Heytesbury Cattle Company is owned by the Holmes à Court family, which has a number of diverse business interests. The family’s involvement in the cattle industry dates back to 1989 when the Company acquired cattle properties owned by the Sherwin Pastoral Company.
As one of Australia's largest privately owned beef producers, Heytesbury Cattle Company owns and manages six cattle stations, with approximately 150,000 head of Brahman/Brahman Cross cattle roaming freely across the vast open spaces of Australia's north. Sweeping over 24,000 square kilometres of prime grazing land, blending the time-honoured image of stockmen mustering cattle on horseback, with the latest innovations in rural management and marketing to bring the tradition of Australia's
legendary cattle kings into the 21st century.
Heytesbury Cattle Company's strategic planning is based on a positive long-term outlook facing the general environment for Australian agriculture and the beef industry in particular. A key determinant is to be among the most cost efficient beef producers in the Northern Territory producing quality cattle that meets our selected market specifications. In addition, sustainable environmental management through continued research and development is also of fundamental importance to Heytesbury Cattle Company's station operations.
With our prime focus in agribusiness, our core business is the live export market in Asia and the emerging Middle East market. Heytesbury Cattle Company's achievements as an exporter were officially recognised when the Company received an Australian Export Award in 1996 and again in 2004 from Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.