Dalara Pastoral is a diversified agricultural business with operations near Blackville on the Liverpool Plains, Denman in the Upper Hunter Valley and Walcha in the southern portion of the New England Tableland.
Commercial Angus herds are run at Blackville and Walcha. These herds supply the Denman fattening operation with steers and cull heifers for sale to feedlots and processors. Breeding F1 Wagyu X steers and heifers from the Angus first calf heifers at Blackville has commenced. In 2019 the first F1’s were sold to a feedlot customer on the Darling Downs. In addition, second cross lambs are bred for meat at the Walcha property utilising first cross ewes and White-Faced Suffolk rams.
A broadacre cropping operation at Blackville produces durum wheat, chickpeas, sorghum and cotton using contemporary no till, controlled traffic farming methods.
The Denman operation also produces a range of high-quality hay and silage. Product ranges from lucerne hay to winter and summer forage crop hay and silage. Product can be made into small square bales, large square bales and round bales. Customers include thoroughbred and sport horse breeders, produce stores and livestock producers.