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.
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.
Currently we own 650 seedstock and commercial breeders on 3500 hectares of owned and leased land, near Condamine and Dulacca. 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. We are also engaged in a contract operations role of 800-900 commercial breeders.
Today we both work full-time in JK Cattle Company, and employ three staff.
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. Our practices, and our vision for our land are focused on abundance, resilience and harmony.
Justin is currently a board member of the Australian Brangus Cattle Association and Australian Beef Research Institute (ABRI). In recent years he has served on the AgForce Cattle Board, and held positions within the North Australian Beef Research Committee and Cattle Council of Australia.
For the past 13 years, Kate has operated her business, Kabosh Creative, which specialises in quality website design and development for rural and regional businesses. As her role in JK continued to increase, the time eventually came to make the decision to scale back.
We enjoy breeding a small number of horses each year, and attending the occasional campdraft when time permits. Our son Theo is now five – he is a bit of a character, with a zest for life. Kate continues to fundraise through Zara's Day, in memory of our baby daughter Zara who passed away in 2020.
We feel very grateful to be part of such a wonderful community and industry, and value building long-term relationships with our clients.