Beef 2018:  Tour the beautiful property Aintree

Coastal farming with alternative feeding options


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Cattle in the Aintree Feedot.

Cattle in the Aintree Feedot.

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Beef 2018: Westpac property tour of Aintree at Marmoor.

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Aintree is a beautiful and unique coastal property located approximately 50km south of Rockhampton. 

Father-daughter duo, Joe and Sharon Comiskey, run a successful commercial operation, where they grow and use fodder solutions as part of their alternative lotfeeding operation.

Joe returned to the land after many years of mine site operations and he has a passion for the family business and loves creating mechanical solutions that help with everyday tasks on the farm. 

Daughter Sharon has a strong focus on expanding the barley sprout production process, which has been hugely successful.

“The cattle love the sprouts, and they have proved very popular which is why there is an expansion currently underway,” Sharon said.

Sharon Comiskey has a strong focus on expanding the barley sprout production process, which has been hugely successful.

Sharon Comiskey has a strong focus on expanding the barley sprout production process, which has been hugely successful.

In addition to the cattle in the feedlot, the Comiskey’s   run both Wagyu and Brangus breeders.

The property boasts 80 hectares under pivot irrigation where they grow a mixture of forage, rhodes grasses  and lucerne.

During the Beef Australia 2018, Westpac Property Tour to Aintree, visitors can expect to see the concept of self-sufficient farming showcased in best practice. 

While the Comiskey’s have been using this practice on a small scale for several years, they have recently expanded their fodder growing facilities ensuring they have feed readily available 365 days a year.

“We are proud that our practices are sustainable and largely self-sufficient, it gives us a lot of confidence that Aintree and our business will continue to prosper in tough times,” Joe Comiskey said. 

The tour of Aintree is on  Wednesday, May 9, and is a half day event at the cost of $90/pp.

The story Beef 2018:  Tour the beautiful property Aintree first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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