Welcome to Dalara Pastoral


About Us

Dalara Pastoral is a NSW based 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 and Walcha is well advanced.  In 2019 the first F1’s were sold to a feedlot customer on the Darling Downs.  After fattening on feed for approx. 400 days F1X cattle are now being processed with excellent yield and marbling score results.

Second cross lambs are bred for meat at the Walcha property utilising first cross ewes and White-Faced Suffolk rams.  This flock is now being diversified by introducing Composite rams and ewes to improve genetics and meat quality.

A broadacre cropping operation at Blackville produces durum and bread 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.




Second cross fat lambs



Durum wheat, Chickpeas, Sorghum and Cotton



Commercial herd of Angus cattle plus F1 Wagyu Angus X steers and heifers





Dalara Pastoral provides employment opportunities for experienced operators on a seasonal basis.  Please email your resume with covering letter to the relevant contact below


For the weather details at each of our properties, click on the relevant property name.


Rod Harris
Manager - Cattle Operations

Staplegrove Road
Blackville NSW  2343

e: rodharris@dalarapastoral.com.au
m: 0428 475 729

Hugh Wauch
Manager – Walcha Operations

"St Leonards"
St Leonards Creek Road
Walcha  NSW  2354

e: hughwauch@dalarapastoral.com.au
m:  0447 466 461

Rob Davies
Manager - Farming Operations

"Myall Park"
Blackville Road
Blackville NSW  2343

e: robdavies@dalarapastoral.com.au
m: 0409 784 229

Tim Freeman
Manager - Denman Operations

Bureen Road
Denman  NSW  2328

e: timfreeman@dalarapastoral.com.au
m:  0418 474 802