JK Cattle Company is owned and operated by Justin and Kate Boshammer, near Condamine and Dulacca in the Western Downs of Southern Queensland.
Justin and Kate have both been involved in the seedstock industry all of their lives, and met through their shared interest in Angus cattle.
Justin’s father Roger Boshammer is the principal of Glenoch Angus, and his late great uncle Jack Atkin had Sandon Angus, based near Chinchilla QLD. Sandon Glenoch Angus will hold its 30th annual bull sale in 2021.
Kate is originally from Dungog in the Hunter Valley of NSW, where her parents Alex and Elizabeth Tickle had T-Bar Herefords and are still commercial producers, and her uncle Jim Tickle has Sugarloaf Angus.
From humble beginnings we grew our cattle numbers, and in January 2012 we ventured out on our own when we began leasing “Elgin”, just south of Condamine, Queensland.
To remain a profitable and sustainable business, we both continue to learn as much as we can to analyse and fine-tune our operation. We certainly understand our costs of production, how to identify the dead wood and are happy to continually look for improvements.
Currently we own 900-1000 head of cattle on 3500 hectares of owned and leased land, near Condamine and Dulacca. We operate two main enterprises, which are roughly equal in cattle numbers. We run a commercial breeding herd and take progeny through to feeder weights, and in our seedstock operation we breed registered Angus and Brangus cattle.
For the past 10 years, Kate has operated her business, Kabosh Creative, which specialises in quality website design and development for rural and regional businesses.