Dobson Cattle is a family run business located at Whitemore in Northern Tasmania. Heath, Samantha, Holly and Harriett have one focus and that is to breed and grow the best possible cattle bringing you a complete genetic package. Heath is a born and bred cattleman. His cattle journey started in the late 80’s when his grandparents gifted him a calf for Christmas one year from their dairy farm. This then led to the purchase of his first stud Charolais heifer and the Pinnacle Charolais stud was founded in 1991! In 1995 Pinnacle merged with the Pine Park Charolais stud. Upon returning from Ag college in 2000, Heath began rebuilding the Charolais herd by reinstating the Charolais cows with the Charolais Society of Australia and breeding cattle that were suited to Tasmanian grass fed conditions.
Heath then went onto lift the profile of Charolais cattle in Tasmania by promoting the terminal attributes of the breed at every opportunity, whether this be through the show ring, through carcase competitions and by being consistent in his breeding objectives. Heath was nominated to the Charolais Society of Australia board, where he served as the Tasmanian councillor for 12 years, including 3 years as Vice-President, making him the youngest serving director during his time.
Sam’s introduction to the Seedstock industry came through showing cattle in Tasmania. Sam then went on to complete a Business Management degree in Agribusiness through Marcus Oldham college in Victoria. Sam currently works off farm for National Australia Bank as an Agribusiness Manager. Currently serving as the Tasmania Director on the board of Angus Australia, this has been a great experience to witness the enormity of the Angus breed and the strong business focus it has.
Along with their 2 daughters, Holly and Harriett, the Dobson family are very excited to be part of the seedstock industry in Australia and the friendships they have made and experiences had so far. It is always changing and challenging and certainly reminds you that everyday you will always learn something new!