Hereford bulls and females that offer a range of genetic options and performance traits, thus enabling our clients to purchase from the same 'farm gate' while continuing to improve and diversify their own breeding programs.

'Tanjil', the home of Mawarra Herefords, is located in Central Gippsland between the towns of Traralgon & Sale in Victoria, Australia. A comfortable drive, less than three hours, from Melbourne International airport. The three generations of the Sykes family currently involved in the running of Mawarra Herefords offer over 100 years of combined breeding experience.


The Mawarra female herd consists of approximately 230 breeders plus replacement heifers. Since its inception and until 2002, it was based at Gelantipy in the mountains of East Gippsland, close to the famous Snowy River, an area well known for its wonderful Hereford cattle. Mawarra is now located at Longford in Central Gippsland on the banks of the Latrobe River. While the country is different the quality of our females remain, our aim being to improve them with every generation.


The attributes that the Mawarra females have become known for have not altered, we continue to breed large framed easy doing cows, with great milking and mothering ability. Outstanding female lines have originated in the Minerva, Miss Titania, Doreen, Last Day and Virginia families.
While using an extensive range of Sires sourced from all over the world several sires have, over the years, played an important role in giving us the female lines we have today; S Britisher 39D, Franz Josef Lieutenant 2, Hi Voltage 80S SIC, Dunrobin Super Star 2A SIC, Charvel Lawful, Mawarra Kahlua, Mawarra Nostalgia & Cootharaba Magnum.


We value the opportunity to develop relationships with our clients/friends and find that it is to our mutual benefit. No one knows our cattle like we do, we are always happy to take you through our herd and discuss our breeding program. In turn it is invaluable for us to receive feedback on the contribution that our sires and females are making in other herds. As mentioned before the consistency of the stock we produce is, we believe, one of their greatest attributes and our client feedback is a vital tool in enabling us to assess this.


  • Mawarra Herefords
  • Mawarra Herefords
  • Mawarra Herefords
  • Mawarra Herefords
  • Mawarra Herefords
  • Mawarra Herefords

KW Red Angus Senepol

Subscribe to our mailing list

Interested in upcoming cattle sales
Interested in upcoming sheep sales
Sheep & Cattle Sales